Shaun Mancrief’s Newlands kept their division one title hopes alive with a 2-1 win at Edgehill.
Newlands made a bright start and went 1-0 up when Tom Hickin gave away a free-kick and Jack Hakings was on hand to nod the resulting cross in at the back post.
Edgehill rallied and had a James Webb goal disallowed for offside, before Dean Craig’s half-volley from long range levelled matters up heading into the break.
Just two minutes into the second half Park grabbed the decisive goal.
Edgehill keeper Martin Cappleman raced off his line and brought the advancing Danny Jenkinson down, giving referee Bill Pashby no chance but to point to the spot.
Cappleman was lucky to stay on the pitch as he already been shown a yellow card for dissent in the first half, but he could nothing about the resulting penalty that was swept in by Sean Exley.
Both sides had chances to add to their tallies, but they found Cappleman and Rich Curtis in good form between the sticks and Park edged to the win.
The win moves Newlands to within two points of fourth-placed Edgehill and keeps their outside chances of retaining the title alive.
Newlands boss Mancrief said: “We deserved to win the game on the back of the chances we created. The first half performance was good too and we just about had enough in the bank for the win.”
Mancrief singled out midfielder Michael Wilson and defender Ricky Nock.
West Pier stay in the driving seat at the top of the table after beating Sleights 5-0 in windy conditions at Sherburn.
Pier ensured they took their 11th win from 11 games by taking a commanding 3-0 lead into the break.
Paul Provins’ superbly-weighted pass set Ali Caw away to open the scoring before Tommy Barker and Luke Delve added to the scoreline.
It was 4-0 after 80 minutes after a Sleights man handled in the area and Martin Cooper slotted home from the spot.
The win was wrapped up when Gary Thomas fed his brother Neil, who had come off the bench after returning from injury, and he made no mistake in firing Pier into a 5-0 lead.
Boss Andy Spivey singled out Mikey Pickering and Delve as his side’s star men.
Filey Town are only two points behind Pier in second after they beat Whitby Fisherman’s Society 4-0.
Town led 1-0 at half-time after John Emmerson’s goal before Cameron Dobson bagged their second with his only effort on goal during the game.
Sub Danny Price netted with his second touch to make it 3-0 before Gary Wardell grabbed their fourth and final goal with a superb lob.
Ricky Tomlinson was Town’s man of the match.
United Sports Bar battled back from rumours they were going to fold last week to take a point from their home clash with Westover Wasps.
USB led 1-0 after a neat finish from Liam Vasey, but Luke Jones’ stunning 35-yard free-kick restored parity for the Wasps.
The home side led again after Tom Williamson beat a couple of defenders before rounding the keeper and tapping in.
Wasps missed several chances after the break and it looked like Dave Oxley’s men were heading for a win until Liam Buglass fired an equaliser in the 83rd minute.
Oxley singled out defender Zak Poole while 17-year-old Mark Wade shone on his debut for Westover’s first team.
A dogged Ryedale performance led them to a 5-2 win at home to struggling Hunmanby United.
Martin Foxton’s header was the only goal of the first half, before United levelled after the interval.
Foxton then turned provider for Sam Turnbull to smash in, only for the visitors to yet again equalise.
Ryedale weren’t to be denied though and Foxton grabbed his second to make it 3-2 before Chris Rhodes’ goal made it 4-2.
Foxton rounded things off by completing his hat-trick, netting Ryedale the win and himself the man of the match honours.
Paddy Parke’s Seamer made it four wins from four as they took apart Ayton 10-0 in their Harbour Cup clash.
Travis Wood was in rampant form as he fired in four goals for the victors, who led 5-0 at the break.
Joe Gallagher grabbed two goals as he put in a superb performance, while there were also goals for Daz Hastie, Dan Bradbury, Jake Moore and Gary Lawton in their comfortable success.
Parke singled out Wood and Gallagher for particular praise, but he was delighted with his entire side’s performance.