Angel spot on in North Riding Cup win as Newlands, Trafalgar and Valley also progress

Angel Athletic held their nerve from the spot to progress in the North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup - edging out Connexsys in what is likely to be their last game for an extended period with the impending national lockdown.

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 10:13 am
Updated Monday, 2nd November 2020, 10:16 am
Angel Athletic and Connexsys battle for the ball in the North Riding County FA Sunday Cup. PICTURES BY RICHARD PONTER

Hosts Angel fell behind on the hour mark after Callum Gravestock’s own goal, but Kurtis Henderson headed Angel levek, sending the game to penalties.

Martin Cooper, Kurtis Henderson, Isaac Sands, Robbie Scarborough and man of the match Danny Anderson all scored from the spot, with Connexsys hitting the post to send Angel through.

Holders Newlands eased into the next round as Zac Hansen hammered in seven goals in their 12-2 win over New Marske Institute.

Hansen was in fine form in front of goal for Dan Sheader’s side, with one of his seven goals a superb overhead kick from just inside the box.

Brad Rowley also fired in a hat-trick, with Dan Freer and Rob Whitehead also on target in a fine team performance.

Trafalgar are also through to the next round after a Liam Salt hat-trick guided them to a 3-1 win over Walnut Tree.

Kieran Link was man of the match for Mikey Barker’s side.

Valley beat Durham Ox 4-0 away from home to move into the next round of the competition.

Rafal Jackow broke the deadlock to nudge Ben Kristensen’s side ahead.

Richard Tolliday doubled their lead before James Thompson’s strike put Valley 3-0 up heading in at the half-time break.

Tolliday’s second wrapped up their 4-0 win, Michael Hernandez their man of the match.

In bizarre scenes, Castle Tavern’s tie at FC Dracula was postponed after a mass brawl erupted with the home side 5-0 up.

Cayton Corinthians’ home tie against York Medics was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

In Division One, Fylingdales beat Eastfield United 9-3.

Rhys Kipling hit a hat-trick, Tom Shrimpton and Andrew Marshall bagged doubles and Ed Agnew and Simon Willison were also on target.

Ellis Upton was Dales’ star man.

Saints FC’s clash against Eastfield Athletic was cancelled.