Saturday League: Pier and Edgehill Reserves advance after cup wins

A Westover man aims a free kick over the Filey wall. Pictures: Steve Lilly
A Westover man aims a free kick over the Filey wall. Pictures: Steve Lilly

Both West Pier and Edgehill Reserves sealed progress in their respective cup competitions after overcoming blustery conditions to seal victories.

West Pier edged past unbeaten second division title hopefuls Filey Town Reserves to go through in the League Cup.

Andy Spivey’s men led after half an hour when a poor clearance fell to Tommy Barker, who made no mistake in finishing well to make it 1-0.

Pier couldn’t add to their lead until the hour-mark when a free-kick was awarded right on the edge of the box with the away side pleading for a penalty to be awarded.

It didn’t matter too much in the end as Gary Thomas found the back of the net with the resulting free-kick to double Pier’s lead.

Just a minute later the contest was dead and buried.

Ali Caw pressed high up the pitch and robbed a Filey defender before coolly finding the net to make it 3-0.

Pier keeper Kyle Scaife had to be at his best to keep his clean-sheet intact, first making a superb save to tip and effort from Max Gage onto the post, before bringing a goalmouth scramble to a halt with a brave stop on the line.

Spivey singled out left-back Kurt Williamson as his side’s star man.

Edgehill Reserves battled back from 2-1 down to beat Kirkdale United 3-2 in the Scarborough & District FA Junior Cup.

Kirkdale led 1-0 after 20 minutes with a thunderbolt of a strike after a corner was only half cleared and the hosts led at the break.

Dan I’Anson’s men fought back into the contest when former Scarborough Athletic striker James Webb latched onto a long ball from Lee Dennis and lobbed the United keeper superbly.

They only held parity for a matter of minutes though as United battled back into a 2-1 lead.

Substitute Joe Logan levelled up with his first touch of the game after a superb ball from man of the match Jason Prosser.

With 10 minutes left on the clock, another Edgehill substitute popped up with the decisive goal for his side.

Dave Bell delivered the goods right on time as he managed to beat the United keeper, who had made some superb saves to keep his side in the game, with a tame effort to send his side into the next round.

Filey Town had to show plenty of grit and determination to come back from an early 2-0 deficit and beat a determined Westover Wasps side in division one.

Town, playing their first game in five weeks, found themselves 2-0 down after just seven minutes as the Wasps flew out of the traps.

James Seymour made it 1-0 after just three minutes before the prolific Curtis Rose added a second moments later.

The home side impressed for the opening 25 minutes before Town started to find their feet and they made it 2-1 when Ricky Tomlinson was brought down in the box and Josh Emmerson fired in from the spot.

Town started brightly after the break and were level after 49 minutes, Cameron Dobson finding the target after Danny Price’s flick-on.

The away side then took the lead for the first time in the contest when Benjamin Briggs headed in before the goal of the game from Darren Clough made it 4-2 and gave Town some breathing space.

Clough executed a superb Cruyff turn on the edge of the box before lifting the ball precisely over the Wasps keeper.

Late goals from man of the match Tomlinson and Phil Dickens ensured Town put some gloss on the scoreline, ending things at 6-2.

Another of the title challengers also had to show some steel to take three points as Edgehill took on Whitby Fisherman’s Society.

Edgehill led in fortuitous circumstances when a goal-kick struck Phil Warnett and flew into the net for 1-0 after 10 minutes.

Fisherman’s battled back though and after 70 minutes they held a 2-1 lead following a defensive mix-up in the Edgehill rearguard.

Boss Steve Clegg made two substitutions that immediately paid off for his side as both set-up vital goals.

First Liam Cooper managed to out-strip the defence and cross for Danny Collins to slide in, before Andy Noon crossed for Warnett to finish well with his left foot and secure the win for the home side.

Phil Meads was Edgehill’s star man at the heart of their defence.

Seamer’s resurgence continued with a 3-1 win against Ayton.

Gary Lawton netted the first for Paddy Parke’s men after 20 minutes to make it 1-0.

Ayton almost levelled moments later, only for Luke Purvis to bloke superbly on the line.

Purvis was involved at the other end shortly after as he thundered in a stunning drive from 30-yards to double Seamer’s lead heading into the break.

Seamer keeper Adam Morriss had to be at his best to make a superb stop to keep his side’s 2-0 lead intact before sub Ben Mason poked home the home side’s third.

Ayton netted a late consolation strike, but Seamer already had the points wrapped up.

Purvis was their star man at full-back.

