Fishermen still on course after casting aside rock-bottom Pier

MARK Storr’s Whitby Fishermen’s Society picked up what could prove to be three crucial points at the end of the season, with a comfortable but far from attractive victory against point-less West Pier Reserves.

Storr’s men followed up their win against Nelson under floodlights at the Turnbull Ground midweek with another maximum haul with a 4-1 success against Paddy Parke’s young side.

Fishermen were a goal to the good after 15 minutes when Jamie Stevenson continued his fine form in front of goal to make it 1-0.

Karl Storr scored the goal of the game to make it 2-0 to the Fishermen after 25 minutes when he found space on the edge of the area and curled in nicely.

Pacey winger Sam Bailey’s goal ensured his side went it at the break 3-0 up.

Bailey showed good strength to hold of a challenge in the area before finishing well.

Pier struck a goal of their own almost immediately after the half-time turnaround, but Fishermen regained their three-goal lead when Bailey unselfishly squared for Stevenson to net his second.

Boss Storr said: “It wasn’t a pretty game to watch, but we were always quite comfortable.

“We have a lot of games to play, but we have a big squad so hopefully we’ll be ok.”