Scawthorpe Athletic through to last eight of national cup

Battling Scawthorpe Athletic reached the quarter-finals of the FA Sunday Cup with a gutsy win over Poets Young Boys.

By Paul Goodwin
Thursday, 17th February 2022, 7:24 pm
Updated Friday, 18th February 2022, 9:17 am
Action from Scawthorpe Athletic’s 4-1 win over Poets Young Boys in the FA Sunday Cup. Pictures courtesy of John Hobson Photography
Action from Scawthorpe Athletic’s 4-1 win over Poets Young Boys in the FA Sunday Cup. Pictures courtesy of John Hobson Photography

The Doncaster Rovers Sunday League champions played the entire second half with ten men but still ran out 4-1 winners against their opponents from Nottingham.

Scawthorpe have now won three games in England’s most prestigious Sunday League competition following earlier victories against Newark-based outfit RHP Sports and Westwood Park from Bradford.

They have been drawn at home to Essex side Baiteze in the last eight in a tie to be played on Sunday, March 6.

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Scawthorpe celebrate one of their four goals against Poets Young Boys in the FA Sunday Cup. Pictures courtesy of John Hobson Photography

Poets took the lead at Brodsworth Welfare but Athletic got back on level terms through Gary Mundy from the penalty spot after Sam Corner was brought down in the box.

Quick-fire goals from Shaun Mundy and Corner then put the home side in control but they were dealt a major blow before half time when Graeme Severn was sent off for a second yellow card.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Scawthorpe extended their lead when Shaun Mundy supplied Corner with his second goal of the game and the ten men defended resolutely for the remainder of the contest.

Proud boss James Kaye told the Free Press: “We started slowly and it showed when we went 1-0 down.

“But we gradually got a grip of the game and managed to get ourselves ahead.

"We knew it would be backs to the wall after the sending off but we really dug deep. Poets threw everything at us but they couldn’t find a way through.

“We were so resilient in that second half. It was a pleasure to see how much it means to lads to keep this unbelievable run going.”