Scholes Park Raiders under-10s worked hard for a 1-0 win against Cayton Corinthians in the Specsavers league on Sunday morning.
The Raiders dominated from the kick-off, and took the lead in the third minute.
Midfielder Elliot Woodall won the ball in midfield, his pass finding Donnie Lee, who laid it off for Marshall Nock to fire the ball past former Park keeper Cody Brook.
Raiders had numerous chances to add to their tally but a string of stunning saves from Brook kept the score down to 1-0.
Mike Cairns hit the post for Cayton, with Harry Groombridge excelling in midfield for the visitors.
Nock and Lee impressed for Raiders, but left-back Matty Balfour was named as the home side’s star man.
Pickering Town under-12s came out on top 2-0 in the Scarborough & District FA Minor Cup quarter final against Flixton.
Town took the lead early on when Jordan Anderson fired in after a good exchange between Jack Balderson and George Ridler.
Midway through the half it was 2-0 when Harry Coldbeck fired in a first time shot after a good team move.
In what was another exciting match between these two sides there was plenty of goalmouth action and both keepers played very well to keep the score at 2-0 to Pickering.
The Pikes under-11s bowed out of the Scarborough & District FA Minor Cup, edged out by the odd goal in five at home to Scholes Park Raiders.
Despite the loss, Town coach Keith Johnson called it their best display this season.
Raiders dominated from the start with good passing movements and early shots on goal. It came as no surprise then that on 10 minutes they took the lead and doubled it just three minutes later.
To their great credit though the Pikes continued to work hard most notably the tenacious Jamie Atkinson in defence.
Up front Isaac Finch provided hope as one of his shots came off the upright.
As the first half drew to a close the Pikes increasing threat gained reward with a great strike by Morgan Kendrew, while the excellent Raiders keeper parried the first shot he could do nothing with Kendrew’s follow-up.
The second half was much more even than the first.
Thomas Warriner, often on defensive duties has nevertheless a powerful strike which he demonstrated 10 minutes into the half to draw the Pikes level.
Hard work though can be undone in an instant.
On 20 minutes a well placed corner to an unmarked Raiders striker left him with the simplest of tasks.
Despite further opportunities at both ends it was the Raiders who deservedly go on to the next round of the cup competition.