Senior Cup & Sunday division one: Hall saves Strongwood

For action pictures, fixtures, tables and reports read the Scarborough News on Thursday
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Strongwood, Newlands and Trafalgar completed the Senior Cup semi-final line-up with wins against it is it is, Filey Flyers and West Riding respectively, while Klosters won 1-0 at Seamer in division one.

Senior Cup quarter-finals

Strongwood 3 (Hall 2, one pen, Till) itis itis 2 (Chambers 2)

First division outfit Strongwood had to battle back from a goal down twice in this Senior Cup quarter-final before finally edging second division itis itis by the odd goal in five.

Luke Chambers put the visitors ahead after only 10 minutes, shotting home from close-range at the back post after Mark Oldroyd’s fine control turn and cross had created the opening.

The visitors had the better of the first half, but they allowed Nathan Till in to level with a tap-in just before the break.

On the hour mark Chambers struck an almost identical goal to his first to restore the visitors’ lead.

Strongwood seemed to take a grip of the game in the second half, and Eric Hall, who started up front, moved to right-back when Chris Mann went off injured, then returned to a striking role, taking the starring role.

Hall levelled from the penalty spot after he had been fouled in the area on 75 minutes.

The Boro Reserves striker then netted the winner 10 minutes from time, turning his marker and lobbing his shot over keeper Tim Hicks.

Hall was named as man of the match for Strongwood, but Bobby Penny also battled away well in midfield.

For it is it is, Elliot Spurr, who was in the holding midfield role for the visitors was the star man, while his fellow midfielder Paul Flack also put in a strong shift.

Strongwood now tackle West Pier in the semi-finals.

Filey Flyers 0 Newlands 5 (Bates, Gallagher, Delve, Luntley, Jack Hakings)

Title-chasing Newlands cruised into the semi-finals with a fine win at Flyers.

The hosts started with only nine men due to aplayers arriving late, and with the likes of Phil Dickens, James Jenkinson and top-scoring Scott Sheldon out the Flyers were always up against it.

They held out until the stroke of half-time when Stu Bates opened the scoring for the visitors, tapping in after the ball dropped to him after getting the better of the home keeper Will Hunter in an aerial challenge, despite the Flyers players appealing for a handball by the striker.

The visitors seemed to step up another gear after the interval and this was sparked by a stunning strike from veteran Jamie Gallagher, playing in central midfield, who smacked in a 20-yard shot into the top corner with his left foot.

Luke Delve added a third when his shot nutmegged the Filey keeper and when Ben Luntley rounded Will Hunter and slotted from an acute angle the game was won.

The scoring was completed by Jack Hakings, who latched onto a fine cross from Delve and fired in from 15 yards out.

Jordan Mintoft was the Newlands man of the match at centre-back, but Gallagher pushed him close with a virtuoso display in central midfield.

Centre-back Dave Thompson and left-sided midfielder Dave Brannan Jnr - promted from the reserves - both shone for Flyers.

West Riding 0 Trafalgar 2 (Hegarty, Dodson pen)

Traf secured a trip to their top-flight title rivals Newlands in the second Senior Cup semi-final after this win at second division West Riding.

Liam Salt’s side dominate possession and took the lead in the first through the in-form Nick Hegarty, whose sidefooted shot flew into the net after fine approach play from Joel Ramm.

After the break Ramm was once again at the centre of the second goal, as he was fouled in the penalty area, and Shaun Dodson smashed home the resultant spot-kick.

Right-back Gary Jordan was named as man of the match for Traf.

Division one

Seamer 0 Klosters 1 (G Rose)

Klosters dug deep for victory in a scrappy encounter at Seamer.

In a game of few chances it was Georgie Rose who netted the winner on 70 minutes.

Rose was chasing an Ashley Townley through-ball, the home keeper came out and got their first but spilled the ball and Rose slid it in from an acute angle.

The visitors had a goal ruled out for offside in the first half, and Ashley Townley’s free-kick hit the underside of the bar and bounced down but was adjudged not to have crossed the line.

Klosters boss Rhys Howell said: “It was a really scrappy game and we were a long way off our best but we got a lucky break for our goal.

“Nick Sumpton filled in at centre-back and produced a very composed display, while Ryan McClements did well in the centre of the park and Ashley Townley was also on top form.”

James Seymour shone for Seamer on the right side of midfield.