Butcher’s troops chop down Pirates

HEAD TO HEAD ... Fylingdales (yellow) take on Traf Reserves
HEAD TO HEAD ... Fylingdales (yellow) take on Traf Reserves

FC Filey moved out of the bottom three of the third division with a 4-1 victory over rock-bottom Pirates, after coming from a goal behind.

Pirates, who were playing with a patched-up side, were a goal to the good at the interval after they had converted a penalty.

The second half, however belonged to Darren Butcher’s FC Filey side as they turned on the style and scored the goals.

They equalised through substitute striker Jarred Johnson with a cheeky lob over the keeper on the hour mark and then took a the lead when Ben Eblet headed home from a corner.

Teenager Joe Gage then turned on the style with two smart finishes after being left one-on-one with the Pirates keeper to wrap the game up for the hosts.

FC Filey boss Butcher said: “It was a much needed result for us but we were losing at half-time.

“Once we got the equaliser though, I thought it would only go one way and I was proved right.

“I was delighted with Jarred (Johnson) when he came on at half-time because he gave them more to think about and scored the all-important equalier.

“We took the rest of our chances well and Joe Gage’s double were superb because he kept his cool on both occasions.

“This gives us a massive boost now in our bid to try and beat the drop.”

In the other division two clash Fylingdales kept their promotion hopes well and truly alive as they beat Trafalgar Reserves 5-0 away from home.

Gary Tubes fired Dales ahead and Andy McGreavy doubled the advantage before the half-time whistle.

It was still one-way traffic in the second half and Dan Shackleton added the third.

Tom Gray then produced a neat shot from just outside the box before Jake Faechney finished the scoring off for the away side.

Fylingdales boss Neil Purves said: “We are delighted with the result because we still have the chance to get promotion and we need to win the games in hand we have.

“The players are doing well and they are working hard every week to get the results we need.”