Saturday League: Newlands remain top of the pile

West Pier on the attack during their Division One win over Edgehill. Picture: Steve Lilly
West Pier on the attack during their Division One win over Edgehill. Picture: Steve Lilly

Defending Saturday League champions Newlands Park continue to lead the way in the top flight after a 3-1 home victory over Seamer Sports.

Sean Exley set Park on their way when he netted from the penalty spot midway through the first half and Liam Buglass doubled the lead after 70 minutes, firing in a close-range effort.

Seamer broke away and pulled a goal back through Dan Bradbury with five minutes to go, but all hopes of a comeback were extinguished when Matty Griffiths rifled home from distance to seal Newlands’ win.

Second-placed West Pier, who have two games in hand on the league leaders, remain just a point off the pace following a 3-1 win over Edgehill.

Martin Cooper moved Pier in front, but Mike Barker pulled the ball back to Jackson Jowett who shot home to level things up.

The home side were however back in the lead by half-time as Cooper struck again, and the same player went on to complete his hat-trick after the break to round things off for Andy Spivey’s men.

Ryan Crawford came off the substitute’s bench to net four goals as Hunmanby United continued their good start to the season with a 9-0 success at bottom side Whitby RUFC.

Cameron Dobson also grabbed a treble in a game that the village side led 3-0 at the break, with a deflected effort from Leigh Franks and a Lee Johnson effort completing the scoring.

Johnson’s goal was the pick of the bunch, as he rounded off a well-worked team move with a chip over the Whitby keeper from 20 yards out.

Four-goal Crawford took the man of the match award.

Whitby Fishermen moved up to fifth in the league standings after a comprehensive 7-1 win over struggling Westover Wasps.

The Wasps were on top for the first 25 minutes and were good value for a one-goal lead handed to them by Aidan McCallion after Joe Watson played him through on the Fishermen’s goal.

The Whitby side then struck twice in five minutes to claim a 2-1 advantage heading into the interval, and the visitors fell apart in the second period conceding five times as Mark Storr’s men ran riot.

Mark Swales led the way with a hat-trick for the victors, man of the match Sam Bailey bagged a brace and Paul Tose and Andrew Heselton also struck.

Sleights claimed their third win of the season with a 6-0 home triumph over Cayton Corinthians.

James Howard’s charges were two goals to the good by the break, James Fawcett converting a penalty early on and top-scorer Ben Watson drilling home from the edge of the box.

Watson added a second after the interval, then youngsters Charlie Smith, Tom Kilpatrick and Spencer Hewison put the gloss on an impressive win in difficult conditions.

In the Scarborough and District FA Cup, first division Filey Town beat Division Two Scalby by a 5-2 scoreline.

Ricky Tomlinson gave Filey the lead but Scalby were level after Shaun Scales took advantage of a defensive mix-up to fire home.

Matty Smith then rifled in a stunning 35-yard strike to put Scalby in the ascendancy.

Scalby led until five minutes into the second period when a quickfire double from Callum Gravestock saw Town go 3-2 up.

Liam Sugden took the score to 4-2 when he broke from the half-way line and beat a couple of defenders before finishing nicely, and Ben Briggs added a fifth in the closing stages.

Goal Sports beat fellow Division Three outfit Scalby Reserves 6-0 in their Frank White Trophy clash at Rudston.

Mark Plumpton’s men enjoyed some good fortune for their first goal, George Friend’s strike hitting a post before rebounding into the net off Scalby goalkeeper Kev Sunderland.

A 20-yard shot from Kieran Friett took the score to 2-0 and a Tyson Stubbings penalty in the 55th minute ended the game as a contest.

Man of the match Dan Pickard struck 10 minutes later and a double from substitute Mike Grayshan wrapped things up.