KIRKBYMOORSIDE Reserves secured their place in the semi-finals of the Scarborough & District FA Junior Cup with a 5-2 win at Scarborough League second division side Flixton.
The Moorsiders join Lealholm, Lingdale United, and Loftus Athletic in the semi-final draw.
Player/manager Andrew Marley was absent on his stag weekend so assistant manager Tom Bryant took charge and he saw his team take a two-goal first-half lead with goals scored by youngsters Josh Butler and Rhys Piercy.
Flixton’s teenage keeper Thomas Hicks made two outstanding saves to keep the score at 2-0.
In the second half Flixton started mush better and drew level thanks to goals scored by Tim Jackson and Keith Skelton, the Moorsiders then scored two very quick goals by Jason Brown, he then completed his hat-trick with a penalty kick.
Butler shared the Moorsiders man of the match award with Brown, while Hicks was Flixton’s star man.
Leaders Union Rovers suffered another setback to their Beckett League division one title hopes with a shock 2-1 loss at lowly Heslerton.
Dean Sleightholme opened the scoring for Union after 15 minutes but five minutes before half-time Simon Oxendale headed in a corner to level the scores.
Andy Sellars netted the winning goal for Heslerton in the 70th minute.
Heslerton boss Dean Storry said: “The team played well and it was a deserved win. Steven Parker and Daniel Thompson performed very well in the centre of midfield for us, while Dean Sleightholme played well and Stuart Young excelled at centre-back.”
This defeat allowed second-placed Sinnington to close to within three points of Rovers, and with two games in hand, after the Sinners eased to a 10-0 win at strugglers Norton United.
Sinnington’s first goal came on 10 minutes from leading scorer Dave Wilkinson, slotting home from near the penalty area after Robbie Preston played a centre.
The second came shortly after, Preston finding Paul Harland on the edge of the area to fire into the top corner.
Norton rallied, but nothing came of it, Sinnington grabbing a third just before half-time, Wayne Moon laying the ball off to Toby Edwards who lobbed the keeper from 20 yards.
The second half was more of the same from Sinnington, Norton having to defend for most of the half.
The fourth came from a corner, Robbie Preston flicking on for Wayne Moon to grab his first from six yards, firing into the top of the net.
On 50 minutes Stu Wilkinson won the ball in midfield, and played a defence-splitting pass to Robbie Preston to finish neatly one on one just inside the area.
Five minutes later Preston added his second after a low cross from Moon found him at the back post for a tap-in.
On the hour Preston’s hat-trick was complete when Edwards cross, decieved the keeper, who missed the ball, with Preston having an empty net at the far post to score.
Ten minutes later the eighth was scored by Lee Mitchell after Edwards’ cross found him in the centre of the penalty area to fire under the keeper.
Lee Mitchell’s run and cross down the wing found youngster Luke Clemmit for his first Sinnington goal with a neat finish into the bottom corner from eight yards.
The scoring was rounded off when Stu Wilkinson found Moon who headed his second home.
Norton’s best chance fell to their keeper who went up for a late corner, but failed to trouble Langdale in the Sinnington goal.
Man of the match was Graham Bateman who played well and looked comfortable in central midfield and at left-back when having to swap positions.
Bagby & Balk proved too strong for Kirkdale United, easing to a 4-0 home win.
The visitors made a strong start but were unable to take advantage and as the half progressed Bagby got on top with man of the match James Thompson in the Dale goal busy having to make a couple of good saves as Bagby forced a stream of corners but they were unable to make any count.
After a breakaway from another Bagby corner Tom Highley went through on goal and his powerful shot high to the keeper’s right was superbly turned round the post by the Bagby keeper.
He was forced into another good save shortly after when Dean Coote shot high to the keeper’s left but again the keeper was able to save before Bagby opened the scoring in the 41st minute.
The second half was much the same with Bagby looking dangerous and Thompson was far the busier.
Bagby scored a second in the 74th minute when a forward cut through the defence and scored when he rounded the keeper.
Two terrific shots from distance in the 80th and 82nd minutes enabled Bagby to run out 4-0 winners.
Gillamoor won by the same margin at home to Duncombe Park in a mid-table clash.
Lee Alexander continued his free-scoring form with a double, while man of the match Luke McLaren and sub Josh Tateson also netted for Gillamoor.