Sunday League fixtures & preview: Prethero confident of FILO win
In the Scarborough & District Sunday FA Cup, first division strugglers Itis Itis United travel to high-flying Division Two side First In Last Out.
With James Prethero’s United side winning in North Riding Challenge Cup last weekend thanks to keeper James Burrows’ penelty heroics, they go into this game on a high.
But they meet a side who have scored 64 goals in nine league games, which included a 14-0 demolition of Barrowcliff Reserves last time out.
Prethero knows this will be a tough game for his side. He said: “They are are a very good team and are more than capable of holding their own in the first division.
“It’s going to be a hard game, but we have a good enough and determined team to come away with the win.”
Prethero has full confidence in his team. He added: “I’m confident in the team I have, but James Burrows is up there with the best keepers in town, Chris Hannam is a great all-round player and Jamie Heritage and Aiden McCallion have been very impressive for us as well this season and these players are capable of causing teams problems.
“We also have a couple of 17-year-old lads in Thomas Sutherland and Connor Bell, who are playing for the local Scholarship Team and they have handled the step up to senior football brilliantly.
The United boss also spoke about his team’s great relationship on and off the pitch despite a tough summer for his side.
“We lost quite a few players in the summer for one reason or another, so this season is re-building in the first division,” added Prethero.
Sunday’s fixtures (all 10.30)
Scarborough & District FA Sunday Cup
Heslerton v Trafalgar, First In Last Out v Itis Itis United.
West Pier v Fylingdales.
Fylingdales Reserves v Newlands Reserves, Barrowcliff Reserves v Scarborough Campus, Alma v Crown Tavern, Traf Res v Roscoes.