Frank White Trophy & division three: Ayton Res & Cayton Reserves pull off cup shocks

Frank White Trophy'FC Soba(black/white) v Cayton Reserves'Picture by Neil Silk  124739d'24/11/12
Frank White Trophy'FC Soba(black/white) v Cayton Reserves'Picture by Neil Silk 124739d'24/11/12

Ayton Reserves and Cayton Corinthians Reserves threw the formbook out of the window to claim Frank White Trophy wins at home to fourth-placed Scalby Reserves and at third-placed FC Soba respectively, while West Pier Reserves moved up into second in the division three table.

Ayton Reserves 4 (Prentice 2, Duggan, Bywater) Scalby Reserves 0

A double strike from teenager Niall Prentice helped Ayton, who are fourth-from-bottom in the third division, to a home Frank White Trophy first round win against fourth-placed Scalby Reserves.

Seventeen-year-old TJ Duggan opened the scoring for Ayton after 20 minutes, volleying his shot into the bottom corner from 15 yards after a deep cross from Liam Glaves.

Prentice, who is also 17, fired in his first goal early in the second half for the home side, converting a cross from Mark Craven.

The teenager then seized upon a sloppy clearance from the Scalby keeper, lobbing his shot over the keeper from 35 yards out.

Duggan then hit a strike over the bar, before sub Daniel Bywater wrapped up the win when he beat the keeper to the ball and stroked the ball into the net.

Ayton chief Mark Plumpton said: “This game and the previous week’s 5-0 defeat of Seamer Reserves are the best two displays I have ever seen by the lads. It was such a good team display that the whole squad deserves the man-of-the-match award.

“The only time that Scalby threatened was when Dan Gregory broke through but he hit the post with only the keeper to beat.”

FC Soba 2 (Walker, Breckon) Cayton Corinthians Reserves 3 (Hansen 2, J Venner)

Cayton secured their first win of the season in this entertaining second round game which saw the basement club stun the promotion-chasers.

Jack Walker opened the scoring for Soba after 20 minutes, but teenager Zak Hansen drew the scores level with his 25-yard free-kick which bounced in front of the home keeper and into the net.

Cayton went in front after the half-time break, Josh Venner gaining possession just inside the Soba half before racing through the home defence and cutting inside before firing the ball into the net.

Tez Breckon gave the home side hope with an 80th-minute leveller, but Hansen then scored his second, beating the Soba keeper to the ball and sliding his shot into the net.

Hansen and Venner shone for Cayton while Dave Oxley and Tony Stubbings shone for Soba.

Athletico2B 3 (B Sheader, May, Goodwin) Seamer Sports Reserves 2 (Layton, Mattinson)

Athletico2B battled back from 2-1 down to secure a second-round spot after seeing off Seamer in this five-goal thriller.

Ben Sheader opened the scoring for the home side, shooting home after showing some great control.

Dan Layton equalised for the visitors after the interval, finishing off a good team move by the villagers.

Then Ali Caw’s pass set up Chris Mattinson to fire Seamer 2-1 in front and they looked to be heading for a cup win.

The home side had other ideas though, as in the 75th minute, man of the match Kyle May crashing home a superb sliced volley past the Seamer keeper and into the net.

Three minutes later the comeback was complete when Sean Goodwin shot home the winner.

Falsgrave Reserves 2 Sleights 11 (McCarthy 3, Kipling 2, Smith 2, Brennan 2, Watson, Fawcett)

A Marc McCarthy hat-trick was the highlight of this one-sided second round clash.

Lee Brennan, Ian Smith and Marc Kipling all scored a brace each, with top-scorer Ben Watson and James Fawcett also netting for the visitors.

West Pier Reserves 4 (Speight 3, Adamson) Westover Wasps Reserves 0

A Rob Speight hat-trick steered Pier to a victory that lifts them above FC Soba and into second placed in the third division table.

Striker Speight put a below-par Pier ahead with a well-taken goal, with his second a header just before the break.

In the second half, it took less than a minute for man of the match Speight to complete his hat-trick and secure the win for Dave Crawford’s troops.

Sub Andy Adamson marked a fine cameo performance with a fine volley for Pier’s fourth goal.