THE first division leaders met the title holders at Staxton as current front-runners Edgehill took on Kev David’s Eastfield St James side and picked up a comfortable 4-0 win.
Edgehill continued their fine season as they brushed aside last year’s champions top make it 13 wins from 12 games and to maintain their three-point advantage over second-placed West Pier.
The pacesetters have recovered from their defeat at the hands of Newlands in emphatic style, registering wins against West Pier, Scalby and now Eastfield in the space of a week.
The home side went ahead after 30 minutes when Ryan Jackson’s cross was met by the head of Ricky Greening and found its way into the back of the net.
Their lead was doubled only five minutes later when recent signing Lalan Flynn was picked out by Greening to tap in.
Edgehill had to wait until the 55th minute to make it 3-0.
Luke Jenkinson’s sharp cross to the far post found Danny White, who had ghosted in front of Eastfield’s Drew McCoubrey.
Alec Coulson’s men confirmed their three points when stand-in defender Danny Price’s mis-placed pass was charged down by Jenkinson, who was calm enough to slot past the keeper.
Micky Sellars was in fine form in his first game of the season for Edgehill, putting in a typically solid performance at the heart of the defence.
Boss Coulson said: “It was a good win for us.
“They had a strong side out but we played well again and fully deserved the three points.”