Full round-up of the opening day action from the Scarborough News Saturday League division one.
Filey Town 5 (Sugden, P Dickens, L Barnes, Tomlinson, Pindar) Edgehill 2 (Noon, Warnett)
Filey Town kicked-off the new season in superb style with a 5-2 win at home to a new-look Edgehill outfit.
Dave Brannan’s men were a goal to the good when Liam Sugden connected with a cross from the right and netted for 1-0.
Ricky Tomlinson then missed a couple of superb opportunities to add to Filey’s tally, but a Phil Dickens header made amends and doubled Town’s lead heading into the break.
Andy Noon pulled one back for Steven Clegg’s visitors but when imposing centre back Liam Barnes met a free-kick and headed in, Filey were 3-1 up.
Tomlinson then made up for his earlier misses by making it 4-1 before young striker James Pindar scored the goal of the game.
Neat link-up play in the midfield between Will Hunter and Jordan Philliskirk released Pindar, who made no mistake beating young keeper Rory Skelton with a clinical finish.
Phil Warnett grabbed a consolation strike for Edgehill, but the contest had already been won by the home side.
Eastfield St James 1 (Tate, pen) West Pier 2 (T Barker, D Cooper)
Champions West Pier faced a tricky opening tie against an Eastfield side under the new management of Nick Hegarty and Drew McCoubrey.
Pier started steadily and took a 25th minute lead when Martin Cooper galloped down the right flank and swung in a superb cross that Tommy Barker nodded in at the far stick.
Pier then lost their influential striker Paul Provins after a late Matty Drury challenge, and the momentum of the game switched somewhat.
Eastfield swung in a handful of dangerous corners and keeper Jonny Hyde had to be at his best to keep out a number of efforts, including a Danny Price header.
Five minutes before the break Chris Dove was brought down in the area by Pier defender Mark Tucker and Kris Tate levelled things up from the spot.
The second half failed to deliver the same quality and entertainment that the first had produced and few chances were created.
Pier managed to win it after 65 minutes though, Danny Cooper rising high and powering his header past Sam Marson in the Eastfield goal to seal the win for Andy Spivey’s men.
Ryedale 0 Ayton 5 (Dorey 2, Hamilton, Roberts, OG)
Steve Roberts got off to a flyer in his first game as manager of Ayton as they came from the potentially tricky trip to Ryedale with a comfortable 5-0 success.
Ayton were 1-0 up after 20 minutes through an unfortunate own goal, and following a good team move, Alex Hamilton doubled their lead shortly afterwards as they took a 2-0 lead into the break.
They were yet again on top after the break and a goal from player-boss Roberts after a neat ball from new signing Mark Vasey made it 3-0.
Steve Dorey then took over proceedings and made it 4-0 with a superb curling effort from 20 yards out.
Dorey was at it again moments later and following good work out wide by another new man, Mikey Dennis, he was on hand to net with a cheeky back heel.
Seamer Sports Club 0 Westover Wasps 1 (Morfitt)
Another side under new management, Westover Wasps, picked up a battling 1-0 win from their venture to promoted Seamer.
New manager Dave Gaddass would have been delighted when his side took the lead after 35 minutes through Oli Morfitt, who profited from a weak clearance by the Seamer keeper before lobbing him from long range.
Debutant keeper James Burrows had to make a number of saves to keep Matty Dawson’s Seamer at bay, but the three points went to the away side.
Centre back Gary Maw and Curtis Rose at the heart of the Wasps midfield were the stand-out performers for Gaddass’ men.
DON’T MISS Thursday’s Scarborough News for more pictures from Filey Town’s big win at home to Edgehill as well as match focus on West Pier’s opening win against Eastfield.