Saturday League round-up: Division three - Sleights upset previously unbeaten Athletico

Scarborough News Saturday League - Division Three round-up.
Scarborough News Saturday League - Division Three round-up.

Athletico2B suffered their first defeat as a club, while FC Soba picked up a hard-fought win at home to Scalby Reserves.


Sleights 4 (Watson, Smith, Brennan, Martin) Athletico2B 3 (Goodwin 2, Andrews)

Sleights inflicted Athletico2B’s first defeat since forming this season after a 4-3 home win.

Ben Watson set the tone of the afternoon, making it 1-0 in the first minute after a mistake by Athletico keeper Sean Pindar.

It was 2-0 when Ian Smith netted after a neat turn, but Shaun Goodwin’s strike ensured the score was 2-1 at half-time.

Goodwin then levelled things up shortly after the interval, finishing well after a one-on-one with the home keeper.

Sleights were always dangerous on the break and so it proved as Lee Brennan rifled home from the back post with 20 minutes left.

Brennan then turned provider with a free-kick that was well kept in by substitute Dave Webster, who teed up Andy Martin to fire home from an acute angle on 80 minutes.

Sleights then just about held on, despite a spectacular first-time consolation from Dean Andrews with a minute to go.

Athletico boss Kev David said: “Credit to Sleights, they created more chances than us.”

Seamer Reserves 5 (Layton 2, Myerscough, Thornton, Garbutt) Ayton Reserves 6 (Friett 2, White, Prentice, Gilligan, Craven)

Ayton Reserves bounced back from their 19-0 trouncing to edge an 11-goal thriller at Seamer Reserves.

Ayton led through Corey White’s first goal for the club, but goals from Connor Myerscough and Glenn Thornton gave Seamer a 2-1 advantage.

The sides were level at the break though, Niall Prentice netting after good work from Dan Bywater.

Mark Craven’s strike made it 3-2 to Ayton after the interval, but again Seamer battled back, Dan Layton firing in for 3-3.

Ayton’s man of the match Kieran Friett then bagged a brace to put Ayton firmly in control. His first a superb strike, with his second coming direct from a corner.

Layton’s strike made it 5-4 before Tom Garbutt pegged Ayton back at 5-5, but Jamie Gilligan’s first goal for Ayton secured a win for the away side.

FC Soba 4 (Barnes 2, Rackham pen, Hardisty) Scalby Reserves 3 (Gregory 2, C Townley)

FC Soba were made to dig deep for the three points at home to a resilient Scalby Reserves outfit.

Lucas Hardisty opened the scoring with a neat finish before Craig Rackham’s penalty gave the home side a 2-1 advantage.

Darren Arnott was superbly denied by home keeper Dave Oxley, but Scalby’s deficit was halved when Danny Gregory latched on to Carl Townley’s through-ball and curled round Oxley into the bottom corner.

Soba introduced Nathan Barnes on the left flank and he netted after a goalmouth scramble to make it 3-1, but Carl Townley’s clever finish with the outside of his boot pegged Soba back to 3-2.

Barnes netted again to make it 4-2, but when Gregory intercepted a poor pass across the Soba defence and netted his second, Scalby were in with a chance.

A couple of superb saves from Scalby keeper Tom Manson kept his side in the game, and Soba managed to comfortably hold on though to collect the three points.

West Pier Reserves 6 (Speight 4, Lee 2) Whitby RFC 0

West Pier Reserves went on a goalscoring spree in the second half to take three points from the visit of Whitby RFC.

Scores were level at half-time with neither side managing to find the target.

Pier debutant Rob Speight was the man of the moment after the break though as he banged in four goals as Pier took control.

Two Jamie Lee strikes rounded things off at 6-0 for Dave Crawford’s men.

Cayton Reserves 1-1 Westover Wasps Reserves

Cayton Reserves and Westover Reserves were forced to share the spoils after an evenly-matched contest.

Both sides are still waiting for their first wins of the season and both remain on two points.