Sunday League - Shakespeare seal promotion with Ayton win

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Col Jenkinson’s Shakespeare side sealed their promotion to division one after hammering Ayton tonight

DIVISION TWO:

AYTON 0 SHAKESPEARE 8 (J Sands 3, Patterson, Scales, Ramos, Aitkens, Cairns)

Colin Jenkinson’s Shakespeare secured a second successive promotion after they smashed eight unanswered goals past rock-bottom Ayton.

Man of the match Josh Sands led the way with a hat-trick and Jamie Patterson, Tom Scales, Dane Ramos, Jordan Aitkens and Jon Cairns also got their names on the scoresheet.

A delighted Jenkinson told the Scarborough News: “We were pretty much promoted anyway because of our goal difference but the win tonight confirmed things.

“Obviously we are very pleased and we now have Traf Reserves to play twice to decide who will win the title.”

ITIS-ITIS 1 (Watson) WEST RIDING 2 (Anderson, Drydale)

West Riding survived a late scare to pick up three points from their trip to itis-itis.

Mike Anderson and Lee Drydale netted either side of half-time to put the away side in control, but JP Watson pulled a goal back for itis-itis with 15 minutes remaining.

Matty Hobson’s side were then gifted a great chance to level the scores in the last minute of the game when they won a penalty.

However, Mark Oldroyd’s spot kick struck a post and Riding held on for a narrow victory.

WEST PIER RESERVES 3 (Reid, Ryan, Bell) SUN INN 0

West Pier Reserves eased to a comfortable home success over Sun.

Graeme Reid poked home the opening goal with 20 minutes gone after the visitors failed to clear their lines.

Chris Ryan slotted home a second to double Pier’s lead before the interval and Nick Bell made it 3-0 in the 70th minute.

Dave Crawford was voted Pier’s man of the match after an impressive display at the heart of midfield.

DIVISION THREE:

FILEY FLYERS RESERVES 6 (Pindar 3, Briggs, Young, J Gage) SCARBOROUGH SPORTS 2 (Brennan, Stringer)

Filey’s second string remain on course for promotion from division three as they beat Scarborough Sports to continue their unbeaten run in the league.

James Pindar and Ben Briggs struck to put the hosts 2-0 up before Sports’ Mike Brennan volleyed home from 12 yards to reduce the arrears.

Pindar netted again before half-time and James Young was also on target as Flyers took a 4-1 advantage into the break.

Pindar added a fifth for the home side before Richard Stringer pulled another goal back for Sports after an incisive break.

Joe Gage rounded off the scoring for the victors, who had centre-back Joe Eblet on top form.

Midfielder Theo James was Sports’ man of the match.

ALMA 1 (Clothier) WEST RIDING RESERVES 2

A rare Phil Clothier header was not enough to earn Alma anything from their clash with West Riding Reserves.

Riding took a 1-0 lead into half-time but Clothier looked like he had earned his side a share of the spoils when he converted Mike Fishburn’s cross early in the second period.

However, Alma switched off and the visitors grabbed a late winner.

Left-back Dom Neale impressed for Alma.