Saturday League - League round-up: Wasps edge out Sleights
Westover Wasps sealed a 3-1 win against Sleights in division one.
Liam Buglass opened the scoring for Westover in first half after a precise through-ball from Luke Jones before Ryan Matson grabbed their second after good work from Sean Bloom.
Bloom was again the architect behind Westover’s third, this time he teed up James Seymour to fire in for 3-0 after the break.
Sleights pushed forward and grabbed a consolation strike, but the damage had already been done.
Westover boss Jamie Heritage singled out Chris Cass and Bloom as his star men.
The top three in division two all picked up wins, Filey Town Reserves beating Newlands Reserves 4-1 to move to the top and make it six wins from six in the league.
Joe Gage and Tom Scales both fired in doubles for Town to seal a crucial three points, while Martyn Jenkinson missed a late penalty for the victors.
Whitby RFC’s impressive start to the season continued with a 6-2 win at Athletico2B, although the game was a lot tighter than the scoreline suggests.
Scores were tied at 1-1 after an hour, Shaun Dodson’s header cancelling out Paul Jobling’s first-half opener for Steve Mothersdale’s Whitby side.
Dave Welham’s penalty following a handball made it 2-1 before former Whitby Town man Benn Sullivan made it 3-1.
Marc Usher’s half-volley made it 4-1 before Sam Richardson put the final nail in the Athletico2B coffin to make it 5-1.
Shaun Goodwin netted a consolation for Nick David’s men, who were hard done-by according to Mothersdale, who said: “Credit to Nick’s team, the scoreline flatters us and it was a very even game.”
Harry Smith was singled out as RFC’s man of the match.
Edgehill Reserves hammered rock-bottom Rosette 11-1 with Martyn Ferrey grabbing a hat-trick.
New signing Mikey Barker, Andy Noon and JP Watson all netted doubles, with goals from Macie Kapynski and Damien Robinson rounding the scoreline off.
Lee Wardell grabbed Rosette’s consolation strike.
Cayton hammered West Pier Reserves 10-3 as striker Luke Newbold banged in four goals.
Josh Venner’s hat-trick and a Isaac Sands double added to man of the match Newbold’s tally, while Curtis Foreman rounded off the scoring.
Cayton boss Rennison said: “We were clinical and took all our chances. We dominated the game and were never in any danger.”
Snainton moved off the foot of the table with a 2-0 win at home to Duchess.
Josh Beach netted in the first half, with Tom Haldenby firing in their second from the penalty spot after 80 minutes after a handball.
Snainton boss Leigh Watson singled out right-back Billy Sullivan after a fine performance.
Westover Reserves battled back from 4-1 down to beat Cayton Reserves 6-4 in a thrilling encounter in division three.
Cayton scored after only two minutes and soon doubled their lead, but player-boss Paul Brunger pulled a goal back with a fine header.
Cayton hit back again with two quick-fire goals to lead 4-1 at the break, but the Wasps weren’t to be denied and came back out with more sting in their play after half-time.
Kyle O’Toole smashed in a hat-trick and goals from Luke Rainton and Sean Hope handed them an unlikely success.
Jordan Kilner claimed the man of the match honours, while AJ Jennings’ set-piece deliveries were outstanding.
Jeff Brader’s Scalby Reserves side grabbed a 1-0 win at home to Sherburn and moved into fourth in the table in the process.
George Wilson netted his eighth of the season after his cross flew straight in for the only goal of the game after 70 minutes.
Brader singled out the efforts of right-back Darren Eves.