Merchant secure promotion


MERCHANT sealed their promotion to the top flight with a 6-0 victory at rivals Staxton.

The home side’s cause wasn’t helped by the fact that their star strikers Chris Dove and Rob Pinder both limped off with injuries in the opening 25 minutes, Pinder’s was the more serious as he broke a bone in his shin.



Merchant opened the scoring after 15 minutes with a Jack Perry header from a corner, then Mark Vasey intercepted a back-pass to net the visitors’ second.

Neil Fryirs added a third goal, with Jake Scutt making it 4-0 before half-time.

The goal of the game came on the hour mark, Gaz Olney linked up with Liam Vasey, who raced down the wing passed to Georgie Rose, who laid it back to Mark Vasey, who flicked it up and volleyed it home.

The scoring was completed by a Liam Vasey penalty.

Rose and Lee Luntley shone in midfield, while Gaz Davies starred at left-back.

Merchant need only one point from their final two games to wrap up the title.

Super-sub brothers Mikey and Will Hunter helped 10-man Filey Flyers maintain their push for promotion with a 3-1 home win against Wreyfield.

The visitors opened the scoring after 15 minutes, the hosts being reduced to 10 men five minutes later when Jordan Philliskirk earned his second yellow card.

Boss Martyn Jenkinson brought on brothers Will and Mikey Hunter, as well as Tom Haxby, in the second half, and they had an immediate impact.

Will Hunter levelled the scores, and he then set up brother Mikey to make it 2-1 with a neat turn and shot.

The third goal came from a Ben Briggs header from a Mikey Hunter free-kick.

The Hunter brothers shared the man-of-the-match award for Flyers.

Joe Logan grabbed a hat-trick in Trafalgar Reserves’ 7-2 home win against lowly FC Filey.

Logan netted two penalties in his treble, with Dave Bramley also scoring a spot-kick in his brace. Lewis Goodacre netted the final two goals for Traf, who named Bramley as man of the match for a strong display in central midfield.