Saturday League Half-Season Review - Logan fires Pier to title contention

Scarborough News Saturday League half-season review
Scarborough News Saturday League half-season review

West Pier have hit the goal trail in their bid to wrestle the Division One title back from Newlands Park.

Former Park man Billy Logan leads the charge with 14 league goals in six games since signing for Pier, while Martin Cooper, 11, and Neil Thomas, seven, have helped Pier to 39 goals in just six league outings.
Pier have also shown a mean defence to date, letting in just three goals in the league to date, as they’ve charged to the maximum 18 points on offer.
As we enter the New Year, any one of five teams could challenge for the title.
Champions Newlands are top after winning six and drawing one of their outings, with Hunmanby United, Edgehill and Filey Town all in the hunt but with ground to make up.
Rock-bottom Whitby RUFC have been left depleted after a plethora of players moved on after they won promotion from Division Two and they look doomed to dropping back into the second tier.
Westover Wasps, who have also lost players this season, look set to join them unless they can start picking up points quickly to bridge the gap to Seamer and Cayton.
In Division Two, promoted Seamer Reserves have maintained their superb form from the 2014/15 season into this campaign and are sitting pretty at the top of the table.
Joe Wright’s men have won eight of their 11 league games and have amassed 24 points, while Edgehill Reserves are two points adrift in second, although they’ve played an extra game.
Duchess, 22, Filey Town Reserves, 20, and Newlands Reserves, 20, are all in with a chance of mounting a charge for the title, while Scalby have a 100% league record, but they’ve only played five games.
Snainton and Ayton have endured terrible seasons to date, although both have improved marginally.
Both are locked on three points, Snainton bottom on goal difference with a minus 57 goal difference, but they have a game in hand on second-bottom Ayton, whose minus 43 goal difference isn’t much better.
Eastway Sports lead the way in Division Three after amassing 29 points from 12 games.
Eric Hall has smashed in 21 of their 51 league goals to date.
Hot on their heels are FC Rosette, 22 points from nine games, while Sleights Reserves have 18 points from 12 games and sit in third.
Fourth-placed new-boys Goal Sports are unbeaten from six league games, winning five and drawing one, and will be up there come the end of the season.
West Pier, Whitby Fishermen’s Society and Itis Itis Rovers are into the last eight of the North Riding Saturday Challenge Cup.
Hunmanby United meet Beverley Town Reserves in the semi-finals of the East Riding Senior County Cup.
Newlands and Edgehill are into the draw for the League Cup semi-finals and await the winners of the Filey Reserves v Duchess and Itis Itis Rovers v Whitby Fishermen’s Society clashes.
West Pier, Sleights and Filey Town are in the semi-finals of the District Cup.
Edgehill Reserves, Duchess, Sherburn and Goal Sports will contest the League Trophy semi-finals.

Billy Logan (red and black) has fired Pier into contention for silverware

Billy Logan (red and black) has fired Pier into contention for silverware

Filey Town 3rds v Hunmanby United Reserves - Both sides are currently playing their maiden campaigns after forming at the start of the season

Filey Town 3rds v Hunmanby United Reserves - Both sides are currently playing their maiden campaigns after forming at the start of the season