Ryan sparkles in Edgehill win

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EDGEHILL, Newlands Park and Filey Town all claimed away wins last night to keep their first division title ambitions on track.

Leaders Edgehill coasted to a 7-0 success at Ayton.

Luke Jenkinson opened the scoring for Alec Coulson’s troops, and a Ricky Greening finish put a dominant Edgehill side 2-0 ahead at the break.

The visitors ran riot in the second half, with Dave Bell scoring early on to make it 3-0.

Jenkinson notched his second goal, then a fine team move involving nine passes from defence to attack allowed George Rose to fire home the fifth goal for Edgehill.

Man of the match, right-sided midfielder Ryan Jackson then scored a sixth for Edgehill with a rare headed goal, Bell’s second capping the win for the title-chasers.

Newlands Park won 6-0 at an Eastfield side that started last night’s game with only eight men and eventually mustered 10 players.

Striker Sean Exley led the way for Newlands with a superb hat-trick for Shaun Mancrief’s side.

A Hughie Brown header had opened the scoring for Newlands, with Chris Dove and Danny Jenkinson also on target, the latter banging in a superb finish from outside the area.

Exley was named man of the match.

Newlands will hope for more of the same when they play host to title rivals West Pier tomorrow evening.

Filey Town kept their title ambitions afloat with a 6-0 triumph at relegation battlers Flixton.

Whitby Fishermens Society took another step nearer to securing the third division title with an 8-2 victory at Scalby Reserves.

The Whitby-based club opened the scoring but Kev Sunderland converted a Daniel Gregory corner to make it 1-1.

Fishermens regained the lead, but a stunning first-time dipping 20-yard volley from Gregory - after a fine pass from veteran Sunderland - made it 2-2 at the half--time interval.

The visitors pulled clear in the second half, banging in six goals without reply against the depleted village team.