Newlands boss Sheader is up for the cup

North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup holders Newlands get the defence of their trophy under way this weekend when they travel to Robert Thompsons FC, Thirsk.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 8:50 am
Newlands celebrate their NCRFA Sunday Cup win earlier this year

Dan Sheader’s side beat Village Park Rangers on penalties in the final of the delayed 2019/20 competition at the end of August to lift the trophy, and they’ll be keen to see off the Hambleton Football Combination outfit to keep their hopes of defending their crown alive.

Newlands boss Dan Sheader is looking forward to getting their Challenge Cup campaign under way but admits his side will travel Romanby with an under-strength squad due to injuries and unavailability.

“We’ve got quite a few missing for this Sunday, and they’re supposed to be a strong side we are playing too,” said Sheader.

“We don’t have our strongest side available but it is what it is and we want to try and win the competition again, but we will have to just take it a game at a time.

“Ryan Matson and Aidan McCallion will miss out with Ben Luntley and Dan Freer a doubt too.”

Four other Scarborough Sunday League sides are in Challenge Cup action.

Cayton Corinthians host Katch, Angel Athletic are on home soil against Kirklington, Eastfield United play host to Coulby Newham & Nunthorpe and Eastfield Athletic head to The Erimus.

Trafalgar sat out the action on Sunday but they get their 2020/21 season under way this weekend when they take on Castle Tavern at the Flamingo Land Stadium. Elsewhere in Division One, Valley host Saints.

Newlands hit 15 goals in their One Stop Sunday League season opener against Saints FC last weekend.

“It was a great team performance and a good start to the season,” said boss Sheader.