Sunday League - Traf edge out title rivals Newlands

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Trafalgar moved into pole position in division one after a 1-0 win over Newlands, while West Pier closed the gap on the top two with a 2-1 success at Seamer.

DIVISION ONE

TRAFALGAR 1 (Dove) NEWLANDS 0

Trafalgar struck a huge blow in the division one title race after recording a 1-0 win over Newlands.

Newlands began the day at the summit, but three points for Liam Salt’s men saw them leapfrog their opponents into first place on goal difference.

There were no goals in an even opening period but the home side broke the deadlock early in the second half when Chris Dove struck.

The former Staxton man nodded home after seeing his initial shot blocked by visiting stopper George Elliot.

Newlands were gifted a glorious opportunity to earn themselves a share of the spoils 10 minutes from time when they were awarded a penalty, but Lee Cappleman was denied from the spot by Gary Ellwood.

Defender Al Wray was on top form for the victors, while Jamie Gallagher impressed for Newlands.

SEAMER 1 (Clough) WEST PIER 2 (Speight, Dobson)

West Pier moved to within two points of top spot with a 2-1 victory on the road at Seamer.

Paddy Parke’s side went ahead in the 35th minute when the Seamer keeper parried a Cameron Dobson effort into the path of Rob Speight and the in-form striker made no mistake from the edge of the penalty area.

The hosts levelled things up just before the hour mark when Luke Jones’ corner was forced home at the back post by Darren Clough.

Pier were not to be denied though and grabbed all three points when Tyler Richardson picked out Chris Ryan who crossed for Dobson to head home after 70 minutes.

A delighted Parke picked out midfielder Dave Crawford as his side’s star man in what he felt was a fine team display.

FILEY FLYERS 2 KLOSTERS 5 (L Vasey 3, Garnett, A Townley)

Klosters picked up a comfortable away win at Filey Flyers.

The hosts took a 20th minute lead but were soon pegged back by a sweetly struck half volley from Sam Garnett.

Two minutes later, the visitors moved ahead when Liam Vasey converted from the penalty spot and it was 3-1 at the break when Vasey notched his second with a composed finish.

Ashley Townley ended the game as a contest 10 minutes into the second half when he got his head to another effort from Vasey which looked destined for the back of the Flyers net.

Klosters’ man of the match Vasey eventually completed his hat-trick in the 70th minute and although Filey pulled another goal back late on it proved too little too late.