Trafalgar took a step closer to the Scarborough News Sunday League division one title after a convincing 6-0 home win against their nearest rivals Newlands Park, while Roscoes Bar moved out of the bottom two with a thrilling 6-5 home win against basement club Cayton.
Scarborough News Sunday League Division one
Trafalgar 6 (Exley 3, Logan 3, 1 pen) Newlands Park 0
A hat-trick apiece from in-form strikers Sean Exley and Billy Logan steered second-placed Trafalgar to a crucial home success against leaders Newlands Park.
Traf are now six points adrift of Newlands, but they have four games in hand on the pacesetters and Liam Salt’s troops will fancy their chances of overhauling their arch-rivals to claim another league title win.
Exley got the home side off to the perfect start with a neat finish after a fine cross from Joel Ramm.
His strike-partner Logan then headed in a Ramm corner to put his side in the driving seat.
Exley’s second of the game made it 3-0 to the home side by half-time.
Logan fired in Traf’s fourth, then completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot as the hosts ran riot.
The victors saved the best to last when Exley smashed in a 35-yard free-kick, which fizzed past the Newlands goalkeeper.
Salt was delighted with his side’s display: “This was an excellent all-round team effort from the lads, but i think the defence deserve a special mention for keeping a clean sheet against Newlands.”
Roscoes Bar 6 (Farrah 2, G Hepples, C Hepples, Sedman, Wyatt) Cayton Corinthians 5 (Till 2, Venner 2, Dennis)
Roscoes Bar moved out of the drop zone after a thrilling 6-5 win at home to basement club Cayton Corinthians.
The hosts got off to a flying start against a sluggish Cayton, the opener coming after some good build-up play, Graeme Farrah applying the finishing touch to the flowing move.
Then a Carl Hepples free-kick gave the Cayton keeper no chance and a bullet header from Farrah made it 3-0 after only 15 minutes.
Nathan Till scored two stunning solo efforts to wake Cayton up and reduce the arrears to 3-2 before half-time.
Ant Sedman doubled Roscoes Bar’s lead with a finish from inside the box, but Michael Dennis fired in from 15 yards to bring Cayton back into the game.
Gary Hepples scored after a one-on-one with the Cayton keeper to restore the home side’s two-goal lead, but Josh Venner slotted home after fine approach play to pull it back to 5-4.
Bray Wyatt then scored the sixth for Lee Paterson’s team, but Venner’s tap-in set up a nervy finale, but the home side hung on for the crucial win and Cayton now look set to be relegated from the top flight.
Farrah, Sedman and Hepples siblings, Gary and Carl, shone for Roscoes Bar, while Till was the Cayton star man, but he was pushed close by right-back Alex May.
Klosters 5 (Scales 3, Fryirs 2) Tennyson 3 (Anderson, Malcolm, own goal)
Ten-man Klosters dug deep to claim a 5-3 home success over Tennyson.
The hosts began with just nine men on the pitch but surged into a 2-0 lead courtesy of a fine individual effort from Tom Scales and a swerving 40-yard free-kick from Neil Fryirs.
Ashley Townley arrived after 15 minutes to bolster Klosters’ numbers and they extended their advantage when Scales netted again.
Cameron Malcolm pulled a goal back for Tennyson after half an hour and Mikey Anderson scrambled home a second five minutes before the break.
Klosters spurned a great chance to go 4-2 ahead when Carl Townley missed from the penalty spot just after the hour-mark and moments later the visitors pulled level courtesy of an own goal.
Tennyson rattled the hosts’ woodwork as they looked to take the lead for the first time in the contest but Fryirs surged forwards from left-back score his second of the match to put Klosters back in the ascendancy.
Ashley Townley played in Scales to calmly complete his hat-trick in the 85th minute and seal the three points for Rhys Howell’s side.
Player-boss Howell said: “All 10 of our players deserve a lot of credit for the effort they put into this performance.
“Everyone ran themselves into the ground, and Lee Luntley played for 50 minutes on one leg after picking up an injury, but Sam Garnett’s work rate and determination throughout was outstanding.”
West Pier 3 (Dobson 3) Filey Flyers 2 (Pinder, Sugden)
A Cameron Dobson hat-trick helped Pier to victory against a determined Flyers side.
Dobson opened the scoring in the 25th minute, but 10 minutes later James Pinder levelled for the visitors, racing through onto a ball over the top of the Pier defence, his initial shot was saved by Scott Wardman, but he forced home the rebound.
Five minutes before half-time Dobson struck again to restore Pier’s lead.
Flyers piled on the pressure after the half-time break and claimed a deserved equaliser when Liam Sugden blasted the ball in from 18 yards.
Twenty minutes from time Dobson completed his hat-trick with a thumping 35-yard half-volley, securing all three points for the home side.
Tom Micklethwaite excelled in a defensive midfield role for Flyers while his Scarborough Athletic Reserves teammate Dobson was the Pier hero.
Itis Itis 1 (Chambers) Fylingdales 1, abandoned due to injury to Fylingdales player
This game between Itis Itis and Fylingdales was abandoned with 20 minutes remaining after a Fylingdales player suffered a serious knee injury.
Lewis Peel was the unfortunate injured Dales player, leaving the visitors with only nine men after an earlier sending-off for Tommy Gray.
Luke Chambers had opened the scoring for the home side, following up after Fylingdales’ keeper failed to hang onto Lloyd Henderson’s shot.
The visitors then scored a 25-yard screamer but the game was abandoned by ref Damian O’Leary on 70 minutes as Peel damaged his ligaments and was near the touchline so he couldn’t be moved.