Saturday division 2 & League Trophy: Edgehill Reserves win nine-goal thriller

Filey Town Reserves, who lost 6-4 at USB on Saturday
Filey Town Reserves, who lost 6-4 at USB on Saturday
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Edgehill Reserves held off a determined FC Rosette to bag a 5-4 home win in division two, while United Sports Bar battled back from 4-2 down to win 6-4 at home to Filey Town Reserves and Newlands Park Reserves surged to a 5-0 win at Rillington Athletic and in the League Trophy Sleights and Athletico2B bagged victories.

Division two

Edgehill Reserves 5 (Cummings 2, Scales 2, D Jones pen) FC Rosette (J Wray 3, A Wray)

Dan I’Anson’s Edgehill Reserves hung on for a thrilling 5-4 victory in a thriller at home to his former club FC Rosette.

Centre-forward Tom Scales put Edgehill in front after only two minutes with a low shot, and eight minutes later former Snainton winger Liam Cummings shot home from the edge of the 18-yard box to double their lead.

Cummings was then fouled in the area and Dan Jones slotted in the resulting spot-kick and the home side seemed to be in full control of the match, but the Newby side had other ideas.

Jamie Wray dragged his side back into it with a brace of goals before the break, his first a storming 30-yard shot and the second an instinctive finish after a goalmouth scramble.

Scales settle the Edgehill nerves with a fourth goal - his second of the game - but again Rosette came back, Jamie Wray completing his hat-trick.

But once more the hosts puilled two goals clear, Cummings netting his second with 15 minutes remaining, but five minutes later Al Wray - Jamie’s brother - smashed in a free-kick from 20 yards to set up a grandstand finish, with I’Anson a relieved man at the final whistle as his team hung for the three points to reclaim top spot in the table with their sixth win in as many league games.

I’Anson said: “It was a funny game as we looked to be coasting at 3-0 up but they deserve great credit for keeping battling away and pushing us all the way in a great game.

“Cummings and right-back Tony Pickles were our best players.”

Rillington Athletic 0 Newlands Park Reserves 5 (Bates 2, Delve 2, Stride)

Newlands Park Reserves eased to a 5-0 win at Rillington Athletic thanks to doubles from Luke Delve and man of the match Stu Bates.

Adam Stride was also on target for Park, who led 2-0 at the interval.

United Sports Bar 6 Filey Town Reserves 4 (McKaig 2, Young, Plant)

USB fought back from 4-2 down at half-time to claim a 6-4 win against visitors Filey Town Reserves.

Josh McKaig’s brace, along with a spectacular long-range shot from James Young and a Lee Plant finish, saw Town take a surprise 4-2 lead at the break, but with no subs the visitors tired in the second half against a hard-working home side.

Filey boss Dan Kempson said: “Central midfielder Tom Haxby was our man of the match, but all 11 players battled well for us. It was a shame we did not have any subs, as it was their subs and extra fitness that helped them take control with some great football after the interval.”

League Trophy

Sleights 5 (Watson 2, Fawcett pen, Faichney, Roe) Flixton 2 (Hughes, Skelton) aet

Flixton battled back from two goals down to take high-flying Sleights to extra-time, but the title-chasers roared back to secure a 5-2 home win and progress to the next round of the League Trophy.

James Fawcett fired the home side in front from the penalty spot, then Ben Watson seized upon a mistake in the Flixton defence to make it 2-0 in an evenly-contested first half.

With Sleights seemingly easing into the next round, Flixton pulled a goal back through a cracking James Hughes goal. He collected a pass from man of the match Luke Midgley, chipped the ball over a defender and half-volleyed his shot past the home keeper.

Ten minutes later Flixton, who also had keeper Gary Maw on top form, levelled thanks to some persistent play from Keith Skelton, the midfielder scoring to take the game to extra-time.

Watson, Jake Faichney and Ryan Roe then struck in the first period of extra-time to secure the win for Sleights, whose man of the match was keeper Dave Fish.

Athletico2B 2 (Day, Kirkup) Scalby Reserves 1

Athletico2B were forced to dig deep for their 2-1 League Trophy win at home to Scalby Reserves.

Tommy Day opened the scoring for the home team, slotting his shot past the Scalby keeper after Sean Goodwin’s tenacity had created the opportunity.

The hosts had many chance to add to their lead but failed to do so and after the break Scalby made them pay with a leveller.

Twenty minutes from time, Stephen Kirkup netted the winner with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Seventeen-year-old Sam Swift’s stunning run of form in the centre of midfield continued with another man-of-the-match performance.