Edgehill and Pier earn wins to keep title battle alive
Rivals Edgehill and West Pier both picked up wins tonight to maintain their bids for the Scarborough Saturday League Division One title, while fellow contenders Seamer slipped up.
West Pier cruised to a 14-0 win at Flamborough.
Man of the match Jamie Bradshaw hit six for Andy Spivey's side, while Martin Cooper, Gary Thomas and Sam Garnett all hit two each.
Mikey Pickering and Liam Mancrief also got on the scoresheet.
Edgehill beat Goal Sports 4-2.
Goals from Matthew Burling and Luke Jones handed Edgehill a 2-0 lead at the break, Jones grabbing his second to make it 3-0 after half-time.
Goal Sports hit back through Harry Denness, but man of the match Jackson Jowett made it 4-1 before Sports netted the last goal of the game through a Denness penalty after player-boss Mark Plumpton was scythed down in the box.
Hunmanby dented Seamer's title bid with a 2-1 win.
James Pinder hit both goals for victors United, sharing the man of the match honours with Tommy Wilson.
Three goals in the dying stages brought a forgettable clash between Newlands and Filey Town to life, the latter winning 2-1.
It was heading for a 0-0 draw until Tom Micklethwaite's 87th minute corner flew straight in.
Park equalised through Joe Messruther but Liam Sudgen's strike sealed the three points for Jordan Philliskirk's side.
Itis Itis Rovers confirmed their promotion to the top flight with a 4-2 win in Division Two against Old Vic.
Curtis Rose hit two for the victors, with Sean Bloom and player-boss Mikey Barker's penalty wrapping up the scoring.
Rich Stokes was man of the match, despite missing a pen.
Scalby maintained their own charge for the top flight with a 3-1 win at Fishburn Park Reserves.
Rob Speight made it 1-0 from the penalty spot, but Park levelled after the break.
Man of the match Chris Hannam restored Scalby's lead and player-boss Sam Medd, who came off the bench in an unfamiliar holding midfield role, wrapped up the scoring with a thunderous strike into the bottom corner.
Young defender Chris Wells also impressed for the Otters.
Sherburn came back from a goal down at half-time to claim a 3-1 home success against FC Rosette.
The Rosette goal in the first half was a family affair as Tom MacDonald crossed the ball for dad Simon to score.
After the interval Sherburn pulled clear thanks to goals from Jack Pinder, teenager Harry Ward and Dan Simpson.
Matty Whitehall and Paul Mill shone for Sherburn while the Rosette man of the match was Cameron Brown.
A dour encounter between Commercial and Ayton ended in a fair 1-1 draw.
Macca Youngson put the hosts ahead early on after a one-on-one with Ayton keeper Alex Glass.
The villagers levelled when a penalty, which both sides admitted was probably not a spot-kick, was awarded against Macauley riley and was converted by Ayton man of the match Tyler Beck.
After the break Youngson hit the bar with a header and another soft penalty, this time for the home side, was given when Lee Plant went to ground, but Glass pulled off a superb save to keep it out.
Seventeen-year-old winger Harry Cooper was man of the match for Commercial.
Reserve League leaders Edgehill Reserves eased to a 4-1 home win against Seamer Reserves.
Man of the match Josh Fergus notched two second-half goals for the hosts, the first a great strike from 20 yards which roared into the top corner.
Josh Wallace had given Edgehill a first-half lead, finishing off a great team move down the right flank.
Top marksman Robbie Scarborough rounded off the scoring for Edgehill with a breakaway effort, Danny Kelly replying from the penalty spot for Seamer.
West Pier Reserves maintained their own title hopes with a hard-earned 6-4 home win against Filey Town Reserves.
Zac Hansen opened the scoring for Pier with an amazing 40-yard strike which ripped into the top corner of the net, Rich Tolliday's fine finish made it 2-0 and then Kurt Williamson added a brace before the break, but Ryan Baldry and Joe Gage notched before half-time to give Town hope.
Baldry and Joe Gage netted again after the interval to make it 4-4 but Pier kept their nerve, Williamson completing his hat-trick and Hansen firing in another thunderbolt to wrap up the win.
Max Gage was man of the match for Town, while Shaun Dolan and Williamson shared the plaudits for the victors.
Newlands Reserves roared to a magnificent 7-0 win at Ayton Reserves.
Aiden McCallion opened the scoring, Dan Hitchcock adding two goals before half-time with a Dan Virr effort sandwiched inbetween them.
Virr notched a second goal after the interval, with Ellis Sellars and Ryan Matson completing the scoring, but the hosts should have had several goals themselves with only a string of fine saves from Newlands man of the match, Jordan Pickard, frustrating them.
Right-back Danny Milne was named man of the match for Ayton.