Sunday League: Commercial battle back to seal share of the spoils against Dales

Commercial's captain gives a Fylingdales defender the slip.
Commercial's captain gives a Fylingdales defender the slip.

In the only league game to go ahead due to frozen pitches, Commercial battled back from a 3-0 half-time deficit to earn a share of the spoils against Fylingdales at Oliver’s Mount.

On a tricky surface, Geoff Osguthorpe’s men found themselves 3-0 down at the break as goals from man of the match Sam Richardson and Lewis Peel along with a Stephen Barker own goal handed Dales the impetus.

Commercial weren’t to be denied though and made a dent in their deficit in fortuitous circumstances after 70 minutes when Stu Wallace charged down Fylingdales keeper Paul Watson’s clearance and the ball looped in off his backside.

It was soon 3-2 when Macauley Youngson bundled in after a scramble in the area and the comeback was complete when Wallace teed up Aaron Birley to smash in.

Dales had a couple of chances to win it late on with a succession of corners, but Tom Hodgson headed wide and the danger was cleared.

Commercial’s star man was Neil Forsyth, while stand-in keeper Mike Hyde also made some smart saves.

The other division one games between Klosters and West Pier, Trafalgar and Itis Itis and Whitby Wanderers and Newlands were all called off, as was the only scheduled division two clash between Ayton and Newlands Reserves.

West Riding edged past Scarborough Sports Barrowcliff 3-2 to make progress in the Goalsports Trophy.

They led 1-0 in tricky conditions against the run of play when Curtis Rose tapped-in, before Luke Jones found the net to give Riding a 2-0 lead at the break.

Barrowcliff grabbed a goal to get themselves back in the game, but these hopes were quickly dashed as Jones netted his second to make it 3-1.

Despite a late Barrowcliff strike that made it 3-2 and set up a tense finale, James Prethero’s men stood firm and sealed their spot in the next round.

Riding’s star men were Liam Buglass in their midfield and Jordan Oliver in defence.

Carl Hepples grabbed a brace as Roscoes Bar beat Alma 3-1 to move into the next round.

A tight first half yielded no end product and the sides were locked at 0-0 at the break.

It was the hosts who struck first, player-manager Phil Clothier keeping his cool from the penalty spot to put Alma 1-0 up.

Ten minutes later Roscoes levelled matters up, Hepples finding the bottom corner to grab his first of the morning.

Mark Kenyon put Roscoes 2-1 up with five minutes left on the clock, before Hepples’ second wrapped things up.

Roscoes boss Lee Paterson praised his entire side for their efforts on a tricky playing surface, but handed the man of the match honours to Jack Worthy.

Division two pacesetters Trafalgar Reserves eased into the next round with an 8-1 victory at home to Scarborough Sports Spa.

Mikey Barker and Danny Glendinning both helped themselves to hat-tricks with Jamie Wray and Jack Pinder wrapping up the scoring for Andy Noon and Col Jenkinson’s men, who led 3-0 at the break.

Jordan Aitken was Traf’s star man.

The scheduled Goalsports Trophy clash between Heslerton and Cayton fell foul to the frosty conditions.