Edgehill Reserves took another step towards clinching the Saturday League second division title with an 8-2 demolition of Newlands Park Reserves, while Snainton eased their relegation worries with a 5-0 win at basement club Rillington and Scalby and Cayton shared the points in a 1-1 draw which leaves both sides in the relegation scrap, while Flixton’s 5-2 loss at home to third-placed USB also leaves them in the mire.
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Edgehill Reserves 8 (A Coulson 3, JP Watson 3, Ferrey, M Cappleman pen) Newlands Park Reserves 2 (Delve 2 pens)
Alec Coulson and JP Watson scored a hat-trick apiece as leaders Edgehill Reserves hammered a depleted Newlands Park Reserves side 8-2.
Watson opened the scoring for Edgehill after only 20 seconds after a superb through-ball from Coulson.
Luke Delve levelled from the spot five minutes later for Park, but Coulson restored the lead in the 20th minute with a clinical finish.
But Park refused to submit and made it 1-1 with a second Delve penalty just two minutes later.
After the break Coulson and Watson added a brace apiece to register hat-tricks with Martyn Ferrey also scoring from inside his own half with a speculative effort which the Park keeper carried into his own net.
In injury-time Edgehill added an eight from the spot through keeper Martin Cappleman.
Boss Dan I’Anson chose wingers Jason Prosser and Ryan Jackson as his men of the match for their tireless work on the flanks, with Jackson also tucking into central midfield for a segment of the second period.
Flixton 2 (Dixon, Jenkinson) United Sports Bar 5 (Rose 2, Rackham, Jenkinson 2 ogs)
Flixton defender Ian Jenkinson ended up with an unwanted hat-trick in his side’s 5-2 loss at home to promotion-chasers USB, scoring two own goals before finally netting at the right end after being pushed up front in the second half.
Two Georgie Rose strikes put USB in charge, his first a great volley from a corner and his second - also from a corner - a precise finish.
Rob Dixon pulled a goal back for the hosts, only for Jenkinson to score his brace of own goals, the first a header under pressure from man of the match Rose and the second slicing a Darren Walters shot into his own net.
Flixton stepped up a gear after the break and pulled a goal back when Jenkinson - having been pushed up front in a re-shuffle - fired home, but great work from Jack Walker to keep the ball in play and then cross into the area allowed Craig Rackham to seal the win late on.
Centre-back Gary Maw was named as the man of the match for relegation strugglers Flixton.
Rillington Athletic 0 Snainton 5 (Kelly 2, Holt, K Cooper pen, Day)
New signings Martin Kelly and Tommy Day made an instant impression on their debut for Snainton, helping their side to a crucial derby win at basement club Rillington Athletic.
This win eased the relegation fears of the visitors, but increased the woes of the home side who seem doomed to the drop down into division three.
Shane Holt opened the scoring for Leigh Watson’s side after only 10 minutes with a decent finish from the edge of the area.
Despite having several chances to add to their tally the visitors failed to hit a second before half-time.
Centre-back Karl Cooper was fouled after a trademark foraging run early in the second half, and he stroke home the resulting spot-kick to give the visitors some breathing space.
Day, a new signing from Athletico2B, then made it 3-0 with a strong shot into the bottom corner of the net.
Super-sub Kelly netted with his first touch of the game and then added a second with a header from a Day cross to seal a 5-0 win for Snainton.
Right-back Brendan Wilson-McGarry won the man of the match award for Snainton, with new boys Kelly and Day also taking the eye, while veteran striker Mike Horsley also put in a good shift for the victors.
Cayton Corinthians 1 (Foreman) Scalby 1 (Hartnett)
Cayton’s 1-1 home draw with Scalby only slightly eased the slight relegation fears for both sides.
Curtis Foreman opened the scoring for the home side and Mike Hartnett levelled late on for Kev David’s side.
Foreman and Luke Newbould were the star men for Cayton, while Karl Hansell was the Scalby man of the match.