Rangers peg back Cayton in thriller

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CAYTON and fellow strugglers Weaponness Park Rangers shared the honours after an eight-goal thriller.

Cayton started the game with only eight players, and Rangers took advantage to surge into a 3-0 lead.

The first was a Dan Mollon free-kick deflected in by Adam Hartmann.

The second goal came from a superb through ball from Hartmann which released Arran Curry, who then went on an excellent solo run before firing home.

Rangers made it 3-0 through Carl Grayson after fine approach play from Lee Walker.

A Jake McAleese double, and a Tom Venner strike brought Cayton back on level terms by half-time, with the visitors also gaining their ninth player.

John Stockell’s penalty put nine-man Cayton ahead in the second half, but a stunning 20-yard free-kick from Dan Vasey earned Rangers a share of the spoils.

The game was overshadowed by a serious knee injury suffered by McAleese in the closing moments of the game, which saw the match brought to an early finish.

Fylingdales kept up their title bid with a 5-0 victory at Heslerton.

The home side made a strong start, and only a couple of cracking saves from Fylingdales keeper Neil Brearley kept the scores level.

Gary Tuby opened the scoring for Fylingdales with a lobbed shot from just inside the penalty area.

At half-time, the visitors made several tactical changes with the major switch seeing ex-Whitby Town ace Andy Raw coming on as sub to play in midfield.

Jake Faichney made it 2-0 with a neat finish, then Raw blasted in a 30-yard free-kick to seal the win.

Tuby and Faichney added a goal apiece to pull the visitors well clear of Heslerton.

Raw, brother of ex-Scarborough FC forward Tom, earned the man-of-the-match award for an excellent display in midfield.

A Jon Cairns hat-trick failed to stop a depleted Pirates team suffering a 7-4 defeat at home to FC Filey Reserves.

Midfielder Colin Jenkinson was also on target for title-chasers Pirates.