NEWLANDS Park brought West Pier’s 100 per cent league record to an end and boosted their title charge with a 3-1 win last night.
With Shaun Mancrief away, Paul Burnett took control of the visitors, and they seemed revved-up for the clash as they came thundering out of the traps, taking a 1-0 lead just three minutes in.
Chris Dove was the man in the right place at the right time when Sean Exley’s effort came back off the post, and he tapped home.
Newlands were dominating proceedings and doubled their lead when Paddy Mancrief’s superbly flighted cross was headed home by Jack Hakings
Pier came out battling for the second half and were back in the game when Paul Provins profited from a quick throw-in to tap in.
But Newlands weren’t to be denied and their win was confirmed when Exley slammed home a penalty after Jamie Gallagher had been sent tumbling in the area by Pier keeper Frank Tal.
Burnett picked out left-back Hugh Brown and goal-scorer Hakings as Park’s star men.
In an all-action affair, Filey Town took a 3-2 win at Cayton.
Phil Dickens headed in after a long throw-in was flicked on to make it 1-0, before Mikey Hunter beat a defender and buried his effort into the bottom corner.
Mikey Dennis pulled one back before half-time but Cameron Dobson produced a stunning piece of skill, lifting the ball over a defender before volleying in to make it 3-1 after 75 minutes.
Cayton rallied and Dennis made it 3-2 with five minutes to spare, and Cayton thought they had levelled when they appealed that a Matty Perry header had crossed the line, but the referee judged it hadn’t and Filey collected the win.
Hunmanby United collected a surprise point after a 1-1 draw with Eastfield at Sands Lane.
Hunmanby man of the match Jonny Hyde put his side 1-0 up but Eastfield winger Drew McCoubrey sealed a 1-1 draw for his side after 70 minutes.