Newlands striker Billy Logan smashed in six to help his side to an 11-2 crushing of Ryedale, while Edgehill and Whitby Fishermen’s Society made progress in the NRCFA Saturday Challenge Cup.
NORTH RIDING COUNTY FA SATURDAY CHALLENGE CUP
WEST PIER 3 (M Cooper 2, S Sheader) HOLLYBUSH UNITED 3
West Pier suffered a late hammer blow as they bowed out of the Saturday Challenge Cup in a game switched to their Sherburn base against Hollybush United.
Stand-in player-manager Steve Sheader saw his side go in at the break 1-0 down against a well-drilled United side, before they fell further adrift straight after the interval.
Martin Cooper was barged over in the box moments later and had the chance to get his side back into the game.
Cooper saw his penalty saved, but he was first to the rebound and fired in to make it 2-1.
Pier pushed men forward in search of the elusive equaliser, but they were hit on the counter-attack and United extended their lead to 3-1.
Daz Crawford the fed Cooper, who grabbed his second after sliding under the keeper, and Pier were level when Mikey Barker’s corner was headed goalwards by Sheader, who saw his initial effort blocked on the line before he followed up to smash into the net and drag Pier level.
Just as the home side thought they were the side who would go on to win the game or force a penalty shoot-out, a rasping drive from distance found its way past Pier keeper Steve MacAusland and into the net, knocking the Saturday Challenge Cup holders out of the competition.
Dane Ramos, Mikey Barker and Paul Provins all impressed for the beaten home side.
EASTFIELD ST JAMES 3 (K Tate, L Tate, Devine) LEYBURN UNITED 4
Another Scarborough side to bow out of the Challenge Cup were Eastfield, who suffered a 4-3 home defeat against Leyburn United.
Eastfield started brightly and took the lead through Kris Tate, but they had keeper Chris Ferrey sent off and the away side got on top of the contest to take a 3-1 lead into the interval.
That lead was extended to 4-3 after the break as United hit Eastfield on the counter-attack.
Despite goals from Damian Devine and Lee Tate giving the home side hope, they couldn’t find the all important equaliser.
Chris Mann shone for Eastfield.
WHITBY FISHERMEN’S SOCIETY 3 (Hart 3) DALTON ATHLETIC 3 (Whitby Fishermen’s Society won 5-4 on penalties)
Whitby Fishermen’s Society advanced in the competition, but they needed penalties to edge past Dalton Athletic.
In-form striker Neil Hart smashed in a hat-trick for Mark Storr’s Fishermen, but they were pegged back by an 85th-minute free-kick that took the game into the penalty shoot-out.
Despite Matty Towey’s missed effort, successful kicks from Hart, Jamie Forbes-Walker, Al McGovern, James Armstrong and Ian Smith handed them the 5-4 win from the spot.
Storr singled out hat-trick hero Hart as his side’s star man.
BOOSBECK UNITED 0 EDGEHILL 3 (Cooper, Jones, Dodson)
Edgehill advanced in the Challenge Cup after travelling to Boosbeck United and collecting a convincing 3-0 win.
Goals from Liam Cooper, Dan Jones and Shaun Dodson gave Alec Coulson and Steve Clegg’s men the win.
Young defender Lloyd Henderson was named as their man of the match.
NEWLANDS 11 (Logan 6, Exley 2, Josh Hakings 2, Fields) RYEDALE 2
Shaun Mancrief’s Newlands extended their already imposing lead at the top of the division one table after battering struggling Ryedale 11-2.
Striker Billy Logan continued his impressive run of form in front of goal with a stunning double hat-trick.
There were also braces for Josh Hakings and Sean Exley, who spurned the chance of a hat-trick after missing a penalty.
Defender Kile Fields wrapped up the scoring for table-topping Newlands, who will take some stopping in their charge to win the division one title this season.
HUNMANBY UNITED 6 (Dobson 4, Duley, C Crawford) FALSGRAVE 2
Mercurial striker Cameron Dobson fired in four goals as his Hunmanby United side beat Falsgrave 6-2 at Sands Lane.
Dobson’s stand-out goal was a typical solo effort, as he beat six Falsgrave men before slotting in.
His four goals were complemented by a Chris Crawford bullet header and a Chris Duley goal.
Dobson was United’s man of the match, with Tom Micklethwaite also impressing for the victors.
WESTOVER WASPS 1 SEAMER SC 3 (Myerscough, Forsyth, Lawton)
A superb first-half display gave Seamer the spoils from their trip to Oliver’s Mount to tackle Westover Wasps.
Dan Jewitt’s pin-point cross set-up youngster Connor Myerscough to head in their opener, before Matty Forsyth tapped in their second to put them in total control.
Forsyth then turned provider as he teed up Gary Lawton to hand Seamer a 3-0 lead at half-time.
Westover hit back after the break, but that wasn’t enough and Matty Dawson’s men had already done enough for a crucial three points.
Jamie Hastie stood out in Seamer’s three-man defence.