Saturday League - Newlands lose ground in title race while Seamer grab important win at Ryedale

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Shaun Mancrief’s Newlands drew 2-2 with Whitby Fishermen’s Society, while Matty Dawson’s Seamer side picked up a vital win in their bid to avoid the drop against Ryedale.

DIVISION ONE

RYEDALE 0 SEAMER 1 (Lawton)

Matty Dawson’s Seamer side battled to a crucial 1-0 win on the road at rivals Ryedale to ease their relegation worries.

Seamer had a goal chalked out for offside when Darren Clough was judged to have strayed behind the defensive line of Ryedale, much to the frustration of the away side.

They didn’t have to wait much longer though as Gary Lawton tapped in their winner with 70 minutes on the clock and the away side held out to secure the maximum points and extend their gap to the drop zone.

NEWLANDS 2 (R Cooper, Stride) WHITBY FISHERMEN’S SOCIETY 2

Newlands gave up ground in their bid to pick up the division one title after drawing 2-2 at home to Whitby Fishermen’s Society.

They led 1-0 through a Ryan Cooper strike, but Mark Storr’s Fishermen bagged two goals to take a 2-1 lead.

With only 10 minutes left on the clock, Adam Stride netted a crucial equalizer for Newlands and the game ended 2-2.

DIVISION TWO

RILLINGTON ATHLETIC 1 FILEY TOWN RESERVES 3 (S Dickens pen, Sheldon, Powell)

Jay Taylor’s Filey Town Reserves side can stil seal title success this season after they managed to beat Rillington Athletic despite being down to 10 men for a large parts of their clash.

Stand-in keeper Johnny Hunter was sent for an early bath after 30 minutes after handling outside his area, and Rillington beat his replacement Mikey Hunter from the resulting free-kick to take a 1-0 half-time lead.

Filey battled back in the second half though, equalising after 47 minutes, Stu Dickens slotting in from the spot after his brother Matty was brought down in the box.

It was soon 2-1 to the away side, Scott Sheldon rounding the keeper two minutes later to tap in.

Filey wrapped up their win with 12 minutes left on the clock, Stu Dickens turning provider as he laid off to Jordan Powell to fire in.

Joe Gage and Lalan Flynn stood out for the victors.

FLIXTON 1 (Hague) SCALBY 1 (Bateman)

Scalby rounded off a disappointing season with a battling 1-1 draw at Flixton.

The home side had the better of the first half, Danny Hague firing in a fine solo goal to put them 1-0 up.

They rued missed chances after the break though as Scalby took charge of the affair.

Scalby levelled matters up after an hour, John Bateman firing in after a series of efforts were blocked following a corner.

Stu Butler played well for Scalby, while Craig Sherwin was the star man for Flixton.

DIVISION THREE

AYTON RESERVES 1 (Graystone) SLEIGHTS 5 (Watson 3, Martin, Faichney)

Sleights maintained their chances of sealing promotion to division two after beating Ayton 5-1.

They led 3-0 at the interval and extended their lead to 5-0 after the break.

Prolific striker Ben Watson bagged a treble and there were goals for Jake Faichney and Andy Martin.

Ayton produced an improved second half performance and bagged a consolation goal through John Graystone.

WESTOVER WASPS RESERVES 1 (Hodgson) WHITBY RFC 3

Whitby RFC won 3-1 at Oliver’s Mount against Westover Reserves, but the match was marred by an epilectic fit suffered by Westover’s Chris Hannam, who had to be taken to hospital in an ambulance.

Kev Hodgson bagged his side’s only goal on the afternoon after play resumed.