Whitby trio chasing silverware

Sleights and Lealholm are chasing silverware
Sleights and Lealholm are chasing silverware

Sleights will contest their first-ever cup final since reforming in 2011, tonight (Friday), at Kirkbymoorside.

Sam Leadley and Ed Turner’s men defeated Duncombe Park 2-0 and Gillamoor 7-0 to reach the final of the Panasonic League Division Two Cup.

They will take on Slingsby, who they compete with for promotion to Beckett League Division One.

Sleights won the league last week, edging out their rivals.

When they met in the league, both sides won a game each.

Slingsby inflicted Sleights’ only league defeat, 6-2, in January, only for the villagers to strike back with a 4-1 victory, at Caedmon College.

Sleights are also through to the final of the Marisa Trophy after they beat Rosedale 6-0 in their semi-final this week.

Man of the match Joe Hugill hit three, Billy Graham added two and James Fawcett also scored.

Monday night saw Lealholm visit Sinnington in the Beckett League first division and winning 5-2 to keep their title hopes alive.

The Tigers just need to beat Royal Oak, Malton to win the title, on Monday.

Lealholm took a two-goal first-half lead with goals scored by Sam Russell after five minutes and Jaime Nicholson after 18 minutes.

In the second half Leaholm took a five-goal lead with further goals scored by Jaime Nicholson after 71 and 81 minutes, a second Russell goal completed the scoing for Lealholm in the 82nd minute, the Sinners came back with a Jonathan Seller goal scored after 86 and a last-minute David Wilkinson goal.

Man of the match was hat-trick hero Nicholson.

Lealholm travelled to Royal Oak Malton on Saturday and emerge worthy 8-0 winners.

Their goals were scored by, a Sam Russell hat-trick, Sam Bailey, Jaime Nicholson, Mark McCarthy and Loui Fergus.

Man of the match was midfielder Will Stuart-Cross.

Fishburn Park beat Thornaby Dubliners 2-0 in their Macmillan Bowl Trophy semi-final on Saturday.

Whitby Fishermens Society lost their North Riding Football League Division One clash against Great Ayton United Royals 6-3.

Fishburn Park Reserves romped to a 15-1 success at Old Vic in Division Two of the Scarborough & District Saturday League.

Billy Arnold, Ardelan Ameen, player-boss Carl Oliver and Arran Cook bagged a hat-trick apiece for Park, with Marc Usher scoring twice and Andrew Young also scoring.

Ben Watson smashed a treble as Goldsborough beat Rosette 3-0 on Monday night.