Scalby under-14s continued their climb up the Scarborough Minor League table with a hard-fought 3-1 victory against Cayton Corinthians.
Early concerns developed with the late withdrawal of centre-half James Clifford due to a sprained wrist with striker Matty Bourne stepping in to the back four at the risk of dulling Scalby’s usual attacking threat.
On a windswept sloping Cayton pitch honours were even in the first half at 0-0 with neither side creating many chances, and the defences being dominant.
However shortly after the break Scalby got into their stride and leading scorer Brandon Diston scored from close range after being put through by Finlay Davison-Ward.
Scalby doubled their lead shortly after with Ben Quilter blasting home.
However, Cayton pulled one back five minutes later when Jacob Davis poked the ball under advancing keeper Adam Quilter.
The game could have gone either way until Ben Quilter grabbed his second with a long-range effort that sailed into the top corner and left Cayton keeper Nat Drayton grasping fresh air.
Both teams played excellent football and Scalby held on for a deserved win with Ben Dolan being named man of the match.
Goals from Josh Peel, Thomas Cleary and Luke Hornby secured a comfortable home win for Thornton Dale at home to Goldsborough United.
Holt FC, who are based at Filey Community Sports Club, are looking for new members to join their football teams, starting from under-eights.
The under-11s team would also like to find a keen goalkeeper and a couple of outfield players.
Any under-sevens are more than welcome to come train as the club look to create a new under-sevens team for next season.
Training for under-eights and under-11s starts at 10am each Saturday, weather permitting.
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