Title contenders Trafalgar and Newlands continued their solid starts to the season as they beat Klosters and West Pier respectively.
KLOSTERS 1 (Thomas) TRAFALGAR 4 (Dove 2, Logan, Taylor pen)
A goalkeeping horror show gifted Trafalgar a 4-1 win at Klosters.
The hosts began well and took the lead when some composed play down the right by Ashley Townley afforded Aidan Thomas the opportunity to pick out the top corner of the Traf net after 20 minutes.
Parity was restored when a misjudgement by Klosters’ keeper presented Chris Dove with an open goal five minutes before half-time and moments later it was 2-1 when Lewis Taylor scored from the penalty spot.
Dove was gifted a second goal in the 65th minute when the home keeper passed the ball straight to him and he lobbed home for 3-1.
Another goalkeeping error saw Billy Logan tap the ball into an empty net to seal Traf’s win in the closing stages.
Midfielder Townley was Klosters’ man of the match while Ben Salt and Ricky Nock impressed for Traf.
NEWLANDS 8 (McCoubrey 3, Freer, Moon, Luntley, Josh Hakings, L Cooper) WEST PIER 3 (Dobson 2, M Cooper)
Drew McCoubrey fired in a hat-trick to help Newlands to a big 8-3 win at home to West Pier.
McCoubrey has been in fine form in front of goal since joining at the start of the season, and his treble helped to cancel out Cameron Dobson’s brace and a stunning 35-yard free-kick from Martin Cooper for Pier.
Dan Freer, Stefan Moon, Josh Hakings, Liam Cooper and Ben Luntley also got on the scoresheet for Newlands, while Luntley had to be taken to hospital after landing uncomfortably.
Moon and Liam Cooper stood out for Newlands.
FYLINGDALES 2 (Heyes, Waterfield) TENNYSON 1 (Whitehall)
Fylingdales’ resurgence continued as they battled back from behind to beat Tennyson 2-1 at home.
Tennyson led through Matt Whitehall’s header, but the home side went in level at the break after Jake Faichney’s shot was parried out to Barry Heyes, who made no mistake in finishing into the back of the net.
The turnaround was complete when Faichney’s cross was mis-judged by Tennyson’s keeper and Mark Waterfield tapped in.
CAYTON 2 (Dennis, Goodwin) FILEY FLYERS 5 (Keeble 3, Sugden 2)
A second-half treble from Jonny Keeble helped Filey to a 5-2 win on the road at Cayton.
Two strikes from Liam Sugden had Dave Brannan Jnr’s men 2-0 up at the break, before Keeble bagged two and made it 4-0 afterwards.
Goals from Mikey Dennis and Tom Goodwin gave Cayton hope at 4-2, but Keeble wrapped up his hat-trick and gave Flyers breathing space at 5-2.
ROSCOE’S BAR 6 (G Hepples 2, Sedman, C Hepples, Rowley, Scott) ITIS ITIS 3 (Marton, G Hepples, C Hepples)
Roscoe’s Bar wrapped up their first win of the season after beating a lacklustre Itis Itis side 6-3.
Roscoe’s led 3-0 before Carl Marton registered for Itis Itis.
The home side struck again to make it 4-1 but two strikes from Luke Chambers set up a tense finale at 4-3.
Lee Paterson’s men fired back again though and bagged their winner, which saw them leap off the foot of the table.
Roscoe’s goals came courtesy of a brace from Gary Hepples and strikes from Carl Hepples, Ant Sedman, Liam Scott and Sean Rowley.