Minor League Finals: Junior stars seal cup success

Scholes Park Raiders under-13s beat Scalby in their final
Scholes Park Raiders under-13s beat Scalby in their final

Scalby under-16s edged to a 1-0 win against Ayton in the Minor League Cup final at Bridlington Town’s Queensgate ground .

Ayton made the brighter start and tried a couple of long shots which the brilliant Adam Quilter dealt with.

Scalby under-16s were 1-0 victors against Ayton

Scalby under-16s were 1-0 victors against Ayton

It wasn’t long before Scalby’s defence of Tyler Beck, Jack Lauchlan, Ross Lazenby and Ben Dolan took control and with man of the match Matty Bourne in front of them, Scalby started to turn defence into attack.

Cal O’Keefe and Josh Williams both went close before Jack White threaded the ball through for Brandon Lee-Diston to rifle in an unstoppable goal from the edge of the area.

In the second half Adam Davis, Chris Wanless and the impressive Finlay Davison- Ward came off the bench.

Ayton tried to push for the equaliser but couldn’t break through Scalby’s defence, and it was the Otters who created the better chances.

Flixton under-14s were cup winners after beating Goldsborough United

Flixton under-14s were cup winners after beating Goldsborough United

Ben Quilter twice went close, but one shot was cleared off the line and another brilliantly saved by the Ayton keeper the keep the final score at 1-0 to Scalby to give a side who have played together since under-nines their first piece of silverware.

Manager Mark Eyres said: “Myself and coach Lee Dolan agree they deserve it for their effort and commitment over the past couple of seasons.”

Eastfield Sports under-16s beat York League side Brooklyn 5-4 in a dramatic shoot-out in the District FA Cup final after the scores had been locked at 2-2.

After a goalless first half, Brooklyn went ahead on 55 minutes, but Benny Davis levelled from the spot after Brad Craggs had been fouled in the area.

Sports then took the lead as Davis flicked a clever ball into the path of Craggs bearing down the left and his cross was met by Kieran Lilly, who calmly turned his marker before placing the ball wide of the Brooklyn keeper.

Eastfield were unable to maintain the lead though and the game went to penalties, Jordan Salt, Davis, Liam Stoddart and Lilly all scoring to bring the score to 4-4.

Kian Drury saved Brooklyn’s fifth spot-kick superbly, allowing Tyler Herrington to fire in the winning penalty.

Flixton Juniors under-14s got their hands on a second piece of silverware of the season after a hard fought battle with Goldsborough United.

Flixton started off the stronger team after creating a number of early chances which were stopped by the keeper.

United then came out of the blocks and dominated for the remainder of the first half.

With five minutes to go, a good strike by Cameron Alexander forced a save by the Goldsborough keeper and after a goalmouth scramble, Flixton striker Jay Elsdon poked home from six yards.

Goldsborough came out for the second half the stronger team and were camped in the Flixton half for the majority of the opening minutes.

Good work by Logan Henderson and Matty Ward was keeping Goldsborough at bay until a free-kick from outside the area was fired into the box and an unfortunate own goal levelled the game up at 1-1.

Flixton then stepped up a gear and upped the pressure on the Goldsborough goal.

Harry Ward chipped a free-kick into the area which was fumbled by the Goldsborough keeper and after another scramble, substitute Steven Corcoran tapped in at the far post to give Flixton the lead with 12 minutes to go.

Goldsborough created some more chances, well defended by the Flixton back line and goalkeeper Marley Ward.

After a nervy few minutes the referee blew for full-time, much to the joy of the Flixton players.

Scholes Park under-13s beat previously unbeaten Scalby to lift the silverware.

Dave Crawford’s side went ahead about 10 minutes in after Bradley Hollingsworth ran down the flank and squared to Charlie Smith to tap in.

Within five minutes Scalby were on level terms through Rueben Staveley.

It was fairly even until 10 minutes before the break when Aidan Crawford picked up the ball, pushed it past a defender and slipped it into Smith, who beat the keeper and make it 2-1 at half-time.

It wasn’t long before Scholes were 4-1 up after a quick double from Crawford .

Smith then created Crawford’s third with a fine run down the left wing cutting in and squaring for the hat-trick hero to make no mistake making it 5-1.

Smith then grabbed his third with a fine finish and Crawford got his fourth with a bottom corner finish.

Adrian Pastuszak got in on the act with minutes left smashing into the roof of the net and finish it off at 8-1.

William Whiteside was Scholes’ man of the match after a fantastic display in the middle of the park.

Cayton under-12s beat Goldsborough United in their final at Queensgate.

Throughout the game it was Cayton who played the better football, creating openings all game with their fluent passing football and tireless workrate.

Marshall Nock netted four and captain Liam Eyre also scored.

Manager John Groombridge said: “It was a superb team performance all round, they deserved the win.”