SATURDAY LEAGUE REVIEW - PART ONE
While the Scarborough Saturday League Division One title race looked set to go down to the wire before the coronavirus pandemic called a halt to play, Edgehill Reserves had already wrapped up the Division Two title before the FA decided all grassroots football was to be declared null and void.
We will take a look at how the 2019-20 campaign panned out before sport was halted by the pandemic.
In the first league game of the season, Itis Itis Rovers won 2-0 at home to Division One rivals West Pier in a Friday night encounter at the Flamingo Land Stadium.
Defending champions Edgehill were held to a 1-1 home draw by last season’s runners-up Hunmanby United, the new Newlands boss Paddy Mancrief made an excellent start as his side secured a 4-1 success at Seamer Sports and Scalby earned a 1-0 triumph at Filey Town.
Newly-promoted Ayton suffered a shock 2-0 reverse at Division Two side Scalby Reserves in the League Cup.
In Division Two Snainton and West Pier Reserves shared the spoils after a six-goal thriller, Goal Sports bagged a 4-3 home victory against Cayton Athletic, FC Rosette defeated Eastfield Athletic 5-4 and Seamer Reserves saw off Eastfield Town 4-1.
The second round of league matches saw Newlands continue their excellent start with a 4-1 at Edgehill, while Itis Itis Rovers also kept up their 100% record with a 6-1 hammering of visitors Filey Town.
Ayton’s first game back in the top flight saw them win 3-2 at home to Scalby, while Seamer earned their first win of the season, defeating Cayton Athletic 9-3 in the League Cup.
FC Rosette were the early Division Two pacesetters after a 3-1 win at Scalby Reserves and Edgehill Reserves’ new-look team packed full of teenagers cruised to an 8-0 triumph at Eastfield Town.
West Pier Reserves beat visitors Seamer Reserves 4-2, while Snainton had a 5-2 success at Eastfield Athletic.
The following Saturday, Edgehill romped to a 6-1 win at Seame thanks to doubles from Sean Exley and Robbie Scarborough and Itis Itis dug deep for a 1-0 victory at Hunmanby, thanks to Sean Bloom’s goal, as Newlands slipped to a 3-1 reverse at home to West Pier.
Scalby slumped to a shock 2-1 loss at second division FC Rosette in the League Cup.
Josh Fergus smacked in a hat-trick as Edgehill Reserves battled to a 5-4 win at Snainton in Division Two, West Pier Reserves winning 6-1 at Goal Sports and Scalby Reserves defeated Eastfield Athletic 5-3.
Edgehill strolled to a 10-0 victory at Scalby in the final round of games in September, Danny Collins scoring a hat-trick for the victors.
A Danny Glendinning double steered Seamer Sports to a 4-3 win at Hunmanby, while Filey Town were pegged back to a 1-1 draw at home tby Ayton.
In the League Cup West Pier hammered hosts Goal Sports 14-0, with Si Reeves and Martin Cooper snapping up four goals apiece.
FC Rosette continued to shine in Division Two, earning a 3-1 victory at Snainton, while there were 6-1 wins for Edgehill Reserves and West Pier Reserves at Cayton and Eastfield Town respectively, Scalby Reserves winning 4-1 at Seamer Reserves.
Struggling Filey Town earned a crucial 1-0 Division One win at derby rivals Hunmanby United, and there was another shock result in Division Two as Edgehlll Reserves lost 3-2 at Seamer Reserves.
At the foot of the table, Cayton Athletic won 5-0 at rivals Eastfield Athletic and Eastfield Town earned a 4-2 success at Scalby Reserves, Snainton boosting their promotion hopes with a 3-1 win at high-flying FC Rosette.
The next weekend West Pier coasted to a 9-0 home Division One success against Seamer with Si Reeves again on form with a hat-trick, Scalby and Ayton playing out a 2-2 draw in the other league game.
Jimmy Beadle and Sean Exley hit two goals apiece as Edgehill won 4-1 at home to Hunmanby in the League Cup, Filey stunning hosts Newlands with a 4-2 penalty shootout win.
In the same competition, Snainton had to work hard for a 4-3 win at second division rivals Eastfield Town.
Edgehill Reserves also dug deep in the league for a 2-1 home triumph against title rivals Rosette, Pier Reserves beating Scalby Reserves 4-1 and Seamer Reserves overcoming Goal Sports 3-1.
Newlands bounced back the next weekend with a 5-1 Harbour Cup win at Beckett League side Sinnington.
Scalby slipped to a 4-1 loss at home to Lealholm and Itis Itis won 2-1 at home to Kirkby Reserves, while Hunmanby gained swift revenge for their derby loss to Filey with a 2-0 home victory against Town.
In the league Ayton lost out 4-2 at Seamer and Edgehill and West Pier finished all-square at 2-2.
Goal Sports claimed a 2-0 win at Kirkdale in the Harbour Cup, with Eastfield Town and Edgehill Reserves securing League Trophy successes against Eastfield Athletic and FC Rosette respectively.
In Division Two, West Pier Reserves powered to an 8-1 home win against Cayton Athletic, Callum Myers hitting home four goals and Terry Day a hat-trick,and Snainton beat Seamer Reserves 8-2.
Itis Itis Rovers finished the month on a high note with a 3-1 home win against title rivals Newlands in the District Cup.
Edgehill Reserves edged to a 3-2 home win against Scalby Reserves to maintain their title push, Snainton winning 5-0 at Goal Sports.
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