SATURDAY DIVS 2 & 3: Pickles shines as Cayton open account

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Teenage debutant Lewis Pickles played a major role in helping Cayton Corinthians earn their opening division two win of the season a 3-1 success at Rillington, while second-placed Whitby RUFC ended West Pier Reserves’ unbeaten record in the third division, also wining 3-1, to leave them eight points behind Pier with three games in hand.

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Division two

Rillington 1 Cayton Corinthians 3 (Newbold 2, Amoah)

Cayton Corinthians secured their first win of the season in division two thanks to a superb display from 16-year-old debutant Lewis Pickles, as hosts Rillington suffered a 3-1 reverse.

The pacy Pickles, stepping up from the reserves, crossed for Luke Newbold to slot in the opener after 15 minutes and also created the opening for Paul Amoah to make it 2-0 from close-range after the break.

Newbold’s second goal secured the win for Shaun Rennison’s troops, the home side scoring a late penalty.

Pickles shared the man-of-the-match honours with experienced midfielder Mickey Dennis.

Newlands Park Res 4 (Stride, Moon, Delve, Chambers) Flixton 2 (Jackson, Midgley)

Joe Hakings’ Newlands Reserves battled back from a goal down twice to secure a 4-2 home win against Flixton to put the pressure on the top three sides.

Flixton went ahead after 15 minutes when Tim Jackson bundled the ball in from close range.

Midfielder Adam Stride smacked in a leveller from 20 yards, but Luke Midgley’s cross-shot then crept in to make it 2-1 to the village side.

Stefan Moon brought the scores level before half-time.

Twenty minutes from time striker Luke Delve put Newlands in front for the first time, scoring after linking up well with Moon.

Five minutes later Park made sure of the win when Sam Chambers burst through the Flixton defence and slipped the ball past the keeper.

Stride and fellow midfielder Dan Monkman shared the man-of-the-match plaudits.

Scalby 0 Edgehill Res 0

Edgehill Reserves’ 100 per cent record was halted by this stalemate with a solid Scalby side, who are pictured above.

There were very few chances created in this game, so the blank scoreline was no surprise.

For the hosts James Minghella and John Bateman were the star men, while man of the match for Edgehill was striker JP Watson, Jason Prosser impressing on the right of midfield.

Division three

Whitby RUFC 3 (Hogarth 2, Kilpatrick) West Pier Res 1 (Ryan)

Ste Mothersdale’s Whitby RUFC boosted their title push with a 3-1 win against leaders West Pier Reserves.

The away side went in front on 15 minutes through Chris Ryan but this was the only real highlight for the pacesetters, who player-boss Dave Crawford admitted were not on their game in the crunch clash.

Whitby levelled when Chad Swales won the ball with a great challenge and then found Sam Richardson, whose pass was fired in at the near post by Ben Hogarth.

Five minutes into the second half Whitby went in front when a Marc Usher pass was blasted in by Mikey Kilpatrick.

The win was sealed when Paul Jobling’s cross was forced home by Hogarth, who shared the star man award with Swales.

Commercial 4 (Jowett) Scalby Res 5 (Wheatman 2, Tomlinson, Arnott, Hansell)

Karl Hansell’s last minute bullet header secured the three points for Jeff Brader’s Scalby Reserves side in a thrilling clash at Commercial.

Nic Wheatman and Joe Tomlinson put Scalby 2-0 up early on, only for a Jackson Jowett lob to give Commercial hope.

A long clearance from Scalby keeper Danny Gregory found Darren Arnott, who collected the ball adeptly and finished with aplomb.

Wheatman’s second goal, just after half-time, saw the villagers go 4-1 ahead but the home side stirred into life and smashed in two goals, a scrambled effort and a penalty, to bring the game back to life.

A back-post header in the 75th minute made it 4-4, but three minutes from time a header rocketed into the top corner of the net from talismanic defender Hansell scooped all three points for the away team.

Arnott, Hansell and Wheatman all impressed for the victors, Arnott grabbed three assists as well as getting on the scoresheet, but escaped the embarrassment of an own goal thanks to the lightning quick reflexes of Gregory.

Westover Wasps Res 2 (Brunger, Castleton) Cayton Cors Res 2 (Venner, Barber pen)

Cayton Corinthians Reserves fought back from 2-0 down at half-time to earn a 2-2 draw at Westover Reserves.

Paul Brunger scored to put the hosts in front and a stunning 30-yard lob from Neal Castleton placed Wasps in the driving seat.

After a few stern words from manager Steve Gandolfi, and his decision to push James Barber into a more advanced midfield role, the away stirred into life.

Five minutes into the second half Josh Venner struck after fine work from Barber.

The villagers levelled 10 minutes later when Barber fired in from the penalty spot after he had been brought down in the area,

Gandolfi said: “A draw was probably fair as they dominated the first half and we were on top in the second.

“Centre-backs Mark Knowlson and Tim Wilson were the men of the match for us, while Barber obviously impressed after the break, setting one goal up and scoring the second one, and keeper Josh Tweddle, 16 also put in a brave display.”

Right wing-back Will Smith was named as Wasps man of the match.