Saturday League divisions two and three: Whitby and Seamer march on towards promotion

Duchess' Alan McCarten in possession during their 4-1 win at home to Snainton. Picture: Steve Lilly
Duchess' Alan McCarten in possession during their 4-1 win at home to Snainton. Picture: Steve Lilly

Whitby RFC extended their gap at the top of the second division table with a 3-1 win at home to second-placed Filey Town Reserves.

Filey Reserves led after 20 minutes and held their lead until after the break when Dave Welham’s bullet free-kick restored parity for Whitby.

Man of the match Benn Sullivan put Whitby in front for the first time in the game with a solo effort before the points were wrapped up by Mikey Kilpatrick.

Cayton remain in the mix-up at the top of the table after their 2-0 win at Newlands Reserves.

Josh Sands grabbed both goals for Shaun Rennison’s side, for whom Isaac Sands and Harry Holden stood out.

Duchess could still mount a late charge for promotion after they saw off Snainton 4-1 despite going behind.

Man of the match Gary Maw headed in from a free-kick to level up for Duchess after 20 minutes, before the grizzled veteran nodded in again to ensure his side led at the switch-around.

Duchess won a pen when Tim Jackson took a boot to the face, but Ian Laing missed from the spot.

It wasn’t to matter as sub Ian Jenkinson netted after good work from Tom Hicks to make it 3-1 before Adam North’s attempted cross was somehow palmed in by the Snainton keeper for 4-1.

Athletico2B and Scalby played out a thrilling 3-3 draw for the second time this season.

Scalby led when Dan Peel smashed in following a good team move after just five minutes, only for Sam Swift to use his pace to level up after 20 minutes.

The away side led at the break though after Ashley Townley calmly stroked in for 2-1.

The home side came out the stronger after the break and an error from player-manager Daniel Gregory in goal allowed Jackson Jowett’s long-range effort to level matters up.

Nick David’s men then led when another error in the Scalby defence saw their star man Ben David round the keeper and tap in for 3-2.

Scalby’s joint player-manager Dan Argyle came off the bench and fired into the bottom corner with seven minutes remaining.

David and Damo Dale stood out for Athletico, while Townley and Mark Oldroyd shone for Scalby.

West Pier Reserves beat Rosette 6-1 to move away from the relegation zone.

Pier led 4-0 at half-time and never looked in any danger against rock-bottom Rosette.

Rob Speight grabbed a brace while goals from Rob Bowman, Dave Crawford, Shaun Wood and Chris Weetman wrapped things up for the away side.

Bowman was named as Pier’s man of the match.

Seamer Reserves remain firmly on course for the division three title after they battled to a 1-0 win at home to Eastway Sports.

It looked like the hosts’ unbeaten record would come crashing to a halt after Matty Drury was sent off for an alleged elbow after 37 minutes.

Gary Dixon’s men rallied though and they grabbed the only goal of the game after 70 minutes when Danny Glendinning found Kris Tate, who calmly slotted in.

Dixon singled out keeper Josh Broadhead as his side’s star man after a string of saves that kept his side’s clean-sheet intact.

Cayton Reserves hammered nine past Ayton Reserves after a five-star performance by Jake Sands.

Sands smashed in five goals while Michael Szalabski netted a hat-trick.

The scoring was wrapped up by Adam Robertshaw.

Westover Reserves also claimed a comfortable win as they beat Commercial 8-1.

Commercial led after 20 minutes but first-half goals from Dave Darling, Paul Brunger, Tom McKenzie-Fenwick, Dave Young and a Leroy Donaldson penalty meant Wasps led 5-1 at half-time.

Young quickly completed his hat-trick with two goals after the break before Kyle O’Toole volleyed in to complete the scoring.

Tom Allen and Glen O’Neil impressed along with hat-trick hero Young.

Tennyson beat Sherburn 4-2 at Oliver’s Mount with Sam Mahoney in stunning form for the victors.

In a scrappy game, four goals from man of the match Mahoney gave them the three points.

Falsgrave Athletic stayed on course for promotion after cruising to 7-0 success at Scalby Reserves.

Mark Reddy grabbed a hat-trick and goals from Gav McGough, Zachery Hansen, Mikey Anderson and Lewis Short completed a comfortable afternoon for Lee Smyth’s men.

Reddy was named man of the match by boss Smyth, but he praised the whole team’s performance.