Sunday League: Traf march into last four of County Cup

Newlands Reserves' Lewis Weller moves the ball on in his side's 7-0 defeat at Ayton. Pictures: Steve Lilly
Newlands Reserves' Lewis Weller moves the ball on in his side's 7-0 defeat at Ayton. Pictures: Steve Lilly
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Trafalgar moved into the last four of the North Riding County Sunday Cup with a 3-1 win on the road at Thornaby Village.

Liam Salt’s Trafalgar, who entered the competition for the first time this season, took an early lead when Dean Craig volleyed in after the Thornaby keeper could only palm an effort back in his direction.

Traf had their chances to take a stronger lead into the break, but they spurned them and only took a slender 1-0 lead into the interval.

It didn’t take Salt’s men too long to double their advantage after the break though as Joel Ramm found himself one-on-one and finished well.

Pickering Town frontman Billy Logan then rounded the Thornaby keeper and tapped in for 3-0, and despite a consolation strike with 15 minutes left on the clock, Traf had booked their spot in the semi-final draw.

A delighted Salt said: “It’s been great to have a new challenge in this competition. Everyone played quality this morning, we played really well and should have scored more really.

“We have some really good players so there’s no reason why we can’t go on and win it now.”

Trafalgar’s Reserves endured very different fortunes as they were thumped 13-0 by Newlands in the Kenward Cup.

Ben Luntley’s men dominated from start to finish as both Drew McCoubrey and Stew Bates bagged five goals each.

Newlands led 11-0 at the break and never looked back, with goals from Jonny Manson, man of the match Leigh Watson and sub Dan Freer wrapping up the scoring for the victors.

In the only division one game to go ahead, Klosters battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with West Pier.

A defensive mix-up allowed Rob Speight to fire Paddy Parke’s side into a 1-0 lead before Sam Hyde headed in from a long Ryan Baldry throw-in.

Klosters hit straight back though as Ashley Townley’s effort was deflected onto the post and out for a corner, from which the same man was afforded time and space to slot in at the back post.

It was soon 2-2 when Scott Sheldon sent Tom Scales through and he duly rounded Pier keeper Jonny Hyde and tapped in to level matters up.

Stand-in keeper Nick Sumpton then showed razor-sharp relexes with a trio of superb saves to keep scores level.

Both sides missed chances to win it after the break, with Klosters’ Scales denied a goal when the linesman’s flag went up.

Klosters chief Rhys Howell said: “We did well to battle back from 2-0 down.

“The referee apologised after the game for getting two big offside decisions wrong and they have probably cost us the game.

“On the balance of play a draw was probably a fair result as Pier did miss a lot of chances.”

Boss Mark Plumpton described his Ayton side’s performance as their best of the season as they comfortably beat Newlands Reserves 7-0 in division two.

Mike Grayshan fired the home side in front before further first-half goals from Tyson Stubbings, centre-back James Reddish and Dan Pickard ensured Ayton held a 4-0 lead at the break.

Pickard bagged two more after half-time to complete his hat-trick before Niall Prentice wrapped up the scoring after 75 minutes.

Brad Parkin was named as Ayton’s man of the match after his colossal display at the heart of their midfield.

“That was easily our best performance of the season so far,” said Plumpton.

Zach Hansen and Sean Naylor were in fine form in front of goal as Scarborough Sports Barrowcliff held of a second-half comeback from Fylingdales Reserves to win 8-5.

Naylor grabbed four first-half goals and Hansen two as Barrowcliff led 6-0 at the interval.

Despite Hansen completing his hat-trick after the break, Dales battled back superbly to make it 7-5.

Naylor was in superb form though and he smashed in an eighth to complete the win for Tony Walker’s men.

Walker singled out Naylor, Chris Hannam, debutant keeper Ryan Sanderson and Sean Mennell, who set-up three of their goals, after his side’s victory.

Cayton cruised to a 7-1 win at home to Roscoes Bar.

John Hodgson opened the scoring before player-boss John Best fired in from the penalty spot after Harry Holden was brough down in the box as Cayton took a 2-0 lead.

Two goals from Jake McAleese sandwiched either side of a Holden strike handed Best’s men a 5-0 lead, a Bar strike at the end of the half making it 5-1 heading into the break.

McAleese wrapped up his treble after the interval before Holden grabbed his second to round things off at 7-1.

Best singled out Holden as his side’s star man.

Heslerton were 2-1 winners at home to West Riding as they bounced back from their cup disappointment against Cayton last weekend with three points.

Riding led 1-0 at the break and despite improving after the break, Heslerton had to wait until the 75th minute to level matters up, Gareth Driver latching onto a weak header back by a Riding defender to fire into the top corner.

Driver was at it again with just five minutes left on the clock as he again pressed the ball down and finished well to steal the three points for Dean Storry’s men.

Storry was impressed with 17-year-old winger Tom Peel, captain Ross Flinton and goalkeeper Mick Norman.

Hull Uni beat Scarborough Sports Spa 5-0.

It was 1-0 at half-time, the only goal of the opening exchanges coming from Thomas Rich after a superb ball from George Thompson.

Thompson, who was Uni’s man of the match, banged in a hat-trick after the break to put the away side in the driving seat before Paul Hill’s bullet header wrapped things up at 5-0.