Sunday cup reports: Traf march to North Riding win, while Newlands, Flyers and Pier earn Senior success

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Trafalgar secured a place in the semi-finals of the North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup, while Newlands, West Pier and Filey Flyers all won their Senior Cup games.

North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup

Trafalgar 5 (C Hepples 2, Hegarty, A Coulson, M Tate) Park End 1

Traf player-boss Liam Salt was delighted with his side’s efforts in their quarter-final demolition of Park End.

Salt said: “That is the best football we have played all season. Every player from one to 15 all played very well, it was impossible to give a man of the match as they all deserved it.

“Park End have not lost a game in all their competitions this season so to defeat them convincingly was a great result.

“We are away to AFC Sheep on March 3 in the semi-final, and we beat them in this cup last season at home, so we will be quite confident.”

Alec Coulson, who has been on inspired form this season, opened the scoring for the hosts, breaking through the Park End defence and sliding his shot into the net.

Nick Hegarty also kept his cool to finish neatly and put Traf 2-0 ahead at the break.

Twenty minutes into the second half, sub Mike Tate made sure of the win with a clinical finish, while his fellow super-sub Carl Hepples hammered in two goals to put Traf well clear, despite Park End’s late consolation.

Senior Cup

Filey Flyers 4 (Sheldon 3, P Dickens) Trafalgar Reserves 3 (Noon 3)

First division Flyers held on for a first-round win against a determined Trafalgar second string.

Right-winger Scott Sheldon was the driving force behind Flyers’ win, netting the first three goals for the home side.

Sheldon netted at the back post after fine work from Phil Dickens to open the scoring, and two further strikes from the winger - both coming after he had cut inside from the right flank, completed his hat-trick.

Dickens smashed the ball high into the net after a goalmouth scramble to put Flyers 4-0 ahead on the stroke of half-time.

With 20 minutes of the second half played, it seemed like this cup tie was firmly in the Filey side’s grasp, but Traf’s Andy Noon had other ideas, netting twice to set up a frenetic finale. In the 80th minute Noon hit his third and he also had a late chance to make it 4-4 but narrowly missed the target.

Filey will now entertain Newlands in the quarter-final on February 24.

Seamer 0 Newlands 5 (Luntley 2, one pen, Delve, Bates, R Cooper)

Newlands eased into the last eight with a comfortable win against a depleted Seamer side reduced to 10 men for 80 minutes after an early ankle injury suffered by Liam Buglass saw him limp off the field.

Luke Delve opened the scoring for the visitors, following in a shot that had been saved by Seamer man of the match James Burrows.

Ben Luntley added a second from the penalty spot after he had been fouled in the area.

Newlands man of the match Ryan Cooper made it 3-0 early in the second half with a powerful header from a free-kick.

Stu Bates then fired in from an acute angle to make it 4-0 and the best was saved to last when Luntley lashed the ball into the roof of the net from the edge of the penalty area.

West Pier 3 (Bradshaw, Sygrove, Speight) Shakespeare 2 (Barker, Jenking)

Pier booked a spot in the semi-finals with a hard-earned win against second division high-flyers Shakespeare.

Jamie Bradshaw opened the scoring for Pier, who were being run by joint-boss Jamie Towse as his co-manager Paddy Parke was ill.

The visitors roared back into contention and scored twice before the interval, with ex-Pier striker Mikey Barker and Arran Jenking on target.

After a rousing team talk by Towse, Pier levelled through Gareth Sygrove.

Rob Speight came on with 20 minutes remaining and this turned out to be an inspired substitution as the striker fired in the winner eight minutes from time.

Pier will play host to the winners of the Strongwood-Itis Itis quarter-final in the final four of this competition.

Neal Castleton was named as the Shakespeare man of the match.

Sun Inn 1 (Scott) Itis Itis 4 (Watson 2, Chambers, Williams)

Nine-man Itis Itis secured their quarter-final berth with a composed win against 10-man Sun at Oliver’s Mount.

Man of the match JP Watson smacked in two goals for the visitors, with Luke Chambers and Jamie Williams also on target.

Sun man of the match Arron Scott scored the hosts’ only goal.