Saturday League round-up: Divisions 2 and 3 - Trio play catch-up after Sleights suffer shock defeat

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Falsgrave are looking a good bet for promotion to the top flight, while the division three promotion race is hotting up after second placed West Pier Reserves beat runaway leaders Sleights and rivals FC Soba and Athletico2B both picked up maximum points.

DIVISION TWO

Falsgrave 6 (Drydale 3, Brady, Tolliday, Marston) Rillington Athletic 0

Billy Johnson’s Falsgrave side remain on course for a second consecutive promotion after beating Rillington 6-0.

Recent signing Lee Drydale netted a hat-trick for Johnson’s men, while the prolific Paul Brady and Rich Tolliday also got on the scoresheet.

Left-back Danny Marston rounded off the scoring for Falsgrave, for whom defender Lewis Short was their man of the match.

FC Rosette 4 (J Wray 2, Shaw, J Logan) Edgehill Reserves 3

FC Rosette’s outside shot at promotion remained intact after a 4-3 win against Edgehill Reserves.

Wayne Shaw opened the scoring for Al Wray’s men before Jamie Wray netted to make it 2-0.

Edgehill hit back but Wray added his second to put Rosette 3-1 up.

The away side managed to net just before the interval to make it 3-2, with both sides having plenty of chances to score.

A sloppy second half ensued though, with the boggy pitch proving difficult for both sides.

Rosette eventually managed to make it 4-2 though when Joe Logan headed in, but Edgehill wouldn’t lie down and hit back once again to make it 4-3 and ensure a nervy last few moments for the Rosette players.

The home side, who had Tommy Blackburn in superb form, managed to hold on for the three points though.

Newlands Reserves 1 (Tadman) Filey Town Reserves 3 (J Gage 2, Keeble)

Filey Town Reserves leapt into the top three with a superb 3-1 success at in-form Newlands Reserves.

Young striker Joe Gage bagged two for Town, with Jonny Keeble their other scorer.

James Tadman netted for the home side.

Scalby 1 (Gray) Cayton Corinthians 3

Scalby suffered a disappointing 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Cayton, who moved above them at the foot of the table after their win.

Cayton scored a breakaway goal after Scalby started brightly and led 2-0 at the interval.

The home side rallied after the break as they looked for a way back into the game but Cayton’s third ended their hopes, despite a consolation strike from Tommy Gray.

DIVISION THREE

West Pier Reserves 6 (Speight 3, M Barker 2, Scotter) Sleights 2 (Faichney, Watson)

Dave Crawford’s West Pier Reserves side blew the title race wide open after beating leaders Sleights 6-2.

Second-placed Pier, who failed to win a single game last season, moved to within two points of the leaders, who suffered only their second defeat of the season.

The away side took the lead but were pegged back when Mikey Barker struck in from the edge of the box.

Pier led for the first time in the game when defender Jamie Scotter ventured forward for a corner and headed in.

The home side went in at the break holding a 3-1 advantage when striker Rob Speight fired in after good work down the flank from Chris Weetman.

Pier’s dominance continued after the break when Barker grabbed his second to make it 4-1.

Sleights couldn’t have asked for a better chance to get back into the contest after Jamie Lee conceded a penalty, but keeper Scott Wardman saved the resulting spot-kick.

The visitors managed to make it 4-2 shortly after but Speight’s second of the game restored Pier’s three-goal advantage.

Speight rounded off both the scoring and his hat-trick with the goal of the game when he met Sam Garnett’s cross with a super scissor-kick into the back of the net to finish things off at 6-2.

Athletico2B 7 (B Sheader 2, B David, Dodson, Goodwin, Kevan, Swift) Falsgrave Reserves 1

Athletico2B ensured they still have an outside chance at winning promotion in their first season after a convincing 7-1 win at home to rock-bottom Falsgrave Reserves.

Goals from Ben Sheader and Ben David had the home side 2-0 up at the break before a Shaun Dodson strike just after the interval made it 3-0.

Sheader grabbed his second for 4-0 before Falsgrave hit back, but a Shaun Goodwin goal made it 5-1.

Goals from Ross Kevan and youngster Sam Swift rounded off a productive day for Kev David’s men.

Defender Steve Chapman was named as man of the match by David after a solid display.

Westover Wasps Reserves 0 FC Soba 5 (Ramos, Spivey, Buckross, Mason, Breckon)

Mike Keld’s FC Soba side picked up a comfortable three points from their trip to Westover Reserves.

Debutant Dane Ramos netted for Keld’s men, while their other goals came through Tez Breckon, Ben Mason, Shaun Buckross and Fadil Spivey.

Soba are now just three points behind leaders Sleights with a game in hand, while they sit one point behind Pier Reserves, but hold two games in hand on their promotion rivals.

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