Five-star McCoubrey fires Newlands Reserves to title glory
Drew McCoubrey score five goals as Newlands Park Reserves claimed a superb 6-2 win against Scalby to wrap up the Scarborough News Saturday League Division Two title.
Callum Randerson opened the scoring on six minutes to put the visitors in front, but McCoubrey levelled for Newlands four minutes later with a strike into the bottom corner.
McCoubrey then put the leaders in front five minutes later with an excellent solo run finished off with a left foot shot.
Mark Oldroyd levelled for Scalby on the half-hour mark with a left-footed strike into the top corner, but McCoubrey completed a first-half hat-trick 10 minutes before the break with a penalty.
Matty Scot made two superb saves to keep Scalby in it at half-time, the hosts also missing a great one-on-one chance.
Newlands keeper Will Rowley also made a fine save from Oldroyd's long-range effort.
McCoubrey struck his fourth to give Newlands breathing space in the 55th minute, outmuscling Sam Medd to fire into the bottom corner.
Dan Peel then had two chances to bring Scalby back into the game but missed both efforts and Stew Bates wrapped up the win when he followed in after Scott saved from McCoubrey.
Scott then made yet another save from McCoubrey and the latter scored his fifth when he headed in at the back post from an Aiden Thomas cross, sealing the three points that took Newlands to the second division title victory.
Newlands boss Joe Hakings said: "This season has been a fantastic all-round effort by the lads who've played for us, from the young lads all the way through to players such as Lewis Weller and James Tadman who have been with us for a while every one of them has done their bit. Will Rowley has also done superbly in goal after starting off as an outfield player.
"To win the title with an unbeaten record is an excellent achievement and I think our target now is to complete the season without losing, our last two games against Ayton and Duchess will not be easy but we will be aiming to maintain our record. If you look back I think we have not lost in the league since November 2014 so we have a great record."
McCoubrey was the man of the match for the victors, with Sam Chambers also excelling on the right flank for the hosts.
Scalby battled hard with a patched-up side and were in the game for an hour before Newlands took control.
Scott was impressive in goal for the visitors, while Medd impressed at centre-back and young Randerson stood out on the left wing in the first period.
Seamer Sports Reserves surged into third place with a hard-earned 4-3 win at relegated Snainton with Arran Wright and Daz Hastie scoring two goals apiece for the away side.
Keeper Darrol Lewis was the man of the match for Seamer.
Falsgrave edged closer to second division survival with a 3-3 home win against West Pier Reserves in the hosts' final game of the season,.
The hosts battled back from a goal behind three times, Mark Reddy scoring the first and third goals for Lee Smyth's side, Sam Mahoney's 20-yard rasping effort sandwiched in between.
A Dane Robinson double, along with a goal from Steve Paxton earned Pier a point.
Shaun Hughes and Jack Brown shared the Falsgrave man of the match award. Falsgrave are all but safe now as second-from-bottom Ayton would have to beat champions Newlands Park Reserves and Duchess by double figures in their remaining matches to stay up.
Hunmanby United coasted to an 11-0 home win against Cayton Corinthians to move into third spot in Division One, with super-sub Ryan Baldry netting his first-ever league hat-trick.
Cameron Dobson hammered in four goals to bring his tally to 19 so far this season, while the other scorers were James Pinder (2), Leigh Franks and Phil Warnett, with keeper Adam Ditchburn man of the match for the hosts.
Jake McAleese was the only player to impress for a below-par Cayton