Sunday League: Rose double edges West Riding past Traf Reserves

Lloyd Henderson on the ball in West Pier's cup defeat against Fylingdales. Pictures by Steve Lilly
Lloyd Henderson on the ball in West Pier's cup defeat against Fylingdales. Pictures by Steve Lilly

Curtis Rose fired in a crucial brace that handed West Riding three points from their top of the table clash against Trafalgar Reserves in division two.

West Riding had to battle back in an even contest after Damien Robinson’s 30-yard lob had handed Traf Reserves the lead as the two title favourites in division two did battle.

Traf led until after the interval, Rose finding the back of the net from a tight angle to even things up.

The away side were reduced to 10 men when joint player-boss Andy Noon had to replace the injured Robinson, before man of the match Guy Newbould was also forced off the field with a knock, leaving Traf a man light.

It looked as though both sides would come away with a deserved point, but a corner fell to Rose, whose tame glanced header should have been cleared by Taylor Jordan, but the ball creeped under his studs and into the net to hand the home side three points.

Noon said: “It was an even game and I think both sides would have been happy with a point.
“Neither side deserved to win it but that one lucky moment handed them the win.”

Roscoes Bar picked up three points from their trip to face Newlands Reserves.

In a fairly even contest, the away side were far more clinical than Dave Gaddass’ Newlands side and a Carl Hepples double handed them a 2-0 lead.

Matty Rowley rounded things off for Roscoes after intercepting a poor pass from debutant Simon Young, before Duncan McDermott had a goal disallowed for the home side.

Boss Gaddass picked out 16-year-old Ellis Sellars as his side’s man of the match.

In the only game played in division one, Commercial got off the mark at the fifth attempt with a 2-0 win at home to Whitby Wanderers.

Goals from Michael Day and Robin Coulson handed Geoff Osguthorpe’s side the victory, with stand-in skipper Neil Forsyth standing out in the middle of the park for the victors.

Osguthorpe said: “It was nice to get off the mark. We played quite well and are starting to get some players back in now, so things are starting to pick up.”

Klosters strolled into the last eight of the FA Sunday Cup after a 7-2 win at home to Fylingdales Reserves.

The second division side proved hard to break down in the early stages but Georgie Rose slammed in a free-kick after 20 minutes to put Rhys Howell’s men in front.

Left-winger Dan Peel then slotted in twice, both times showing good composure in front of goal as the hosts led 3-0 at the break.

Dales reduced the deficit to 3-1 after the interval but man of the match Peel completed his hat-trick, rounding off a superb team move to make it 4-1.

Klosters rammed home their advantage after that as both Carl and Ashley Townley found the net, with centre-back Gareth Davies also netting.

Dave Welham put in a solid performance at centre-back for Fylingdales.

West Pier were highly unfortunate to be knocked out of the competition after bombarding a depleted Fylingdales side before eventually losing 5-4 on penalties.

Despite having countless opportunites to kill the game off, Pier couldn’t get over the line as the game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes and went straight to penalties.

Dales had twice fought back from going behind, Lewis Peel netting their first equaliser before Kyle Chacherty netted in the 85th minute to leave Pier shellshocked.

Player-boss John Cuffling, Tommy Gray, Jamie Agar, Peel and Lee Brennan all scored from the spot to hand Dales an unlikely win and a place in the next round.

Cuffling said: “They were all over us, they hit the post, had shots cleared off the line and had most of the ball, so they must be feeling very unlucky.

“We were really down to the bare bones though, so to take it to pens and then win is a great effort from the lads.”

Keeper Paul Watson was in inspired form to keep Pier at bay.

Another side who were unlucky to lose out from the penalty spot were Scarborough Sports Spa, who lost 6-5 from the spot against Heslerton after a 2-2 draw.

Heslerton led 2-0 at the break, Billy Bown netting a penalty and a free-kick to give Dean Storry’s men the advantage.

Goals from Jake Acton and Jack Gates meant the game had to be settled from the penalty spot and despite Bown missing their first effort, misses from Spa’s Gates and Callum Wood proved costly as Josh Bown, Tom Harrison, Gareth Driver, Mikey Clark, Tony Cass and Curtis Dickinson handed Heslerton a 6-5 success and a place in the next round.

Sixteen-year-old Keelan Clive stood out for the hosts, while Gates and Aiden Cooper were in form for Spa.

Newlands never got out of second gear as they beat Scarborough Sports Barrowcliff 4-1 at Gallows Close.

Barrowcliff started well and matched their visitors in the opening exchanges, but a Jamie Gallagher strike and two from Drew McCoubrey handed Ben Luntley’s men a 3-0 lead at half-time.

Dan Freer made it 4-0 after the break before the hosts netted a consolation strike.

Luntley singled out Jonny Manson and Aiden Thomas as his side’s stand-out performers.

Itis Itis slammed nine past Alma.

An Adam Linley hat-trick helped the home side on their way, while Matty Hobson and Josh Sands netted doubles.

Jake Sands and Elliot Spurr grabbed Itis Itis’ other goals, with the Sands brothers standing out in their comfortable win.

Mark Plumpton’s Ayton are also safely through the last eight after beating Hull Uni 4-1.

Player-boss Plumpton slammed in the opener from the edge of the box after Niall Prentice’s knockdown.

It took until the 55th minute for them to double their lead, Ellis Wilson teeing up prolific frontman Mike Grayhan to fire in for 2-0.

Goals from Dan Bywater and Prentice made it 4-0 to Ayton before George Friend grabbed Uni’s solitary strike.

Malauley Moore and goalscorer Grayshan stood out for Ayton.