Sunday League round-up: Traf seal penalty success while Pier ease past Ollie’s Bar

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Both Trafalgar and West Pier moved into the third round of the Sunday Challenge Cup.

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Trafalgar nudged their way into the latter stages of the North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out success against Seamer.

Having missed their first spot-kick, Liam Salt’s men kept their nerve to bag the win.

Traf had earlier moved two goals ahead, with strikes from Kris Tate and Carl Hepples each side of the interval, giving them a useful cushion.

They then threw the advantage away, as Seamer, who were missing a number of players, fought their way back.

Liam Lowery pulled one back with 20 minutes left and then James Seymour levelled the game up in the 80th minute to send the game to penalties.

Rich Hewitt put the pressure on by missing Traf’s first, but top spot-kicks from Shaun Dodson, Tate, Chris Dove and Hepples, linked with misses from Chris Hannam and Seymour ended Seamer’s hopes.

Paddy Parke’s West Pier side cruised into the third round after beating Ollie’s Bar 8-1.

Makeshift striker Steve Sheader opened the scoring after 15 minutes with a superb 25-yard lob before Mike Dugdale doubled their lead.

Two strikes from Travis Wood gave Pier a 4-0 half-time lead.

Boss Parke introduced Rob Speight from the bench just after the interval and he fired in a superb hat-trick.

Sheader netted his second when he powered in a header from a corner to complete Pier’s scoresheet.

Boss Parke picked out Sheader as Pier’s man of the match, while James Wardle and Mark Tucker also shone.

Shakespeare were comfortable beaten 9-0 at a strong Globe FC side.

Col Jenkinson’s depleted side were 4-0 down at the break and couldn’t stem the flow of goals in the second half.

Newlands were left frustrated after their hosts Ennis Square from Middlesbrough failed to confirm their fixture.

Secretary Gary I’Anson is set to speak to the North Riding FA on Monday in a bid to find out the state of play.

He said: “We didn’t travel because they failed to confirm the details of the game with us.

“There was no point in going up there because we didn’t know where we were playing or what kit to bring.

“I am going to speak to the North Riding to see what happens from here.”

Another side who were left frustrated were West Riding, who are into the next round after F3 FC forfeited the game on Saturday.