Saturday League round-up: Divisions two & three - Falsgrave back to winning ways while Soba edge past promotion rivals Pier

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There were wins for Snainton and Falsgrave in division two, while promotion hopefuls Soba and West Pier Reserves met.

Division Two

Rillington Athletic 1 Falsgrave 5 (Walker 2, Ellis, Tolliday, Drydale)

Billy Johnson’s Falsgrave side got back to winning ways with a 5-1 win at Rillington.

Two Clayton Walker strikes, one a superb drive from 40 yards, helped Falsgrave on their way.

Nick Ellis and Rich Tolliday also netted, while debutant Lee Drydale came off the bench to score their fifth.

Snainton 5 (Sands, Wilson, Webster, K Cooper, Watson) Newlands Reserves 0

Dan I’Anson’s promotion chasing Snainton side cruised to a 5-0 win at home to 10-man Newlands.

Josh Sands’ header opened the scoring before James Wilson’s penalty was saved, but he reacted quickest to fire in the rebound for 2-0.

Mike Webster rounded the keeper before finishing from a tight angle to make it 3-0 before stalwart Karl Cooper smashed in a superb effort from the edge of the area after a corner was half cleared.

Leigh Watson rounded off the scoring in the second half against a Newlands side who played over an hour of the clash with just nine men.

Division Three

FC Soba 3 (Moore, Breckon, Turner) West Pier Reserves 2 (Spivey, Young)

Mike Keld’s Soba side picked up a big win against promotion rivals West Pier Reserves after an even game.

Tim Moore made it 1-0 but a Kyle Spivey header levelled matters.

Terence Breckon restored Soba’s lead but once again Dave Crawford’s side got back on level terms through Carl Young after good work from Jamie Lee.

Soba weren’t to be denied though and they sealed the win when Matty Turner fired in.

Dave Oxley was in form in the Soba goal, while Pier’s midfield trio of Sam and Will Garnett and Ray Thorpe were in fine form.

Sleights 7 (McCarthy 3, Locker, Smith penalty, Brennan, Fawcett) Falsgrave Reserves 2

Third Division leaders Sleights enjoyed a 7-2 win over Falsgrave Reserves, despite missing 27-goal top scorer Ben Watson.

Ian Locker fired them ahead after six minutes, with Ian Smith slamming home from the penalty spot and James Fawcett’s goal putting the hosts in command at the break.

The visitors did snatch one back, nine minutes after the restart, but Mark McCarthy’s 16-minute hat-trick settled matters.

Lee Brennan added late on to ensure Falsgrave’s 88-minute second goal was nothing more than a consolation.

Ayton Reserves 5 (Stubbings 2, Dove penalty, Duggan, OG) Seamer Reserves 0

Mark Plumpton’s Ayton Reserves side were comfortable 5-0 winners against Seamer Reserves.

TJ Duggan continued his form in front of goal by putting his side 1-0 up before good work from Niall Prentice teed up Tyson Stubbings to double their lead.

Stubbings’ second ensured Ayton led 3-0 at the break before a Mark Dove penalty and an own goal after good work from Mark Craven rounded things off.

Prentice was named as Ayton’s man of the match.

Westover Wasps Reserves 6 (Malta 2, Oldroyd 2, McKenzie, Townsend) Cayton Reserves 2

Westover Reserves moved further away from the foot of the table with a 6-2 win over rock-bottom Cayton.

Chris Townsend’s 30 yard effort had them 1-0 up before a brace apiece from Marius Malta and Paul Oldroyd, and an Eddie McKenzie strike secured a comfortable win for the Wasps.

Leroy Donaldson and Jamie Jordan were in form for the victors.