Scalby sink leaders

Burlington Jackdaws v Kirkbymoorside u9s
Burlington Jackdaws v Kirkbymoorside u9s

League leaders Whitby Fisherlads suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of hosts Scalby under-11s in a cracking Specsavers League encounter.

Reuben Staveley fired Scalby ahead early on after a fine team move then Max McNiven capitalised on a poor goal-kick to make it 2-0.

Tyler smith struck a quick double to give Scalby a 4-0 lead at half-time.

In the second half Scalby took their foot off the gas, but man of the match Staveley got his second of the game with a lovely curling shot from outside the box.

Whitby battled back well and got a deserved late consolation goal.

Fine performances from Staveley, Smith and Tom Benson ensured Scalby got the points.

Donnie Lee hit top form as Scholes Park Raiders under-10s wrapped up a 5-1 victory at Heslerton.

Stand-in skipper Lee struck a clinical treble to spark Park’s push in the difficult conditions.

The captain kicked things off by making it 1-0 at the break and he doubled the advantage at the beginning of the second half when he volleyed home a Chris Fenton cross.

Joseph Chapman and Fenton then got on the score-sheet to make it four, before another neat finish from Lee sealed the win.

Heslerton pulled a goal back late on when Charlie Thompson found their star man Brad Spiller in the box to drive the ball home, despite the efforts of left-back Matty Balfour, the tireless Marshall Nock and keeper James Winter, all of whom had good games on the day.

Heslerton under-nines visited a sunny and windy Whitby Community College to take on Fishburn Park.

The first half started with great promise with tough end-to-end football, Joe Pearce as ever looked lively up front, with a midfield of Jake Stephenson, Noah Garnett and Brandon McCann battling hard to win every ball.

Charlie Blades replaced McCann in midfield at the start of the second half, Dylan Fawcett and Charlie Richardson starred in defence and man of the match once again with another outstanding display in goal was Ben Peckitt.

The second game wasmore hard-fought, with Heslerton waking up and taking the game to the home team.

Oliver Barnett started in goal before having a solid run out on the pitch in the second, Peckitt had a run-out in defence alongside the reliable Oliver Botterill.

Midfield consisted of the duo of McCann and Blades, who as always complemented each other always pressuring at each end of the pitch, along side them in the centre was rookie Adam Meynall showing he is settling in well getting stuck in when it counted.

Jalen Welburn played up front in a isolated role holding up play and creating some good scoring chances. it was in the final two minutes of the match when substitute Pearce found the back of the net from a long ball to score the only goal to rapturous applause from the visiting fans.

The man-of-the-match award went to Botterill for a magnificent display in defence, playing there for most of the game on his own and never putting a foot wrong.

Heslerton under-sevens made the trip east to take on Scholes Park Raiders.

Harry Richardson, in the visitors’ goal, was well protected by Lincoln Welburn and Tommy Palmer.

With Max Taylor-Barber in defensive midfield, Heslerton’s goal was rarely threatened. Man of the match Macy Cowton sat just behind Rio Howden and goalscorer Charlie Swiers up front.

Half-time saw Jake Allardice come on and Heslerton pressed but were unable to find a second goal.

The second match saw young guns Eli Howden, Luke Allardice, Sammy Taylor-Barber line up.

Man of this match went to Oscar Webb who battled all over the pitch.