Saturday League Round-up: Pier Reserves fight back as rain forces majority of games to be called-off

Only three games survived the wet weather today with wins for Filey Town Reserves and Newlands Reserves, while West Pier Reserves scored a last-minute leveller to draw 5-5 with Westover Wasps.
Only three games survived the wet weather today with wins for Filey Town Reserves and Newlands Reserves, while West Pier Reserves scored a last-minute leveller to draw 5-5 with Westover Wasps.
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The downpour during the week caused almost all of the scheduled Saturday league games to be called off, with only three games surviving the damp conditions.

DIVISION TWO

Newlands Park Reserves 8 (Delve 4, Wilson, Luntley, Moon, Monkman) Falsgrave 1 (Drydale)

A strong Newlands Reserves side powered past Billy Joe Johnson’s Falsgrave outfit.

Scarborough Town striker Ben Luntley rounded the Falsgrave keeper to open the scoring.

Newlands pressed forward but a goal from Falsgrave’s Lee Drydale fired back to put his side back in the contest.

Newlands had too much for promoted Falsgrave though, and striker Luke Delve smashed in four goals to put his side well in control.

Midfielder Stefan Moon, Michael Wilson and substitute Dan Monkman rounded off the scoring for the victors, who leapfrog their opponents in the division two table.

Filey Town Reserves 5 (J Gage 2, Flynn, Robson, Sheldon) Scalby 0

Jay Taylor’s Filey Town Reserves side collected three points from their home clash against Scalby, a match that had to be switched to Oliver’s Mount.

Town were the better side in the first half, playing with the slope and the wind at their advantage.

They were a goal to the good at the interval after Lalan Flynn’s innocuous effort from range was dropped into the net by Scalby keeper Matthew Scott.

Scalby rallied after the break and had chances to drag themselves back into the game as they threw men forward.

Jake Scutt and Carl Townley both saw headed efforts hit the bar while they almost profited from an own goal after a cross was deflected goalwards.

Filey were looking dangerous on the counter attack and Joe Gage bagged a brace, and Nathan Robson and Scott Sheldon took chances well to inflict a possibly harsh 5-0 scoreline on the visitors.

Town boss Taylor said: “We deserved to win the game, although the 5-0 scoreline was harsh on Scalby.”

Wedge picked out midfielder Dave Wedge as Town’s man of the match, while Scalby’s Carl Townley put a good shift in at the heart of the Scalby midfield.

DIVISION THREE

Westover Wasps Reserves 5 (Bowmaker 2, Donaldson, O’Flanagan, Jordan) West Pier Reserves 5 (Speight 2, D Crawford, Lee, OG)

West Pier Reserves battled back from a 4-1 deficit against Westover Reserves to draw 5-5 with a last-minute equaliser from Rob Speight earning his promotion-chasing side a point.

Westover led 4-1 at half-time but Pier rallied after the break, with their goals coming through a Speight brace, which included his last-gasp leveller, Jamie Lee, player-manager Dave Crawford and an unfortunate own goal.

Wasps’ goals came through a Josh Bowmaker double, man of the match Jamie Jordan, Leroy Donaldson and in-form striker Sam O’Flanagan.

Dave Crawford stood out for Pier in the heart of the midfield on a sodden pitch at Oliver’s Mount.