SECOND Division Whitby Fishermen’s Society stunned division one high-flyers Eastfield St James in the quarter-finals of the FA District Cup, winning 4-3 at Eastway after extra-time.
Eastfield took the lead through a strike from the in-form Danny Glendinning but Fishermen drew level when Mark Swales broke free and finished neatly.
The hosts moved back in front just before the interval when Nick Heggarty registered.
Swales again brought Fishermen back level when he latched onto a ball over the top and tucked it away for 2-2.
The away side then went ahead for the first time in the match when James Armstrong netted.
With just five minutes remaining Eastfield levelled the scores at 3-3 when Glendinning grabbed his second of the game with a free-kick from 35 yards out.
Both sides had chances to win the tie in extra-time but it was the Whitby side who scored the decisive goal when Swales completed his hat-trick with a goal from a long-range free-kick.
Right-back Ben Sullivan was on top form for Mark Storr’s Fishermen.
Filey Town got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win on the road at division one rivals Newlands to seal their place in the semi-finals.
Town enjoyed the better of the first-half and Phil Dickens put them in the ascendancy when he scored after 25 minutes.
Ten minutes later, Town had a two-goal cushion when Phil’s brother Stu Dickens got his name on the scoresheet.
The Filey frontman left three defenders in his wake before rounding Sean Pinder in the Newlands goal and firing home.
Newlands fought back in the second period and they got themselves back into the game when Eric Hall took advantage of a defensive mix-up to make it 2-1.
Filey, however, continued to create and spurn chances and Newlands were indebted to keeper Pinder who made a number of good saves to keep his side in the tie.
Pinder was Newlands’ man of the match while the the central defensive duo of James Jenkinson and Liam Barnes were on top form for Dave Brannan’s men.
Ayton will also be in the hat for the semi-final draw after they overcame Fishburn Park 4-1 at Wilson’s Lane.
Ayton took the lead after 15 minutes when Carl Sample scored with a powerfully struck half-volley after good work by Chris McNeil.
Fishburn came close to drawing level on two occasions before the break but they were thwarted both times by the reactions of Ayton stopper Ben Riley.
Ayton maintained their advantage into half-time but Park did eventually find an equaliser after 55 minutes.
Ayton did not have to wait long to re-take the lead though and it was 2-1 when player-boss McNeil’s effort was tipped onto the post by the visiting keeper and Alex Hamilton reacted quickest to fire home the rebound.
McNeil was involved again as he played in Martin Atkinson to make it 3-1 shortly afterwards.
Ayton sealed their win when substitute Simon Rigg found the net in the 78th minute.
Full-back Sample was Ayton’s man of the match.
Cayton Corinthians’ clash with West Pier was postponed due to a frozen pitch.