SATURDAY DIVISIONS 2 & 3: Blackburn treble lifts Rosette

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FC Rosette boosted their chances of beating the drop from division two with a 4-2 win at rivals Flixton, while Edgehill Reserves stay in pole position after a 5-1 win at Cayton and Scalby earned a 1-1 draw at second-placed Newlands Park Reserves, with Scalby Reserves netting a fine 6-3 home division three win against Cayton Reserves.

Saturday League

Division two

Flixton 2 (Hughes, Maw) FC Rosette 4 (Blackburn 3, J Wray)

A Tommy Blackburn treble steered Rosette to a crucial win at fellow relegation battlers Flixton.

Striker Blackburn opened the scoring in the 10th minute, but James Hughes levelled for the home side - despite appearing to accidentally foul a Rosette defender in the process.

Jamie Wray restored Rosette’s lead before half-time with a strong shot that the home keeper allowed to squirm through his hands.

Blackburn made it 3-1 early in the second half, but Flixton pulled another goal back when veteran Gary Maw pounced after a shot had only been partially saved by Rosette man of the match Mikey Harland.

The home side were then denied a leveller by a stunning save from Harland, and this proved crucial as Blackburn went on to complete his hat-trick and secure the points.

Centre-backs Craig Sherwin and Rich Garton were the only home players to impress.

Newlands Park Reserves 1 (Delve pen) Scalby 1 (S Scales)

Newlands Park Reserves’ title bid was dented by a 1-1 draw at home to Scalby, who finished the game with only nine men due to injuries.

The home side dominated the first half, but they failed to finish off any of their numerous chances and Sean Scales made them pay for it when he calmly finished to put the villagers in front.

As Park continued to pile on the pressure after the interval it looked like Scalby would hang on, but with 20 minutes remaining the hosts were awarded a penalty and Luke Delve tucked it away.

Scalby then had to play the latter stages of the game with only nine men when they were hit by a couple of injuries.

James Tadman was named as the Park man of the match.

Cayton 1 Edgehill Reserves 5 (T Scales 3, Prosser, JP Watson)

Leaders Edgehill Reserves secured a 5-1 win at Cayton, mainly thanks to a second-half hat-trick from super-sub Tom Scales.

A back-header by JP Watson from Jason Prosser’s flick-on put Edgehill in front and the visitors made it 2-0 through Prosser.

Scales was brought on as a sub in the 65th minute and he scored with his first touch after more good work from Prosser.

An error from stand-in keeper Dave Bell allowed Cayton to pull a goal back, but two further goals from Scales secured the win for the away side, his hat-trick goal coming after a fine pass from Lee Dennis.

Right-back Tony Pickles and right-sided midfielder Prosser shared the Edgehill man-of-the-match award.

Division three

Scalby Reserves 6 (Arnott 3, Durden 2, Hansell) Cayton Reserves 3

A Daz Arnott hat-trick helped Scalby Reserves earn a 6-3 win at home to Cayton Reserves.

Arnott also set up two goals to cap a fine display, with Taylor Durden scoring twice and marauding centre-back Karl Hansell - who also weighed in with an assist - completing the scoring for the victors.

Ayton Reserves 2 (Grayston, Stubbings) Westover Wasps Reserves 1 (T Wood pen)

Ayton Reserves earned a 2-1 home win against Westover Reserves despite a spot of bother for their player-manager Mark Plumpton, who conceded two penalties.

After a goalless first half, John Grayston drilled in a shot to give Ayton the lead.

Sub Travis Wood then earned a penalty for his side after he was adjudged to have been fouled in the area by Plumpton, and Wood dusted himself down to fire in the spot-kick.

Ten minutes from time keeper Tom Peacock launched a clearance upfield and it bounced over the Wasps defence to find Tyson Stubbings, who lobbed the stand-in Westover keeper Sean Hope.

In the 88th minute, Wood was handed a chance to earn a point for his team when Plumpton was penalised again, this time the ball hitting his arm and the referee pointing to the spot. This time man of the match Peacock made a fine save to earn his side the three points.

Left-back Ryan Wood was the Wasps man of the match, with Neal Castleton and Sean Thornton also having good games.

Commercial 5 (Day 3, Jowett 2) Seamer Sports Reserves 0

A Mikey Day hat-trick fired Commercial to a 5-0 home win against Seamer Sports Reserves.

Day opened the scoring five minutes before half-time and then three goals in the first seven minutes of the second half killed the game off.

Striker Day chipped the Seamer keeper to make it 2-0, then, from a short corner, Ryan Somers set up Jackson Jowett, whose curling shot into the top corner gave the keeper no chance.

Man of the match Day then completed his hat-trick after finishing off a one-on-one chance created by Macaulay Youngson.

Jowett hit the fifth with another curling shot from a short corner.

Lewis Tiffany was named as Seamer’s man of the match.

Other result

Junior Cup

USB 0 Brooklyn Reserves 3