Trafalgar beat Klosters and Fylingdales came out on top after a nine-goal thriller at Filey Flyers to set up a final date in the Senior Cup.
SENIOR CUP SEMI-FINALS
Klosters 2 (L Vasey, C Townley) Trafalgar 4 (S Exley 3, L Salt)
Liam Salt’s Trafalgar saw off Klosters to move into the final of the Senior Cup.
Trafalgar roared out of the blocks and raced into a quick 2-0 lead, Sean Exley getting their first before player-bos Salt netted.
Klosters suffered a massive blow when they conceded their third and lost keeper Danny Cowon in the process after a heavy clash with goalscorer Exley.
The home side gradually found their footing in the contest and grabbed a goal just before the break, Liam Vasey lobbing in to make it 3-1.
Klosters started the second half brightly, but couldn’t find a way through the Traf rearguard.
Salt’s men then made the win safe when Exley completed his hat-trick to make it 4-1.
Carl Townlety headed in a consolation goal for Klosters late on.
Salt singled out Shaun Dodson and Ricky Nock at the heart of the Traf defence, while Georgie Rose was Klosters’ man of the match.
Filey Flyers 4 (Sugden 2, J Gage, Pinder) Fylingdales 5 (Brennan 2, Forde, Watson, OG)
Fylingdales will meet Traf in the final after they edged a superb nine-goal thriller at Filey Flyers.
Dave Brannan Jnr’s Flyers led three times during the contest, but a last-gasp strike won it for Dales.
Liam Sugden bagged twice for the home side while there were goals for Joe Gage and James Pinder, but they weren’t enough to book a place in the final for Flyers.
Dales’ first three equalisers came courtesy of Si Forde, Paul Watson and Lee Brennan, before an own goal gave them a 4-3 lead.
With just moments left on the clock, Brennan grabbed his second to nudge Dales into the final.
Whitby Wanderers 3 (Keys, Miller, OG) Commercial 2
Mark Jackson’s Whitby Wanderers side edge closer to promotion to the top flight after beating rivals Commercial.
Commercial took the lead following a swift counter-attack, but Jericho Keys equalised.
The home side took the lead when Jack Wilson’s neat cross found its way to Andrew Marshall, who couldn’t make contact with the ball but an unfortunate defender turned the ball past his own keeper and into the net.
Wanderers had to thank their keeper Dave Fish at the break after he superbly denied Mikey Barker to keep his side in front.
Commercial were beack level after the break though after they won a penalty and it was successfully converted.
But the home side weren’t to be denied and they grabbed their winner with just five minutes left on the clock, man of the match Darren Miller heading in.
Trafalgar Reserves 5 (Pinder 3, Ramos, Robinson) West Pier Reserves 3 (Weetman 2, Bell)
Trafalgar Reserves and West Pier Reserves met in a dress rehearsal of their imminent cup final, and it was Andy Noon and Col Jenkinson’s side who came out on top.
They went 2-0 up, but took their foot off the gas as Pier drew level.
Traf led again but another Pier equaliser made it 3-3 with 10 minutes left on the clock.
But two Traf goals handed them a deserved victory.
Jack Pinder continued his superb run of form by banging in a hat-trick, while man of the match Damien Robinson and Dane Ramos netted.
Ramos’ strike was the goal of the game as he fired in from 30-yards, while Chris Weetman netted a brace and Nick Bell scored for Pier.
Angel 9 (Foley 2, Jones 2, Beecroft, Rose, Seymour, Stringer, OG) Castle 2
Angel hammered struggling Castle 9-2 as Luke Jones and Josh Foley both netted trebles.
There were also goals for Max Beecroft, Curt Rose, James Seymour and Rich Stringer, and an own goal rounded-off a miserable morning for Castle.
Boss Bob Fairline singled out Liam Buglass as man of the match.
He said: “It was a super display of passing football.
“It should have been a lot more.”
Newlands Reserves 7 (Donaldson 3, Flisnik 2, Jack Hakings, Wood) Alma FC 1 (Fishburn)
Leroy Donaldson grabbed a hat-trick as a depleted Newlands side beat Alma 7-1.
Newlands started with 10 men as they struggled to raise a side, but quickly took a 2-0 lead.
The home side never looked back with further goals coming from Jack Hakings and Travis Wood, while Polish winger Jacub Flisnik bagged a brace.
Aiden Cooper was Newlands’ man of the match after a solid performance at right-back.
Tennyson Res P-P Ayton
Tennyson Reserves’ home game against Ayton was called off as there were no referees available to officiate the fixture.