Saturday League: League reports - Falsgrave secure huge win over Snainton while Soba nudge closer to promotion

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Falsgrave are in pole position to secure back-to-back promotions after beating table-toppers Snainton 3-1, while Soba look set for a spot in division two next season after another win, this time against Cayton Reserves.

DIVISION 1

EASTFIELD 5 (Hegarty 2, Price, Till, M Barber) HUNMANBY UNITED 2

Eastfield continued their good run of form in 2013 with a 5-2 win at home to Hunmanby.

Goals from Danny Price and Nathan Till gave Eastfield a 2-0 lead before United struck back to level matters up at 2-2.

Eastfield were in control again before the break though, a goal from player-boss Nick Hegarty and a Mark Barber strike from 20 yards putting them 4-2 up before Hegarty’s second after the break rounded off the scoring at 5-2.

WESTOVER WASPS 0 NEWLANDS 2 (Jack Hakings, Stride)

A depleted Newlands side ensured they kept their outside title chances alive after beating Westover 2-0 at Oliver’s Mount.

Midfielder Jack Hakings gave his side the lead, before a second from Adam Stride gave Shaun Mancrief’s men the win.

Newlands face a huge clash with West Pier on Wednesday night.

DIVISION 2

FALSGRAVE 3 (Whitehall 2, Tolliday) SNAINTON 1

Billy Johnson’s Falsgrave side are within touching distance of their second successive promotion after beating rivals Snainton 3-1.

They fell behind early on but were level after 30 minutes, full-back Matt Whitehall’s cross flying straight in.

Falsgrave went ahead for the first time just minutes later, Rich Tolliday firing in from 25 yards.

The home side’s dominance was confirmed before the break when Whitehall grabbed his second for 3-1.

Johnson’s men battled to keep Snainton out after the break and secured their win.

Falsgrave face a vital clash against Filey Town Reserves on Wednesday night.

Their keepr Rich Curtis was named as their man of the match.

FILEY TOWN RESERVES 6 (S Dickens 3, J Powell 2, M Dickens) NEWLANDS RESERVES 2

Jay Taylor’s Filey Town Reserves kept up the pressure at the top, looking for their first title since 1990, with a 6-2 win at home to Newlands Reserves.

They were ahead within the first minute, Stu Dickens stroking in from the penalty spot after a hand ball in the Newlands box.

The lead was doubled after Jordan Powell headed in, but Newlands fired back for 2-1.

Scott Sheldon then teed up Stu Dickens for his second to make it 3-1 before a superb overhead kick from Powell gave his side a 4-1 advantage.

Newlands again fired back, but Dickens’ second followed by a strike from Matty Dickens gave them the comfortable 6-2 win.

Joe Eblet was their man of the match.

FC ROSETTE 0 FLIXTON 1 (Shepherd)

Mick Stephenson’s Flixton side also still harbour promotion hopes after nudging past Rosette 1-0.

The away side were ahead after just four minutes, Paul Shepherd rising highest from a corner to head in.

They had a superb chance to double their advantage, but Rosette keeper Daz Palmer saved Chris Watson’s penalty.

Palmer had to be at his best to keep the visitors out for the rest of the encounter, but Flixton’s points were sealed.

EDGEHILL RESERVES 4 (Ferrey 3, Watson) SCALBY 1 (Bateman)

Edgehill Reserves’ player-manager Martyn Ferrey bagged a hat-trick to help his side ease past Scalby at Staxton.

They were ahead early on after a mix-up in the Scalby defence allowed JP Watson to stroll through and finish well.

It was soon 2-0 - Scalby leaving Ferrey too much room on the edge of the area for him to curl into the bottom corner.

Scalby’s John Bateman scored from long range to make it 2-1, but Ferrey again managed to find space on the egde of the box and once again found the bottom corner.

Scalby improved after the break and limited Edgehill’s opportunities, but the home side were still in control and their win was confirmed when Ferrey stepped up to stroke in from the spot after he was fouled in the box.

Tyler Richardson shone in the Edgehill midfield.

CAYTON 0 RILLINGTON ATHLETIC 5

Two relegation-threatened sides locked horns at Cayton, with Rillington striking a huge blow in their bid to avoid the drop.

The village side came away from rock-bottom Cayton with maximum points after a convincing 5-0 success.

DIVISION 3

CAYTON RESERVES 3 FC SOBA 7 (Turner 3, Rackham 2, Breckon 2)

Mike Keld’s Soba side are within touching distance of securing both promotion to division two and the third division title after collecting another three points from their trip to Cayton Reserves.

In-form striker Matty Turner netted a treble, while there were braces from Craig Rackham and Tez Breckon.

Sean Buckross was the away side’s man of the match.

WHITBY RFC 10 (Ross 5, Usher 3, Smith, Swales) FALSGRAVE RESERVES 0

Whitby RFC hammered 10 unanswered goals past Falsgrave Reserves.

Ste Ross was in fine form infront of goal, smashing in five of his own.

Mark Usher also enjoyed a fruitful afternoon in the box, bagging a hat-trick, while Dave Smith and Chad Swales rounded off the scoring.

Ross was Whitby’s man of the match, while Mike Kilpatrick was in fine form on the wing.