Sunday cup and league round-up: Traf beat Riding to book spot in last 16

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Trafalgar beat West Riding 9-5 to book a spot in the last 16 of the North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup, while Strongwood, Seamer and Newlands wrapped up wins in the Kenward Cup and Whitby Wanderers won 6-3 at home to Newlands Reserves to regain top spot in division three.

Trafalgar 9 (Dove 4, K Tate, Warnett, B Salt, Dodson, own goal) West Riding 5 (Tolliday 2, Malcolm, K Link, own goal)

Traf recovered from a shaky start to defeat second division high-flyers in this entertaining North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup third round clash.

The visitors went ahead early on against a sluggish Traf side thanks to an own goal, but the home side soon levelled, only for Riding to have the ideal chance to regain the lead but Kieran Link missed from the penalty spot and Liam Salt’s team took charge from that point onwards.

Chris Dove led the way for Traf with four goals, with Ben Salt, Shaun Dodson, Kris Tate, Phil Warnett all netting a goal each, with the early own goal completing the scoring for the victors.

Rich Tolliday scored twice for Billy-Jo Johnson’s side, with Link, Cam Malcolm and an own goal wrapping up the scoring for the visitors.

Castle 1 Newlands 8 (Delve 5, Luntley 2, R Cooper)

A five-star display from Newlands striker Luke Delve steered the division one title-chasers to a comfortable Kenward Cup win at third division basement club Castle,

Delve’s five goals paved the way for Newlands’ win, with Ben Luntley also netting twice with Ryan Cooper completing the rout.

Midfielder Michael Wilson was named as man of the match for Newlands.

Seamer 2 (Jones pen, Buglass) Ayton 0

Seamer also secured their spot in the next stage of the Kenward Cup with a home success against second division strugglers Ayton.

Neither side managed to break the deadlock in the first half, Seamer having the better of a first half of few chances.

On the hour mark Seamer opened the scoring with a Luke Jones penalty-kick, after the teenage striker had been brought down in the area.

Chris Hannam hit the post with a shot, and the hosts had another two chances cleared off the line as they started to dominate.

This pressure paid off when Liam Buglass fired home 10 minutes from time after a free-flowing team move.

Strongwood 3 (Hall 3) Commercial 1 (Youngson)

A late flurry of goals saw division one side Strongwood finally see off division three outfit Commercial in this keenly-contested match.

After 75 minutes without a goal, the home team broke the deadlock with an Eric Hall finish after a swiftcounterattack, which stemmed from an appeal for handball from the away side, which was turned down by the referee - who waved play on.

Boro Reserves striker Hall then made it 2-0 to the home side, but teenager Macauley Youngson pulled a goal back to give Commercial hope.

With Geoff Osguthorpe’s side pushing forward looking for an equaliser, they were caught out by another Strongwood counter, Hall again applying the finishing touch to complete his hat-trick.

Young centre-back Keegan Bairstow was Commercial’s man of the match, while central midfielders Stu Lincoln and Joe Bayes also shone.

Hall and Tom Fennell shared the Strongwood man of the match award.

Whitby Wanderers 6 (Keys 2, Ross, Taylor, Wilson, Marshall) Newlands Reserves 3 (Malta 2, Flisnik)

Wanderers regained top spot in division three thanks to this home win against a depleted Newlands team.

Ste Ross opened the scoring for the hosts, latching onto a through ball from Jericho Keys then getting to the ball ahead of the Newlands keeper Kamil Jurkiewicz.

Simon Taylor added a second goal, cutting in from the left wing, taking the ball past the Newlands right-back and sending his low shot underneath Jurkiewicz.

Matius Malta then sparked a Newlands revival, the first of his two goals a superb curling shot and the second a good low drive.

Sub winger Jack Wilson restored the home side’s lead with a superb solo effort, with man of the match, holding midfielder Andrew Marshall making it 4-2. Keys then scored two goals to secure the win, his first a fine run and shot and the second a crisp volley.

Sandwiched in between Keys’ double strike was a Jakub Flisnik strike, but after this goal the Polish ace went off injured to leave the visitors with only 10 men for the final 20 minutes.

Keeper Jurkiewicz was the Newlands man of the match, while Marshall shone for Whitby.

Scarborough Sports 4 (Sanderson 2, Easton, Bates) Alma 7 (Fishburn 3, Clothier 3, Drake)

Alma turned on the style to secure all three points in this thrilling match.

The visitors opened the scoring with a neat finish from man of the match Mike Fishburn after a long through ball, but Brad Easton levelled through a penalty.

A Phil Clothier strike made it 2-1 to Alma but Ryan Sanderson’s low shot brought the scores level again.

James Bates’ volley put Sports ahead for the first time, but Fishburn equalised for the visitors.

Clothier gave Alma the lead once again with a well-worked goal, taking the ball skilfully past a Sports defender and Fishburn completed his hat-trick to make it 5-3.

Winger Shaun Drake netted for Alma, and the impressive Sanderson’s cross-cum-shot gave the hosts hope, but Clothier’s hat-trick goal secured the win for Alma.

Alma boss Jim Braithwaite said:“Great team effort by the lads with Phil Clothier and Mike Fishburn firing, and a special mention to Jack Mead who is improving every game.”