Scarborough sides ready for cup adventure

Steve Roberts will lead his Ayton side out against Eastfield
Steve Roberts will lead his Ayton side out against Eastfield

There will be a number of derby battles for Scarborough News League clubs in the opening round of this season’s North Riding Saturday Challenge Cup

A total of 10 teams from the Saturday League will be in action, while Scalby have been handed a bye through to the second round of the competition.

One of the most interesting clashes will be between first division sides Ayton and Eastfield.

Eastfield are traditionally strong, as bosses Kev David and Nigel Salt look to compile a side that should challenge for top flight honours.

Ayton, under new manager Steve Roberts, will aslo be useful, as the former Pickering Town man has lined up a handful of signings to strengthen things up for the forthcoming campaign.

Another all-Scarborough affair will see Cayton Corinthians, who were relegated from the top division at the end of last term, entertaining Edgehill, who are always thereabouts at the head of the Saturday League title pushers.

West Pier, who won the league championship last season, will be in confident mood as they are on hosting duty against an Ayton Reserves side that ply their trade in division three.

Newly-promoted first division outfit Whitby Fishermans Society have been presented with a home draw for their opening clash, where they will face Richmond Town Academy.

Seamer are another team sampling life in the first division this season and they will be on the road at Redmire United, who play their football in the Wensleydale Creamery League.

Division two side Flixton will tackle the journey north to do battle with Lingdale United, while Falsgrave head down the A64 to play Crayke.

The fixtures are scheduled to take place on October 6.

For Daniel Gregory’s Saturday League preview and full opening fixtures grab a copy of next Thursday’s Scarborough News