TOWN BOSS wants semi-final response

GAFFERS ... Dave Brannan and Shaun Mancrief
GAFFERS ... Dave Brannan and Shaun Mancrief

FILEY Town boss Dave Brannan expects a response from his side today when they entertain Newlands in the semi-finals of the Scarborough & District FA Harbour Cup at Clarence Drive (2pm ko).

The last time Town were in action they lost 4-1 at Ryedale in the semi-finals of the Coastal Shellfish League Cup, a result which left Brannan a very unhappy man.

He said: “The way we played against Ryedale was unacceptable but this is another semi-final and an opportunity to put things right.

“I let the players know exactly what I thought after the game and I won’t allow for that kind of display again.”

Shaun Mancrief’s Newlands charges have been in fine form in the league this campaign and are still in with a chance of winning the title.

Brannan added: “They have had a solid season, are well organised and pose a threat going forward.

“We had to postpone our game last week because we had a virus sweep through the squad.

“But we have players back who will be key such as Liam Barnes, James Jenkinson and Stuart Dickens.

“We are also playing at home which should give us an advantage.”

Filey Town Reserves booked their spot in the semi-finals of the East Riding FA Junior County Cup last Saturday with a 10-9 penalty shoot-out victory over Haltemprice Rangers.

Today they will be away from home when they face Joe Logan’s FC Rosette outfit in the second division.

Filey fell 1-0 down against Haltemprice but a brilliant free-kick by Josh McKaig levelled matters before the break.

Jay Taylor’s charges improved in the second half and went 2-1 up when skipper Dave Wedge smashed the ball home from 30 yards.

Rangers hit back and managed to find an equaliser forcing the game to spot-kicks.

Joe Gage netted the winning penalty for Filey after goalkeeper Shane Green had made a fine save.

Hunmanby United are without a fixture for today.