Saturday League division one: Eastfield win thriller

Eastfield won a nine-goal thriller at Ayton, while Newlands and West Pier maintained their positive starts to the new campaign.

Ayton 4 (Fryirs 2 (1pen), Roberts 2) Eastfield 5 (Heggarty 2, McCoubrey 2, L Tate)

Eastfield came out on top of a nine-goal thriller at Ayton courtesy of Nick Heggarty’s late strike.

Neil Fryirs put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot after Alex Hamilton had been brought down in the area but Lee Tate levelled things up when a corner resulted in a scramble in the Ayton box.

Player-boss Steve Roberts restored the Bluebirds’ lead but it was all square by the break as Heggarty netted Eastfield’s second.

Fryirs and Roberts both struck again for the home side after the interval and Drew McCoubrey bagged a brace for the visitors as the game looked to be heading towards a 4-4 draw.

Heggarty had other ideas however and grabbed the decisive goal with just five minutes remaining to earn his side all three points.

Falsgrave 1 (Drydale) Newlands 5 (Exley 3, Logan, Luntley)

Newlands scored five goals for the third game in succession as they overcame Falsgrave away from home.

Sean Exley and Billy Logan were on target in the first half to put the visitors in control.

Lee Drydale halved the deficit with a tidy finish but Exley completed his hat-trick to end the match as a contest.

Ben Luntley rounded off the scoring when he smashed in the goal of the game follwing a neat one-two with Exley.

Falsgrave keeper and man of the match Richard Curtis made a number of important saves to frustrate Newlands, while Josh Hakings and Dan Freer were the star men for the victors.

West Pier 6 (G Thomas 2 pens, M Cooper 2, Sygrove, Wardle) Westover 1 (Hannam)

Stand-in gaffer Steve Sheader guided West Pier to a comfortable 6-1 success over Westover in manager Andy Spivey’s absence.

Two penalties from Gary Thomas and goals from Gareth Sygrove and Martin Cooper fired Pier into a 4-1 half-time lead, Chris Hannam striking Westover’s reply.

An effort from James Wardle and a second for Cooper after the interval capped a dominant display by the hosts.

Seamer 0 Filey Town 5 Cappleman, Tomlinson, Sugden, Briggs, Wedge)

Filey Town bounced back from their midweek defeat to Newlands by beating Seamer in emphatic style.

Ricky Tomlinson and Gary Wardell combined down the right to set up Lee Cappleman to head Filey 1-0 up after six minutes.

Town continued to pile on the pressure but could not add to their lead until the hour mark when Tomlinson poked home for close range.

Liam Sugden made it 3-0 just 60 seconds later after a one-two with Cappleman and goals from man of the match Ben Briggs and Dave Wedge took the final score to 5-0.

Hunmanby United 4 Ryedale 2 (Rhodes, Hornby)

Three first-half goals helped Hunmanby to a home win over Ryedale.

The hosts were 3-0 up at the interval and although Chris Rhodes and Adam Hornby netted for Ryedale in the second half the damage had already been done.

Centre-back Sam Turnbull was the visitors’ man of the match.

Edgehill’s clash with Whitby Fishermen was postponed as Fishermen could not raise a side.