Edgehill win at Filey to book spot in District Cup semis

Edgehill secured a place in the Scarborough FA District Cup semi-finals with a 5-1 win at Filey Town.

By Andy Bloomfield
Saturday, 30th November 2019, 7:06 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th November 2019, 7:56 pm
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Despite having had to draft in three reserves to make up the team and only having manager Steve Clegg as a sub, Edgehill opened the scoring on 15 minutes through Ryan Link.

Josh Fergus' brilliant volley doubled the lead for the visitors, and Tyson Stubbings added a third goal from outside the area for a 3-0 advantage at the break.

Filey pulled a goal back through Joe Gage after a defensive error from Dan Jones in the early moments of the second half, but a Joe Gallagher penalty and another spot-kick from 16-year-old Connor Avison sealed the 5-1 win for the away side.

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Avison also earned the man of the match award for an accomplished display alongside veteran Wayne Aziz.

Nathan Barber won the man of the match award for Filey.

The Newlands v Itis Itis Rovers, Scalby v Hunmanby United and Ayton v West Pier games in Division One were all postponed due to unfit pitches.

Edgehill Reserves remain top of Division Two after their 2-1 win against second-from-bottom Goal Sports at Pindar School.

Five minutes in man of the match centre-back Damien Robinson opened the scoring smashing home from close range after a superb corner from veteran Lee Dennis.

Jake Reeves made it 2-0 after 20 minutes, the winger dancing round two players to slot home from the edge of the box.

The second half was a much tighter affair, with Goal Sports getting a deserved consolation goal in the final minute through Romanian hot-shot Dragos Dragan, Mark Plumpton's side coming very close to getting something from this fixture for a second time.

As well as Robinson, Jez Pratt and Ted Edwards also did well for Edgehill, while Rob Gilbert was the man of the match for Goal Sports for a commanding display at centre-half.

West Pier Reserves romped to a 9-1 win against FC Rosette to keep in touch with the leaders.

Callum Myers scored twice in the first half, with Rob Whitehead, Chris Mattinson and an Aiden Crawford penalty, which was the opening goal after Myers had been fouled, making it 5-0 at the break to Pier.

Myers completed his hat-trick after the interval for a dominant Pier, with Jack James and Rich Tolliday also on target and Jack Scarborough getting the goal of the game.

Scarborough collected the ball from his own keeper and played a pass infield, carried on his run from his own box to get on the end of a cross to head home.

Pier Reserves Johnny McGough said: "Sixteen-year-old Harrie Leighton and Scarborough shared the man of the match award for the victors.

"Special thanks to Simon Mitton for marking the Eastfield pitch out before the game so it could be played."

Man of the match Alex Wray notched for Rosette, for whom Dane Robinson missed a penalty.

Eastfield Athletic v Scalby Reserves and Eastfield Town v Snainton were both off due to unfit pitches.