Hegarty strikes sink Strongwood

Sunday Lge - action from Ayton FC (red) vs It is It is. Picture by Andrew Higgins  124161b  Cayton v Castle Tavern picture by Steve Lilly
Sunday Lge - action from Ayton FC (red) vs It is It is. Picture by Andrew Higgins 124161b Cayton v Castle Tavern picture by Steve Lilly

There was a reduced weekend of action for Sunday League sides this weekend, as only six games took place.

Seven games were scheduled, but Hunmanby Hornets failed to show for their Scarborough News Sunday League division one game against Seamer. The Hornets look to be on the verge of folding as they are struggling to raise a side each week.



The majority of the games took place in the FA Sunday Cup, with victories coming for itis itis, Trafalgar and Newlands.

Ten-man Trafalgar twice came back from behind when they beat Strongwood 4-3 to progress to the latter stages.

Liam Salt’s side fell two goals behind in the first half, but Nick Hegarty struck twice to level things up for Traf at the break.

A Dom Barber effort moved Strongwood back into the ascendancy, but a stunning 30-yard strike from Ben Salt restored parity with 20 minutes to go.

Hegarty then burst the off-side trap in the final few minutes of the game to complete his hat-trick at the same time as wrapping up Traf’s win.

Itis itis also marched on, bagging a 4-3 victory against Ayton.

It was a Jekyll and Hyde performance from the itis itis lads, as they strode four goals clear in the first half, but then allowed Ayton back into the game after the break.

Paul Oldroyd’s left-foot free-kick made it 1-0, before an ambitious JP Watson strike from 50 yards doubled the lead.

Watson struck his second after neat play with Gav Wood, before Watson completed his hat-trick with a volley just after the interval.

Ayton hit back after this, with in-form Danny Bywater scoring two of the three, but they dropped just short.

Watson took the man-of-the-match honours for itis itis, with Wood and Oldroyd also shining.

Newlands hit goalscoring form when they beat Sun 9-0.

Stu Bates and Luke Delve both scored three goals, with Josh Hakings striking two. Stefan Moon scored the other for a Newlands team, who had Hughie Brown and 17-year-old Jakab Flisnik in top nick.

West Riding also found it easy to hit the net when they beat Scarborough Sports 13-0 in the Kenward Cup.

Nick Ellis led the charge with five, while Mikey Anderson scored a further three. Cameron Malcolm added a brace, while single strikes came from Kurt Williamson, Gavin McGough and Billy Joe Johnson.

West Pier Reserves had a frustrating time in division two, as they lost 3-2 against Trafalgar Reserves.

After a goalless first half, Pier moved two goals ahead. James Temple finished off a Chris Weetman goal to open the scoring and Chris Watson netted a second from the spot after a foul on Dave Hooper.

Traf went for it after this though, with Luke Jenkinson trimming the arrears from the spot after Ricky Nock was taken down.

Jenkinson then levelled things up and Baz Gill tapped home the winner in the closing stages.

Nock and Alex Wray were the stars of the show for Traf, who started the game with just nine men.

In division three, Cayton collected a solid 4-1 win in their game against Castle Tavern.