Runaway Scarborough News Saturday League division one leaders Newlands hammered Eastfield 8-2 to secure their 11th win in 11 league games, with rivals Filey Town, Edgehill and West Pier also winning to maintain their own hopes of winning the title.
Newlands 8 (McCoubrey 3, Josh Hakings 2, P Mancrief 2, Jenkinson) Eastfield 2 (K Tate, og)
Winger Drew McCoubrey banged home a second-half hat-trick for his new team Newlands in their 8-2 hammering of his old team, visitors Eastfield in division one.
This was Newlands’ 11th win in as many games, so Shaun Mancrief’s side are hot favourites to take the title away from holders West Pier at the halfway point in the season.
Josh Hakings smacked in two goals to put Park in charge at half-time, but the floodgates opened after the interval, with right-winger McCoubrey banging in three goals, Paddy Mancrief scoring twice and the impressive Danny Jenkinson hitting the other.
An own goal and a stunning long-range strike from Kris Tate were the only replies for the visitors.
Manager Mancrief said: “That’s the best we have played all season, we could easily have scored 18 goals today, and Drew was on inspired form against his old team.
“Jack Hakings was outstanding in defence, while Danny Jenkinson was a constant menace in midfield. Our best goal was Paddy’s second, which was a great team move with a cracking run from Jenkinson paving the way for the finish.”
Edgehill 6 (Collins 4, Dodson, Greening) Ayton 1 (Stubbings)
A five-star first-half showing from Edgehill saw them soar to a 6-1 home victory against Ayton, striker Danny Collins’ 15-minute hat-trick laying the foundations for the hosts’ success.
Collins’ trio of strikes in the opening 15 minutes essentially won the game for the home side, Shaun Dodson adding a fourth with a stunning 25-yard shot - the goal of the game.
Hot-shot Collins then grabbed a fourth before the break to cap a stunning display by Edgehill in the opening 45 minutes, slotting home after a precise through-ball from Aaron Jenking.
After the break, Ayton pulled a goal back through Chris Stubbings after a rare slip in the home defence.
Ricky Greening soon restored the five-goal lead for Edgehill with a clinical finish.
Collins was named as man of the match for a strong display up front, while Kieran Link also impressed in midfield again for the victors.
Falsgrave 2 (Mahoney 2) Filey Town 10 (Pinder 4, Tomlinson 2, Kapinski 2, Cappleman, Sheldon)
A four-goal blast from striker James Pinder helped Filey Town turn on the style in their 10-2 win at a weakened Falsgrave.
Sam Mahoney opened the scoring for the home side with a thumping long-range strike from Sam Mahoney in the 12th minute, but two minutes later Pinder netted an equaliser.
Ricky Tomlinson’s 17th-minute effort gave Filey the lead and they never look back, adding a third through an audacious back-heel flick from veteran Lee Cappleman.
Pinder made it 4-1 just before the interval with a powerful finish.
Five minutes into the second half Maciej Kapinski netted a fifth for Town, then Pinder completed his hat-trick in the 65th minute, and five minutes later it was 7-1 with Pinder scoring his fourth.
Mahoney pulled a second goal back for Falsgrave in the 74th minute, but this merely sparked a late flurry of goals from the visitors, with Kapinski, Tomlinson and Scott Sheldon on target for Filey.
Centre-back Jason Harrison was Filey’s man of the match, but overall it was a cracking team display by Town against a home side missing several key players.
West Pier 4 (Sygrove 3, N Thomas) Seamer Sports 0
Champions West Pier eased to a 4-0 home win against Seamer to kick-start their faint title ambitions.
Gareth Sygrove opened the scoring for Pier in the 10th minute after the Seamer keeper had only partially saved Mikey Barker’s shot.
The visitors struck the crossbar twice as they searched for an equaliser, but Sygrove’s second goal, in the 25th minute, gave the hosts some breathing space. Sygrove latched onto a long pass from stand-in Pier goalkeeper Liam Salt before firing home.
Neil Thomas added a third goal in the second half with a thunderous shot from the edge of the penalty area.
The villagers battled on to try and get back into the game, but five minutes from time Sygrove completed his hat-trick with a fine finish after good play from strike-partner Barker.
Steve Sheader was named as the Pier man of the match for a strong defensive display, while Matty Forsyth and Dan Jewitt impressed for the visitors.
Hunmanby Utd 2 (Wedge, Dobson) Westover Wasps 1 (Rose)
Hunmanby United continued their steady climb up the league table with a hard-earned 2-1 home win against Westover Wasps.
The long throws of Ryan Baldry proved crucial for the home side, setting up both goals, the first for Dave Wedge to tap in in the fifth minute, and 20 minutes later Cameron Dobson struck home from 10 yards after another Baldry throw had been flicked on.
Wasps had several chances throughout the first half but failed to breach the home defence, and despite having their moments in the second half, it was not until the 80th minute that Curtis Rose struck for the away side to give them late hope.
Westover piled on the pressure but United’s strong defensive line was maintained as they hung on for a three-point haul.
Dobson’s strike-partner Matt Chapman was named as the United man of the match, with central midfielder Luke Jones the star man for Wasps.
Whitby Fisherman’s Society 3 Ryedale Sports Club 1 (Fewster)
Whitby Fisherman’s Society climbed off the foot of the division one table with a 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Ryedale, who slipped into bottom spot.
Jamie Fewster scored the only goal of the game for the visitors, who had two goals disallowed for offside, while boss Lee Thackeray was annoyed that three Sports errors led to all three Whitby goals.