Falsgrave Reserves continued their excellent form with a 4-1 win at Pickering Knights in the Scarborough FA Junior Cup second round, while Filey Town Reserves won 1-0 at home to Rillington and Sleights Reserves progressed with a 4-1 defeat of Cayton Corinthians Reserves, while in the league, division three leaders Whitby RFC won 3-0 at Commercial.
Scarborough FA Junior Cup first round
Pickering Knights 1 (Connell) Falsgrave Reserves 4 (James, D Gough, Walker, Hansen)
Falsgrave Reserves surged into the second round of the Scarborough FA Junior Cup with an away victory against Beckett League division two side Pickering Knights.
Theo James put Falsgrave ahead with a diving header, but Jack Connell levelled for the home side before half-time.
After the break Danny Gough restored the visitors lead, and a thumping 30-yarder from Clayton Walker put them clear before Zak Hansen’s finish sealed their victory.
Right-sided midfielder James was the Falsgrave star man, while seasoned central midfielder Andy Spittlehouse was the Knights man of the match.
Sleights Reserves 4 (M Brennan 3, L Brennan) Cayton Corinthians Reserves 1 (C Garton)
A Mike Brennan hat-trick steered Sleights Reserves to victory in a keenly-contested cup clash at home to Cayton Reserves.
The visitors were on top in the first half but failed to take advantage of their superior possession and Lee Brennan made them pay with a neat finish on 21 minutes.
Craig Garton levelled for Cayton five minutes into the second half with a clinical strike from 10 yards but Mike Brennan put Sleights back in front in the 55th minute and three minutes later he had made it 3-1.
Mike Brennan completed his hat-trick two minutes from time and booked Sleights Reserves’ spot in the hat for the third round.
Ash Durham was man of the match for Cayton, who also had veteran Gus Ferra on top form.
Filey Town Reserves 1 (Plant) Rillington Athletic 0
Filey Town Reserves put their indifferent league form behind them to earn a 1-0 home win against second division rivals Rillington.
Lee Plant scored the all-important goal on the half-hour mark, heading in powerfully from a well-flighted cross.
Town should have scored more goals, but the Rillington keeper made some stunning saves to keep his side in the cup-tie.
The impressive Tom Haxby had a shot saved by the visiting stopper, while Josh McKaig hit the post after being one-on-one with the keeper.
Commercial 0 Whitby RFC 3 (Kilpatrick, Jobling, Ross)
Third division leaders Whitby RFC eased to a win at newcomers Commercial.
Man of the match, left-winger Mikey Kilpatrick scored the opening goal with a low shot.
Paul Jobling’s curling shot made it 2-0 and Ste Ross finished off a great move to confirm the three-point haul for the unbeaten visitors.
Seamer Sports Reserves 2 (Morris 2) Westover Wasps Reserves 2 (Renshaw 2)
The battle of the bottom two teams in the league ended in a 2-2 draw thanks to a fine display from super-sub Matty Morris, who struck twice in the final 10 minutes to earn Seamer Sports Reserves a point at home to Westover Wasps Reserves.
Troy Renshaw headed Wasps in front on 10 minutes and the visitors held onto this lead until half-time.
Renshaw netted again early in the second half with an eight-yard shot and the points seemed to be going to Kev Hodgson’s side.
Seamer chief Gary Dixon made a tactical switch, bringing on youngster Morris on up front and this inspired move paid off as the super-sub struck the home side’s first in the 80th minute with a tap-in and a second five minutes later he made it 2-2 with a towering header from Jamie Cammish’s cross.
Neal Castleton could have earned all three points for Wasps, but his shot hit the bar and bounced on the line before being cleared.
Centre-back Sam Gregory was singled out as Seamer’s star man while his counterpart Sean Hope was named as the Wasps man of the match.