Edgehill Reserves won the battle of the high-fliers in division two against United Sports Bar, while Commercial and Cayton Reserves made progress in the Frank White Trophy.
UNITED SPORTS BAR 2 (Turner, Breckon) EDGEHILL RESERVES 5 (Bell 3, Prosser, I’Anson)
The battle of the two high-fliers in division two went the way of Edgehill Reserves.
They led 1-0 after 15 minutes after Paul I’Anson headed in from a corner.
Neither side could really fashion out any clear-cut chances for the rest of a pensive first half, and USB came out all guns blazing after the interval.
They threw men forward and tried to apply pressure to Edgehill, but were hit on the counter-attack as Jason Prosser netted to make it 2-0.
It was soon 3-0, substitute Dave Bell firing in, before USB hit back to stay in the game, Matty Turner finding the net from outside the box.
Edgheill weren’t to be denied though, and Bell was at it again, first he netted from the spot after Prosser was brought down, before he rounded his hat-trick off with a superb finish with the outside of his foot.
Terence Breckon netted a late consolation for USB, but it was too little too late.
Damian Robinson filled in at centre-back for Edgehill and stood out.
SNAINTON 2 (Wallace, Mintoft) SCALBY 2 (Hartnett, Minghella)
Kev David’s Scalby were left frustrated after squandering a 2-0 half-time lead at Snainton.
Goals from top scorer Mike Hartnett and club stalwart James Minghella gave David’s Scalby a 2-0 lead at the break.
The Otters were undone in the second half though as Leigh Watson rang the tactical changes at the interval and they fired back through goals from Liam Mintoft and Sam Wallace.
Snainton had their chances to win the game in the second half, but couldn’t find the elusive winner.
RILLINGTON ATHLETIC 0 FLIXTON 3 (Dixon 3)
A Rob Dixon hat-trick gave Flixton a comfortable 3-0 win at Rillington Athletic.
Danny Hague’s initial strike hit the post and Dixon was first on the scene to tap in for a 1-0 lead at the break.
Dixon netted two more after the interval to give Mick Stephenson’s men the comfortable win.
Stephenson said: “It was a really pleasing performance. It’s the first time we’ve been at full strength and it showed.”
SLEIGHTS P-P NEWLANDS RESERVES
CAYTON P-P FC ROSETTE
WEST PIER RESERVES 3 (Speight 2, Ryan) FALSGRAVE RESERVES 2
Dave Crawford’s West Pier Reserves bounced back from a two-goal deficit to beat Falsgrave Reserves 3-2.
The away side led 2-0 before a Chris Weetman was brought down in the box and Rob Speight swept the penalty in for 2-1.
It was all square at the interval after good work from player-boss Crawford found Chris Ryan, who finished well.
The only goal of the second half settled the contest as Crawford was again instrumental, his mazy run helping tee up Speight to net the winner.
Crawford and Martin Young stood out for Pier, while Zak Hanson led the line well for Falsgrave.
SEAMER RESERVES 3 SLEIGHTS RESERVES 2
Gary Dixon’s Seamer picked up their first league win of the season with a 3-2 win at home to Sleights Reserves.
Dixon’s men have endured a tough start to the season and still sit bottom of the table, but they’ll be hoping this win will act as a catalyst to a sharp rise up the standings.
FRANK WHITE TROPHY
SCALBY RESERVES 1 (Jordan) CAYTON RESERVES 2 (Venner, Pickles)
Cayton Reserves battled back from a goal down to advance in the Frank White Trophy at the expense of Jeff Brader’s Scalby Reserves.
Brader’s men led midway through the first half when a scramble in the box ensued and youngster Taylor Jordan prodded in past Cayton stopper Josh Tweddle.
Cayton were soon level though as poor marking handed Josh Venner enough space to rifle into the bottom corner.
Scalby missed three glorious and almost identical chances from three pin-point Darren Arnott corners shortly before the break, and they were made to pay when Lewis Pickles beat Scalby’s stand-in keeper Danny Gregory to the ball and nicked the ball over the line despite the efforts of Scalby man of the match Rhys Howell.
Cayton boss Steve Gandolfi picked out new signing Josh Lewis as his side’s star man.
COMMERCIAL 6 (Jowett 3, Armstrong, Riley, Day) AYTON RESERVES 4 (Craven 2, Grayston, White)
Young Jackson Jowett was in scintillating form as he banged in a hat-trick to send Commercial through to the next round at the expense of Ayton Reserves.
Mark Plumpton’s men weren’t at the races and soon found themselves 5-0 down.
They dragged it back to 5-3 before another Commercial goal made it 6-3.
A late consolation gave the scoreline a more respectable view for Mark Plumpton’s men, but goals from Aaron Armstrong, Macauley Riley and Michael Day along with Jowett;s superb treble had done enough.
Plumpton singled out Mark Craven, who netted twice for his side, as his side’s man of the match, while Corey White and John Grayston also netted.