Saturday League: Cup Reports - Goal Sports and Edgehill Reserves ready for Trophy final

Goal Sports and Edgehlll Reserves will contest the final of the League Trophy after they beat Sherburn and Duchess in their respective semi-finals.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 27th February 2016, 5:44 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th February 2016, 6:01 pm
Edgehill Reserves celebrate with goalscorer Tom Scales (centre) during their 3-0 semi-final win at Duchess. Pictures: Steve Lilly.
Edgehill Reserves celebrate with goalscorer Tom Scales (centre) during their 3-0 semi-final win at Duchess. Pictures: Steve Lilly.

Goal Sports beat Sherburn 4-0 to make the final in their first season in existence.

Mark Plumpton's side led 1-0 after 30 minutes, George Friend's driving run forced him into the box and he forced a save from the Sherburn keeper, which fell straight to Kieran Friett to lash in from six yards.

Friend then got his name on the scoresheet after Dan Pollard danced through the Sherburn defence and pulled it back for Friend to fire his side into a 2-0 lead that they carried into the break.

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The home side's dominance continued after the break when Friett turned provider, feeding Friend to grab his second, before the scoring was wrapped up as Friett grabbed his second with a volley over the keeper from long range.

Plumpton said: "I'm absolutely buzzing. To get through to a cup final in our first season is a great achievement and it'll be a great game against Edgehill Reserves in the final."

Friett and Friend were the victor's star men.

Edgehill Reserves await Goal Sports in the final after they took a 3-0 lead in the first half and never looked back at Duchess.

The away side took the lead after just two minutes when the referee pointed to the spot after a foul on Tom Scales in the box and player-boss Martyn Ferrey stroked home the resulting spot-kick.

It was soon 2-0 when Benny Davis played in Scales to calmly roll under the Duchess keeper and the same player rounded the scoring off at 3-0 after Lee Dennis' corner was flicked on by Davis' glanced header and Scales fired in from close range.

Edgehill's Craig Love was sent off with 25 minutes left on the clock.

A delighted Ferrey said: "I can't single anyone out, it was a great team performance from the lads.

"We'll give Goal Sports all the respect they deserve in the final. Mark Plumpton sets his sides up well and they always try to play good football, so we'll need to be on our game."

Itis Itis Rovers made progress in the Frank White Trophy after a nail-biting 5-4 win against Hunmanby United Reserves.

Rovers led 2-0 through Curt Rose's double but United battle back with two goals of their own to level up at 2-2.

Rovers led 3-2 at the break though, Sam Broadbent teeing up Niall Gibb to slot home from close range.

The away side started the second half in the best possible manner when Sean Bloom's shot was saved and Broadbent tapped in to make it 4-2.

Again United refused to lie down and came back to make it 4-3, but Gibb grabbed his second to put his side 5-3 up.

United grabbed a fourth to set up a tense finale to the encounter, but Rovers held on for the win.

Glen O'Neill was their star man at left-back.

Seamer Reserves battled valiantly in their Junior Cup clash against Loftus, but ultimately suffered a 5-1 defeat.

Scores were locked at 1-1 after a tight first half, Jack Appleton's free-kick putting Joe Wright's men 1-0 up before the visitors levelled.

The visitors took over after the break and ran in four goals to take a 5-1 win as their superior fitness showed.

Boss Wright said: "The first half was tight and we were in the game, but they dominated the second half and their fitness showed.

"Keeper Gary Walters was outstanding in goal for us."