SATURDAY LEAGUE: Pinder treble fires Hunmanby to victory against Seamer

A James Pinder hat-trick helped Hunmanby United battle back from 2-0 down to earn a 5-3 home victory against Seamer Sports in the Scarborough Saturday League Division One.

Monday, 14th December 2020, 10:37 am
Updated Monday, 14th December 2020, 10:40 am
Saturday football.

A James Pinder hat-trick helped Hunmanby United battle back from 2-0 down to earn a 5-3 home victory against Seamer Sports in the Scarborough Saturday League Division One.

The visitors made a flying start and they soon took control and opened the scoring with a powerful shot from Danny Glendinning.

Ricky Greening then double Seamer’s advantage after great work from Tom Greenwood down the right wing.

United refused to submit though and took the game by the scruff of the neck, surging into a 4-2 lead.

This scoreline did not detract from the fact the game was very even, and the close nature of the contest was reinforced when Glendinning was brought down in the penalty area and then slammed home the spot-kick to reduce the deficit.

The home side restored their two-goal lead with a late effort.

Pinder proved to be the difference between the sides with a superb trio of goals, with Taylor Jordan and a John Emmerson penalty completing the United scoring.

Seamer boss Joe Tiffany said: “Young attacker Tom Greenwood was excellent for us before having to be subbed following a bad challenge.

“Kris Tate was man of the match, he controlled the game throughout from the centre of the park. Ricky Greening was also excellent and his work rate was relentless.

“Given the conditions it was a great game of football, credit to both teams.

“I was disappointed to not have won the game given how well we played, but they defended well and are very dangerous on the counter attack.”

United player-manager Leigh Franks added: “James Pinder was man of the match, it was a good game which was very even but he was the difference.”

West Pier opened their league account with a 6-3 home success against Filey Town, an excellent opening 15 minutes blowing the visitors away as they went 3-0 up.

Harry Ward and Rich Tolliday scored two apiece for Pier, with Jack James and Benny Davis also notching, while Filey’s goals came from Darren Lang (2) and Joe Gage.

Pier player-boss Will Jenkinson said: “We played really well in the first 15 minutes with some of our best football this season. Filey couldn’t cope with the pace of Harry Ward, Benny Davis and Rich Tolliday.

“Filey came back into game with a 30-yard screamer in the second half and we were dependent on veteran Scott Wardman, who made some great saves making him man of the match.”

Nathan Robson was named as the Filey man of the match with a good display at left-back.

Scalby suffered a 6-1 loss at Fishburn Park in the NRCFA County Cup, with Rob Speight on target as the villagers put in a good all-round team display against a strong Park side.

Eastfield Athletic powered to a 7-2 home win against Newlands Reserves in Division Two.

Jordan Scott smacked in a hat-trick for the hosts, while Craig Larvin (2), Adam Martin and sub Liam Bruce also notched.

Arran Dixon and Tristan Mustoe scored for Newlands, with 16-year-old Joe Igno their man of the match.

Edgehill Reserves earned a 4-1 home win against Scalby Reserves.

Scalby took an early lead after striker Tommy Day capitalised on a stray pass from skipper Ted Edwards.

Edwards soon made up for this error though, doing really well and scoring from an acute angle to bring the scores level.

Flying winger Jake Reeves then put Edgehill in front braking away down the wing from a Matty Rowley ball and slotting under the goalkeeper.

Jake Moore made it 3-1 after a lovely ball through from Damien Robinson the striker elegantly lifted the ball over the advancing Scalby keeper Max Tadman.

Reeves added his second of the game scoring a nice individual effort.

Reeves and left-back Josh Pickin shared the man of the match award for Edgehill.

Tom Bramham shone for Scalby in midfield, Sam Foy worked tirelessly up front and Tadman saved a penalty in his first game for the villagers after breaking an arm in pre-season.