WOMBLETON Wanderers will meet Lingdale United in the final of the Scarborough & District FA Junior Cup at Whitby Town’s Turnbull Ground on Friday, April 11, with a 7pm kick off.
The dates for the four Scarborough & District FA cup finals have now been set, and the first involves newitts.com Beckett League division two side Wombleton’s bid for glory in their debut season, to add to their title challenge.
The other three finals will be played at Bridlington Town’s Queensgate ground, the first of which will be the Harbour Cup final between Ayton and Filey Town on Monday, April 18.
The Sunday Cup final between Filey Flyers and Klosters will be played on Thursday, May 1, and the District Cup final between Ayton and Newlands Park will be played on Monday, May 12.
All three games at Bridlington will kick off at 7pm.
If any of the finals ends in a draw, they will go straight to a penalty shoot-out without extra time.
The District Cup semi-finals saw Newlands Park avenge defeat to Filey Town a week earlier in the Harbour Cup semi-finals.
Park, the runaway leaders in the Scarborough & District League first division, trailed to a James Pinder goal after just five minutes, with Filey missing chances to go further ahead.
But Sean Exley scored twice in five minutes to turn things around midway through the first half and, in the second half, Newlands scored three goals in a brilliant seven-minute spell through Bily Logan (2) and Danny Jenkinson to seal a 5-1 victory.
Newlands will meet Ayton in the final - Ayton having reached their second final in a week by beating Eastfield St James 4-3 in an end-to-end thriller.
Ayton, who lie bottom of division one in the Scarborough & District League, went ahead after 10 minutes through Mikey Pickering and they soon doubled their lead when Dan Peel scored.
In the second half, Eastfield struck back in fine fashion to go 3-2 ahead thanks to a Simon Rigg own goal and strikes by Ali Caw and, with 15 minutes remaining, Nick Hegarty.
But Ayton themselves responded. Chris Stubbings was brought down in the penalty box and player-manager Steve Roberts, the former Pickering Town favourite, scored from the spot.
The winning goal arrived near the final whistle and it could hardly have been more unfortunate for Eastfield - an own goal by Arran Wright, deflecting into the net a Mark Vasey effort, to give Ayton the victory and the place in the final.
• WOMBLETON Wanderers stayed on course for more silverware by winning 6-2 at Snainton reserves in the Panasonic League Division Two Cup quarter-finals.
Wanderers are also sitting pretty at the top of the second division table and are in the Scarborough & District FA Junior Cup final.
Sam Collings put Snainton ahead but within 30 seconds Wombleton were level through man-of-the-match Luke McLaren and by half-time they were 3-1 up thanks to Jake Dennison and a second McLaren goal.
Josh Tateson, Dennison and Sam Appleton all netted for Wombleton in the second half, with Sam Wallace pulling one goal back for Snainton, for whom left-back Billy Sullivan stood out.
Heslerton reserves also reached the last four, winning 4-0 at an improving Norton United - though the victory was was not as comfor-table as the scoreline suggests.
Pete Tiffney opened the scoring after only three minutes but the remainder of the first half was end to end with both keepers tested.
Heslerton doubled their lead after 68 minutes as Joe Schofield bundled the rebound home after Tiffney’s shot was saved. But they only made sure of victory late on with goals by Tyrone Walton, flicking an Andy Norman shot into the net, and Tiffney.
Left midfielder Nathan Kirby shone for Norton, with Lee Timms Heslerton’s man of the match.