Saturday League - Pier maintain slender lead at the top

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West Pier remain top of the first division standings by just one point after both they and second placed Filey Town picked up victories, while elsewhere in the top flight, rock-bottom Fishburn Park stunned Ayton.

DIVISION ONE:

WESTOVER WASPS 0 WEST PIER 4 (S Sheader, Provins, N Thomas, Oldroyd)

West Pier picked up a comfortable 4-0 win at Westover Wasps, maintaining their narrow advantage at the top of the division one table in the process.

A Steve Sheader header from a Gary Thomas corner in just the third minute of the game set Pier on their way, and a Paul Provins effort six minutes before half-time sent the visitors into the break two goals to the good.

Neil Thomas struck after 68 minutes to make it 3-0 and a late strike by Mark Oldroyd sealed the victory for Andy Spivey’s charges.

Ronnie Lamb was in great form in the heart of the Pier midfield.

FILEY TOWN 4 (Hunter 3, Pindar) RYEDALE 0

Will Hunter netted a fine hat-trick as Filey Town kept pace with leaders Pier in a one-sided encounter at Filey School.

Hunter opened the scoring in the first half when he fired in a free-kick and Town should have doubled their advantage but Phil Dickens failed to convert from the penalty spot.

The hosts were awarded a second spot kick shortly after the resumption, central defender Hunter taking over the responsibility and making no mistake for 2-0.

Man of the match Hunter completed his treble with a great finish from the edge of the area before James Pindar registered Filey’s fourth with a 25-yard lob.

EDGEHILL 3 (Warnett 2, Collins) HUNMANBY UNITED 1 (Dobson)

Edgehill got back to winning ways with a 3-1 home success over struggling Hunmanby.

United took an early lead when Cameron Dobson poked home with just five minutes on the clock but Phil Warnett levelled things up when he picked out the top corner with a neat half-volley.

Warnett notched his second of the game after half-time and Danny Collins added a third goal to wrap things up.

FISHBURN PARK 2 AYTON 0

Bottom of the table Fishburn stunned Steve Roberts’ depleted Ayton side at Broomfield Park.

The three points for Park keep their slim hopes of avoiding relegation to division two alive.

DIVISION TWO:

SCALBY 1 (D Birley (pen)) FILEY TOWN RESERVES 3 (J Gage 2, S Dickens)

Filey Reserves kept their title hopes in their own hands with a 3-1 win at Scalby.

The visitors began strongly and took the lead when Scalby’s keeper could not hold a Joe Eblet strike and Joe Gage reacted quickest to knock in the rebound.

Danny Birley converted a 55th-minute penalty to restore parity but a goalkeeping error allowed Gage in for his second of the game to put Filey back in front and Stu Dickens rounded off the scoring with just eight minutes to go.

Striker Gage was Town’s star man while John Bateman played well for Scalby.

NEWLANDS RESERVES 3 (Tadman 2, Delve (pen)) FLIXTON 6 (Laing 2, Midgely, Bell, Chambers, Sherwin)

Flixton picked up an impressive 6-3 win over a strong Newlands Reserves side.

Ian Laing, Luke Midgely, Nick Bell and Luke Chambers were on target in the first half for Mick Stevenson’s men as they took a 4-2 advantage into half-time.

Laing scored again after the interval and Craig Sherwin got forward from the back to net Flixton’s sixth.

James Tadman hit a brace and Luke Delve registered a penalty for Newlands.

EDGEHILL RESERVES 7 (JP Watson 2, Scales, Ferrey, Micklethwaite, Cairns, Jenkins) CAYTON CORINTHIANS 1 (Pollard)

Edgehill’s second string romped to a 7-1 victory over relegation-threatened Cayton.

JP Watson struck twice for the victors, while Martyn Ferrey, Tom Scales, Tom Micklethwaite, Jon Cairns and Dave Jenkins also picked out the back of the Corinthians’ net.

Harry Pollard netted a stunning 25-yard effort in the first half which briefly drew the away side level at 1-1.

Central defender Jenkins was Edgehill’s man of the match and Isaac Sands put in a decent shift for Cayton.

DIVISION THREE:

SEAMER RESERVES 1 (Layton) SCALBY RESERVES 5 (Gregory, Turley, Arnott, Colley, O.G.)

Scalby Reserves continued their recent good form with a 5-1 win at Seamer.

Player-manager Danny Gregory smashed in an early goal to put his side in front before a Seamer defender headed a Darren Arnott free-kick into his own net for 2-0.

Dan Layton pulled a goal back for Seamer after good work by Sam Walker, but Nick Turley registered a trademark header to restore the visitors’ two-goal advantage just before the break.

Arnott netted Scalby’s fourth early in the second period and it was 5-1 when Turley crossed for Adrian Colley to fire home from close range.

WHITBY RUFC 1 (Hoggarth) ATHLETICO 2B 1 (Dodson)

A last-minute header from Ben Hoggarth secured Whitby RUFC a share of the spoils from their clash with Athletico.

Shaun Dodson’s first-half strike looked like it would be enough to hand the away side all three points but Hoggarth nodded in a Dave Welham free-kick with less than 60 seconds remaining to draw the sides level.

Winger Mikey Kilpatrick was on top form for the Whitby side.