Saturday League division 2 & 3 - Scalby sink Rillington

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Scalby secured their first win of the season to climb off the foot of the second division, while Luke Delve’s four-goal blast guided Newlands Reserves to a 6-3 home win against Cayton Corinthians, and in division three West Pier Reserves climbed into second spot with a 3-0 triumph at Seamer Sports Reserves.

Rillington Athletic 1 (Simpson) Scalby 4 (Scales 2, Gray, Barthe)

Scalby opened their account for the season in division two with a convincing victory at Rillington Athletic.

Shaun Scales opened the scoring for the visitors, and Tommy Gray made it 2-0 at half-time.

Dan Simpson’s close-range strike gave Rillington hope, but midway through the second half Scales weighed in with his second after a cracking team move, restoring Scalby’s two-goal lead.

Five minutes from time Alex Barthe secured the victory for Scalby with another well-taken goal.

Scales was Scalby’s star man, scoring twice and setting up the other two - although he did miss a couple of chances to net a hat-trick.

Newlands Reserves 6 (Delve 4, Norris, Moon) Cayton Corinthians 3 (Pinder 2, 1 pen, Pollard)

A first-half hat-trick from in-form striker Luke Delve proved to be the difference between the two sides in this high-scoring match, the visitors not helped by the fact they had to play the first half with only 10 men.

Delve opened the scoring for the hosts, closing down the Cayton keeper and after the ball had rebounded off his face Delve smashed the ball home.

The Newlands striker’s turn and shot made it 2-0 and this soon became three when Delve completed his hat-trick and put the home side out of sight.

Youngster Harry Pollard pulled a goal back for Cayton to give Chris Ridsdale’s team hope, but the hosts regained their three-goal lead with a strike from central midfielder Steven Norris.

The extra player arrived to bring Cayton up to their full compliment, but Newlands made it 5-1 early in the second half through another midfielder, Stefan Moon. A double from teenager Jack Pinder, one from the penalty spot, brought Cayton back into the match at 5-3.

Five minutes from time, Newlands man of the match Delve struck his fourth, taking the ball around the Cayton keeper and tapping into the empty net.

Chris Coates impressed on the right side of midfield for Cayton.

Seamer Sports Reserves 0 West Pier Reserves 3 (Speight pen, Smith, Garnett)

Dave Crawford’s Pier side surged into second spot in the third division table with a hard-earned 3-0 win at fellow high-flyers Seamer.

A Rob Speight penalty, after the striker had been fouled in the area, was the only strike of a very keenly-contested first half.

After the break Pier keeper Scott Wardman pulled off two superb saves to deny Dan Jowitt and Dan Hartley, and this proved to be the turning point of the game.

Ten minutes from time Dave Smith smacked in his shot from the edge of the area, and five minutes later Sam Garnett headed in a third to secure the three-point haul for the visitors.

Wardman was named as the man of the match for a strong display in goal, while centre-back Tom Curphey was the star man for Seamer.