Scarborough News Sunday League second division leaders Trafalgar Reserves cruised to a 9-3 win at Newlands Reserves to pull clear of rivals Scarborough Sports Barrowcliff, and Roscoes Bar, who battled out a 2-2 draw, and third-placed West Riding, who drew 3-3 at Fylingdales Reserves.
Mikey Barker and Wayne Shaw smashed in a hat-trick apiece as Traf Reserves romped to a 9-3 victory at Newlands Reserves.
Man of the match Damien Robinson, Al Wray and Kyle O’Toole also notched for the second division title-holders, centre-back Robinson continuing his superb form in Saturday and Sunday League form this season.
Newlands’ first goal was a deflected 40-yard free-kick from forward Ryan Sanderson, but he then had to go in goal on 20 minutes when keeper Sean Pinder, who had only gone in goal due to an injury to the regular keeper, had to go off injured.
Jamie Deyes and veteran Dean Andrews also scored for Newlands, with Sanderson pulling off seven or eight great saves to earn their man of the match plaudits, Lewis Weller also impressing in defence.
Scarborough Sports Barrowcliff twice battled back from a goal down to earn a 2-2 home draw against Roscoes Bar.
Matty Rowley’s fearsome shot from 20 yards put Bar in front on 15 minutes, but Sean Mennalls set up Josh Bowmaker to level the scores five minutes before the half-time break.
Zak Hansen twice hit the bar as the hosts piled on the pressure looking for a second goal, but ti was the away team who regained the lead just after the hour mark, a long pass from Sean Rowley found Carl Hepples, who slotted his shot underneath keeper Callum Myers.
Nine minutes from time the home pressure finally paid off when Hansen netted after more fine play from Mennalls.
Bowmaker twice appealed for penalties after he felt he had been fouled in the final minutes, and after the second protest he was sent off for dissent.
Right-back Tom Turner was the Sports man of the match, while Bar boss Lee Paterson said the star man honours should be shared by Martin Hadrick, Scott Newland and Matty and Sean Rowley.
A depleted West Riding side also had to come back from a goal behind twice to earn a 3-3 draw at Fylingdales Reserves.
Despite having seven players missing and boss James Prethero playing in goal, the away team opened the scoring through a deflected free-kick from Liam Buglass.
Goals from Ryan Cook and 16-year-old Ben Thompson put the hosts 2-1 in front at the break.
Jack Ramos levelled with a fine finish after a strong run and pass from Buglass, but Si Ford’s effort slid past Prethero to restore Fylingdales’ lead.
With 13 minutes left Ramos headed in his second to earn West a share of the spoils, with Ramos and Buglass sharing the man of the match award.
The village side will have been encouraged by the performances of the five 16-year-olds in their team, while their star man was Dan Shackleton.
Ayton roared to an 8-1 home win against The Alma, mainly thanks to a three-goal haul by their man of the match Tyson Stubbings.
Kieran Friett also bagged two for Ayton, with Dan Pickard also on target, Brad Parkin slamming home a 30-yard thunderbolt and super-sub Mike Grayshan marking his return from injury with the eighth and final goal for Mark Plumpton’s side.
Heslerton earned a 4-1 home win against Scarborough Sports.
Dan Blanchard, Mikey Clarke, Josh Hunter and Mike Webster were the home scorers, with right-winger Hunter and centre-back Webster their men of the match.
Hull University claimed a controversial last-gasp 3-3 draw at home to Cayton Corinthians.
The students claimed a third goal with almost the last kick of the game from Jake Douglas, though Cayton player-boss John Best was form than happy with the leveller.
He said: “The ref Albert Eadon played 11 minutes of injury-time and then when the corner was given for their goal he blew the final whistle as the kick was taken so the goal went in after the final whistle, but he still allowed it.
“We didn’t play very well but we still sholud have had all three points.”
Sam Gowland put the hosts in front, only for Josh Venner to equalise.
Gowland’s second effort less than a minute into the second half put Uni back on top, but goals from Tom Sixsmith and Alex May looked to have sealed the win for Cayton until the students’ late leveller.
Gowland was named as the Uni man of the match while Ed Burrows also shone for the hosts.
Klosters charged back from 3-1 down to record a 4-3 division one win against Whitby Wanderers.
The Klosters lads made the perfect start when Ash Townley fired them ahead, but goals from Rob Ingham, Jack Wilson and Mike Kilpatrick swung the game in Whitby’s favour.
Klosters finally began to slip through the gears though, and a Mike Brown penalty as well as strikes from Mark Vasey and Carl Townley wrapped up the points.
Lee Luntley impressed at centre-back for the victors, while stand in keeper Si Rigg made some fine stops.