Sleights seal Challenge Cup success and Park Reserves end poor run
Sleights reached the last 16 in the North Riding County FA Saturday Challenge Cup on Saturday with a fantastic performance when they visited Redcar Athletic Reserves of the North Riding League.
Midfielder Theo Clarke scored midway in the first half to put Sleights ahead, but just before half-time Redcar equalised with a free-kick.
In the second half a superb display by Ed Turner and Sam Leadley’s team saw them overrun their hosts and make it eight wins in a row.
Skipper Charlie Smith scored to restore Sleights’ lead after 55 minutes and in the next 10 minutes Adam Entwistle and substitute Mitch Tuby scored Sleights’ third and fourth goals.
Man of the match for Sleights was shared between Charlie Paterson and Clarke.
Sleights face Snainton Reserves in the Ryedale Hospital Cup this weekend.
Lealholm visited Thirsk Falcons, who are the current leaders in the North Riding League first division, and fell to a hard-fought 1-0 defeat.
The home side were ill-disciplined on the day and they played the last 50 minutes with 10 men.
Midway through the first half Lealholm had a couple of good chances missed within five minutes through Josh Hodgson and Sam Russell.
The only goal of the game was a 76th-minute penalty which handed the Falcons the win and a place in the next round.
Teenager Soni Fergus was Lealholm’s man of the match playing in the centre of midfield, while the Tigers also had impressive displays by Brad Lewis, Mark McCarthy and Will Stewart-Cross.
Whitby Fishermens Society progressed at the expense of their Division One rivals Loftus Athletic, after a 4-2 win.
Jordan Rowe netted twice for the hosts, but those strikes were cancelled out by goals from Dan Brown, Karl Storr and a Jake Faichney brace.
Staithes Athletic also fired four on their travels, without reply, at New Marske in the North Riding Football League Premier Division.
Gary Sivills’ men notched through Danny Harris’ brace and further strikes from Connor Hood, as well as Ryan Thompson’s 20-yard drive.
Staithes host Stokesley Sports Club this weekend.
Fishburn Park’s game against Guisborough Town Reserves on Saturday was postponed as their visitors couldn’t raise a side.
Park travel to Redcar Newmarket to renew hostilities tomorrow.
Ayton and Goldsborough United shared the spoils after a 2-2 draw in Division Two of the Scarborough & District Saturday League.
Goldsborough led twice through goals from Ben Watson and Paul Clennan, but they were twice cancelled out as Ian Laing and Eric Hall fired in goals for Sean Pinder’s side.
Ayton hit the woodwork several times, but couldn’t find a way through and had to settle for a point.
Paul Clennan was United’s man of the match.
Goldsborough face Ayton at the Flamingo Land Stadium next Wednesday.
Fishburn Park Reserves ended their poor run of form with a 4-0 win at home to Newlands Reserves.
Arran Cook and man of the match Finlay Morris found the back of the Newlands net to make it 2-0 at half-time.
Park killed the game off straight after the interval, Paul Jobling finding the back of the net, before the scoring was rounded off by Neil Hart.
Park’s Reserves play Seamer Reserves tomorrow.
A last-gasp Rich Tolliday goal handed West Pier maximum points on the road at Fylingdales following an 11-goal thriller in Division One of the Scarborough & District Sunday League.
Tolliday bagged a hat-trick in a thrilling 6-5 win that ebbed and flowed throughout, Mikey Anderson hitting two and Dan Bradbury Pier’s other goal.
Harry Purves had earlier put Dales 1-0 up, while the home side’s other goals came via a superb Tom Shrimpton hat-trick and a stunning long-range strike from Jake Faichney.
Dale host Newlands on Sunday.