Scalby and Cayton both boosted their chances of beating the drop with home wins against Snainton and Rillington respectively in division two, while in division one Ryedale gave their survival bid a lift with a goalless draw at home to West Pier.
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Scalby 4 (A Townley 2, Hansell, Scales) Snainton 1 (Day)
Ashley Townley scored twice and his brother - and fellow midfielder - Carl won the man-of-the-match award as Scalby boosted their battle against relegation with a 4-1 home win against Snainton.
The visitors opened the scoring after just five minutes through Tommy Day after fine work down the left flank from Martin Kelly on the counter-attack.
Ten minutes before half-time, Daniel Gregory held the ball up after a throw-in and squared to Ash Townley to tap in to make it 1-1 at half-time.
On the hour mark, Gregory turned neatly and fired at goal, with the Snainton keeper failing to hold on the shot and Karl Hansell tapped in.
Ash Townley broke from Darren Arnott’s pass and his tame effort slid under the keeper.
The hosts sealed the win late on with Shaun Scales netting after fine work from youngster Taylor Jordan.
Scalby boss Kev David said: “Carl Townley was man of the match for a superb display in the centre of midfield, but Karl Hansell also played excellently alongside him.”
Cayton Corinthians 3 (Amoah 2, McAleese) Rillington Athletic 2
Paul Amoah scored twice to help Cayton earn a crucial 3-2 home win against second division relegation rivals Rillington.
Jake McAleese opened the scoring for Cayton with a 20-yard lob over the Rillington keeper.
A goal either side of the interval looked to be paving the way for a shock win for basement club Athletic, but the hosts had other ideas and they claimed the three points thanks to a brace from striker Amoah.
His first goal drew the scores level, slotting the ball into the net after a fine cross from Luke Newbould and he flicked in the winner from Scott Davison’s cross.
Amoah, who has now scored four in three games since moving into a forward role from midfield, and Newbould impressed for Shaun Rennison’s side.
Sleights 4 (Fawcett 2 pens, J Leadley, Wiggins) Newlands Park Reserves 7 (Lightfoot 3, Bates 3, own goal)
Franny Lightfoot and Stew Bates scored a hat-trick apiece as Newlands Park Reserves surged to a 7-4 win at second-placed Sleights.
Lightfoot tapped in the opener and added a second with a 25-yard volley as Park led 2-0 at the interval.
After half-time Lightfoot added his third with a half-volley from the edge of the area, and an own goal soon made it 4-0.
Joe Leadley’s half-volley and Sam Wiggins’ effort gave the home side hope, but this was soon extinguished by Bates’ late treble.
James Fawcett smashed in two late penalties to reduce the arrears.
Keeper Will Rowley was named as the man of the match for Newlands.
Ryedale Sports Club 0 West Pier 0
Relegation battlers Ryedale earned a valuable point from their home game against defending champions West Pier.
The home side missed several chances, including a last-minute shot from Robbie Preston which was well saved by Pier’s keeper and a Harry Reed bullet header that was blocked.
Pier also had a great chance to claim all three points in the 88th minute, striker Paul Provins putting his shot wide from three yards out.
James Wardle was man of the match for Pier, with Ryan Boyes the star man for Ryedale.
Falsgrave 1 (Ellis) Westover Wasps 9 (Rose 2, Bloom 2, Buglass 2, Jones 2, Matson)
Westover Wasps turned on the style as they surged to a 9-1 win at Falsgrave.
Curtis Rose’s overhead kick opened the scoring for Wasps, and Shaun Bloom added a second after fine work from Luke Jones.
Ryan Matson made it 3-0 and Jones then struck thanks to an assist from Rose.
Bloom then scored a cracking second from the edge of the penalty area, the goal of the game coming from some fine first-touch passing, Jones claiming another assist.
After the interval Jones fired in a free-kick and Rose tapped in after a Jordan Shaw shot had hit the post as the visitors went 7-0 up.
Nick Ellis pulled a goal back for the home side, only for sub Liam Buglass to smash in two late goals to wrap up the scoring.
James Seymour, who made some strong runs from defence, was named as the Wasps man of the match.
Edgehill 5 (Greening 3, Jenking, G Hepples) Whitby Fishermen’s Society 0
A Ricky Greening hat-trick fired Edgehill to a home 5-0 win against lowly Whtby Fisherman’s Society, and back into second place in the league table.
Aaron Jenking and man of the match Gary Hepples also netted for the hosts. Centre-back Ian Smith was the star man for Whitby.