Saturday League: Filey Reserves seal division two title while first team keep hopes alive

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Jay Taylor’s Filey Town Reserves side won 9-0 at home to Cayton to seal the division two title, while both Filey Town and West Pier won to send the division one title race down to the wire.


WEST PIER 9 (T Barker 3, N Thomas 2, S Sheader, M Cooper, G Thomas, Wardle pen) NEWLANDS 0

West Pier will retain their grasp of the division one title if they beat Eastfield on Wednesday night or if Filey fail to win at Whitby Fishermen’s Society on Monday, following their 9-0 win against nine-man Newlands.

Tommy Barker put Pier 2-0 up, while he also later went on to complete his hat-trick, while Scarborough Town man Neil Thomas netted a double.

Steve Sheader celebrated turning 30 this week by bagging a goal, while a James Wardle penalty and goals from Gary Thomas and Martin Cooper rounded things off for the league leaders and champions.

Their attentions will be firmly on Filey’s trip to Whitby Fishermen’s Society on Monday night, knowing they will win the title if Dave Brannan’s men can’t pick up three points.

Pier boss Spivey paid tribute to the nine men of Newlands, who grafted throughout the 90 minutes in difficult circumstances.

AYTON 1 (Fryirs) FILEY TOWN 2 (Pinder, Briggs)

Filey’s double title aspirations are still alive after they won 2-1 at Ayton.

After a goalless first half, Ben Briggs gave Dave Brannan’s men the lead before young striker James Pinder doubled their lead.

A superb Ian Harte-esque free-kick from Neil Fryirs made things interesting late on, but Filey hung on and will go to Whitby Fishermen’s Society knowing they need all three points,

Brannan said: “Overall I thought we were the best team by a country mile and deserved the win.

“We did what we had to do and have taken it right down to the last game of the season.”

SEAMER 1 (Lowery) EDGEHILL 5 (L Cooper 2, L Dennis 2, JP Watson)

Steve Clegg’s Edgehill side continued their stunning run of form in the league with a 5-1 win at Seamer, which consolidated their hold on third place in the standings,

Alec Coulson won a penalty after 10 minutes that was converted by Liam Cooper for 1-0 before JP Watson held the ball up nicely before being fed the ball back to finish nicely in the top corner to double the away side’s lead.

Edgehill were 3-0 up at the break after Cooper’s cross was palmed in the direction of skipper Danny White, who tapped in.

Their dominance continued after the break when substitute Lee Dennis netted with a left-foot effort.

A Liam Lowery strike stemmed the tide a little for Matty Dawson’s Seamer side, but Edgehill were soon back in the ascendancy, Dennis netting his second off the bench after latching onto a ball over the top.

Central midfielders Tyler Richardson and Macie Kapynski were in fine form for the victors.

HUNMANBY UNITED 1 WHITBY FISHERMEN’S SOCIETY 4 (Goldsmith, Raisbeck, Cleaver, Winspear)

Mark Storr’s Whibty Fishermen collected maximum points from their lengthy trip south to Hunmanby United.

Phil Raisbeck put the away side 1-0 up after his free-kick went in off the post and their lead was doubled when Connor Goldsmith tapped in.

Hunmanby pulled it back to 2-1, but a rare goal from defender Paul Cleaver, who showed good feet for a big lad in the box before firing in, made it 3-1 at half-time.

It was soon 4-1, Danny Winspear scrambling into the net after a melee in the box.

Steve Swales was Fishermen’s star man in the centre of their midfield.


FILEY TOWN RESERVES 9 (Sheldon 3, S Dickens 2, Flynn 2, M Hunter 2) CAYTON 0

Jay Taylor’s Filey Town Reserves wrappped up the division two title in fine style, beating rock-bottom Cayton 9-0 at Clarence Drive.

Taylor’s men knew that three points would see them wrap up the title in over 20 years, and they won it in resounding fashion.

Scott Sheldon bagged a treble to put his side 3-0 up before two Stu Dickens goals with a Lalan Flynn effort sandwiched inbetween made it 6-0 at the interval.

Their dominance continued after the break as Mikey Hunter netted a brace and Flynn got his second.

A jubilant Jay Taylor said afterwards: “I’m absolutely over the moon.

“It’s the first time in over 20 years that the reserve team have managed to win the title and I’m proud that I’m in charge of the team that’s done it.

“Every single one of my players have been outstanding this season and deserve this success. Even when we went a goal down on occasions, I always backed the lads to battle back, and they’ve done just that.

“It’s fantastic - a great achievment.”