Pier Reserves stun Strongwood


WEST Pier Reserves pulled off the shock of the Kenward Cup first round, surging to a 6-2 success at top-flight club Strongwood.

Danny Cooper banged in a hat-trick for third division Pier, while Ian Laing scored twice annd veteran Andy Spivey completed the scoring for the visitors.

Player-boss Martyn Ferrey scored both goals for the hosts, his first a free-kick and his second was a powerful drive.

Tonics also secured their place in the second round with a 4-3 home success against division two rivals Hunmanby Hornets.

Sixteen-year-old Ali Caw opened the scoring for James Prethero’s home side after only 10 minutes, latching onto a fine through ball and slotting his shot into the bottom corner of the net.

Man of the match Caw then smashed home his second to give the home team breathing space, and when right-winger Luke Jones fired in Tonics’ third and fourth goals in the 35th and 40th minutes it seemed to be plain sailing for the hosts, despite Hornets pulling a goal back on the stroke of half-time.

The visitors were by far the better side after the break and scored twice to make it a nervy finale for Tonics, who held on to book their spot in the second round.

Filey Flyers edged to a 2-1 extra-time win against a determined Heslerton oufit.

Martyn Jenkinson put Flyers ahead with a neat finish, but Heslerton levelled late on with a thumping 30-yard shot.

Five minutes into extra-time man of the match Jordan Philliskirk earned Flyers the win with a diving header.