Champions Trafalgar claimed a 5-3 win at home to Roscoe’s Bar despite only having 10 men, while West Pier, also only playing with 10, were very unlucky to lose out 3-2 at home to Klosters and there were also wins for leaders Newlands and Tennyson.
Trafalgar 5 (Jenkinson 3, McGregor, Thomas) Roscoe’s Bar 3 ()
Ten-man Trafalgar were forced to dig deep for a 5-3 home win against Roscoe’s Bar in an action-packed match.
Playing with boss Liam Salt in goal and 53-year-old Dougie McGregor up front, the home side looked the brighter of the two sides early on and took the lead through a header from McGregor, who was Traf’s man opf the match.
Liam Scott levelled from the penalty spot for the visitors, but Neil Thomas restored 10-man Traf’s one-goal lead heading into the half-time interval.
Luke Jenkinson,in his first game of the season, made it 3-1 to the title-holders early in the second half, only for Gary Hepples to pull another goal back for a fast-improving Roscoe’s Bar.
Jenkinson’s second gave Traf some breathing space only for Scott’s central midfield partner Ant Sedman to net and make it 4-3.
Hot-shot Jenkinson comnpleted his hat-trick to seal the 5-3 win for Traf, who were thankful for a vintage display by McGregor.
Roscoe’s Bar boss Lee Paterson said: “Dan Pickard missed an open goal that would have made it even closer.
“Scott was man of the match while Sedman also shone in the engine room.”
West Pier 2 (Dobson 2) Klosters 3 (Garnett, Rose, Thomas)
Klosters had to dig deep to defeat a 10-man West Pier by the odd goal in five in this division one match.
Sam Garnett gave the visitors the lead with a great header from a Georgie Rose cross in the 15ht minute.
Cameron Dobson beat the offside trap to make it 1-1 on the half-hour mark.
Pier, despite, being a man down due to players letting them down, were on top for the rest of the first half and Klosters were indebted for stand-in keeper Liam Vasey for a couple of good saves.
Klosters had more of the ball in the second half as Pier’s tiredness began to creep in.
Rose leapt to score a stunning header from 15 yards to make it 2-1 to the away team, the ball crashing in off the post after a fine cross from Matty Turner had set the midfielder up.
Two minutes later Aidan Thomas lobbed Scott Wardman with an exquisite finish to double Klosters’ lead.
Striker Dobson pulled a goal back late on for Pier, who deserve a lot of credit for their spirit throughout the game.
Andy Wardell was man of the match for Klosters while Pier manager Paddy Parke hailed all 10 of his players as heroes for a superb battling performance.
He said: “At one point in the first half we could have 3-1 up, and although we ended up losing I am very proud of the 10 lads, they were all outstanding today.”
Cayton Corinthians 0 Tennyson 5 (Williamson 3, Walker, Oxley)
A hat-trick from striker Kurt Williamson helped Tennyson earn a fine 5-0 win against a depleted Cayton Corinthians outfit at Oliver’s Mount.
Fellow striker Clayton Walker also banged a goal in for the visitors, with the other strike a stunning strike from half-way by centre-back Dave Oxley.
Right-back Ryan Goodworth earned the man-of-the-match award forTennyson.
Filey Flyers 0 Newlands 4 (Bates 2, Josh Hakings, Mann)
Newlands striker Stu Bates banged in a double to help leaders Newlands see off a determined effort from hosts Filey Flyers.
The home defence worked tirelessly to contain the attacking threat posed by the runaway leaders, and it was not until two minutes before half-time that the visitors finally breached Filey’s rearguard, Bates’ instinctive first-time finish opening the scoring.
On the stroke of half-time, man of the match Josh Hakings scored a stunning goal to give Newlands some breathing space, beating a defender and them smashing an unstoppable long-range shot into the stanchion.
Bates made sure of the win on the hour mark with a header from six yards out, sub Chris Mann netting a fourth with a smart 10-yard shot just two minutes after entering the fray.
Centre-back Sam Cooper also impressed for Newlands.
Filey chief Dave Brannan Jnr said: “We played a 3-5-2 formation and it worked well for most of the game, stopping Newlands from having it all their own way, they did not have many chances and our back three were very impressive.”