An 8-0 home win against Ayton Reserves helped Athletico2B secure promotion from division three, while FC Rosette boosted their hopes of beating the drop into division three with a 3-1 home win against rivals Cayton Corinthians.
Scarborough News Saturday League
Athletico2B 8 (Goodwin 3, Costigan 2, Swift 2, Bowman) Ayton Reserves 0
Nick David’s Athletico2B side secured promotion to division two, with four games still to play, with an 8-0 hammering of Ayton Reserves.
Chris Costigan opened the scoring after five minutes with a low shot through the keeper’s legs, then Shaun Goodwin scored after good work from Sam Swift down the left wing.
Swift then scored after a through-ball from Goodwin and the latter scored his second to make it 4-0 at half-time.
The home side came out after the break firing on all cylinders again, Goodwin completing his hat-trick with another neat finish set up by good work from the lively Swift.
The winger then scored his second, taking on three Ayton players before smashing a shot into the top corner with his weaker right foot.
Costigan made it 7-0 and midfield general Chris Bowman completed the scoring with a piledriver from 25 yards to cap a great game in the middle.
Goodwin, Bowman and Damian Dale all impressed but Swift was man of the match for his sparkling display on the left flank.
FC Rosette 3 (A Wray, J Wray, own goal) Cayton Corinthians 1 (Amoah)
FC Rosette took a step closer to avoiding the drop from division two with a hard-earned 3-1 home win against relegation rivals Cayton Corinthians.
Cayton had already missed two clear scoring opportunities by the time Al Wray had blasted a thunderbolt of a free-kick in from 28 yards in the 10th minute.
Al Wray then made it 2-0, the Cayton keeper’s clearance hitting his leg and deflecting into the net, but Paul Amoah brought Cayton back into it with a fine finish before half-time.
In a very even second half, both teams had their chances, but an own goal by a Cayton defender settled the game in Rosette’s favour, although the visitors did have their chances including a goal which was disallowed after play was pulled back for a free-kick awarded to the villagers.
Midfielder Guy Newbould was the Rosette man of the match, with Al Wray, striker Tommy Blackburn and keeper Mikey Harland all impressing for the hosts in an evenly-contested match played in very boggy conditions at Newby.
Westover Wasps 2 (Rose, Seymour) Filey Town 2
Westover Wasps left it late to earn a 2-2 home division one draw against Filey Town.
Curt Rose put the Wasps ahead with a header after Liam Buglass’ shot was palmed out by the Town keeper.
The visitors scored a goal before half-time as they began to take charge of the game and when they took the lead in the 85th minute it seemed the points were heading back to Filey.
Defender James Seymour had other ideas though, his 30-yard low drive bouncing over the keeper and into the net to earn Wasps a share of the spoils.
Seymour and striker Jordan Shaw shared the man-of-the-match plaudits for Wasps.