Saturday League: Newlands crowned champions after Edgehill are stung by impressive Wasps

Action from Westover's 4-2 win against Edgehill that handed Newlands the division one title. Picture: Steve Lilly.
Action from Westover's 4-2 win against Edgehill that handed Newlands the division one title. Picture: Steve Lilly.

Shaun Mancrief’s Newlands are first division champions after Westover Wasps beat Edgehill 4-2 to end their outside chances, while USB moved a step closer to securing promotion to the top flight with a win against rivals Sleights.

DIVISION 1

Edgehill 2 (Greening 2, 1 pen) Westover Wasps 4 (Varley, Jones, Shaw, Rose)

Newlands were officially crowned first division champions after Westover stunned Edgehill, beating them 4-2 in a match moved to Oliver’s Mount.

Edgehill’s feint chances of usurping runaway leaders Edgehill suffered a blow when they went 1-0 down against the run of play, Curt Rose setting up pacy striker Jordan Shaw, who kept his cool to round the keeper and tap in.

The home side levelled up when Jason Prosser was brought down in the box and Ricky Greening kept his cool to send the keeper the wrong way.

It was soon Edgehill who led, Greening firing in a stunning volley after good work from Prosser.

The sides were level at the break though, Shaw turning provider this time as he sent Daz Varley clear to tap in for 2-2 at half-time.

Jamie Heritage’s Wasps dominated after the break, and they were denied the lead after Varley’s goal was dubiously ruled out.

That didn’t halt the Wasps’ charge as they took the lead, Varley setting-up Curt Rose, who side-footed past the Edgehill keeper and into the net.

The scoring was completed by substitute Luke Jones, who calmly rounded the keeper and slid in after being played in on goal by Ryan Matson’s flick-on.

Both managers agreed Wasps deserved the victory.

Heritage said: “The lads did well. We were by far the better team in the second half and deserved to win the game.”

Clegg echoed Heritage’s words, he said: “Credit to Westover. They were brilliant.”

Varley and Shaw were Westover’s star men, while Clegg singled out Greening and midfielder Kieran Link.

Ayton 3 (Peel 2, T Stubbings) Filey Town 1 (M Gage)

Ayton ensured their top flight safety with a 3-1 win against a lacklustre Filey Town side.

Steve Roberts’ men were in control from the start and led 1-0 at the break, Dan Peel firing in after playing a neat one-two with player-boss Roberts.

It was soon 2-0 after the break, Roberts instrumental again as his cross was fired in by Tyson Stubbings on the half-volley.

Filey hit back through Max Gage, but almost immediately from the resulting kick-off, Peel rounded off a neat Ayton moved to kill the contest off at 3-1.

Roberts singled out Peel and Tyson Stubbings, while a disappointed Filey boss Jay Taylor was unhappy with his team’s efforts, only 16-year-old Nathan Vernon escaping his wrath,

Seamer Sports 1 (Forsyth) West Pier 3 (Speight 2, D Cooper)

West Pier beat Seamer 3-1 to ensure the home side’s battle to avoid the drop will go down to the wire.

Andy Spivey’s men led after 38 minutes when Steve Sheader’s bullet header cannoned off the bar and hit Rob Speight before finding its way into the back of the net.

It was soon 1-1 though, Matty Forsyth’s sharp turn and finish finding its way past stand-in keeper Sam Garbnett.

Pier regained their lead before the break though, Danny Cooper rising higher than his marker to head in from a corner.

The away side had to wait until the 65th minute to get their third and kill off the contest, man of the match Will Garnett charging down the right before feeding Rob Speight, who finished well to grab his second.

Eastfield St James 3 (Purvis, Wright, D Kelly) Ryedale 5 (Hall 3, Rhodes 2)

Eastfield’s difficult end to the season continued with a 5-3 defeat at home to already-relegated Ryedale.

Two goals from Chris Rhodes and a Jack Hall strike handed Ryedale a 3-0 lead the break.

Eastfield rallied after the break Luke Purvis and Arran Wright made it 3-2.

Ryedale netted again through Hall’s second, but back came the hosts again, Danny Kelly netting to make it 4-3.

Hall completed his hat-trick to secure the three points for Ryedale.

DIVISION 2

USB 5 (Rose, Breckon, Walters, Walker, Vasey) Sleights 3 (Watson, Faichney, Fawcett)

United Sports Bar took a giant leap toward securing promotion to division one in the runners-up spot, beating rivals Sleights 5-3 in an end-to-end contest.

Georgie Rose leapt highest to head USB into the lead, but Ben Watson levelled up just after the break.

Liam Vasey scored to put USB back into the lead, but again Sleights fought back, this time goals from James Fawcett and Jake Faichney handing them a 3-2 lead.

But Dave Oxley’s men weren’t to be denied and Tez Breckon drew them level again with a superb volley.

Daz Walters’ stunning effort from the edge of the box put USB 4-3 up before Jack Walker nipped in ahead of the Sleights keeper to neatly chip the ball over him and into the net for 5-3.

Vasey was USB’s man of the match after a solid effort in central midfield.

USB will be promoted if they can avoid defeat against Filey Town Reserves and when they travel to face Sleights again for their final game of the season.

DIVISION 3

Whitby RFC 5 (Usher 2, Kilpatrick, Jobling, Hoggarth) Falsgrave Reserves 0

Champions Whitby RFC beat Falsgrave Reserves 5-0, but the scoreline flattered the victors.

They led 2-0 at half-time, their first a stunning Mike Kilpatrick volley after Dave Welham’s pinpoint 40-yard ball, before Ben Hoggarth netted their second after a corner.

Paul Jobling fired in their third from a tight angle, before Marc Usher grabbed their fourth and fifth goals.

Usher was named as man of the match by boss Steve Mothersdale.

Westover Wasps Reserves 4 (Smith 2, Brunger, Mugglestone) Athletico2b 1 (Goodwin)

Paul Brunger’s Westover Wasps Reserves side beat nine-man Athletico2b 4-1.

Will Smith gave Wasps the lead, only for Shaun Goodwin to level the scores just before the break.

Smith’s second followed by goals from Leon Mugglestone and Paul Brunger eased Wasps home against the heavily depleted Cats.

Two-goal Smith was their man of the match.