Saturday League: Cup reports - Flixton and Soba march into last four

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Soba and Flixton put themselves into the last four of the Trophy Trader League Trophy, while Eastfield advanced in the Harbour Cup and Cayton Reserves will contest the final of the Frank White Trophy after a 2-1 win over Ayton Reserves.


FC SOBA 5 (Rackham 2, Vasey 2 (2 pens), Turner) WEST PIER RESERVES 2 (Lee pen, Adamson)

Soba will face either Falsgrave or Edgehill Reserves in the semi-finals of the Trophy Trader League Trophy after theyr cruised past West Pier Reserves.

The contest was over by the half-time whistle as Soba raced into a 4-0 lead.

Their first came from the penalty spot after Liam Vasey dragged himself up after being fouled to slot home from the spot.

Matty Turner made it 2-0 before a stunning volley from Craig Rackham made it 3-0.

Rackham tapped in his second and Soba’s fourth before the interval and Soba were out of sight.

A momentary fight-back from the away side halved their deficit at 4-2 through a Jamie Lee penalty and a header from Andy Adamson.

But another penalty from Vasey after Turner was brought down in the box ended the game as a contest.

Lee had the chance to bag his second and Pier’s third but he saw his penalty saved by Dave Oxley, who was Soba’s man of the match.

FLIXTON 2 (Jackson, Hughes) SLEIGHTS 0

Flixton had to tinker with their side for the visit of Sleights in their quarter-final clash due to the unavailability of their two first-choice goalkeepers.

Striker Ian Laing donned the gloves but in the end he was rarely troubled by a lacklustre Sleights side.

Flixton were 1-0 up when Timn Jackson tapped in after a goalmouth scramble.

The home side had to wait until the 60th minute to get their second through James Hughes, but they were never in danger of losing out.

Mick Stephenson’s men will be big favourites for their clash against third division Scalby Reserves in their semi-final clash.

Stephenson picked out centre-back Craig Sherwin as his side’s man of the match.



Cayton Reserves, who currently lie rock-bottom in the division three table, will contest the final of the Frank White Trophy after a shock 2-1 win at home to Ayton Reserves.

Ayton should have been ahead after five minutes but the usual reliable Mark Dove missed from the penalty spot.

Cayton took full advantage of Dove’s miss and were 1-0 up after 20 minutes after youngster Zak Hanson capitalised on an error and ran through to finish well.

Ayton levelled after an hour when Niall Prentice fed Tyson Stubbings, whose superb run of form in front of goal this season continued.

But Cayton weren’t to be denied and Bradley Sykes netted their winner after 70 minutes.

Cayton had to hack off the line and defend strongly for the last 20 minutes, but they did just that and earned their spot in the final.


EASTFIELD 3 (Dove 2, Clark OG) WESTOVER WASPS 2 (Rose, McKenzie-Fenwick)

Nick Hegarty’s Eastfield side powered their way into the next round of the Harbour Cup after beating Westover 3-2.

They had to come fromn behind to do so though after Curtis Rose’s opener for Dave Gaddass’ Wasps side.

Eastfield were soon level though as striker Chris Dove headed in.

An unfortunate own goal by Wasps defender Tom Clark gave Eastfield the lead going into the interval.

Dove scrambled in his second after the break to make it 3-1, and despite a strike from Westover’s Tom McKenzie-Fenwick, Eastfield held on for the win.

LEALHOLM 4 AYTON 2 (Stubbings, McNeil)

Steve Roberts’ Ayton side were dumped out on the road at Lealholm despite putting in a decent performance.

Their goals from Chris Stubbings and Chris McNeil weren’t sufficient to get them through into the next round of the competition.

Ayton will be keen to start picking up wins in the league again to ensure their title bid doesn’t run out of steam.