SATURDAY DIV 3: Whitby RFC earn promotion

Westover Wasps v Staithes. Staithes put in the tackle.Picture Richard Ponter 141359c
Westover Wasps v Staithes. Staithes put in the tackle.Picture Richard Ponter 141359c

Leaders Whitby RFC’s 9-0 home win against Seamer Reserves secured their promotion from division three, Athletico2B boosting their hopes of joining them in the second division next season with a 4-2 win at Comemrcial.

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Westover Wasps v Staithes. Westover on the ball Picture Richard Ponter 141359b

Westover Wasps v Staithes. Westover on the ball Picture Richard Ponter 141359b

Division three

Whitby RFC 9 (Usher 4, 1 pen, Craig 2, 1 pen, Jobling 2, Kilpatrick) Seamer Sports Res 0

Ste Mothersdale’s Whitby RFC troops sealed promotion from division three with this 9-0 home win against Seamer Reserves.

Damon Craig opened the scoring from the penalty spot after he had been fouled in the area on 15 minutes.

Westover Wasps v Staithes. Westover go forwards.Picture Richard Ponter 141359d

Westover Wasps v Staithes. Westover go forwards.Picture Richard Ponter 141359d

Craig then hit the post when a second spot-kick was awarded shortly afterwards.

The hosts made it 2-0 through Marc Usher’s six-yard finish after David Swales had flicked on Ben Hogarth’s corner, and Usher added a second from the penalty spot when a spot-kick was awarded for a foul on Mikey Kilpatrick.

Usher then spotted the Seamer keeper off his line and lobbed over him from 20 yards for the goal of the game, making it 4-0.

Hot-shot Usher then side-footed his fourth in before half-time.

Mothersdale then brought on Ste Ross, Paul Jobling and Chad Swales and they made an impact in the second half.

Ross set up Kilpatrick to score the sixth from 18 yards and Hogarth’s defence-splitting pass then set up Craig to slot in his second of the game.

Jobling added an eighth thanks to another fine Ross pass, and the striker’s second - set up by David Swales - capped the win for the home side.

Usher was named as the man of the match for Whitby RFC, who will now focus their attentions on wrapping up the league title and their League Trophy final against Newlands Park Reserves on Wednesday evening at Pickering Town, 7.30pm kick-off, as well as their Frank White Trophy semi-final clash with Athletico2B next Saturday.

Commercial 2 (Day, Millson) Athletico2B 4 (Kirkup 2, Dale, Bowman)

Athletico2B remain on track to overtake second-placed West Pier Reserves and secure the second promotion slot in division three after winning 4-2 at Commercial.

Steve Kirkup opened the scoring for the visitors on 10 minutes after a Shaun Goodwin corner, and they doubled their lead through a scorching 25-yard shot from Damo Dale. Shortly before half-time Kirkup added his second to put the visitors in charge.

The home side came out in a more determined manner after the interval and pulled a goal back when Michael Day fired home and he then set up Chris Millson to head in a second as Commercial sensed they could claim a point.

Nick David’s side had other ideas and confirmed the win with Chris Bowman’s 30-yard free-kick, which floated beyond everyone in the area, including the Commercial keeper.

Centre-back Sam Hart was man of the match for the victors, while central midfielder Aaron Armstrong and defender Macauley Clarkson shared the star man award for Commercial.

Falsgrave Res 3 (Stancill, Sygtiwicz, Hansen) West Pier Res 1

Falsgrave Reserves returned to top form to defeat former leaders West Pier Reserves 3-1.

After a goalless first half, Nick Stancill opened the scoring for Falsgrave.

The home side made it 2-0 thanks to a powerful run and stunning strike from 35 yards by left-back Conrad Sygtiwicz, and although Pier pulled a goal back Falsgrave sealed the win thanks to Zak Hansen’s late strike.

Sygtiwicz was named as the Falsgrave man of the match, with central midfielder Paul Reddy and right-back Tony Martin also putting in good performances.

Westover Wasps Res 5 (Brunger 2, Hope, Thornton, Renshaw) Sleights Res 2 (Graham, Hawkesfield)

New joint player-boss Paul Brunger led by example with a brace of goals as Westover Wasps Reserves saw off Sleights Reserves 5-2.

In his first game in charge with joint player-manager Neal Castleton, Brunger’s bullet header from a Travis Wood corner opened the scoring for Wasps.

Lee Graham netted an equaliser from close range after a goalmouth scramble, but Sean Hope headed in another Travis Wood header to restore Westover’s lead.

After half-time another Travis Wood corner was again headed in powerfully by Brunger, Sean Thornton Jnr adding a fourth with a neat finish after a Travis Wood shot was only partially saved by the visiting keeper.

Ten minutes from time, Sleights man of the match Tom Hawkesfield pulled a goal back for the villagers, but sub Troy Renshaw confirmed the win with a great solo goal, chipping the ball over the Sleights centre-back and volleying in from 20 yards.

Man of the match for Wasps was midfielder Alistair Jennings.

Cayton Corinthians Reserves 2 (Garton, Venner) Ayton Reserves 0

Cayton Reserves earned a fine 2-0 home win against Ayton Reserves thanks to goals from Craig Garton and Josh Venner.

The home side opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Garton ran through the Ayton defence and slipped his shot past former Cayton keeper Ross Gill.

On the hour mark Cayton wrapped up the win when Josh Venner smashed in a brilliant shot from 35 yards.

Young keeper Josh Brown, centre-backs James Barber and Mike Szalabski, as well as central midfielder Martin Harwood, all impressed for the home side.