Division one leaders Ayton suffered a shock 4-0 defeat at Edgehill in the quarter-finals of the Scarborough FA District Cup, while there were also victories for West Pier, Newlands and Falsgrave.
Edgehill 4 (Collins 3, Jenking) Ayton 0
Hot-shot Danny Collins hammered in a hat-trick as Edgehill eased into the semi-finals of the District Cup, sweeping aside league pacesetters Steve Roberts.
The man of the match opened his account after only five minutes with a cool finish after fine approach play from Phil Warnett, and the latter set up Collins in an almost identical second goal for the hosts before half-time.
Aaron Jenking scored a superb third for Edgehill in the second half, effectively booking his side’s spot in the semi-finals, turning on the edge of the penalty area then curling his shot in from 15 yards out.
Collins capped a fine individual display with his hat-trick goal,firing the ball home after an excellent team move which saw most of the home team contribute.
Edgehill boss Steven Clegg said: “Danny was definitely the man of the match but 16-year-old defender Lloyd Henderson deserves a lot of credit, he kept their player-manager Steve Roberts, who used to play for Pickering Town, quiet all afternoon.
“Ayton only really had one shot all afternoon, which shows how well we played.”
Eastfield 1 Newlands 4 (Delve 3, Bates)
Newlands battled back from a goal down to claim victory at Eastfield, and secure their place in the semi-finals.
The home side went ahead after 25 minutes, but this was slightly against the run of play as Shaun Mancrief’s side had already missed four one-on-ones by the time they had gone behind.
Five minutes before half-time, Luke Delve headed in a free-kick to level the scores.
After the interval two more Delve goals, the first a close-range finish after a goalmouth scramble and the second a penalty-kick, saw him complete his hat-trick and pull Newlands clear.
Stu Bates, who had spurned a succession of clear-cut chances, finally broke his duck in the 88th minute with a goalpoacher’s effort.
Mancrief said: “Luke was outstanding up front, but there was also a great display from right-back Elliot Spurr who never stopped working throughout the match.”
Sinnington 1 (Wilkinson) West Pier 2 (D Cooper, Lamb)
Scarborough League division one title-chasers Pier left it late to earn victory at Beckett League division one outfit Sinnington.
The hosts had the better of the first half on a boggy pitch, Dave Wilkinson putting the Sinners 1-0 ahead at the interval against a depleted Pier team.
The visitors got back into the game after the break, claiming the lion’s share of the possession. Andy Spivey’s side got back onto level terms thanks to Danny Cooper’s volley, after the midfielder had controlled the ball neatly with his chest.
Just as the game looked destined for extra-time, Pier struck the killer blow five minutes from time, Cooper’s effort from a goalmouth scramble being turned in by Ronnie Lamb.
A relieved Spivey said: “Central midfielder Mark Oldroyd was our man of the match as he put in another good shift for us, he has been great this season for us. The bad news is that Tommy Barker picked up a nasty injury near the end of the game, which makes him a doubt for our North Riding FA Saturday Challenge Cup game against Northallerton Town Academy on Saturday.
“We are very short of strikers and attacking options at the moment and this adds to my problems, we had to use central defender Steve Sheader and Andy Sheader up front in this cup game.”
Falsgrave 5 (Drydale 2, Brady 2, Tolliday) Scalby 3 (Scales, Marton, Sunderland)
Billy Johnson’s Falsgrave side completed the semi-final line-up with this defeat of fellow second division side Scalby.
Scalby took the lead, but Lee Drydale and Paul Brady netted a goal each to put Falsgrave in front.
The villagers fought back to level the scores, but Drydale’s second restored the hosts’ slender advantage.
Brady smacked in his second to give Falsgrave some breathing space and a delicate chipped finish from Rich Tolliday after a pass from Brady secured the win for the hosts, although Scalby did hit a late third.
The Scalby scorers were Shaun Scales, man of the match Karl Marton and Kev Sunderland.
Falsgrave’s man of the match was central midfielder Gavin McGough.