BOYS LEAGUE: Scawthorpe Scorpions U11s reach League Cup final

Scawthorpe v Scawthorpe Scorpions in orange beat Armthorpe Rovers on penalties
Scawthorpe v Scawthorpe Scorpions in orange beat Armthorpe Rovers on penalties

Scawthorpe Scorpions are through to the under 11s cup final after a dramatic 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Armthorpe Rovers.

With the two teams playing out a 3-3 draw after extra-time in the semi-final, the tie went down to the lottery of the penalty shootout, with Scawthorpe edging through.

Ben Christmas struck twice for Scawthorpe in normal time, along with a strike from Bailey Mai-Avill, but Ethan McGhee, Dylan Walker and Harry Kazimierczyk were on target for Armthorpe to send the game all the way to penalties.

Scawthorpe are currently fourth in the under 11 Premier, two points behind their beaten semi-finalists Armthorpe in third, and the game was every bit as evenly matched as expected.

Scorpions will play in the final against Balby Academy of Sport Blue, after they played out a similarly close contest with previously unbeaten South Kirkby Colliery Mineros.

Balby claimed the 1-0 win in extra time after the two sides played out a stalemate, and the league leaders missed out on the final at the last hurdle, thanks to a Roger Harrison winner.

South Kirkby were looking for a league and cup double as they currently sit top of the Premier with 13 wins from 14 games.

The only points they have dropped in the league came as a result of a draw with Balby last month.

However, it wasn’t to be for the leaders and Balby will face Scawthorpe in the final.

Meanwhile, Finningley Harriers Red took advantage of their divisional rivals being in cup action to move second in the Premier thanks to a 1-0 win over local rivals Finningley Harriers Blue.

Harrison Mercer was the matchwinner for the Reds as they moved to within six points of leaders South Kirkby.

In the other game of the weekend in the under 11 Premier, Edenthorpe eased any relegation fears by beating bottom club Tickhill 4-0.

Callum Forster scored twice with Luke Anderson and Toby Katrayna also on the scoresheet, as Edenthorpe moved 11 points clear of the bottom two.

In Division One, Edlington White Stars and Rossington Main consolidated their places as the top two as their promotion pursuits edged closer.

White Stars continue to lead the way at the top after they beat relegation-threatened Carcroft 5-0, with Rossington beating third placed Fishlake Falcons 3-1.