Saturday League Division One round-up: Rampant Edgehill go top

Seamer (blue kit) and Westover Wasps battle it out in their Division One clash at Oliver's Mount. Picture: Graeme Farrah
Seamer (blue kit) and Westover Wasps battle it out in their Division One clash at Oliver's Mount. Picture: Graeme Farrah

Edgehill surged into pole position in the Saturday League’s top flight thanks to an emphatic home win over Sleights.

Steve Clegg’s charges followed up Wednesday’s victory over Westover with a 7-2 success at their Staxton base on Saturday.

Tyler Richardson set Edgehill on their way with a fine left-footed strike from 30 yards and Danny Collins added a second before half-time.

A double from Kurtis Henderson, plus efforts from his brother Lloyd, Mike Barker and Jackson Jowett wrapped up the win in the second half.

Tom Kilpatrick and Ben Watson netted for the visitors who had striker Billy Graham in top form.

A delighted Clegg said: “Tyler Richardson was our man of the match after a commanding performance in the centre of midfield, but he was pushed close by our central defensive pairing of Leigh Watson and Kurtis Henderson.”

Newlands Park began their defence of the Division One title with a 2-0 victory at Cayton Corinithans.

Adam Stride netted the game’s opening goal after half an hour to send Park in at half-time a goal to the good.

It took the visitors until three minutes from time to make the points safe, however, Sean Exley popping up to round things off.

West Pier were another side to pick up a 2-0 win, but they were made to work extremely hard for their victory by a depleted Filey Town side.

Darren Clough hit the crossbar and Town also hit a post in the first period, although Dave Brannan’s men were indebted to goalkeeper Rich Curtis for a string of fine saves that kept them in the game.

Pier eventually grabbed the game’s all-important first goal when Gaz Thomas pounced with 20 minutes to go.

Mark Barber added a second for the home side in the closing stages to wrap things up for Andy Spivey’s team.

Filey boss Brannan said: “When you look at the quality in that West Pier squad I’m extremely proud of how well my side have done against them today.

“We had a few lads suspended and a couple more unavailable, so we’ve had to field a number of teenagers and some players from the reserves, but to a man they were superb.

“We did have our chances but didn’t take them, and while I can’t really argue with the scoreline, I felt that my lads maybe deserved to get something out of the game.

“Our goalkeeper Rich Curtis was outstanding and deserves the man of the match award after making three or four brilliant saves.”

Westover Wasps came out on top in a five-goal thriller with Seamer at Oliver’s Mount.

After a goalless opening period, Chris Hannam handed the Wasps the lead before Harry Stringer volleyed in from 18 yards to mark his return from a three-year injury lay-off in fine style.

Seamer fought back to level the scores courtesy of a brace from Joe Gallagher, but substitute Harry Pollard grabbed a late winner for Westover when he lobbed home in the closing stages.

Jack McFarlane was named man of the match for the victors.

Hunmanby United picked up a point from their long trip to Whitby Fishermens Society, the game ending in a 1-1 draw.