SUNDAY LEAGUE: Pier seal cup final spot

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West Pier cruised into the final of the Kenward Cup after a 7-0 success over Trafalgar Reserves.

After a scrappy opening 10 minutes, Paddy Parke’s men took the lead when Joe Gallagher glanced Martin Cooper’s free-kick into the bottom corner of the net.

Luke Delve doubled the hosts’ advantage before Cameron Dobson took the ball past a couple of defenders and slotted in the third.

Delve then beat the offside trap and finished well from a tight angle to send Pier into the break with a four-goal cushion.

The lethal Delve completed his hat-trick after the break and strikes from Sam Hyde and Rob Speight rounded things off.

“Traf Reserves are a good side who I thought would cause us a lot of problems, but we thoroughly deserved to win the game,” Parke said.

“The spine of our team all played very well, Sam Hyde at centre-back was solid, Sam Garnett and Joe Gallagher were excellent in the middle of the park, and Luke Delve up front scored a hat-trick.

“The one disappointing thing was that our young winger Jordan Shaw got hurt in an innocuous challenge and we fear he may have done his ankle ligaments, which is a real shame.”

In Division One, Newlands Park ensured that the title race will go down to the last day of the season when they thrashed Commercial 22-1.

Ryan Rivis led the way with seven goals for Ben Luntley’s men, while Ryan Cooper netted five and Jacob Codling struck four.

Liam Cooper helped himself to a brace and Jack Hakings, player-boss Luntley and substitute Aidan Thomas also got their names on the scoresheet.

Second-placed Park tackle league leaders Trafalgar next Sunday needing a win to have any chance of retaining their first division crown.

The table-toppers do however boast a far superior goal difference to their rivals, meaning that Newlands must win by an eight-goal margin to seize pole position.

Ayton moved back up into second place in the Division Two table after coming out on top of a nine-goal thriller with Barrowcliff Reserves.

Niall Prentice gave the villagers a 10th-minute advantage but two strikes from the hosts’ in-form striker Mark Reddy turned the game on its head.

Ben Mason got forward from centre-back to draw Ayton level at 2-2 and they re-took the lead when Louis Rafter cut inside and lifted the ball over the head of the home keeper.

Rich Curtis’ header restored parity once again, but the visitors were back in the ascendancy before half-time when Mike Grayshan tucked away a loose ball.

Stuart Chadwick came off the substitutes’ bench to tie the scores at 4-4, but Mason popped up again in the 75th minute to register the game’s decisive goal.

Stuart Wilson was named Ayton’s man of the match following a decent defensive display.

Roscoes Bar went goal crazy as they smashed double figures past Scarborough Campus, triumphing by a 14-3 scoreline.

Lee Sutton, Carl Hepples and Dave Millington all managed doubles for Lee Patterson’s team, in a game which they led 8-0 at the interval.

Mark Kenyon, Matthew Rowley, Jack Worthy, Jack Brown, Graeme Farrah, Gary Hepples, Harry Harman and Matthew Wignall also bagged for the victors.

Fylingdales Reserves hammered struggling Alma 10-2, despite going a goal down early on.

Harry Purves hit a hat-trick and Taylor Humble, Lewis Peel and Josh Hopley were on target to give Dales a 6-1 half-time lead.

Andrew Marshall, Si Ford, Cam Fox and Tom Shrimpton found the back of the Alma net in the second period as Neil Purves’ young team consolidated fourth place in the league standings.