Filey Flyers Reserves wrap up title win

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A 4-1 win at Newlands Reserves earned Filey Flyers Reserves the Scarborough News Sunday League third division title in their debut season.

Division three

Newlands Reserves 1 (Fields) Filey Flyers Reserves 4 (J Gage 2, Pinder, M Hunter pen)

Dave Brannan Jnr’s Flyers outfit made sure of their title win with this victory at Newlands Reserves.

The 19-year-old manager was quick to praise his young side after the win.

“They have been outstanding this season, my oldest player is 22 and I am one of the younger ones at 19. I think three-quarters of the team also play for Town reserves on a Saturday and they also won their title so it has been a great season for Filey teams - with Town also winning the League Cup.

“When we were deducted three points early in the season I thought our chances of promotion were gone, but going the whole season without losing a game has certainly helped our cause.”

He added: “I thought we had a chance of winning the title after Cayton, our closest rivals, were held to a draw by Newlands Reserves, and since then we have had the momentum.

“I enjoy managing the team, and I had no worries about doing it as I had also captained the Filey 1sts cricket team when I was only 17.”

James Pinder put the visitors ahead early on, but there were no further goals before the interval.

Joe Gage scored the second for Filey with a good strike from an acute angle, and the same player then fired in the third goal for the visitors.

Mike Hunter’s penalty confirmed the win for Flyers.

Ryan Baldry and Scott Sheldon shared the man-of-the-match award for the champions.

Kile Fields netted the only goal for the home team.

Castle 0 Cayton Corinthians 5 (Dennis 2, Venner 2, Collins)

Michael Dennis and youngster Josh Venner scored two goals apiece as Cayton eased to victory at basement club Castle.

Danny Collins was also on target for Cayton, but Flyers’ win at Newlands meant that John Best’s team had to settle for promotion as runners-up.

Tom Sixsmith and Lee Best shared the man-of-the-match award for the visitors.