Sunday League division 1 & 2 reports - Dickens off to a flying start

Phil Dickens hurdles a challenge    Pictures: Steve Lilly

Phil Dickens hurdles a challenge Pictures: Steve Lilly

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Filey Flyers 8 (P Dickens 6, Sugden, Pinder)

Hunmanby Hornets 2 (Cappleman, Dobson)

Flyers' Gary Colling (green kit) challenges against Hunmanby

Flyers' Gary Colling (green kit) challenges against Hunmanby

STRIKER Phil Dickens struck six of the best as division one new boys Flyers crushed rivals Hornets in a match switched to Clarence Drive from Sands Lane.

The hosts opened the scoring early on through hot-shot Dickens, and although debutant Lee Cappleman levelled for the Hunmanby side, left-winger Liam Sugden restored Flyer’s one-goal lead before the half-time break.

Dickens made it 3-1 early in the second half, but Hornets replied again, Cameron Dobson the scorer this time for the visitors.

The home hot-shot then wrapped up his hat-trick to fire Flyers into a 4-2 lead, and he then went on a scoring spree with three more unanswered goals before right-winger James Pinder completed the scoring in the 80th minute.

Flyers make it 2-1

Flyers make it 2-1

Triumphant Flyer boss Matty Dickens said: “Phil was outstanding in front of goal today, but his strike-partner Robbie Harrison made it possible as he set up almost all of the goals. Right-back Gary Colling put in a couple of really important tackles when were only a goal ahead, so he also deserves a mention. I would have to give the man-of-the-match award to all three of them as it would be unfair to single just one of them out.”

Klosters 1 (C Townley) West PIer 2 (M Cooper 2)

Champions Pier left it late to claim a win in their opening game of the season against a strong Klosters outfit.

Neither side could break the deadlock in the first half of a keenly-contested encounter.

Liam Sugden puts Filey 3-1 up

Liam Sugden puts Filey 3-1 up

But three minutes into the second half, Klosters’ Sam Garnett stole the ball in the centre circle, released Liam Vasey down the right and his cross was deflected to Carl Townley who smashed it in.

The points looked to be heading to the home side, but 10 minutes from time - after boss Paddy Parke had changed to a 3-4-3 formation - Pier levelled the scores.

Tommy Barker broke down the left wing and placed an inch-perfect cross into the penalty area, Martin Cooper slotting home at the near post.

The champs then stole all three points, Cooper closing down the Klosters keeper and seizing upon the rebound to make it 2-1.

Garnett and Gaz Davies were the top Klosters players in an all-round good performance by Rhys Howell’s team.

Parke hailed his entire side for their efforts in snatching this late win.

Newlands 9 (Luntley 3, Gallagher 2, Josh Hakings 2, Delve, Weller) Strongwood 2 (Carter, Clark)

A depleted Strongwood had no answer to a free-scoring Newlands side at Snainton.

Ben Luntley led the way with a hat-trick for Newlands, while Jamie Gallagher and Josh Hakings also banged in a brace each, with goals from new recruit Luke Delve and Lewis Weller completing the rout.

Weller’s strike was the pick of the bunch for the hosts, a 20-yard volley which gave the Eastfield keeper no chance.

The visitors were already 8-0 down when they pulled a goal back with a cheeky lobbed shot from Josh Carter, adding a second through a 10-yard shot from the impressive Rob Clark late on.

Kristian Johnson was named man of the match for Newlands, while striker Clark, Dan Bradbury and Dom Barber all shone for the visitors - who included seven reserve players in their starting line-up.

Seamer 1 (Danby) Trafalgar 3 (Dove, Jenkinson pen, Craig)

Traf secured a winning start thanks to their first-half efforts at newly-promoted Seamer.

The home side gave as good as they got in the opening exchanges, but the visitors’ superior cutting edge up front soon became apparent, new signing Chris Dove opening the scoring with a clinical strike.

James Prethero’s side refused to be overawed though, and replied with a fine Joe Danby header.

Traf restored their lead when Joe Tiffany brought Dove down in the penalty area, Luke Jenkinson firing in the spot-kick.

On the stroke of half-time Dean Craig added a third to give Traf some breathing space.

Seamer matched Traf after the break but neither side could add to their tally and the visitors ensured a winning start.

Right-back James Seymour was Seamer’s man of the match, while Dove stood out for Liam Salt’s outfit.

Sun Inn 4 (J Wray 2, Hadrick, M Rowley) itis itis 0

A Jamie Wray double helped Dave Pickard’s Sun side get off to an impressive start in this second division clash against itis itis.

Martin Hadrick opened the scoring in the 20th minute for the hosts, his 20-yard drive going in off the post.

Right-sided midfielder Matty Rowley doubled Sun’s advantage before half-time with a neat finish.

New signing Jamie Wray wrapped up the points after the break, the striker smashing a low 25-yard shot into the bottom corner of the net.

Wray’s second goal capped a fine display by the home side, the striker tapping in from six yards out.

Proud Pickard said: “There was no chance of a single man of the match as they all played superbly, from keeper Sean Pinder through the defence midfield and up to the strikers, every man did their job.”

Fylingdales 5 Ayton 2 (Bywater, Pollard)

Mark Plumpton’s youthful Ayton side suffered a defeat at Fylingthorpe, John Mallette’s side proving too strong for the visitors.

A Daniel Bywater lob from 30 yards and a Dan Pollard header after a precise free-kick from young sub TJ Duggan either side of the interval made it 3-2, but the hosts took advantage of sloppy Ayton defending for all five of their goals.

Bywater was Ayton’s star man.