Liam Salt’s Trafalgar side moved into the final of the Senior Cup after sealing a 2-0 win after extra-time against Newlands at Snainton.
SENIOR CUP - SEMI-FINAL
NEWLANDS 0 TRAFALGAR 2 (AET) (N Thomas, Ramm)
Extra-time strikes from Neil Thomas and Joel Ramm secured Trafalgar a place in the final of the Senior Cup.
Liam Salt’s men required extra-time to see off Newlands after a fiery affair that saw both Josh Hakings and Hugh Brown given their marching orders by referee Nige Trotter.
The only real talking points during the 90 minutes came when Traf front man Luke Jenkinson rattled the post before Newlands had claims for a penalty waved away by Trotter after Ben Luntley collided with keeper Gary Ellwood.
Trotter decided that Luntley had dived and cautioned him for simulation.
Traf’s first goal came after Trotter awarded them a free-kick for a Josh Hakings handball.
While Newlands were organising themselves, Traf’s Dean Craig took the kick quickly and chipped to Thomas, who smashed in from the edge of the box for 1-0.
Hakings was sent-off for dissent as tempers frayed following the goal and Newlands were down to 10 men.
As Newlands went in search of the leveller they were caught on the counter-attack with a couple of minutes left on the clock and Joel Ramm tapped in to make it 2-0 and seal their place in the final.
Referee Trotter branished his red card for the second time following the final whistle after Newlands’ Hugh Brown remonstrated with one of the linesmen.
Neil Thomas was singled out as Traf’s star man by manager Salt, while experienced midfielder Jamie Gallagher was in form for the home side.
Traf will contest the final against West Pier or Strongwood, who will have to play their semi-final again after their game was called-off due to a waterlogged pitch.
FILEY FLYERS RESERVES 2 (M Hunter pen, Young)
David Brannan Jnr’s Filey Flyers Reserves side kept their promotion hopes alive with a 2-0 win against Commercial.
A Mikey Hunter penalty put Flyers 1-0 up after half an hour.
Commercial rallied to try and get back into the game but they were undone by a superb 25-yard strike from James Young with 30 minutes left on the clock and Flyers took the 2-0 success.
Boss Brannan said: “Commercial played well but our back four were superb.”
Brannan was himself named as man of the match for his efforts in the centre of the Filey midfield.