Provins treble seals Pier win

WEST Pier maintained their title charge with a comfortable 5-0 win against relegation threatened Flixton, striker Paul Provins bagging a hat-trick in the process.

Provins put Pier 2-0 up after just 15 minutes after twice breaching Flixton’s defence to finish confidently.

The scores remained the same until just after the break when Neil Thomas tapped in after Mike Hartnett forced an error from the Flixton keeper.

Provins completed his hat-trick with a sublime chip on the hour-mark before Ronnie Lamb prodded home from a Tommy Barker cross to complete the scoring and keep Pier’s 100 per cent record intact as they look to wrestle the title away from champions Eastfield St James.

Edgehill had a poor afternoon but still managed to pick up three points at Hunmanby United to stay top of the table.

On a difficult surface, Alec Coulson’s men had to wait until the hour-mark to get the only goal of the game when striker Luke Jenkinson was fouled in the box and dusted himself down to net the resulting spot-kick himself.

Eastfield St James also had a struggle as they battled to a 1-0 win over Ayton at Eastway.

Ayton grafted and made it very difficult for their hosts, who had to wait until 75 minutes in to grab their winner when Drew McCoubrey fired home from the edge of the area.

Filey Town had to fight back from 1-0 down at half-time to beat a resilient Scalby side 5-1.

An Adam Stride effort found the back of the net via a deflection after 30 minutes to put Scalby in front, and they held their lead until after the break.

But Filey hit back in the second half and doubles for Martin Barnes and Cameron Dobson, as well as a strike from Jordan Philliskirk, sealed their win.

Cayton continue to impress this season as Shaun Rennison’s men saw off rock-bottom Sherburn 5-2.

Sherburn took the lead but goals from Matty Perry (2), Neil Fryirs, Tom McKenzie and Macie Kapzynski sealed their win.