Pinder hat-trick helps Flyers close in on title

MIDFIELD BATTLE ... Adam Butcher (FC Filey, dark blue kit) brings the balll away from Fylingdales skipper Paddy Chandler
MIDFIELD BATTLE ... Adam Butcher (FC Filey, dark blue kit) brings the balll away from Fylingdales skipper Paddy Chandler
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FILEY Flyers took another step nearer to the second division title - and promotion to the top flight - with a 6-2 victory at relegation battlers Sun Inn.

Flyers got off to the ideal start, Lee Lambert opening the scoring in the first minute with the visitors’ opening attack of the game.

SUPER STONES ... Steve Stones fires in the overhead kick which won the game 1-0 for Fylingdales at FC Filey

SUPER STONES ... Steve Stones fires in the overhead kick which won the game 1-0 for Fylingdales at FC Filey

Ten minutes later, young striker James Pinder’s superb solo effort made it 2-0, and when the striker struck his second just after the 15-minute mark Flyers had already sealed the points.

Scott Sheldon’s fine run and powerful shot made it 4-0 just before half-time.

Pinder completed his hat-trick early in the second half, and although Martin Hadrick pulled a couple of goals back for Sun, it was too late to save them, skipper Phil Dickens confirming the win with Flyers’ sixth goal.

Player-boss Martyn Jenkinson was full of praise for his charges: “It was impossible to pick out a man of the match as they were all excellent.

STAR MAN ... Tommy Gray was the Fylingdales man of the match

STAR MAN ... Tommy Gray was the Fylingdales man of the match

“We now need only one point to make sure of the title and promotion which would cap a cracking season for us, so we are looking forward to our penultimate league game at Trafalgar Reserves on March 25.”

Liam Buchan was Sun’s star man.

Fylingdales kept their promotion hopes alive with a 1-0 win at FC Filey, who are battling against the drop.

The only goal of the game was a stunning 18-yard overhead kick from Steve Stones, the latter firing in after a cross from Jamie Agar.

Tom Gray shone at centre-back for Fylingdales, who brought a couple of dozen of travelling supporters to help cheer them to victory.

Seamer kept in touch with the top three after a hard-earned 3-2 home success against basement club Pirates.

The visitors opened the scoring, but Luke Jones’ lob levelled the scores after 25 minutes. Jones added a second before half-time to put Seamer in charge.

The Pirates raided the Seamer defence once again after only a minute of the second half, and the below-par villagers looked set to be dropping vital points until Andy Noon grabbed the winner 10 minutes from time, from the penalty spot after a foul on Joe Danby.

Another side maintaining their interests in the promotion battle are it is it is, who remain in the hunt thanks to a 3-0 win against Strongwood Reserves.

The hosts opened the scoring after 15 muntes when man of the match Mark Oldroyd scored with a free-kick that sailed over the defence and the keeper.

Phil Meads made it 2-0 with a neat finish from close-range, and Paul Oldroyd sealed the win with the goal of the game, a powerful header after a fine cross from his brother Mark.