Bowman brace boosts Edgehill

DOUBLE STRIKE ... Alex Bowman scored both goals in Edgehill's win at Ryedale
DOUBLE STRIKE ... Alex Bowman scored both goals in Edgehill's win at Ryedale

Terry Jenkinson’s Edgehill continued their 100 per cent start to the season with a 2-0 division one victory at Ryedale Sports Club last night.

Teenage striker Alex Bowman scored both goals for the visitors in a five-minute second-half spell, the first was a far-post shot and the second a neat header.

Boss Jenkinson was delighted by his team’s efforts against a disciplined Ryedale side.

“Alex has been outstanding in the last two games, scoring two goals in each of his first two full matches in the league for Edgehill is a superb achievement for the young lad, and he is showing a lot of promise.

“Paul Watson also shone at centre-back, while the likes of Gary Hepples, Jamie Patterson and Joel Ramm all impressed.”

Edgehill will now head to Cayton on Saturday afternoon eyeing a fifth consecutive win in the league.

Steve Roberts struck twice in Ayton’s 3-1 win at a windswept Cayton Corinthians.

The former Cayton and Pickering Town striker scored a goal either side of the half-time break to put Ayton in control in a match played in very strong winds that made it almost impossible to play football.

John Bateman scored Ayton’s third goal to put the visitors out of reach, although Mark Vasey gave Cayton a brief glimmer of hope with an 80th-minute goal.

Vasey was named as the home side’s man of the match for a superb display at the heart of the Cayton midfield, while Roberts was the pick of the Ayton players, taking both his goals - his only two opportunities - very well.

Filey Town surged to a 7-3 home win against Westover Wasps.

Stuart Dickens and James Pinder scored two goals apiece for Town, the latter’s opening effort was the goal of the match - a cracking header from a corner.

Cameron Dobson, a Liam Barnes header - also from a corner - and a Phil Dickens effort completed the scoring for Filey, whose superb all-round team effort was the key to their victory.

Scalby earned a late share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw in their game at a blustery Hunmanby United.

Tom Rees opened the scoring for United in the first half, the hosts dominating the first half despite playing into the strong wind.

The visitors did create one clear chance in the first half, but Adam Stride’s viciously curling volley was tipped onto the crossbar by an acrobatic save from veteran keeper Howard Berridge.

After the interval, Scalby took a firm grip of the game playing into the wind, but it took them until the 89th minute for Stride to fire in the leveller at the far post with a neat volleyed effort.

Stride, who played most of the game in midfield, but then moved up front for the final few minutes, was the Scalby man of the match, while Andy Crawford was United’s star man, ruling the roost in the hosts’ midfield.

Pirates dug deep for a 2-1 home win against Snainton in division three in the only other game to beat the elements.