Saturday League round-up: Division one - Ayton’s top start continues while Newlands see off rivals Eastfield

Newlands midfielder Jack Hakings powers home a header past Eastfield keeper in their 4-0 win. Pictures by Steve Lilly Photography.
Newlands midfielder Jack Hakings powers home a header past Eastfield keeper in their 4-0 win. Pictures by Steve Lilly Photography.

There were victories for Newlands, Ayton, West Pier, Whitby Fishermen’s Society, Ryedale and Seamer in the Saturday League division one.

Filey Town 1 (Barnes) Ayton 3 (Barnes OG, Hamilton, Rigg)

Westover v Ryedale.Westover on the ball.Picture Richard Ponter 123849c

Westover v Ryedale.Westover on the ball.Picture Richard Ponter 123849c

Steve Roberts’ superb start to life as Ayton boss continued as they beat Filey Town 3-1 away to stay at the summit of the top flight.

A Liam Barnes own goal gave them the lead after 10 minutes before a counter-attack saw them double their advantage.

Ayton broke from a Filey corner and neat work from Mark Vasey and Mikey Dennis saw the ball drilled out wide to boss Roberts, who crossed for Alex Hamilton to net at the back post.

Filey rallied and grabbed one back when Barnes made up for his error at the other end and made it 2-1 at the half-time interval.



Ayton made it 3-1 though when a Roberts free-kick found centre back Simon Rigg at the front post and he stretched enough to poke it home past Town stopper Andy Burrell.

Filey thought they’d made it 3-2 moments later when a strike seemed to cross the line, but referee Mick O’Brien waved play on and Ayton saw the game out for the three points.

Boss Roberts said: “It’s been a dream start for me as manager. The lads are all working hard and most importantly enjoying their football.

“We’re not setting ourselves any real targets other than to keep grafting hard and working as a team.”

Filey boss Brannan added: “Ayton are a fit, young team and credit to them for their performance.

“I thought we possibly deserved a point from the game though and we were in control in the second half.

“I was a bit disappointed with the referee to be honest. I don’t think we lost because of him but when their linesman gives a goal you assume it went in.

“But we missed chances and that cost us in the end.”

Eastfield St James 0 Newlands 4 (Moon 2, Jack Hakings, L Jenkinson)

Both Eastfield and Newlands had a catalogue of players missing for their encounter, but Shaun Mancrief’s men came away with the win.

Newlands went 1-0 up when Jack Hakings rose above the Eastfield defence at the back post and powered his header past Chris Ferrey.

The away side took a 2-0 lead into the break courtesy of a superb 25-yard strike from Stefan Moon.

Debutant Luke Jenkinson bagged a debut goal after the interval to make it 3-0 before Moon tapped in for his second and Newlands’ fourth.

Boss Mancrief picked out former Scarborough FC defender Carl Cook, new signing Jenkinson and Jack Hakings as his star men on the day.

Hunmanby United 0 West Pier 4 (T Barker, M Cooper, Hartnett, Hyde)

Champions West Pier cruised to a 4-0 success at Hunmanby United.

Martin Cooper and Tommy Barker both netted in the first half to have Pier 2-0 up at the break.

Their win was confirmed by goals from Mikey Hartnett and skipper Sam Hyde after the switch-around.

Pier have started the defence of their title well, winning three and drawing one of their four league outings to date,

Edgehill 2 (Bowman, Darling) Whitby Fishermen’s Society 4 (M Swales, S Swales, Purvis, Bailey)

Edgehill fell to a 4-2 home defeat against promoted Whitby Fishermen’s Society.

Mark Swales netted a first-minute penalty to put Mark Storr’s men in control but Edgehill rallied and had several chances to equalise before the interval.

Fishermen’s held firm though and their win was assured when two quickfire strikes on the hour mark put them 3-0 up and out of sight,

The second came via a superb long-range free-kick from Steve Swales before Jordan Purvis buried from close range for 3-0.

When man of them match Sam Bailey netted a fourth after 70 minutes Edgehill had mountains to climb. They got halfway there with strikes from Alex Bowman and Jason Darling, but Fishermen’s lead was took great.

Stand-in Edgehill boss Alec Coulson picked out young left back Lloyd Henderson and central midfielder Tyler Richardson as their top performers.

Coulson said: “It’s annoying because we actually played well. We were the better side for the first half and their quick goals hit us badly.”

Seamer 2 (Lawton, Clough) Fishburn Park 0

Matty Dawson’s Seamer side battled to a 2-0 win at home to Fishburn Park.

Seamer were quick out of the traps and Gary Lawton’s sweet strike after 10 minutes from just inside the area put them a goal to the good.

They were 2-0 up after 20 minutes when in-form striker Darren Clough finished neatly into the bottom corner.

Seamer pressed for more goals after the break but couldn’t find a way through, but they were comfortable in seeing home their 2-0 lead.

Sam Walker impressed up front for Dawson’s men, while there was a welcome return to action for Gregg Chadwick, who had been out injured for over a year.

Westover Wasps 0 Ryedale 4 (Davison 2, Hornby 2)

Ryedale took their second league win of the season with a 4-0 win at Westover.

The game was locked at 0-0 for an hour until Terry Davison broke the deadlock.

Striker Adam Hornby bagged two more goals in a matter of minutes to make it 3-0 before Davison notched his second and Ryedale’s fourth in the 88th minute.

Despite their defeat, Westover boss Dave Gaddass picked out centre back Tom Clark and keeper James Burrows as his stand-out performers.