Saturday League: Division one - Pier take advantage as Filey drop points in derby clash

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West Pier took advantage of a Filey slip as they beat Newlands 3-2 thanks to Sam Garnett’s stunning winner.

NEWLANDS 2 WEST PIER 3 (N Thomas, Josh Hakings OG, Garnett)

Andy Spivey’s West Pier side struck a huge blow in the division one title race after beating Newlands 3-2.

The away side led through Neil Thomas’ clinical finish, but Luke Delve levelled after a Newlands corner wasn’t cleared.

Newlands got on top and Billy Logan and Ryan Cooper missed chances to level, meaning the scored were level at the break.

Shaun Mancrief’s men were on top immediately after the break and were 2-1 up when a heavy back-pass from Steve Sheader was hunted down by a Newlands man and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

Pier rallied though and were level when Newlands centre-back Josh Hakings managed to put the ball past his own keeper from distance.

Spivey introduced Sam Garnett from the bench and he immediately repaid his manager’s faith, smashing in from 20 yards to put his side back in the lead.

Newlands were left scratching their heads after they somehow managed to miss a glorious late chance to level matters up, as Pier put their bodies on the line in the box to keep their hosts out.

FILEY TOWN 2 HUNMANBY UNITED 2

Filey dropped two points in their hunt to win the division one title as they drew 2-2 at home to fierce rivals Hunmanby United.

Dave Brannan’s men would have been keen to maintain their title charge, but rivals United, who have resurgent of late, managed to come away with a crucial point in their bid to avoid the drop.

EDGEHILL 4 (Kapynski, Warnett, G Hepples, Aziz) EASTFIELD ST JAMES 1 (Hall)

Edgehill’s recent upturn in form continued as they beat Eastfield 4-1, but the away side will be left feeling that the scoreline flattered them somewhat.

Edgehill led after Polish schemer Macie Kapynski rounded keeper Chris Ferrey and tapped in, but Eric Hall’s goal meant the sides were level at the break.

Eastfield had the better of the contest either side of the break, but they couldn’t beat keeper Martin Cappleman, who made a superb save froma Hall half-volley.

Phil Warnett’s half-volley put Edgehill back in front though, before Gary Hepples won two challenges before sliding in before the keeper to make it 3-1.

Substitute Wayne Aziz headed in from a corner to seal their 4-1 victory.

Centre back Carl Hepples was their man of the match.

AYTON 2 (Dennis, Chadwick OG) SEAMER 6 (Clough 3, Danby 2, Caw)

Ayton’s title hopes were shattered after a surprise 6-2 defeat at home to Seamer.

Seamer led 2-0 early on through two Darren Clough goals, but Mikey Dennis reduced their deficit.

The away side led 4-1 at the break though, two quick goals coming from Clough, who sealed his hat-trick, and Ali Caw.

An unfortunate onw goal from Seamer’s Greg Chadwick made it 4-2, but Seamer rallied again though and made it 6-2 through a Joe Danby brace.

FISHBURN PARK 1-1 WHITBY FISHERMEN’S SOCIETY

The two Whitby sides in division one played out a 1-1 draw.

Fishburn’s point will give them hope of beating the drop, while Mark Storr’s Fishermen will rue the two points lost as they look to finish in the top three.