Bradshaw grabs a brace as Pier edge past Klosters

Klosters v West Pier, West Pier on the ball.120167a Picture Richard Ponter.
Klosters v West Pier, West Pier on the ball.120167a Picture Richard Ponter.
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WEST Pier made it eight league wins in a row as they beat a lack lustre Klosters 4-1 to keep their title bid on track.

The victory was Pier’s eighth win in eight league games this season and was inspired by a well-taken brace from Scarborough Town midfielder Jamie Bradshaw.

Klosters v West Pier, Klosters on the ball.120167c Picture Richard Ponter.

Klosters v West Pier, Klosters on the ball.120167c Picture Richard Ponter.

Bradshaw opened the scoring after just 10 minutes when he beat a couple of Klosters defenders before calmly slotting home.

It was 2-0 after 35 minutes when Neil Thomas registered and Pier grabbed a third just before half-time when Martin Cooper picked out the top corner of the home net with a free-kick from just outside the penalty area.

A defensive error allowed Bradshaw in for his second of the game after 65 minutes, and although Ashley Townley netted a stunning volley late on it proved to be no more than a consolation goal for the hosts.

Hunmanby Hornets finally got their first win of the season as they beat fellow strugglers Angel 7-2 away from home.

Klosters v West Pier, battling.120167d Picture Richard Ponter.

Klosters v West Pier, battling.120167d Picture Richard Ponter.

Two goals apiece from striker Tom Rees and central defender Steve Pratt had the Hornets 4-0 up after an hour.

However, Angel rallied and strikes from Luke Delve and Dan Sheader got them back in the game at 4-2.

Hornets’ player-manager Danny Baldry scored the all-important next goal to end the home side’s mini revival and Pratt and Rees completed their hat-tricks in the closing stages to seal a superb win that moves Hunmanby off the bottom of the division one table.

Mark Barber’s Star were another side to pick up a much-needed three points as they cruised to a 5-1 home win over top of the table Staxton.

Neil Clarkson fired Star ahead early on before Gareth Sygrove made it 2-0 to the home side.

Chris Dove’s volley got Staxton back in the game at 2-1 at half-time but the second period belonged to Star.

Sygrove added a second and Dean Lill also hit a brace as Barber’s charges took control.

Anthony Pickles was in great form for the victors.

Strongwood continued their good run of recent form with an 8-0 thrashing of Ayton at Eastway.

Martyn Ferrey and Lee Dennis both hit doubles for Strongwood in a game that they led 3-0 at half-time.

Efforts from Daniel Jones, Matty Dawson, James Binnie and Luke Purvis completed the scoring for the hosts.

Binnie and Dawson impressed in midfield for Strongwood while defender Liam Glaves was Ayton’s star performer.