North Riding FA Cup: Penalty woe for Scarboro’ teams

134042a'Flixton v AFC Hillside'Picture by Neil Silk'05/10/13
134042a'Flixton v AFC Hillside'Picture by Neil Silk'05/10/13

Scalby, Cayton Corinthians and Flixton all suffered penalty shoot-out defeats in the first round of the North Riding FA Saturday Challenge Cup.

Brooklyn Reserves 2 Scalby 2 (Hartnett 2), Brooklyn win 5-4 on penalties

134042b'Flixton v AFC Hillside'Picture by Neil Silk'05/10/13

134042b'Flixton v AFC Hillside'Picture by Neil Silk'05/10/13

Scalby battled back from 2-0 down at Brooklyn Reserves to force a penalty shoot-out in this North Riding FA Saturday Challenge Cup first round match, but they ended up losing out on spot-kicks - Gareth Olney missing a golden chance to earn a place in the second round.

The York League Reserve division side opened the scoring in the first half, seizing upon a rebound after the impressive Matty Scott had saved a fierce effort from Brooklyn.

Scalby stepped up a gear in the second half, but Kev David’s side were stunned by a second goal on the counter-attack by Brooklyn.

Mike Hartnett pulled a goal back for Scalby then hit another to bring the scores level.

134042c'Flixton v AFC Hillside'Picture by Neil Silk'05/10/13

134042c'Flixton v AFC Hillside'Picture by Neil Silk'05/10/13

The visitors had the better of the second half and the home keeper had to make several superb saves to maintain the parity and the game went to penalties.

Scott saved a penalty in the shoot-out, and Scalby just had to score their fifth and final effort to secure a spot in the second round, but Olney missed with a tame penalty.

Brooklyn scored their next and Shaun Scales missed Scalby’s sixth, blazing his effort over the bar to send the Malton side through.

Carl Marton was the Scalby man of the match, while Scott also did well in goal for the visitors.

134042d'Flixton v AFC Hillside'Picture by Neil Silk'05/10/13

134042d'Flixton v AFC Hillside'Picture by Neil Silk'05/10/13

Flixton 2 (Dixon 2) Hillside 2, Hillside win 6-5 on penalties

Flixton also bowed out in the first round with a penalty shoot-out defeat at home to Northallerton outfit Hillside.

Striker Robin Dixon opened the scoring for Mick Stephenson’s side after only three minutes and the injury-ravaged hosts hung onto their lead until half-time.

The away side drew level early in the second half and then struck again to go ahead and seemed to be heading for victory until Dixon slid in to net his second six minutes from time to make it 2-2.

In the penalty shoot-out, Flixton missed their first effort, but the visitors then failed to net their second and with the scores still level Rich Garton missed from the spot and Hillside scored to earn the win.

Luke Midgley was named as man of the match for a strong display at right-back.

Cayton Corinthians 0 Brotton Railway Arms 0, Brotton win 4-2 on penalties

Superb displays from both the goalkeepers in this match ensured there were no goals in open play in this cup-tie between Cayton and Brotton.

Cayton stopper Ross Gill pulled off a string of outstanding stops to keep a clean sheet, and the Brotton keeper was on equally fine form to maintain parity in this clash.

Jake McAleese and Tom Sixsmith then had penalties saved in the shoot-out, while Gill also stopped one Brotton spot-kick, but the Eskvale & Cleveland League outfit managed to keep their cool and win 4-2 on penalties.

Harry Pollard and Michael Dennis were the successful Cayton penalty-takers, with Gill being named as man of the match.

West Pier 7 (Sygrove 2, M Barker 2, M Cooper, N Thomas, J Ledden) Askrigg United 1

Doubles from Gareth Sygrove and Mikey Barker fired holders West Pier to victory in this one-side affair.

Martin Cooper, Neil Thomas and James Ledden also netted for Andy Spivey’s side.

Aaron Rose was man of the match for Pier after an excellent display in the heart of midfield.

Civil Service (York) 1 Edgehill 7 (R Greening 2, A Jenking, D Jenking, Nelson, L Cooper, Collins)

Edgehill breezed into the second round with a comfortable success at York-based Civil Service.

Aaron Jenking put Edgehill ahead and Rob Nelson added a second to put the visitors 2-0 up at half-time.

The home side got themselves back in the game with a goal early in the second half, but after joint-bosses Steve Clegg and Alec Coulson made a double substitution the visitors ran riot, banging in five goals without reply.

Ricky Greening banged in two goals during this period, with the in-form Liam Cooper, Danny Collins and sub Dave Jenking also on target.

Coulson, making his first appearance of the season, was the man of the match, while Clegg also singled out the home keeper for a strong display as he made a series of cracking stops.

Athletico2B 0 Stokesley Sports Club Reserves 6

A missed spot-kick from Athletico2B’s Nick David when the game was goalless proved to be crucial in this cup-tie.

Man of the match Chris Bowman also hit the bar when the visitors were still on level terms with Athletico2B, and these chances proved vital as Stokesley pulled well clear in the second half.

Guisborough Globe 12 Ayton Reserves 0

Third division side Ayton Reserves suffered a heavy defeat at the hand of a very strong Globe side, who were Guisborough Town Reserves last season.

Nick Craggs was named as man of the match for the away team.

Spennithorne & Harmby v Falsgrave - postponed, Falsgrave failed to raise a side.

Boosbeck United Athletic v Seamer Sports - postponed, Boosbeck failed to raise a side.