THE battle for promotion hotted up in division two this weekend, with Tonics, Staxton and Hunmanby Hornets all boosting their chances with victories.
Hunmanby Hornets hot-shot Cameron Dobson banged in his side’s first five goals as they surged to a 7-2 win at Filey Flyers.
Striker Dobson’s first goal was a tap-in, his second was a 25-yard volley while on the run.
The Hornets man of the match completed his hat-trick with a neat turn and shot just inside the penalty area.
Will Hunter pulled a goal back for Flyers, but Dobson’s next strike -a chipped shot over the keeper - restored the three-goal lead.
Dobson’s fifth and final goal was a stunning chip from just inside the Flyers half, after spotting the keeper off his line.
Ricky Tomlinson forced home the sixth goal for the visitors then Dan Baldry thumped in a 40-yard screamer to make it 7-1. Paul Nuttall scored a late second consolation for Flyers, who had Tom Haxby in top form.
Staxton surged into third spot with a 3-1 home success against Strongwood Reserves.
Mark Dove opened the scoring for the home side, then Jonny Blakeston added a second with a cracking strike from 20 yards out.
Andy Moore secured the win for the villagers, Strongwood grabbing a late consolation.
Centre-back Matty Turnbull earned the man-of-the-match award for Staxton, with Sean Dodson impressing in midfield.
Tonics kept their promotion hopes alive with a 5-1 home win against FC Filey.
Dan Layton opened the scoring after 15 minutes, and seconds after the re-start right-back James Seymour doubled Tonics’ lead with a superb 30-yard right-footed effort.
Filey hit back to make it 2-1, but Tonics were soon back on top thanks to a fine run and shot from Paul Mills.
Layton volleyed in the fourth to seal the win and the striker then completed his hat-trick with a clinical finish.
Seymour earned the man-of-the-match award for a strong display in defence.
Drew McCoubrey banged in five goals as Trafalgar Reserves strolled to a 10-1 home win against Wreyfield.
Lewis Goodacre also smacked in a hat-trick for the hosts, with Jamie Patterson and Alex Sheader also on target.