Ayton and Tennyson Reserves played out a thriller in division two, while leaders Trafalgar Reserves got back to winning ways and Alma picked up a first league victory of the campaign.
AYTON 4 (Prentice, Tyler, Wallace, Gill) TENNYSON RESERVES 4 (Mahoney 2,Spooner, Sunter)
Ayton and Tennyson Reserves shared eight goals in a thrilling encounter at Wilson’s Lane.
Sam Mahoney opened the scoring for Tennyson before Dan Bywater set up Niall Prentice to equalise.
Craig Spooner restored the visitors’ lead but Ayton again hit back through Jamie Tyler’s 35th-minute effort.
Half-time substitute Sam Wallace slotted home to put Mark Plumpton’s men ahead for the first time after 50 minutes but Mahoney’ second and a Joe Sunter volley saw the away side take a 4-3 lead.
Ayton were not finished though and Robbie Gill tapped home a late leveller to earn his side a share of the spoils.
ALMA 6 (Clothier 2, Swallow 2, Tomlinson, Fishburn) FYLINGDALES RES 1 (Stones)
Alma scored six times in the first half to register their first league success of the campaign.
Jake Tomlinson notched the first goal and two efforts from Phil Clothier saw the home side go 3-0 up after 20 minutes.
Mike Fishburn added a fourth on the half-hour mark before Matthew Swallow bagged a brace to end the game as a contest.
Dales improved after the break and Steve Stones netted a consolation goal.
Defensive midfielder Jonny Hayes was Alma’s man of the match, while defender Jack Pearse was in good form for the village outfit.
NEWLANDS RESERVES 2 (O’Flanagan 2) ANGEL 1
Sam O’Flanagan came off the bench to fire Newlands Reserves to a narrow win over Angel.
O’Flanagan got on the end of a ball over the top and slotted home to put the home side 1-0 up at the break.
The same player rose highest to head home a Travis Wood corner to double Newlands’ lead before Angel registered to half the deficit.
The visitors created plenty of chances in the final 20 minutes but were denied an equaliser by some superb stops from Callum Myers in the Newlands goal and a couple of goalline clearances.
Defensive duo Leroy Donaldson and Paul Mills shared the Newlands man of the match award.
CASTLE 2 (Beer, Grayson) HESLERTON 6 (Hunter, Vasey, Blanchard, Drummond, McLaughlin, OG)
Four first-half goals helped Heslerton to a comfortable win at Castle.
16-year-olds Josh Hunter and Lewis Vasey registered their first ever senior strikes, Dan Blanchard netted from 25 yards and a Castle defender put through his own net to send the away side in 4-0 up at the interval.
Curtis Drummond and James McLaughlin made it 6-0 before an instinctive finish from Ali Beer reduced the arrears.
Carl Grayson scored a second for the hosts after a scramble following a corner but it proved to be too little too late.
COMMERCIAL 2 (M Barker 2) TRAFALGAR RES 4 (Ramm, Shaw, A Wray, J Wray)
Leaders Trafalgar Reserves bounced back from last week’s defeat to Heslerton with a 4-2 win at Commercial.
Strikes from Joel Ramm, Wayne Shaw, and Al and Jamie Wray did the damage for Traf.
The prolific Mike Barker scored both of the home side’s goals but his efforts proved to be in vain.
WHITBY WANDERERS 7 (Keys 3, J Wilson 3, Ross) WEST PIER RES 0
Whitby Wanderers consolidated second place in the table with an emphatic victory over West Pier Reserves.
Jericho Keys and Jack Wilson both hit hat-tricks for the victors with a Ste Ross goal rounding off the scoring.
Mike Kilpatrick was Whitby’s man of the match after an energetic display that included three assists.