Ayton power back for win


AYTON charged back after falling behind to book their place in the final of the Harbour Cup

The Ayton lads had fallen two goals in arrears, but they came charging back to level in normal time, the job was polished off in the extra periods.

Coach Tony Ross said: “We fell behind early on, but we were outstanding after that.

“The spirit we showed to come back from the abyss was tremendous.”

Neil Fryirs moved Cayton ahead in the first half, then within a minute of the restart Micky Dennis doubled the advantage.

Ayton started their response on the hour when Daz Hastie fired home.

Howard Carter levelled things up and Steve Roberts could have wrapped it up in normal time, but his effort hit the bar.

Ayton took the lead for the first time when Chris Stubbings converted a Roberts cross, then Carter bagged his second of the afternoon to make sure.

Cayton’s Matty Oxtoby headed over Ayton keeper Gaz Lewis in the dying embers of the extra periods, but it was too little too late.

Ayton’s whole team gave an exceptional performance on the day, while Cayton boss Shaun Rennison singled out Gaz Olney.