Scalby sink Eastfield

Scalby under-11s Back from left, Tyler Smith, Freddie White, Reuben Ashton, Jay Halton, Max McNiven, Connor Avison and Reuben Staveley, front from left Tom Benson, Jake Reeves, Liam Coulson, Kobe Ireland and David Hayward  140940b
Scalby under-11s Back from left, Tyler Smith, Freddie White, Reuben Ashton, Jay Halton, Max McNiven, Connor Avison and Reuben Staveley, front from left Tom Benson, Jake Reeves, Liam Coulson, Kobe Ireland and David Hayward 140940b

Scalby under-11s kept their Specsavers League title hopes alive with a 7-1 home win against Eastfield Sports Association.

The visitors came to a boggy Carr Lane and found the villagers in good form.

Eastfield under-11s 140940a

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Scalby raced into a quick 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Max McNiven, David Hayward and Jack Reeves.

Eastfield had the odd chance trying to catch Scalby on the counter-attack but keeper Jay Halton kept them at bay.

Reuben Staveley made it 4-0 with a great 25-yard strike smashed into the top corner giving Eastfield keeper Keane McTavey no chance.

Striker McNiven added two more to complete his hat- trick and make it 6-0 at half- time.

In the second half Scalby found McTavey in great form and only managed to score one past him through the impressive Connor Avison.

Eastfield managed a late consolation goal but it was the goal of the game.

Sam Henderson picked the ball up out wide dribbled past a couple of Scalby defenders and unleashed an unstoppable drive from 25 yards which went in off the underside of the bar.

Scalby under-12s also hit the goal trail, surging to a 12-0 success against Pickering Pikes at Flamingo Land to make it three wins on the trot for Jez Clifford’s troops.

Scalby had the game sewn up by half-time - leading 5-0 through goals from Ethan Buck, Tom Bowes and a clinical hat-trick from Jack Hannah.

Defensive changes to the Pikes kept Scalby at bay for the first 10 minutes of the second half, until the visitors increased their lead through Jack Rogers.

John Clifford added two more (despite returning to action only two days after leg surgery) before Hannah bagged his fourth of the game.

The Pikes continued to press forward and a had a flurry of half chances until Max Tadman, the Scalby keeper, rounded things off with a neat finish after being relieved of his defensive duties late on.

Credit to both sides for their approach to the game, particularly to the Pikes keeper who showed no shortage of bravery and skill throughout.