Sunday cup & league reports: Traf and Pier march on

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Trafalgar and West Pier both eased to victory in their respective re-arranged Kenward Cup games, while in division two, leaders Shakespeare were made to battle for a 3-3 home draw with West Pier Reserves and high-flying Commercial lost 4-0 at Scarborough Sports in division three.

Kenward Cup

Filey Flyers 1 Trafalgar 12 (B Salt 4, Jenkinson 3, L Cooper 2, M Tate, Thomas)

New signing Neil Thomas was the star of the show for Traf in this one-sided match against Flyers at Clarence Drive.

Thomas, who has made the switch from Traf’s arch-rivals West Pier, impressed throughout his debut, marking a man-of-the-match display - playing just behind the strikers - with a goal.

Ben Salt led the way up front with four goals, while Luke Jenkinson also banged in a hat-trick for the visitors.

Mike Tate also smashed in two goals as the away team ran riot.

West Riding 3 (Tolliday, R Link, Anderson) West Pier 12 (Bell 4, Speight 3, Bradshaw 2, Sygrove 2, M Cooper)

Pier coped well without Thomas in their cup-tie, with the visitors’ new recruit Gareth Sygrove netting twice on his debut - sinking his old teammates in the process.

Dave Bell, who has been on Pier’s books for a while but has been sidelined by the poor weather, banged in four goals for Paddy Parke’s side, who made the trip to a foggy Oliver’s Mounty with just 11 players, although hosts Riding also had a depleted line-up.

Rob Speight’s goalscoring exploits continued with a hat-trick, while man of the match Jamie Bradshaw scored twice and Martin Cooper also netted.

Parke said: “Jamie was outstanding as one of the three forward players, scoring twice and setting up four goals, he was a constant menace all morning against them.

“It was good to get back on the pitch as the weather has kept us out of action for ages.”

Sunday League division two

Shakespeare 3 (T Barker 2, Jenking) West Pier Reserves 3 (Watson pen, Swinger, Hooper)

Leaders Shakespeare’s 100 per cent record was halted by an inspired West Pier Reserves outfit, the hosts twice having to come back from behind before snatching a point at the death.

Neither side could break through in a first half dominated by the home side, Aaron Jenking coming closest for Col Jenkinson’s side with a thumping shot that cannoned back off the crossbar.

Pier took the lead after the break when Daz Swinger was brought down in the penalty area, Chris Watson blasting home the resultant penalty.

The home side hit back with two quick goals as the game was turned on its head, with Jenking and Mikey Barker on target for Shakespeare.

Jenking’s levellerwas a fine strike after a mix-up in the Pier defence, then Barker fired home after fine work by Jamie Patterson.

Five minutes later Pier got back on level terms with a superb run and finish from Swinger, the left-winger cutting inside onto his right foot before drilling the ball low into the net past the home keeper.

Pier then went back in front, James Temple’s inch-perfect cross met by bullet header from 12 yards out by veteran Dave Hooper.

With five minutes remaining, Shakespeare earned a point, Patterson’s quick thinking at a free-kick putting Barker through and he slid his shot home to make it 3-3.

Proud Pier chief Mark Tucker said: “I was delighted with that display, every single one of them deserves a share of the man-of-the-match award. I had a load of players let me down on the morning, and was left with 11 players - nearly all of them having to play out of position, I had full-backs up front and people roped in who were retired.”

Jenkinson added: “We were let down by seven players who cried off on the morning of the game, but we still should have won the game. We dominated the first half, but did not take our chances and fair play to Pier they did well in the second half.

“Jon Cairns played well for us after moving up front at half-time, while Jordan Aitkens and Tom Scales also impressed.

Division three

Scarborough Sports 4 (Collins 4) Commercial 0

A four-goal blast from Danny Collins steered Sports to a shock home victory against promotion hopefuls Commercial.

The visiting manager Geoff Osguthorpe was disgusted by his team’s performance.

He said: “I am really embarrassed by the way my team played, although Sports did play very well and deserved the win - Danny Collins was the difference between the two sides.

“If we play like this we are not good enough to stay in the top two in the division.”

Newlands Reserves 10 (Delve 6, R Cooper 3, Mackenzie-Fenwick) Alma 0

Newlands boosted their promotion credentials with a convincing defeat of Alma.

Luke Delve, having recently stepped up to the first team after impressing for the second team, returned to the reserves with a bang, scoring six goals for the home side.

Ryan Cooper, also dropping down from the first team, banged in a hat-trick, while youngster Thomas Mackenzie-Fenwick scoered the goal of the game, a cracking 20-yard shot set up by man of the match John Wood. The latter earned the plaudits after setting up seven of the 10 goals during a superb display on the right wing.

Johnny Hayes was the only Alma player to shine, putting in a good shift in central midfield.

Other result

Castle 1 West Riding Reserves 5