Scarborough Sunday League trio all set for semi-final encounters

Three Scarborough Sunday League sides will be vying for a place in the final of the prestigious North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup this weekend.

By Daniel Gregory
Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 1:34 pm
CUP CLASH: Trafalgar take on rivals Newlands
CUP CLASH: Trafalgar take on rivals Newlands

In the standout tie, competition holders Newlands take on fierce rivals Trafalgar in what should be a hotly-contested semi-final encounter at Pindar.

Dan Sheader will be keen to see his Newlands side continue the defence of the trophy they lifted last season.

They reached the semi-finals after beating Robert Thompson’s 4-2 in the first round, New Marske Institute 12-2 in the second round, edging Scarborough League side Valley out on penalties after a 1-1 draw before beating Normanby Hall CC 4-0 in the quarter-finals recently.

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Mikey Barker’s Trafalgar side had to come through a hard-fought quarter-final clash against Yarm Town a fortnight ago to move into the last four - winning on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

In the earlier rounds, Trafalgar beat Walnut Tree and Yarm Albion after receiving a bye in the first round.

In the other semi-final, Angel Athletic take the trip to Coulby Newham & Nunthorpe.

Dan Jones’ side sealed their spot in the semi-finals of the competition after a 4-0 win over Kirklington, a penalty shoot-out success against Conexsys, a hard-fought 1-0 win over Redcar Town Under-23s and a walkover in the quarter-finals.