Dave Brannan’s Filey Town side moved second in the division one table after a 4-3 win at Eastfield, while Newlands Reserves battled back to a 6-1 win against Edgehill Reserves.
Eastfield St James 3 (Hegarty 2, Barber) Filey Town 4 (Pinder 2, P Dickens pen, Hunter)
Filey Town moved level on points with league leaders Ayton after edging past Eastfield.
Referee Damian O’Leary was under pressure from the offset after he disallowed a second-minute goal from Eastfield player-manager Nick Hegarty.
Just minutes later Filey moved the ball up to the other end and took the lead when James Pinder found the back of the net.
Eastfield levelled matters up when Hegarty beat the offside trap and finished well, but Pinder’s second ensured Town regained their advantage.
Good build-up play between Nathan Till and Luke Purvis resulted in Hegarty heading home another equaliser for the home side and the sides went in level at the break.
Filey took control of the encounter after the break and went 3-2 ahead through the goal of the game when Will Hunter smashed in from 35 yards.
Town’s prolific striker Phil Dickens converted from the penalty spot to make it 4-2 and put Town firmly in control.
Substitute Mark Barber managed to cut Eastfield’s deficit to 4-3, but it was too little, too late for the home side and Brannan’s men took their seventh win from nine league fixtures to date.
Town boss Brannan highlighted the job his defensive unit did while Hegarty was impressed by the performance of left back Luke Purvis.
Whitby Fishermen’s Society 0 Ryedale 0
Ryedale came away from their trip to Whitby Fishermen’s Society with a well-deserved point after neither side could break the deadlock.
Ryedale were the better side during the first half but couldn’t find the back of the net.
A couple of key decisions went against John Reed’s Ryedale side and Whitby could count themseleves lucky to retain parity at the interval.
The home side improved after the break, but apart from James Armstrong’s strike being ruled out for offside, they never really troubled the Ryedale keeper.
Newlands Reserves 6 (Moon 2, Sutton 2, Tadman, Chambers) Edgehill Reserves 1 (J Coulson)
Dougie McGregor’s Newlands Reserves side battled back from 1-0 down to beat Edgehill Reserves 6-1.
Edgehill opened the scoring through John Coulson, but Newlands rallied and James Tadman levelled matters up.
Stefan Moon gave Newlands the lead for the first time in the contest with the goal of the game when he volleyed in from distance after the Edgehill keeper’s goal-kick fell straight to him and he crashed in to give his side a 2-1 advantage at half-time.
Newlands grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and Sam Chambers’ strike put them 3-1 up before new signing Lee Sutton fired in a brace to make it 5-1.
Moon’s second rounded things off for Newlands, who had Hugh Brown sent off during the match for two yellow cards.
McGregor said: “The lads really deserved it for their fantastic attitude and desire.”
Cayton 2 Falsgrave 10 (Anderson 4, Drydale 3, Brady 2, Tolliday)
Billy-Joe Johnson’s Falsgrave side got their promotion charge back on track as they thumped Cayton 10-2 after their fixture had to be moved to Filey, with Cayton Playing Fields still waterlogged.
Mikey Anderson was the star man for Johnson’s side as he notched four goals, while recent signing Lee Drydale registered a hat-trick.
Paul Brady also managed to find the net on two occasions and Rich Tolliday fired in to complete Falsgrave’s scoresheet.
Johnson picked out four-goal Anderson and defender Dave Pearson as his side’s stand-out performers.
Scalby 1 (T Walker) Snainton 3 (Silk, Watson, Sands)
Snainton came away from their trip to Scalby with all three points after a 3-1 win.
Snainton went ahead when Leigh Watson scored the goal of the game before Josh Sands’ goal made it 2-0.
Scalby’s man of the match Tom Walker halved his side’s deficit when he fired in after Snainton failed to clear their lines after a series of corners.
Scalby battled in the second half to try and get back into the game, but Matthew Silk’s superb chest and volley past stand-in keeper Kev Sunderland ended the game as a contest.
Snainton’s man of the match was right back Chris Watson.
Whitby RFC 4 (Craig 3, Inglis) Scalby Reserves 1 (Scales)
Damon Craig proved to be the difference between the sides as he fired in a hat-trick to help Whitby RFC to a 4-1 win over lacklustre Scalby Reserves.
Scalby started the brighter of the two sides and took a deserved lead when Shaun Scales beat the Whitby left-back and smashed in.
Danny Gregory spurned a glorious chance to double Scalby’s lead and Darren Arnott had a goal ruled out when the offside flag went up, and Whitby took advantage,
Whitby were level when they broke down the left wing and a ball across the box was tapped in at the back post by Damon Craig.
Scores remained level at the interval, but Whitby were the better side after the interval, despite Scalby again proving wasteful infront of goal.
Whitby took the lead in fortuitous circumstances when Scalby keeper Tom Manson spilled a fairly innocuous effort from James Inglis into his net.
The game became stretched as Scalby went hunting for an equaliser, and after the visitors missed yet more chances, the home side hit on the counter-attack and Damon Craig bagged two more goals to complete his hat-trick.
FC Soba 11 (Rackham 3, Rose 3, Breckon, Stubbings, Moor, Vasey, Turner) Westover Wasps Reserves 1 (McDermott)
Mike Keld’s Soba side ran riot against Westover Reserves, with both Craig Rackham and the returning Georgie Rose both firing in hat-tricks on their way to an 11-1 victory.
Tez Breckon, Liam Vasey, Tim Moor, Tony Stubbings and Matty Turner all got their names on the scoresheet as they found life very comfortable against Westover.
Boss Keld picked out Rose and left back Ben Mason as his side’s star men.
Duncan McDermott fired in Westover’s consolation strike.
Falsgrave Reserves 3 (Martin 2, Goodworth) Cayton Reserves 4
Cayton Reserves fired back from a 3-0 half-time deficit to win 4-3 and move off the foot of the division three table in the process.
Falsgrave’s Adam Martin and Ryan Goodworth got on the scoresheet as their side took a commanding 3-0 lead into the interval.
Cayton rallied after the interval though and in taking a 4-3 win, jumped above their hosts and collected their first win of the season.