Newlands take huge stride towards retaining title

Luke Delve scores for West Pier in their 7-2 win against Filey Town. Picture: Steve Lilly
Luke Delve scores for West Pier in their 7-2 win against Filey Town. Picture: Steve Lilly
  • Newlands hammer Seamer 8-0 and go top on goal difference
  • Pier battle back from 2-0 down to dent Filey’s title march
  • Newlands Reserves seal third place finish after Rosette win
  • Seamer Reserves edge 1-0 win despite ending game with seven men

Newlands took a giant stride towards retaining their division one title after they beat Seamer 8-0 and Filey Town squandered a 2-0 lead and lost 7-2 to West Pier.

Newlands moved to the top of the division one table on goal difference with their comfortable 8-0 win against Seamer.

It was all smiles early on for Filey, as they congratulated Cameron Dobson after he put them 1-0 up against Pier

It was all smiles early on for Filey, as they congratulated Cameron Dobson after he put them 1-0 up against Pier

Hat-tricks from Adam Stride and Dan Freer helped Shaun Mancrief’s men, who haven’t lost a league game since November now, to a comfortable but crucial three points.

Newlands led 3-0 at the break and added five further goals to their tally after the break, Sean Exley and Matty Griffiths wrapping up the scoring.

Newlands superior goal difference means they’ll more than likely need four points from their final two games against Whitby Fisherman’s Society and Filey Town to lift the title again.

Mancrief said: “We have to be favourites now, we have a very good chance of winning it after Pier beat Filey.

“It’s been a great week with winning the League Cup and now going top, I’m over the moon.”

Filey Town started the day in top spot, but despite taking a 2-0 lead against West Pier, suffered a 7-2 defeat and were leapforgged by Newlands.

Cameron Dobson opened the scoring before James Wardle’s weak header back to his keeper was intercepted by Darren Clough, who made no mistake in sending Town into a 2-0 lead.

Town missed a handful of chances and Pier took full advantage as three quickfire goals ensured they led 3-2 at the break.

Ali Caw crossed for Luke Delve to head in their first before Martin Cooper’s double handed them the lead. Cooper’s first was a rare header at the back post, his second coming via a superb curling free-kick that found the top corner.

It was all Pier after the break and Gary Thomas’ deft lob made it 4-2 and hand them a two-goal cushion.

Town lost their shape and both Delve and Cooper wrapped up their hat-tricks, Delve hitting two more goals and Cooper heading in again.

Pier boss Andy Spivey said: “Newlands are the favourites, our poor goal difference could come back to cost us.

“It was a funny old game, it was all Filey in the first half, they battered us.

“But the guys put in a great team effort and we stay in the hunt.”

Edgehill beat Whitby Fishermen’s 3-1 as Danny Collins hit a hat-trick.

Collins fired in two to hand Steve Clegg’s men a 2-0 lead before a Whitby goal before half-time made it 2-1.

Collins netted the only goal of the second half as Edgehill cruised home.

Boss Clegg singled out Curtis and Lloyd Henderson as their star men following a superb performance in midfield.

In the only game in division two, Newlands Reserves beat relegated Rosette 3-0.

Stew Bates grabbed a brace and Jack Worthy also found the back of the net as Newlands leapfrogged Cayton into third place.

Boss Joe Hakings singled out centre-back Lewis Weller as his side’s man of the match.

Division three champions-elect Seamer Reserves beat Commercial 1-0 despite ending the game with seven men.

Travis Wood fired in the only goal of the game after 50 minutes for Gary Dixon’s men, who had to send some of their players away early to play for the first team against Newlands.

Dixon picked out Danny Kelly as his side’s man of the match.

Eric Hall smashed in a hat-trick as Eastway Sports hammered Tennyson 9-3.

Mark Craven also grabbed a brace, while the scoring was wrapped up by Brad Easton, Tom Fordyce, Rob Clark and John Graystone.

Hall was Eastway’s man of the match.