Saturday League round-up: Divisions two and three - Pier Reserves claim Athletico scalp

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Dave Crawford’s West Pier Reserves claimed a surprise win at Athletico2B in division three, while Rosette won at division two pacesetters Flixton.


Athletico 2B 1 (B David) West Pier Reserves 4 (Speight 3, S Garnett)

Rob Speight helped himself to a hat-trick as West Pier Reserves upset Athletico 2B at Garth End Lane.

Sam Garnett’s close-range strike and a chip from Speight send the visitors into the break two goals to the good.

Ben David hit back for Athletico five minutes into the second half and Kev David’s men put Pier under some considerable pressure as they went in search of an equaliser.

However, the away side managed to keep their lead intact and it was 3-1 when Speight broke away and finished calmly.

With 10 minutes to go, Speight completed his treble to seal all three points for Dave Crawford’s troops.

Central midfielder Garnett, the defensive duo of Ben Brown and James Temple and hat-trick hero Speight were all in top form for the victors.

Cayton Reserves 1 Sleights 14 (Watson 7, Faichney 2, McCarthy 2, Brennan, Smith pen, Kipling)

Table-toppers Sleights ran riot at Cayton Reserves, banging in 14 goals with prolific striker Ben Watson helping himself to seven himself.

Two Watson strikes and goals from Marc Kipling and Mark McCarthy helped Sleights to a commanding lead at the interval before they went goal crazy after the break.

Watson smashed in five more to take his season tally to 18, McCarthy grabbed his second, Jake Faichney banged in a brace and substitute Lee Brennan got his name on the scoresheet as well.

Ayton Reserves 2 (Plumpton, Bywater) FC Soba 7 (Rackham 4, Barnes, Buckross, Battye)

Ten-man Soba cruised to a 7-2 win at Ayton Reserves with Craig Rackham hammering four of their goals.

Dan Bywater put Ayton in front but two Soba goals put them in front.

A thundering volley from Ayton’s player-manager Mark Plumpton levelled things up again though, but two Soba strikes meant it was 4-2 at the break.

Soba pushed on in the second half, scoring three more times to register a comfortable win.

Rackham was joined on the scoresheet by Nathan Barnes, Shaun Buckross and Charles Battye.

Tony Stubbings was in fine form on his return to action following a lengthy lay-off with injury.

Falsgrave Reserves 2 (Sutton 2) Scalby Reserves 7 (Simpson 3, Perry, Clifford, Hansell, Tomlinson)

Scalby Reserves battled to a 7-2 win away at Falsgrave Reserves with striker Richard Simpson firing in a hat-trick to celebrate his 21st birthday in style.

Scalby flew out of the traps and pacy striker Simpson helped himself to two early goals, his second a superb curling effort with his left foot.

Lee Sutton was afforded too much time and space just inside the Scalby box moments later though and he fired in off the post.

But the sides went in at the break at 3-1 after Jack Perry’s bundled in from a superbly taken Darren Arnott corner.

Falsgrave had the better of the opening exchanges after the break and Sutton scored a superb goal to reduce the deficit again, his curling effort nestling in the top corner.

But Scalby finished the game well and poured forward and left-back Karl Hansell scored a superb solo goal to put daylight between the sides once again.

Hansell picked the ball up on the halfway line and ran through two challenges before dinking the ball over the onrushing keeper.

Scalby increased their lead when Rich Simpson completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after veteran Jeff Brader was impded in the area.

Superb strikes from Joe Tomlinson and Jez Clifford finished the scoring and secured Scalby a 7-2 success.


Flixton 2 (Skelton) FC Rosette 3 (Amponsah, A Wray, J Wray)

FC Rosette pulled off a superb win away at top of the table Flixton.

Jamie Wray fired the away side into the lead but Flixton’s Keith Skelton levelled things up.

Rosette’s new recruit Prince Amponsah continued his impressive form in front of goal by restoring Rosette’s lead going into half-time.

Flixton made it 2-2 after the interval but player-manager Al Wray smashed in the winner for the away side, who had Sam Kay in impressive form in midfield.

Filey Town Reserves 5 (Flynn 2, Wedge, Gage, Sheldon) Rillington Athletic 1

Filey Town Reserves fired back after going 1-0 down to beat Rillington 5-1.

Rillington took the lead but Filey were soon on top, only to be denied by the post, the bar and then seeing a goal ruled out.

They were level though when Lalan Flynn netted after 29 minutes.

Flynn’s second after the break put Filey in front and they never looked back.

Scott Sheldon scored the goal of the game before strikes from Dave Wedge and a deserved goal for the hard working Joe Gage rounded things off at 5-1.

Filey boss Jonathan Taylor singled out Joe Eblet for particular praise.

Newlands Reserves 0 Snainton 1 (Sands)

Snainton were made to graft for their 1-0 win away at Newlands Reserves.

Snainton should have been 1-0 up after 30 minutes but Karl Cooper missed from the penalty spot after Newlands defender Gary Lumbis had been sent off by referee Alan Marshall.

Newlands boss Joe Hakings and substituted Dougie McGregor were also sent from the sidelines by Marshall before Snainton grabbed their winner.

A neat move between Leigh Watson and Josh Sands saw the latter handed a chance he simply couldn’t miss and Snainton took the three points.

Snainton boss Danny I’Anson was impressed with Karl Cooper despite his penalty miss and goalscorer Sands was in good form too.

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