Full round-up of all the action from division three of the Scarborough News Saturday League.
FC Soba 2 (Rackham, Breckon) Athletico2B 3 (Goodwin, Swift, Dodson, pen)
Athletico2B came out on top of their crucial season and club opener against potential promotion rivals FC Soba after a late penalty handed them a 3-2 success.
Soba were quicker out of the blocks and went 2-0 up through a superb curling effort from Craig Rackham and a Tez Breckon tap in.
But former Eastfield striker Shaun Goodwin halved the deficit going into the break.
Athletico found their feat in the second half and had the bulk of the possession and chances, and they took the lead when young Sam Swift smashed into the top corner with his weaker right foot.
The game looked to be heading for a draw but after Travis Wood was judged to have been brought down by referee Stan Jackson, Shaun Dodson slammed home from the spot to collect three points for the new side on their first outing.
Cayton Reserves 1 (Barrass) Ayton Reserves 5 (Craven 2, Bywater 2, Leddon)
Mark Plumpton’s Ayton Reserves side had a solid away win to open up the new campaign.
Mark Craven opened the scoring for them before Dan Bywater doubled their lead.
Craven’s second sent Ayton in at the break with a 3-0 cushion.
Cayton improved after the break and veteran striker Shaun Barrass robbed defender Phil Pickard and finished neatly to make it 3-1.
But Ayton were back on top shortly after and Bywater’s second made it 4-1 before debutant Dave Ledden rounded things off at 5-1.
Scalby Reserves 1 (Simpson) Seamer Reserves 6 (J Moore 2, Layton 2, Morriss 2)
Seamer Reserves produced a good performance to beat new-look Scalby Reserves at Carr Lane.
Jake Moore was in fine form for the away side, and he found the net via a fortunate deflection to the send Seamer in 1-0 up at the break.
Scalby improved after the interval and were level when Rich Simpson’s corner flew straight in at the near post for 1-1.
But a Matty Morriss strike after a poorly-weighted back-pass gave Seamer the lead once again at 2-1.
Two strikes from Dan Layton and man of the match Moore’s second of the game put the contest beyond any doubt.
Whitby RFC 5 (Taylor 2, Hogarth, Craig, pen, OG) Westover Wasps Reserves 2 (Bean, pen, Donaldson)
Whitby RFC got away to a superb start with a 5-2 home victory against Westover Reserves.
Ben Hogarth opened the scoring for Chris Headlam’s men before a corner induced an own goal for 2-0.
A goalkeeping error by David Fish handed Lee Donaldson the chance to make it 2-1, and the debutant didn’t make any mistakes finding the net.
Simon Taylor re-asserted the Whitby side’s dominance to make it 3-1, but the Wasps were again back in the hunt through a Mark Bean penalty.
Whitby skipper Damon Craig made no mistake from the penalty spot at the other end of the pitch moments later though after Taylor had been impeded in the box, and Whitby went into the break 4-2 up.
Headlam’s men had further chances in the second half but they couldn’t take them.
Until Taylor grabbed his second in the 75th minute to round-off the scoring at 5-2.
Falsgrave Reserves 1 (Goodsworth) Sleights 5
Newly-formed Falsgrave Reserves got away to a poorer start than they would have hoped for, going down 5-1 at home to Sleights.
One positive for John Chalk’s men was the superb long-range striker from Ryan Goodsworth.
But it wasn’t enough for them to garner any points from their first outing.