Sunday League: Ayton close in on promotion

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Ayton took a step closer to promotion from the Scarborough News Sunday League second division when they won 5-3 against Roscoes Bar.

Tom Wilde tapped home a scramble to move Ayton ahead, but Roscoes levelled up soon after when Jack Brown's strike was deflected in.

Dan Bywater restored the Ayton lead when he polished off a fine team move, but once against Roscoes restored parity through a Brown header.

Ayton went 3-2 up after 30 minutes when Mike Grayshan hit his 15th of the season and that's how it remained heading into the second half.

An own goal from Nathan Spink after good pressure from Kieran Friett made it 4-2, but Roscoes trimmed the gap back down to one when Mark Kenyon lobbed over Ross Gill on the hour.

Dan Pollard wrapped the game up in Ayton's favour when he fired home from outside the box.

Full-back Niall Prentice was Ayton's star man, while Brown shone for Roscoes. Both teams were grateful to Josh Dolan, who stood in to referee the game.

Champions Trafalgar Reserves beat third-placed Cayton Corinthians 5-2.

Mikey Anderson struck two of the goals, while Danny Glendinning, Luke Jones and Sam Pickard were also on target.

Brad Marshall and Jonny Best hit the target for Cayton, while Harry Holden impressed for the losing side.

Ten-man Crown Tavern bagged a 3-2 win after coming from behind against Barrowcliff Reserves.

Barrowcliff took the lead, but Dave Barber levellled the game up just before the interval.

Jake Stone put Tavern ahead when he won a tackle and the ball flew into the back of the net, but Barrowcliff hit back once again to make it 2-2.

Leeroy Donaldson sealed the victory for Tavern, who had Steve Chittenden in form, with a well-taken free-kick.