The Scarborough News
TRAF BATTLE FOR CUP WIN TO LINE UP ANGEL FINAL
Dan Jones’ Angel win on road at Coulby Newham to make it an all-Scarborough Sunday League final in NRCFA final
Trafalgar saw off league rivals Newlands 2-0 at Pindar and Angel triumphed 6-3 at Coulby Newham & Nunthorpe to set up an all-Scarborough Sunday League North Riding FA Sunday Challenge Cup final.
Traf went ahead in Sunday morning’s cup clash thanks to a great lobbed shot from Lewis Taylor in the first half.
Newlands came back into the game after the interval but fine defending maintained Traf ’s lead and they sealed their place in the final with a cracking free-kick from Joel Ramm.
Trafalgar boss Mikey Barker said: “We matched them for battle this time.
“A game against Newlands is always a battle but we all stepped up to see us through to the final against Angel which will be a very good game.
“The man of the match was shared between Curt Rose, Nathan Vernon and Connor Avison.”
Newlands manager Dan Sheader added: “We started very slowly in the cup semifinal.
“It was very even in the first half and they then took the lead after a slip in our defence
“But we then had a good spell at the end of the period and had a great chance to level when Ryan Matson hit the woodwork with a free-kick on the stroke of half-time.
“We had so many chances to score in second half as we had them pegged back for a good 30 minutes but we did not take one and then they scored a second with a worldie of a free-kick 15 minutes from the end.
“I am disappointed with the result, but over the moon with how the lads performed today, we will look forward to next season now.”
Angel’s 6-3 win at Coulby Newham & Nunthorpe was a lively encounter, with both sides playing the second half with only 10 men.
Dan Jones’ side went ahead with a fine volley from Martin Cooper but they were then reduced to 10 men when Kur
tis Henderson was shown a straight red for an off-theball incident on the 20-minute mark.
Coulby then went in front with two quick goals to turn the cup tie on its head but Angel refused to submit and equalised through Jackson Jowett before restoring their lead just before the interval through a Gary Thomas header.
The hosts then also saw a player sent off just before halftime.
The away side doubled their lead in the second half through Neil Thomas and made it 6-2 thanks to further goals from Jowett and substitute George Walmsley, before Coulby hit a late penalty as a consolation.
Jones said: “All the lads were superb today and their attitude was unreal after being down to 10 men for 70 minutes of the game.
“All of them get the man of the match award.
“Hopefully we can have a great cup final day in Scarborough with no restrictions now!”