Sunday League: Dales edge seven-goal thriller while Riding smash nine past Alma

Fylingdales Reserves and West Riding both picked up wins in the Scarborough News Sunday League
Fylingdales Reserves and West Riding both picked up wins in the Scarborough News Sunday League

Only two games beat the frosty conditions on Sunday morning as Fylingdales Reserves and West Riding both collected wins in their division two clashes.

Fylingdales Reserves edged out Scarborough Sports Spa thanks to a late Sam Bailey strike in their seven-goal-thriller.

Dales led 1-0 at the interval after a hard-fought first 45 minutes, Adam Leeman grabbing their goal.

Jack Gates levelled matters up after the break, before the same man netted again to give the away side the lead for the first time in the contest.

Dales battled back to 2-2 when Ben Thompson tapped in after good approach play from Steve Stones.

Harry Purves then broke down the right and swung in a pin-point cross that Leeman made no mistake of finishing off to put Dales 3-2 up.

Spa weren’t beaten just yet though and when Jordan Kilner made it 3-3 after sloppy defending, it looked like the points would be shared.

Bailey had other ideas though and after picking up the ball just inside the Spa half, he breezed past a handful of challenges before delightfully chipping the keeper to wrap the win up for Dales.

Taylor Humble shone on the left flank for the victors.

West Riding cruised to a comfortable three points at Alma in the only other game to go ahead.

The damage was done in the first half as Riding led 8-0 at the break, going on to add one further goal after the break as they cruised home.

Luke Jones and Jack South both grabbed a brace while there were also goals for centre-back Callum Gravestock, Jacob Codling, James Seymour, Curtis Rose and man of the match Mark Wade, playing only his second game for the club.

Boss James Prethero said: “We battered them for 90 minutes.

“We missed a lot of chances in the second half, they cleared a few off the line and we hit the woodwork too.”

Prethero singled out Codling as well as man of the match Wade after a superb performance in their midfield.