Scarborough Sunday League trio all set for semi-final encounters

CUP CLASH: Trafalgar take on rivals NewlandsCUP CLASH: Trafalgar take on rivals Newlands
CUP CLASH: Trafalgar take on rivals Newlands
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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.