RYEDALE look almost certain to be playing first division football next season after they sealed a huge 3-2 win over Edgehill Reserves after a keenly contested clash at Staxton.
John Reed’s men had to battle back from behind after Martyn Ferrey netted with a free-kick.
Speedy winger John Sherwood was the man who levelled for the visitors with a neatly taken first-time effort.
Ferrey gave Edgehill the lead again when he beat five defenders before netting with a superb finish.
But veteran striker Marc Dobson drew Ryedale level again when he headed home from a free-kick.
Ryedale sealed their win when James Reed - son of manager John - won the ball in midfield and drove 20 yards into Edgehill territory before releasing the ball to Adam Hornby, who latched onto the ball and whipped it into the bottom corner to seal a crucial win for Reed’s charges.
Rosette managed to pick up a win that gives them an outside shot at mounting a late charge for promotion as they beat Snainton 2-1.
Liam Cummings gave Danny I’Anson’s men the lead when he netted against his former club before Rob Holt latched on to Liam Cooper’s pass to equalise.
But Joe Logan kept his nerve from the penalty spot after Brett Fitzsimmons was fouled in the area to seal the win.
Eastfield Reserves beat Filey Town Reserves 3-0 through goals from Shaun Goodwin, Lee Tate and Luke Purvis.
Craig Rainton’s men, who had Mark Helliwell in form, could have won by a more handsome scoreline, but missed a hatful of chances to extend their winning margin.
A Paul Mills treble sealed a 3-0 win for Rillington Athletic at a depleted West Pier Reserves side, who were missing several players.
Cayton Corinthians Reserves boosted their chances of avoiding the drop with a 2-1 win over Newlands Park Reserves.