Hunmanby United and Sleights shared the spoils after a six-goal-thriller at Sands Lane.

Sleights led inside six minutes when the impressive Mike Dent slammed home from distance and within 10 minutes it was 2-0 to the away side when Sam Wiggins was tripped just inside the box and skipper James Fawcett fired in from the spot.

Tom Kilpatrick then put the visitors 3-0 up, guiding home superbly from a left-wing cross.

United battled back with a penalty just before half-time to make it 3-1 and then hit back after the break with two further goals to steal a point at the death.

Ryedale picked up a surprise 3-0 win at United Sports Bar.

Youngsters Jordan Thackeray netted the only goal of the first half before he finished well to make it 2-0 after the switcharound.

The points were wrapped up when Rob Stead slammed a bullet header in from Martin Myers’ corner.

Taryn Midgley was Ryedale’s star man.

Whitby RFC continue to dominate division two and look likely to acheive back-to-back promotions after they beat FC Rosette 9-1 to make it 10 wins from 12 and stay at the top of the table.

Man of the match Phil Spencer smashed in four goals, while the prolific Paul Jobling added a hat-trick.

Marc Usher and Sam Richardson also notched as Steve Mothersdale’s men cruised home, despite having gone 1-0 down early on.

Snainton picked up a surprise 2-1 win on the road at promotion-chasing Cayton.

All of the goals in a scrappy contest came in the opening 10 minutes.

Despite playing against the wind, Snainton took the lead through Shane Holt after just two minutes.

Alex May’s wind-assisted free-kick from near the half-way line levelled matters up for a short time, but Rob Holt found the net after 10 minutes to make it 2-1 and seal the win for the away side.

Newlands Reserves battled to a 4-3 win at Athletico2B, despite Shaun Dodson firing in a treble for the home side.

Dodson put Athletico 1-0 up before youngster Brad Rowley equalised for Dougie McGregor’s men.

Stefan Moon then set up Kile Fields to fire in to put Newlands 2-1 up at half-time before Jonny Manson broke clear and finished well after the break for 3-1.

Dodson hit another to make it 3-2, but Moon smashed into the roof of the net to quickly restore Newlands’ two-goal cushion.

The impressive Dodson completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot, but it was too little-too late for Nick David’s side.

Lewis Weller was named as Newlands’ man of the match.

Duchess battled back from 2-0 down to beat Scalby 4-2 at home.

Scalby led 2-0 at the break as they played the first half with the strong wind at their backs, Ashley Townley heading in their first before tapping in after Dan Peel’s effort came back off the post.

It didn’t prove to be enough for the away side as Duchess’ Nick Bell found the bottom corner before man of the match Craig Sherwin was left unattended from a free-kick and powered a header into the bottom corner to level up.

With 10 minutes left on the clock, a corner ricocheted off a Scalby man and trickled over the line to give the home side the lead for the first time in the game.

Another corner led to sub Tim Jackson heading in a fourth for Duchess, who named Craig Sherwin as their man of the match.

The spoils were shared after an eight-goal thriller as Sherburn hosted Cayton Reserves in division three.

In a game that ebbed and flowed with both sides holding the lead at different stages, goals from Paul Mills, Andy Adamson, Matty Pickard and Steven Frederickson cancelled out goals from Cayton’s Jake Sands, Ash Durham, John Hodgson and man of the match Mike Szalabski.

Stu Pickard was the hosts’ star man.

Eastway Sports won 2-0 on the road at Westover Reserves.

Danny Moirr’s deflected effort made it 1-0 to the away side at half-time, before debutant Mark Craven struck their second to wrap things up after the break.

Eric Hall was Eastway’s man of the match after a controlled performance in the centre of their midfield.

A first-half hat-trick from man of the match Zach Hansen helped Falsgrave Athletic to a 6-2 win at struggling Commercial.

Hansen’s treble and a Mark Reddy strike saw Lee Smythe’s men lead 4-1 at the break.

Despite Commercial making it 4-2 just after half-time, Reddy headed his second to make it 5-2 before Mikey Anderson rifled in to wrap up the scoring.

Scalby Reserves were left feeling deflated after a 2-2 draw at home to Ayton Reserves.

The home side netted through Matty Turner and a superb solo effort from Jack South, but Ayton fired back to take a share of the spoils.

Scalby Reserves boss Jeff Brader said: “It feels like we’ve lost two points after a solid team performance with great spirit.

“We had a few decent performances, with Luke Beaver and Taylor Jordan both standing out.”