Gardner’s double secures away win for Ryedale

Ryedale Sports Club Reserves earned victory in a seven-goal thriller at Heslerton Reserves on Saturday.

Matty Gardner continued his stunning start to the season with third brace in as many games, the striker rapidly making a name for himself in the league with his goalscoring exploits.

Central midfielder Ben Thompson also netted for the Pickering-based team, while Gardner’s strike-partner Matty Simpson notched his first goal of the campaign, in his first start of the season.

Steve Stead earned the man of the match award for a strong performance on the right wing as Ryedale contionued their 100 per cent start to the season.

Easingwold Town also secured their third successive league win with a 5-0 success at Thornton Dale Reserves.

Gillamoor Reserves lost their unbeaten record at Union Rovers 2nds, who maintained their own flawless start to the campaign.

Jake Denison and Paul White scored a goal apiece for the home side.

Left-sided midfielder Tom Braithwaite was the Gillamoor man of the match.

Rillington Reserves claimed their first win of the season, a 2-0 triumph at Pickering Knights.