Saturday League division one leaders Newlands Park continued their flawless start to the season with a 4-1 win at champions West Pier, while Eastfield dug deep for a 2-1 win at home to Hunmanby United and Edgehill hammered Westover Wasps 13-2 despite only being 3-2 ahead at half-time.
West Pier 1 (M Cooper) Newlands Park 4 (P Mancrief, Gallagher, Freer, Exley)
Both sides were without key players in this crunch clash, but it was visitors Newlands who emerged victorious 4-1 at champions West Pier to chalk up their sixth win in six league games so far this season.
Paddy Mancrief gave his side the perfect start with a neat finish after only three minutes thanks to a fine ball into the box from Sean Exley.
Martin Cooper levelled the scores for Pier midway through an evenly-contested first half.
On the stroke of half-time Jamie Gallagher blasted in a thumping 22-yarder, an effort which gave Pier goalkeeper Scott Wardman no chance.
Young striker Dan Freer made it 3-1 after the break as Park dominated , and a cracking solo goal from Exley, which saw him race from halfway and beat four Pier players before sliding his shot past Wardman, wrapped up the win for Park.
Park manager Shaun Mancrief said: “That was a great display from us, especially with striker Billy Logan out, and Ben Luntley, Chris Dove, Jordan Mintoft and Dan Jenkinson still missing. Dan Freer and centre-back Jack Hakings were the joint men of the match for us.”
Pier boss Andy Spivey said: “We were never at the races in the second half. There were decent performances for us from Liam Lowery on his full debut, and from Sam Garnett and Daz Crawford.”
Westover Wasps 2 (McCallion, Rose) Edgehill 13 (Greening 5, one pen, Collins 4, one pen, A Jenking 2, one pen, Dodson pen, P Watson)
Edgehill moved up into third spot in the table after a stunning second-half show saw them smash in 10 goals without reply at Westover.
Aran Jenking gave Edgehill the lead with the first of four penalties awarded to the away team.
Aidan McCallion tapped in the leveller for Wasps, but then striker Ricky Greening hammered home a thumping 25-yarder to restore Edgehill’s lead.
Curtis Rose’s fine finish saw Wasps make it 2-2 but five minutes before half-time Greening netted again.
Centre-backs Chris Hannam and Tom Clark both left the field with injuries before half-time and this left the home side - who had competed well with Edgehill for most of the first 45 minutes - exposed in the second half.
The visitors went goal-crazy after the interval, Greening hitting a penalty and two rare headers to bring his tally to five, while Danny Collins smashed in four goals, one from the spot and Jenking hit another from open play, Shaun Dodson added a penalty and a collector’s item of a goal from defender Paul Watson capped the win.
Central midfielder Luke Jones was the Wasps man of the match with Greening the star man for the visitors.
Eastfield St James 2 (Hall, L Tate) Hunmanby United 1
Eastfield stayed in second spot after a hard-earned home win against Hunmanby.
After a goalless first half, Eric Hall put the hosts ahead with a clinical finish after neat approach play, but a defensive mix-up allowed United to level the scores.
Five minutes from time a cracking effort from Lee Tate capped a fine team move and secured all three points for Dave Scott’s team.
Central midfielder Arran Wright was picked as man of the match for Eastfield.
Whitby Fishermen 3 Falsgrave 5 (Drydale 2, G McGough, Ellis, Anderson)
Falsgrave held off a spirited comeback from Whitby Fishermen’s Society to earn a 5-3 success on the road.
Midfielder Gavin McCough smacked home a stunning 35-yard half-volley to put Falsgrave ahead in the 15th minute.
Lee Drydale made it 2-0 with a good finish as the visitors took a firm grip of the game.
Whitby pulled a goal back from the penalty spot a minute into the second half, but Drydale’s powerful low shot from the edge of the penalty area restored Falsgrave’s two-goal lead.
Fishermen’s then struck twice to bring the scores back to 3-3, but the visitors refused to panic and Nick Ellis put them 4-3 up after breaking through and finishing well past the home keeper.
Drydale then capped a fine display by pulling the ball back for Mikey Anderson to smash the ball high into the net.
McGough was named as man of the match for Falsgrave, with Ellis, Sam Mahoney and Drydale also on top form.
Seamer Sports 3 (Lawton 2, Love) Ryedale Sports 3 (Hornby, Hall, Hoyle)
Seamer battled back from 3-0 down to earn a point at home to Ryedale Sports.
The hosts started well and had the better of the first 10 minutes but three quick goals from Ryedale through Adam Hornby, Jack Hall and a spectacular effort from Dave Hoyle from inside his own half saw the Pickering side take a grasp of the game.
Five minutes before half-time Jamie Exley’s free-kick was headed in by Gary Lawton and on the stroke of half-time Craig Love’s free-kick flew in to reduce the deficit to one goal.
Matty Dawson’s side continued to pile on the pressure after the break and this paid off in the 70th minute when Lawton drilled in a shot from 20 yards.
Joe Tiffany hit the post and Greg Chadwick had a header cleared off the line as Seamer pushed for the winner but Ryedale held on for a point.
Eighteen-year-old Connor Myerscough and Lawton shared the man-of-the-match honour for Seamer for a strong central midfield partnership.