Athletico2B boosted their promotion hopes with a surprise 3-0 home win against leaders West Pier Reserves, Commercial keeping their own bid on track with a 5-2 win at Sleights Reserves, while division one leaders Newlands Park strolled to a 12-2 win at lowly Ryedale SC and Edgehill earned a 6-2 home success against Falsgrave.
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Athletico2B 3 (Goodwin 3) West Pier Reserves 0
A Shaun Goodwin hat-trick steered promotion hopefuls Athletico2B to a shock 3-0 home win against division three leaders West Pier Reserves.
Goodwin opened the scoring in an evenly-contested first half, finishing neatly after fine work from left-winger Sam Swift, who tormented the right-sided Pier players all game.
There were no further goals before half-time, but early in the second period Goodwin added his second, after being put through by midfield lynchpin Chris Bowman.
Goodwin was then clean through on the Pier goal again, and despite two fine saves from the keeper the home striker tucked away at the third attempt.
Bowman, Leon Dunn and Sam Medd all excelled for the home side, but the man of the match was young Swift for a great game down the left flank.
Steve McCausland also impressed in his first game in goal after resigning for Athletico2B.
Sleights Reserves 2 (Britton, M Jeffrey) Commercial 5 (Day 2, Maiello, Jowett, own goal)
Despite playing most of the game with only 10 men Commercial earned a 5-2 win at Sleights Reserves to keep their promotion challenge alive.
The away team went in front through an own goal, but their luck looked to have run out when Ryan Somers was shown a red card for a foul.
Commercial dug deep to hang onto their slender lead until half-time, but when Aiden Britton levelled for the villagers early in the second half it looked like they were about to take the upper hand.
This was not the case, with a double strike from Mikey Day putting the Scarborough pub side 3-1 ahead.
Chris Maiello put the result beyond doubt with a clinical strike, but the visitors saved the best to last, winger Jackson Jowett taking on three home players before firing in from 20 yards out.
Mike Jeffrey hit a second goal for Sleights two minutes from full-time.
Jowett was named as the man of the match for Commercial, his half-time switch from the left wing to the right flank seeing him set up three goals and net one in the second half. Sam Wiggins was named as the star man for Sleights’ second string.
Seamer Sports Reserves 2 (G Thornton, Conner Myerscough) Cayton Corinthians Reserves 6 (Durham 4, Sands, Szablaski)
A four-goal blast from central midfielder Ashley Durham steered Cayton Corinthians Reserves to a 6-2 win at Seamer Sports Reserves.
Durham banged in a quickfire hat-trick in the first five minutes of this clash to leave Seamer stunned, though the hosts did pull a goal back before half-time with a cracking shot from Glen Thornton from the edge of the penalty area.
The home side had several chances to add to their tally but the Cayton defence held firm.
Early in the second half, Seamer’s hopes of a revival were dashed when they had a player sent off for his second bookable offence, and shortly afterwards Isaac Sands struck to restore Cayton’s three-goal lead.
Conner Myerscough pulled it back to 4-2 with a cool finish after fine approach play from Nick Kamen-Bartle.
But Cayton soon restored their stranglehold upon the game with a fourth goal from Durham, and James Szablaski completed the scoring for the visitors.
Durham was named as the star man for Cayton, with 17-year-old centre-back Lewis Brownlie the man of the match for Seamer for a faultless display.
Edgehill 6 (Collins 3, G Hepples 2, B David) Falsgrave 2
A Danny Collins hat-trick helped Edgehill earn a 6-2 home win against Falsgrave to stay in touch with leaders Newlands.
Gary Hepples also scored twice for the hosts, Ben David completing the win in a below-par display by Edgehill.
The weather was so bad in the first half that the players had to leave the pitch for 10 minutes due to sleet.
Ryedale 2 (Atkinson, Stead) Newlands 12 (Exley 4, B Logan 3, R Cooper 2, P Mancrief, McCoubrey)
Strikers Sean Exley and Billy Logan joined forces to fire Newlands Park to a 12-2 victory at Ryedale Sports Club.
Both teams observed a minute’s silence before the game for former Ryedale stalwart Paul Lakin after the tragic loss of his wife.
Exley netted four goals while his fellow forward Logan scored a hat-trick, with Ryan Cooper, available due to Barton Town Old Boys’ game being off this weekend, also netting twice for the visitors.
Drew McCoubrey and Paddy Mancrief banged in a goal apiece to complete the scoring for the league leaders, who are still yet to drop a point this season.
Park boss Shaun Mancrief said: “Considering the very difficult conditions it was a very comfortable win for us this afternoon. Sean Exley, Paddy Mancrief and Danny Jenkinson deserved to share the man-of-the-match award for their respective performances.”
Rob Atkinson fired home a powerful shot to score Ryedale’s first to make it 2-1 after a clever free-kick from Adam Hornby, and a late second from Robert Stead, a stunning 20-yard strike was merely a consolation.
West Pier 0 Filey Town 0 - abandoned after 34 minutes due to rain and waterlogged pitch
The game between champions West Pier and Filey Town was abandoned 11 minutes before half-time due to the heavy rain and waterlogged Sherburn pitch.
Sleights 4 Rillington Athletic 1 (Malthouse)
Sleights kept their promotion challenge on track with a 4-1 home win against basement club Rillington Athletic.
Rich Malthouse was on target for the visitors, levelling the scores at 1-1