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Football: Amotherby KO’d by controversial cup strike
12:19pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in Sport
AMOTHERBY & Swinton gave a quality team performance but fell 2-1 to tough opponents Redcar Newmarket in the North Riding County FA Challenge Cup quarter-finals.
It was the York Minster Engineering League side’s first outing for three weeks due to recent postponements but they began well in a bright opening by both teams.
They were unlucky to go a goal down when on-rushing goalkeeper Chris Seager – who had replaced Kevin Jacques in goal – was adjudged to have given a penalty, before being sent the wrong way from the spot.
Amotherby heads did not drop, though, and Andrew Philips fired them level after Ryan Boyd’s delivery had fallen kindly to him.
The hosts then dominated play either side of half-time and Michael Linsley almost put them ahead after striking Philips’s cut-back well only for the goalkeeper to superbly flick the ball over the bar.
But then came the turning point. Redcar broke in behind the home defence and, with the officials waving away strong claims for offside, retook the lead.
Amotherby again pressed for an equaliser but were unable to trouble the goalkeeper again.
Midfielder Ryan Boyd was the man of the match.
Jordan Elliot hit a hat-trick as Stamford Bridge won 5-1 at Cottingham Rangers Juniors in the East Riding Qualifying Cup.
Man-of-the-match Darren Brandon and Nick Rank were Bridge's other marksmen.