Saturday League round-up: Pier’s title bid edges closer after Cayton win

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WEST Pier moved top of the first division table when they got the better of Cayton Corinthians 6-2 at home.

Pier took the lead after Tom Barker set up Mike Hartnett to find the back of the net.

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And the hosts were 2-0 up when Gary Thomas got his name on the scoresheet.

Pier were well in control at the break when Hartnett scored his second.

Hartnett rounded off his hat-trick early in the second half and Barker netted the fifth.

Cayton hit back with a couple of goals from John Stockell and Maciej Kapinski.

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But Pier wrapped things up when a Cayton player put through his own net.

Pier boss Andy Spivey said: “It was a decent performance from the lads and we took our chances well.

“Cayton battled away and gave us a good game but we knew we had enough to get the job done.”

Striker Eric Hall blasted in a treble as Newlands picked up three points with a 5-2 victory at Ayton.

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In a match in which Newlands were 3-1 up at the interval Stuart Bates and Kile Fields were also on target for Shaun Mancrief’s outfit.

Danny Stevens and Darren Clough both registered for Ayton.

Sixteen-year-old Liam Glaves performed well for Ayton but Newlands always had the extra edge.

Michael Wilson was named man of the match for Newlands.

Scalby had to come from a goal down to earn a well deserved point at home to Westover Wasps 1-1.

Westover were a goal ahead after the half-hour mark when Daz Varley headed home.

Scalby were level in the 55th minute when central midfielder Shaun Scales stuck the ball home and both teams had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Scalby’s player-boss Matthew Scott said: “It was a good effort from all the lads and we worked hard for the point.

“Westover are a decent side and we knew we had to play well to get something from it but all credit to the boys.”

Relegation-threatened Fishburn Park picked up a valuable point when they drew 3-3 at Hunmanby United.

Tom Rees netted a brace for Hunmanby while Jericho Keys managed the same for Park.

Hunmanby were two goals ahead but Park hit back to go 3-2 ahead with Andrew Menzies also on target.

Martyn Jenkinson scored the equaliser for United with just 10 minutes left.

Rees was voted as the Hunmanby man of the match.

Fishburn boss Andy Smurthwaite said: “It was important that we did not lose the game and we worked hard.

“We play Scalby next week in what is a massive game and we have to focus on that now.”

Striker Ian Laing scored a late equaliser for Flixton as they kept their promotion hopes alive with a 1-1 draw at home to FC Rosette.

Lee Wardle fired FC Rosette ahead after 30 minutes and that was the only goal of the first half.

Laing got his name on the scoresheet with 10 minutes remaining and that was enough to earn Flixton a point.

Table-toppers Seamer continued to push on to become league champions as they won 5-0 at Rillington Athletic.

In a match in which Seamer were two goals up at the interval Gary Lawton bagged a brace for the winners.

Dan Jewitt, Sam Walker and Joe Tiffany were also on target for the winners.

Chris Hannam and Barry Dodwes were the best performers for Matty Dawson’s Seamer charges.

Nelson moved above relegation-rivals Rillington when they won 5-1 at home to Newlands Reserves.

Luke Delve fired Nelson ahead on 15 minutes and it was 2-0 when Rob Speight found the back of the net.

Delve collected his second of the game for 3-0 and Speight was on target again before half-time.

Nelson added a fifth through Damien Robinson and although Stefan Moon scored for Newlands they were always second best.