Four sent off as West Pier sink rivals Edgehill to claim top spot
Three players and West Pier boss Will Jenkinson saw red as Pier took over at the top of the Scarborough Saturday League with a 4-2 home win against rivals Edgehill.
Pier flew out of the blocks against Edgehill, taking an early lead through Rich Tolliday after he played a neat one-two with Neil Thomas before firing across keeper into the corner.
This lead was soon extended through Tolliday again with an adept lob from 25 yards after good closing down from the Pier midfielders.
After the break, Tolliday wrapped up his hat-trick with a neat finish under the goalkeeper after neat play from Jack James.
Edgehill pulled one back through sub George Walmsley, but Jack James hit a 30-yard thunderbolt giving the keeper no chance.
Kieran Link then scored a second for Edgehill after a scramble in the six-yard box.
Pier's Mikey Pickering was dismissed for a foul on Frank Belt, and the aftermath saw Jenkinson come on the pitch then he and Edgehill's Jamie Patterson were sent off after a confrontation. Then in the closing moments Kieran Link was sent off for backchat to the referee.
Jenkinson said: "The whole West Pier team battled superbly. Tolliday was star man with hat-trick but everyone played well."
The Edgehill boss Steve Clegg added: "The game was hampered by the weather conditions and the four red cards
"We weren't at the races today and they deserved the win. I thought our man of the match was Lloyd Henderson who worked tirelessly in numerous positions."
Seamer Sports Reserves surged to a 5-1 win at Goal Sports.
The home side took the lead through Elliott Sill but Chris Stubbings levelled for the visitors after good work by Ollie Parker.
Stubbings then put Seamer in front, and after the break Jensen Bradbury made it 3-1 after a good team move.
Connor Myerscough added a fourth from a corner, Aaron Holdsworth completing the win.
Bradbury was named as Seamer's man of the match, while star man for Goal Sports was Dempsey Stubbings and new keeper Ash Robson.
Snainton eased to a 6-0 home win against Eastfield Athletic.
Liam Mintoft and George Hurst scored two goals apiece, with Brad Marshall and Zac Hansen also on target for the villagers.
Snainton boss Andy Holt said: "Man of the match was Hurst for a wonderful midfield display and two well-taken goals. However praise must be given to Leigh Watson for standing in as goalkeeper."
Justin Trotter was named as man of the match for the visitors, the debutant pulling off some fine saves for Eastfield, with Luke Rainton also impressing in defence.
Seamer Sports booked their place in the Scarborough & District FA Harbour Cup semi-finals with a 6-3 home win against Beckett League outfit Kirkdale United.
Seamer opened the scoring early through Gaz Lawton, then doubled the lead just before half-time through good work from Kris Tate leading to a neat finish from Ali Caw.
Kirkdale fought back after the break with a good headed goal before Lawton quickly made it 3-1.
Seamer should have been out of sight after a number of missed chances but allowed them back in with two sloppy goals making it 3-3.
A re-shuffle and bringing Tom Adams and Joe Tiffany on restored order and followed with a good header from Joel Ramm, a neat free kick from Tate and man of the match Caw closed the game out with a header.
Hunmanby United also made it to the final four as they defeated Lealholm 5-4 on penalties.
United took the game to penalties thanks to James Pinder's leveller after the Lealholm keeper's error.
Hunmanby scored all five penalties through Liam Sugden, John Emmerson, Taylor Jordan, Pinder and player-boss Leigh Franks winning it after Kyle Scaife has saved the fourth Lealholm spot-kick.