It may have been a small Sunday League and cup programme but there was still plenty of action, with Filey Flyers pullng off a shock 2-1 win at home to Trafalgar in division one and top-flight Klosters beating second division high-flyers Shakespeare by the same scoreline in the Kenward Cup.
Filey Flyers 2 (Sheldon, P Dickens) Trafalgar 1 (L Salt pen)
An inspired Flyers display secured all three points for them against first division title-chasers Traf.
Martyn Jenkinson’s troops opened the scoring after 20 minutes, Scott Sheldon racing down the left and firing at the visitors’ goal, the Traf keeper only parrying his effort and Sheldon firing home the rebound.
This was a deserved lead for the hosts, who had enjoyed the better of the first half, and only 10 minutes into the second period the Filey side had doubled their advantage.
Phil Dickens gained possession on the edge of the Traf penalty area, and he controlled it and curled home a stunning shot across the keeper.
With 15 minutes remaining the former champions piled on the pressure and threw men up front, but it was not until the 89th minute that they finally broke through the dogged Flyers defence.
Two shots were cleared off the line, but when the next shot came in it struck Filey defender James Jenkinson on the arm and a penalty was awarded, Traf player-boss Liam Salt slotting home the spot-kick, but this was almost the final kick of the game as there was only 30 seconds of play remaining.
Jenknson said after the game: “The whole team was outstanding, that is the best feeling I have experienced after a game, that’s the best we have ever played.
“Our keeper didn’t have a save to make until they pushed extra men up front in the final 15 minutes, and that was mainly due to the excellent work of our defenders Jenkinson, Gary Colling and Dave Thompson. But if I had to give a man-of-the-match award it would have to go to Phil Dickens for his hard work and the second goal.”
Shakespeare 1 (B Logan) Klosters 2 (Brown, Wright)
Ten-man Shakespeare gave top-flight Klosters a few frights before the visitors finally edged them out by odd goal in three in this Kenward Cup encounter.
Klosters made the ideal start, Mike Brown finishing calmly in a one-on-one in the first minute, but the depleted hosts fought back to level through Billy Logan in the 82nd minute with a great finish from an acute angle.
Just as the game seemed set for extra-time, Arran Wright scored a stunning shot from the edge of the area in the 89th minute to secure their spot in the next round.
Howell said: “Shakespeare were the better team even with only 10 men, we were poor and they certainly did not deserve to lose that game. For Shakespeare Tom Scales and Dane Ramos were a class act in the middle, while Gareth Davies and Lee Luntley played well for us in defence.”
Fylingdales 5 (Forde 3, Waterfield, Hart) West Riding 2 (Tolliday, Malcolm)
West Riding missed the chance to go top of the second division table after falling to a 5-2 loss at promotion rivals Fylingdales.
Simon Forde beat the offside trap to fire the villagers into the lead, but Cameron Malcolm headed Riding back on level terms.
Striker Forde added a second before half-time to put the hosts in charge, and he completed his hat-trick after the interval.
Mark Waterfield, who had been promoted from the reserves to play in central midfield, capped a fine display with a goal, as did Sam Hart, Rich Tolliday pulling back a late goal for the visitors.
Forde was the star man for Fylingdales, with Waterfield also impressing, while Whitehall impressing for Riding.
Scarborough Sports 4 (Mahoney, Collins, James, own goal) Filey Flyers Reserves 6 (Keable, J Gage, J Hunter, D Kempson pen, Pinder, Plant)
Dave Brannan’s young Flyers team saw off a determined Scarborough Sports in this 10-goal division three thriller.
Jonny Keable fired Flyers in front from 10 yards, while a Joe Gage tap-in made it 2-0 after 2o minutes.
Sam Mahoney pulled a goal back for the hosts with a low shot, but a free-kick by Jonny Hunter restored Flyers’ lead before the interval.
The visitors looked to be easing to victory when Dan Kempson placed his penalty past the Sports keeper.
Sub Danny Collins then started to play a major role in the game, and it was Collins who scored to pull the score back to 4-2, Theo James scoring after a goalmouth scramble to set up an exciting finale.
James Pinder, who had come on as sub for Flyers, then made it 5-3 to the visitors, but Sports refused to submit and an own goal brought it back to a one-goal lead.
The visitors confirmed the win when Lee Plant’s low shot beat the home keeper.
Winger Derek Silkston shone for Sports, while Collins impressed from the bench, while Brannan said no-one deserved the man-of-the-match award in a below-par display.
Castle 0 Newlands Reserves 2
In a re-arranged clash, Newlands kept their hopes of pushing for promotion alive with a 2-0 win at Castle.