RYEDALE Sports Club Reserves maintained their stunning start to the season with a 5-0 home triumph against Rillington Athletic Reserves.
Strikers Marc Dobson and Matty Gardner tormented the Rillington defence, Dobson snapping up a hat-trick while his younger strike-partner Gardner netted the other two goals to take his tally to nine league goals this season in his five games.
The experienced Dobson has now scored four in four games, so if this duo can keep up this form they will be firm favourites to book a spot in the top-flight by the end of April.
Dobson, who has played for Ryedale’s first team in the past, as well as Black Swan, also earned the man-of-the-match award.
Slingsby claimed their first win of the season in some style, surging to a 5-0 victory at Gillamoor Reserves.
Skipper Luke Gibson scorerd a brace of goals for the visitors, and also secured the man-of-the-match award.
Jack Hopwood fired in a double, while Paul Cook completed the scoring for the visiting team at Gruesome Park.
Snainton Reserves moved up into fourth spot with a 1-0 home win against third-placed Easingwold Town 3rds - ending the latter’s 100 per cent start to the league season.
Aislaby United continue to struggle, although they did battle hard in their 3-2 defeat at Union Rovers 2nds.
The second-placed Union team, who also have a 100 per cent record, just managed to hold on for the win despite a goal apiece from United’s man of the match, striker Daz Davies and centre-half Ben Chapman - the first goal of the campaign for both players.