Brown seals Park victory


HUGH Brown was the hero for Newlands Park as he popped up to head home a late winner in his side’s Harbour Cup quarter-final clash against rivals Edgehill.

In a blood and thunder cup tie, both sides produced committed performances, as several players were shown yellow cards.

The sides cancelled each other out until Lee Cappleman’s beautiful strike from 40 yards stunned Newlands keeper Kane Seavers.

But this galvanised Newlands and they were level when Jamie Gallagher was quickest to react after Sean Exley’s strike beat Edgehill keeper Jamie Haxby and bounced off the bar.

Gallagher was first to react as the ball landed in the six-yard box, and he headed past Baz Gill, who couldn’t clear the ball on the line.

With the game heading into extra-time Nick David’s deep corner was met by Hugh Brown, who headed Park into the last four.

West Pier exacted revenge on Eastfield St James for their defeat a couple of weeks ago with a 6-2 win to book their place in the draw for the semi-finals.

Eastfield started like a house on fire and took the lead when Drew McCoubrey produced an exquisite lob over Frank Taal.

Pier gradually found their feet and two goals from Steven Dorey put them into the lead.

Tommy Barker furthered Pier’s lead with a right-foot finish before a header by Will Jenkinson had Pier 4-1 up going into half-time.

Eastfield rallied again and Kris Tate fired in from the penalty spot after a hand-ball by Sam Hyde.

But Pier again found their feet and a goal from Paul Provins and a Neil Thomas penalty sealed a 6-2 win for Andy Spivey’s men.

Cayton are through to the semi-finals after they came back from a 2-0 deficit at the interval to beat Fishburn Park 4-2.

Gareth Olney fired home from the spot before Michael Dennis equalised.

Further goals from Matty Perry and Neil Fryirs sealed a 4-2 win.

Ayton are the last side into the last four after goals from Steve Roberts (pen), Daz Hastie and Chris McNeil sealed a 3-1 win over Matty Dawson’s Seamer.