Newlands Park won 5-1 at Westover Wasps to extend their 100 per cent start to the division one season to 12 games, while Filey Town won at home to Whitby Fisherman’s Society to stay in touch with the pacesetters.
Westover Wasps 1 (Jones) Newlands Park 5 (Logan 2, Exley 2, McCoubrey)
Hot-shots Sean Exley and Billy Logan banged in two goals apiece as Newlands Park coasted to a 5-1 win against Westover at a blustery Oliver’s Mount.
Exley’s first-half brace helped Park into a 2-0 lead at the interval, and two minutes into the second half Logan netted his 43rd of the season to effectively clinch the win.
Wasps gave themselves a slither of hope with a Luke Jones shot, but Drew McCoubrey’s powerful first-time shot soon restored Park’s three-goal lead.
Logan’s second goal confirmed the win for the visitors.
Newlands manager Shaun Mancrief said: “The whole back four of Jack Hakings, Kile Fields, Nick Beal and Johnnie Manson were outstanding.
“I am very proud of how well my team played in very trying conditions which were not suited to our usual type of football.”
Wasps player-boss Jamie Heritage added: “Jack McFarlane was our man of the match, starting as right-back then changing to centre-back when we switched to three in defence.”
Filey Town 2 (Tomlinson, Pinder) Whitby FS 1
Filey Town, who were without seven players from their win against West Pier last week, stayed in touch with Newlands after a hard-earned 2-1 home win against Whitby Fisherman’s Society.
Man of the match Ricky Tomlinson opened the scoring for Town four minutes before half-time and James Pinder’s 70th-minute free-kick doubled their lead.
Whitby spurned many chances to score before finally pulling a goal back from the penalty spot in the 84th minute after Gary Wardle had committed a foul in the area.
Filey boss Jay Taylor said: “I am very happy with this win as we were very short of players and to graft like that for a win against a tricky Whitby team was brilliant.”
West Pier 4 (N Thomas 2, Ramos, G Thomas) Ryedale Sports Club 2 (Hall, Fewster)
West Pier bounced back from their defeat against Filey to net a 4-2 home success against Ryedale Sports Club.
After Ryedale had hit the post with an early Jamie Fewster effort, Neil Thomas took full advantage of a mistake by the Ryedale keeper to put Pier ahead, but the visitors replied with a Jack Hall finish at the back post from Rob Stead’s free-kick.
Pier regained the lead thanks to Neil Thomas’ spot-kick, awarded when his brother Gaz had been fouled in the area.
Once again Ryedale levelled, this time good work from John Sherwood creating the opportunity for Jamie Fewster and he netted confidently.
With Ryedale pushing for a surprise win, Pier caught them out twice late on.
In the 75th minute Dane Ramos’ neat turn and finish put Andy Spivey’s side back in front, and in the 90th minute Gaz Thomas made it safe with a neat finish after a fine run and cross by Liam Lowery.
Seamer 1 (Bradbury) Hunmanby United 1 (Dobson)
Cameron Dobson’s wonder goal earned Hunmanby United a 1-1 draw at Seamer Sports.
Man of the match Dan Bradbury put Seamer ahead in the first half, firing in at the near post after beating two defenders and the keeper in a mazy run.
Dobson also showed his skills in the 70th minute, taking the ball past three home players before smacking an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net.
United’s man-of-the-match award was shared by the whole team for their all-round efforts.