Sunday League - Kenward Cup: Dickens hits four as Flyers beat Sun

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Phil Dickens hit a four-goal blast as Filey Flyers claimed a 6-3 home win against a determined Sun Inn side in the Kenward Cup, while there were also wins for Klosters, Castle FC, Trafalgar, Seamer, West Pier and Shakespeare.

Filey Flyers 6 (P Dickens 4, Eblet, Briggs) Sun Inn 3 (J Wray, Allen, Scott)

Phil Dickens struck four goals as top-flight Flyers worked hard for a 6-3 home triumph against second division outfit Sun.

Jamie Wray opened the scoring for the visitors when he cut in from the left flank and drilled a low shot past the home keeper.

This seemed to spark the hosts into life and they were 4-1 ahead by the half-time interval.

George Allen pulled a goal back for Sun early in the second half, the 16-year-old netting his first strike for Dave Pickard’s team.

Filey regained their three-goal lead, but once again one of Sun’s rising stars, another 16-year-old, Aaron Scott, grabbed his first-ever goal for the visitors, but Flyers struck their sixth to secure their cup success.

As well as Dickens’ four goals, Ben Briggs and Lee Eblet also notched for the Clarence Drive-based club.

Dickens was man of the match for Flyers, while centre-backs Tom Adens and Mark Kenyon shared the award for Sun, the latter dropping back from his usual midfield berth.

Klosters 3 (Stubbings 2, M Vasey) Fylingdales 2 (Shackleton, Jake Faichney)

Despite playing an hour with only 10 men, first division Klosters edged to a Kenward Cup win at home to second division Fylingdales.

Carl Townley was dismissed after only 30 minutes of this tie, leaving Rhys Howell’s side with a tough task ahead.

The visitors got their noses ahead just after the hour mark when Dan Shackleton struck, but five minutes later the top-flight side levelled when left-winger Chris Stubbings bundled the ball home.

Shortly afterwards Stubbings scored his second to make it 2-1, the winger netting with a superb individual effort.

Almost straight from the re-start, the village side brought the scores level with a header from Jake Faichney.

Three minutes from time Klosters secured the win when a Sam Garnett cross found Mark Vasey and his deflected shot trickled over the line.

Stubbings earned the man-of-the-match award for the victors.

West Pier Reserves 1 Seamer 3 (Danby 2, Moore)

First division Seamer edged to a 3-1 victory at second division Pier Reserves.

Joe Danby smashed the visitors into the lead five minutes before half-time with a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area.

Three minutes into the second half, midfielder Danby hammered home a 25-yard strike to double the visitors’ lead.

Pier got themselves back into the game in the 52nd minute after a slip in the Seamer defence.

Fifteen minutes from time Jake Moore restored the two-goal lead for James Prethero’s team with an excellent 18-yard drive.

Danby was the man of the match for Seamer in what Prethero described as a poor display by his team.

Trafalgar 11 (C Dove 3, B Salt 2, Pinder 2, Hegarty, Jordan pen, Tate, Noon) Alma 0

A Chris Dove hat-trick helped division one leaders Traf soar to a comfortable home win against a plucky Alma side.

Ben Salt, brother of player-boss Liam, also netted a brace, as did teenager sub Jack Pinder. Andy Noon, Kris Tate and a Gary Jordan penalty completed the scoring for Traf.

Whitby Wanderers 0 West Pier 5 (Bradshaw 3, Speight 2)

New signing Rob Speight scored a goal in each half, and Jamie Bradshaw a first-half treble, as Paddy Parke’s Pier side marched to victory at third division title-chasers Wanderers.

Bradshaw’s first goal was a superb solo effort which saw him race from the halfway line and take on several Whitby defenders before smacking the ball home. Two more neat Bradshaw finishes saw Pier take control of the cup-tie, and Speight’s first goal for his new club made it 4-0 at half-time.

Man of the match Speight netted his second after the interval to seal the victory.

Jimmy Landers was the home team’s man of the match for a hard-working show in central midfield, which saw him tackle well and distribute the ball well.

West Riding Reserves 2 Castle FC 3 (Grayson 2, Taylor)

Castle secured victory in this all-third division clash thanks to a late strike from Liam Taylor.

The home side opened the scoring after just 60 seconds, but Castle man of the match Carl Grayson, playing on the right wing as opposed to his usual position as left-winger.

Grayson then scored his second to put Castle 2-1 up, but Riding levelled again to make it 2-2.

Taylor then popped up with his 82nd-minute goal to secure the cup win for Castle.

Shakespeare 12(B Logan 3, M Barker 2, Scales 2, Jon Cairns 2, Ramos, Williamson, own goal) Newlands Reserves 2 (McDermott, Wood)

Second division leaders Shakespeare eased to a 12-2 home win against division three side Newlands Reserves.

Billy Logan fired in a hat-trick on his debut for Col Jenkinson’s side, while man of the match Jon Cairns, Mikey Barker and Tom Scales all scored a brace apiece, with a strike from the outstanding Tom Williamson and own goal completing the rout.

Duncan McDermott and a 45-yard lob from David Wood had pulled the score back to 4-2 for the visitors, but Shakespeare had too much power for the third division side.