Saturday division one reports: Pier boost title bid

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West Pier’s 4-0 home win against Whitby Fishermans keeps them in a strong position in the title race, while Newlands stay in contention after their 3-1 home success against Eastfield and Hunmanby United claimed a late 2-1 win at Ryedale Sports Club.

Division one

West Pier 4 (Barker 2, M Cooper, J Wardle) Whitby FS 0

A goal either side of half-time from striker Mikey Barker helped champs Pier secure all three points at home to Whitby Fishermans Society.

Barker’s clinical finish made it 1-0 at half-time, the hosts missing several fine chances to add to their tally before the interval.

The visitors started the second half strongly, so it was from a counter-attack that Barker doubled his side’s lead.

Another breakaway saw Pier secure the three points, Martin Cooper firing home for Andy Spivey’s side.

A superb team move ended with James Wardle slotting home the home side’s fourth goal.

Will Jenkinson excelled for the hosts in midfield.

Newlands Park 3 (Delve, Fields, Luntley) Eastfield 1 (McCoubrey)

Newlands kept their title challenge alive with a fine home win against a determined Eastfield side.

Luke Delve rounded the Eastfield keeper before firing home the opener, and a stunning 25-yard strike from Kile Fields made it 2-0 at the half-time interval.

Drew McCoubrey pulled a goal back for the visitors after a goalmouth scramble, but Ben Luntley restored the hosts’ two-goal lead with a fine run and shot into the top corner.

Right-back Johnny Manson was the star man in a solid all-round team effort by the victors.

Ryedale 1 (Hornby) Hunmanby United 2 (Jenkinson, Rees)

Two late goals from the visitors saw them claim a valuable three points to help their fight to stay in the top flight.

Adam Hornby’s 40-yard thunderbolt put Ryedale ahead midway through the first half and this looked like being enough up until the 80th minute when Martyn Jenkinson’s defelcted effort levelled the scores.

Five minutes from time Tom Rees raced into a long ball and fired past the home keeper to snatch all three points.

Fishburn Park 1 Edgehill 4 (Jenking 4)

Aaron Jenking’s four-goal blast steered Edgehill to victory at relegation-battlers Park.

The right-winger scored the opener after latchingonto a long pass from midfielder Liam Cooper.

Jenking shot home the second after some fine interplay between Joel Ramm and Danny Collins.

Ten minutes before half-time the pacy wideman completed his hat-trick with a tap-in from six yards.

The home side pulled a goal back early in the second half, but Edgehill’s fourth - and Jenking’s fourth - sealed the points with a superb solo goal by the winger.

Jenking won the man-of-the-match award, but the in-form Cooper pushed him close with another strong display in central midfield.

Westover 0 Seamer Sports 0

Both sides had to settle for a point in this rare goalless draw.

Keeper Joe Wright, along with defenders Joe Curphey, Ben Mason and Liam Lowery shone for the visitors.