SATURDAY LEAGUE: Dove treble steers Newlands to victory

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Newlands striker Chris Dove scored a hat-trick to keep the division one leaders on track for the title with a 4-2 win at Hunmanby United, while Rillington were relegated from division two after their 3-0 defeat at Flixton, who in turn boosted their chances of beating the drop.

Scarborough News Saturday League

Division one

Hunmanby United 2 Newlands Park 4 (Dove 3, Exley)

A Chris Dove hat-trick helped division one leaders Newlands to their 19th win in as many games, a 4-2 success at Hunmanby United their latest success.

Sean Exley put Park ahead, and two Dove goals made it 3-0 at half-time. United hit back with a goal after the interval but man of the match Dove completed his treble to seal the win, United grabbing a second consolation goal in the 75th minute.

Newlands boss Shaun Mancrief said: “It was a good battle against Hunmanby but we deserved to win the match.”

Edgehill 3 (JP Watson, Greening, G Hepples) Eastfield 0

Edgehill kept their hopes of pushing Newlands for the title alive with a 3-0 win at home to Eastfield.

After a goalless first half, goals from JP Watson, Ricky Greening and Gary Hepples secured the three points for the hosts.

Falsgrave 2 (G McGough, Spooner) Ayton 2

Gavin McGough and Craig Spooner were on target as Falsgrave earned a 2-2 home draw against basement club Ayton.

Man of the match McGough scored a cracking half-volley from the edge of the penalty area, while Spooner headed in his side’s second goal.

Filey Town 0 Westover Wasps 3 (Rose, Jones, Buglass)

Westover Wasps pulled off a fine 3-0 win at a depleted Filey Town side.

Curtis Rose fired Westover in front, and a Luke Jones free-kick made it 2-0 at the break. James Seymour’s free-kick was launched from inside his own half and found Liam Buglass on the hour mark to make it 3-0.

Ryan Matson won the man of the match award for a strong display on the left wing but boss Jamie Heritage hailed his entire team for a superb all-round performance.

Division two

Flixton 3 (Dixon 2, Chambers) Rillington 0

Flixton boosted their chances of avoiding the drop from division two and condemned Rillington to relegation with this 3-0 home win.

Rob Dixon opened the scoring on 10 minutes after fine play from James Hughes and Luke Chambers made it 2-0 at the interval.

Rillington had a penalty saved by Tom Hicks in the second half , the impressive Dixon striking again five minutes from time after a precise pass from Ian Laing to seal the win.

USB 4 (Rackham 2, Williamson, Walker) Cayton Corinthians 1

Craig Rackham hit a double as USB fought back from 1-0 down to claim a 4-1 win at home to Cayton that keeps their promotion bid alive.

Tom Williamson and Jack Walker also netted for the home side, who had Tez Breckon on top form.

Division three

Sleights Reserves 0 Whitby RFC 7 (Usher 3, Welham 2, Inglis, own goal)

Whitby RFC took another step closer to the third division title with a 7-0 derby win at Sleights Reserves, hot-shot Marc Usher scoring a hat-trick.

Dave Welham added a double, while James Inglis’ 25-yard thunderbolt and an own goal completed the scoring.

Usher, who has now hit 11 goals in his last three games, and defender Josh Crabtree shared the man-of-the-match award.

Scalby Reserves 1 (Hansell) Athletico2B 2 (Costigan, Bowman)

A late Chris Bowman volley secured all three points for promotion-chasing Athletico2B at Scalby Reserves.

Chris Costigan’s tame first-half shot slid under Scalby keeper Tom Manson to put the visitors in front, only for Karl Hansell to head home Daniel Gregory’s corner after half-time to level the scores.

With only three minutes remaining Bowman volleyed in from 18 yards after a corner was only half-cleared. Damian Dale was man of the match for the visitors

Commercial 4 (Day 2, Riley, Somers) Ayton Reserves 3 (Grayshan, Stubbings, Gill)

Commercial came back from 2-0 down to claim a thrilling 4-3 home win against Ayton Reserves.

Goals from strikers Mike Grayshan and Tyson Stubbings, who were Ayton’s star men, put them in control by the half-hour mark, but efforts from Mikey Day and Macauley Riley before half-time levelled the scores.

Day’s second made it 3-2 only for sub Robbie Gill to equalise with 15 minutes remaining. Commercial secured the win thanks to a lob from their man of the match Ryan Somers.