McCain Cup & Sunday division 2: Dove double lifts Ayton

For action pictures, fixtures, tables and reports read the Scarborough News on Thursday
For action pictures, fixtures, tables and reports read the Scarborough News on Thursday

Ayton, Newlands Reserves and Whitby Wanderers eased into the semi-finals of the McCain Cup with wins against West Riding Reserves, Castle and Commercial.

McCain Cup quarter-final

130848a 'Castle FC(green) v Newlands'Picture by Neil Silk'24/02/13

130848a 'Castle FC(green) v Newlands'Picture by Neil Silk'24/02/13

Ayton 5 (M Dove 2, Bywater, Craven, Friett) West Riding Reserves 0

Second division strugglers Ayton booked a McCain Cup semi-final with Cayton after a comfortable home win against division three side West Riding Reserves.

Mark Dove opened the scoring early on with a two-yard tap-in and when Dan Bywater’s bullet header fizzed into the bottom corner of the West Riding net, after a fine cross from youngster Tyson Stubbings, the home side were in full control of the cup-tie.

Before half-time Dove smashed in a 35-yard half-volley to effectively end the visitors’ hopes of progression.

After the break Mark Craven made it 4-0 when the ball deflected into the net off his head.

The scoring was completed by Kieron Friett beat his marker with two stepovers before firing low into the West Riding net.

Stand-in boss Phil Pickard was delighted with his side’s performance, with centre-forward Tim Hick winning the man-of-the-match award.

Castle 0 Newlands Reserves 3 (C Rose 2, Hannam)

Newlands midfielder Curtis Rose shone as his team eased to victory at Oliver’s Mount against a determined home side.

Duncan McDermott’s side dominated proceedings from the kick-off, as the home side sat back and defended rather than mounting any real attacks.

Jamie Heritage missed from two yards out with the visitors’ first clear-cut chance, but Rose soon opened the scoring with a header from 10 yards out.

After the interval Rose made it 2-0 with a shot, again from 10 yards out as Newlands closed in on victory.

The win was wrapped up when Chris Hannam’s deflected shot flew into the net past the West Riding keeper, who had a superb game.

Rose was named as man of the match for the hosts, the 19-year-old right-sided midfielder showing plenty of promise.

Whitby Wanderers 3 (Ross 2, L Brennan pen) Commercial 1 (Fowler pen)

A Ste Ross double helped Mark Jackson’s third division leaders Wanderers break Commercial and book their semi-final against Newlands.

Ross opened the scoring early in the first half with a breakaway goal.

The Whitby side made it 2-0 before half-time with a penalty-kick from Lee Brennan, awarded after Jericho Keys had been brought down in the area.

Commercial fought back and scored on the hour mark with a Jamie Fowler penalty, but the hosts withstood a sustained spell of pressure and sealed their win with a 90th-minute goal.

It was striker Ross who was on target again, firing in from close-range after cutting in from the flank and beating his marker.

Jackson singled out goalkeeper Dave Fish as his man of the match for making two or three important saves and coming out bravely to smother the ball at the feet of the Commercial forwards.

Right-sided midfielder Robin Coulson was Commercial man of the match while rising star Keegan Barstow also shone.

Sunday division two

Fylingdales 6 Sun Inn 2 (J Wray, Farrah)

Sun took the lead in this fixture through Jamie Wray after a fine pass from Mark Kenyon, but after that the villagers fought back in a competitive first half.

Fylingdales were 2-1 ahead by half-time, and two further goals in the second half put them in control, but Graeme Farrah’s stylish strike gave Dave Pickard’s visitors hope of a comeback. The home side soon halted this dream as they struck twice more to seal the win.

Pickard was unable to select a man of the match in what he called a below-par display.