Kirkby grab top spot

Rosedale keeper tips a Heslerton shot around the post during the 3-2 home win for Heslerton    Pictures: Steve Lilly
Rosedale keeper tips a Heslerton shot around the post during the 3-2 home win for Heslerton Pictures: Steve Lilly

Kirkbymoorside Reserves moved into top spot in the Beckett League table with a 6-0 home victory against Norton United.

Skipper Jason Brown continued his fine scoring form with a brace, while midfielder Arran Rivis, forward Lee Nesfield - in his first game back for the club after working away - and sub Rhys Piercy, along with an own goal, completed the rout.

Heslerton win a header against Rosedale

Heslerton win a header against Rosedale

Teenage sub Piercy scored the goal of the game, a powerful 12-yard volley after a cross from the impressive left-winger Josh Butler.

Another youngster, right wing-back Max Frazer, was the man of the match, while Butler, Rivis and teenage midfielder Brad Spink all shone.

The Moorsiders were able to move into pole position as Heslerton pulled off a shock 3-2 win at home to title-chasers Rosedale.

Sub Kyle Clacherty, who was also the man of the match, scored both goals for the visitors.

Sinnington kept their title hopes on track with a hard-earned 4-1 win at basement club Kirkdale United.

Kirkdale started well and almost took an early lead when Alex Croall and Graham Atkinson linked well together to test Mark Langdale in Sinnington’s goal.

A good move down the right saw Jonathon Wheeldon break into the box but his shot was just wide as Kirkdale pressed for the opening goal and it took a last-ditch clearance to prevent Dean Coote from scoring from close range.

The first goal arrived in the 22nd minute when Wayne Moon got around two players before playing Stuart Wilkinson in to cross for a far post header for Robbie Preston to score the opener.

Kirkdale were unable to draw level before the break as they passed the ball well they continued to have the better of the game.

In the second half it was Sinnington who came out of the blocks in determined fashion, good play down the right won a corner, which was taken by Stuart Wilkinson for Dave Wilkinson to head home from six yards in the 50th minute.

Five minutes later, scrappy play saw Moon fashion himself a chance outside the penalty box to drive home into the top corner to make it 3-0.

Sinnington kept on pressing and finally put the game to bed in the 65th minute when Sinners man of the match Paul Harland was played through to slot home just inside the penalty box.

Although Sinnington dominated the second half a clearance off the line by a defender prevented Wheeldon pulling one back and it took a fine save by Mark Langdale to prevent a good header from Martin Grayson going high into the net.

Kirkdale had deserved a goal and it arrived in the 80th minute when the excellent James Magson cut inside and power his shot from 20 yards in off the far post.

The hosts nearly grabbed another when a Grayson header was tipped over well by Mark Langdale.

The match finished 1-4 to Sinnington with Paul Harland being Sinnington’s man of the match.

No further goals were scored but again there was plenty of promise shown by Kirkdale in which several players had good games they included Jamie Harper and man of the match Coote.

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