Second division leaders Edgehill Reserves fortunately snatched a last-gasp 1-0 win at FC Rosette, while second-placed Newlands Reserves hammered Cayton 7-3 and relegation-battlers Snainton stunned United Sports Bar to win 4-1, in division three Ayton Reserves had a fine 5-1 home win against Sleights Reserves and Falsgrave Reserves won 3-2 on penalties in the Frank White Trophy at Cayton Reserves.
Scarborough News Saturday League
FC Rosette 0 Edgehill Reserves 1(Prosser)
Leaders Edgehill Reserves left it late to net a dramatic win to stun a hard-working FC Rosette side in division two.
The Newby-based team had the ideal chance to take the lead when they were awarded a penalty after only five minutes, but Al Wray blazed his spot-kick over the bar.
The visitors stepped up a gear after the interval, but created very few chances and it was Rosette who had the clearest chance, Jamie Wray firing over the top after put through one-on-one with Edgehill keeper Martin Cappleman.
Heading into the final minute, Edgehill were awarded a free-kick on the halfway line, which Cappleman rushed upfield to launch into the Rosette penalty area, the ball bouncing awkwardly for the home defence and only being half-cleared, allowing Jason Prosser to prod the ball into the net at the near post.
Edgehill boss Dan I’Anson, who had a spell in charge of Rosette earlier in his managerial career, admitted his side were very fortunate to claim a win.
“I think Rosette played very well and were very unlucky to come out of the game without anything to show for it. I am obviously glad that we grabbed the late win, but have to feel sorry for them.
“Tom Hickin was very strong in defence again, while Prosser also impressed.”
Newlands Park Reserves 7 (Bates 3, Delve 2, Stride, Chambers) Cayton Corinthians 3
Newlands Park Reserves strengthened their grip on second spot with a comfortable 7-3 home win against Cayton Corinthians.
Stu Bates led the way with a hat-trick for Joe Hakings’ side, with Luke Delve banging in a brace, including a cracking 25-yard free-kick to open the scoring.
Man of the match Adam Stride and Sam Chambers also netted for the home side, while Will Rowley saved a late penalty for Park.
Snainton 4 (Watson 2, Horsley, Joe Barrett) USB 1
Snainton climbed away from the relegation zone with a 4-1 home win against promotion hopefuls USB.
The home side took the lead through a curling shot in to the top right corner from player-boss Leigh Watson.
Early in the second half James Wilson flicked on a long ball which Watson dispatched with a left-footed drive into the bottom corner.
Shortly afterwards Liam Mintoft produced a pinpoint cross on to the head of veteran defender Mike Horsley to make it 3-0.
The visitors clawed one back from a cross which Snainton failed to cope with.
USB then piled on the pressure and Joe Barrett raced onto a through-ball and secured the win for the villagers.
Ayton Reserves 5 (Stubbings 2, Mockridge, Craven, Prentice) Sleights Reserves 1 (Wiggins)
Ayton Reserves recovered from going a goal down to claim a fine 5-1 win against Sleights’ second string.
Sam Wiggins put the visitors ahead on the half-hour mark, man of the match Sam Wiggins smashing in a volley from the edge of the box after Ayton failed to clear a corner.
Ayton equalised five minutes later as Corey White played through Tyson Stubbings and he rounded two players on the left hand side with a mazy run and smashed in past the keeper.
The hosts got at Sleights from the off in the second half and scored about three minutes in, Mark Craven netting from the edge of the 18-yard box as he superbly lobbed the keeper.
Marcus Mockridge added a third after an hour as he smashed in from close -range to put Ayton in full control after good work from Craven.
Stubbings ran through from midfield shortly after and latched on to a great through ball from Mockridge. The Sleights keeper stood on his line so Stubbings calmly passed it past him for his 12th of the season having netted 10 last season.
Niall Prentice had come on as a sub and scored the goal of the game as he finished first time and powered a lob over the advancing keeper from 25 yards after a great through ball from Mike Grayshan.
Ayton Reserves boss Mark Plumpton said: “Overall we deserved it, we gave them no time on the ball in the second half and were just too quick and fit for them.
“ We keep digging in after going down and are finally getting the results in games we would have lost at the start of the season.
“Man of the match for us I would say was the midfield three of White, Mockridge and Stubbings for dominating against guys double their size.”
Scalby Reserves v Whitby RFC, West Pier Reserves v Athletico2B - postponed
Frank White Trophy
Cayton Corinthians Reserves 2 (Pratt 2) Falsgrave Reserves 2 (Hansen 2) aet, Falsgrave win 3-2 on penalties
Falsgrave Reserves claimed a spot in the next round of the Frank White Trophy thanks to a penalty shoot-out win at Cayton Corinthians Reserves.
After a goalless first half, sub Jordan Pratt scored with his first touch to put the home side in front.
Former Cayton marksman Zac Hansen then levelled for Falsgrave with an unstoppable shot after a great run.
Pratt netted again to restore Cayton’s lead, but Hansen headed in his second to take the game to penalties.
In the shoot-out, Pratt and Ash Durham scored for Cayton, but Falsgrave’s penalty-scorers, new recruit Lee Sutton, Ronnie Cook and Konrad Sagowicz fired them to victory.
Central midfielder Sean Hughes, along with, Ryan Goodworth - Falsgrave’s regular penalty-taker, both missed from the spot, but a couple of saves from Shaun Gough - and a miss - saw the visitors go through. Hughes was back on top form in the engine room for Falsgrave, his tireless work-rate earning him the man-of-the-match award.