Mixed fortunes for Trafalgar teams
Trafalgar Reserves crushed Roscoes Bar 11-1 in the Goal Sports Trophy semi-final, but Traf's first team suffered a 6-1 defeat in the last four of the NRCFA Sunday County Cup.
Tom Scales weighed in with a first-half hat-trick as Traf ran riot at Oliver’s Mount, with an own goal and efforts from Danny Glendinning and Sam Pickard putting MIkey Barker’s side 6-0 up at the interval.
Glendinning completed his hat-trick after the break, while Luke Jones fired in a brace and Sam Pickard hit his second to complete the scoring for the victors. Roscoes’ Gary Hepples netted to make it 7-1 early in the seconed half.
Central midfielder Curtis Rose was named as man of the match for Traf, who now face either Cayton or FILO in the final.
Roscoes boss Lee Paterson said; “We started the game well for 15 minutes but conceded a quick couple and we were poor after that. We just weren’t at the races, the better team won on the day and deserved it as they played really well.”
Trafalgar’s first team ended their game with only nine men after Sean Exley and Alex Sheader were sent off in their 6-1 loss at Guisborough Town under-23s in the NRCFA Sunday County Cup semi-final.
Exley was dismissed in the first half, Liam Salt’s side trailing 3-0 at the break. The visitors then pulled a goal back only for Sheader to see red on 55 minutes, but despite going down to nine Traf battled away and were still in the cup-tie until Town fired in three goals in the final five goals.
Salt said: “We had a very depleted squad but fair play to the lads that were there as they gave it their all against a very good Guisborough team.”
West Pier booked a Kenward Cup semi-final meeting with Trafalgar Reserves after easing to 10-0 win at second division Crown Tavern.
Sam Garnett opened the scoring for Pier after five minutes, and Cameron Dobson went close with three lobs before Danny Bradbury added a second for the away team.
An own goal and a superb curling effort lob from Ryan Baldry made it 4-0 to Paddy Parke’s team at half-time.
Midfielder Garnett banged in another three after the break, Dobson smacking in two and Dan Jones completing the rout.
Parke said: “Sam Garnett was outstanding for us, and we now face Traf Reserves in the semis.
“Tavern battled all the way through and deserve a lot of credit for never giving up despite the scoreline.”