SATURDAY LEAGUE: Snainton stun Edgehill
A fine hat-trick from Liam Cummings helped Snainton record a shock win at Edgehill Reserves in Division Two.
The village side finished bottom of the second tier last time out, winning just once in the league all season.
But having avoided relegation due to a re-shuffle of the Saturday League constitution, they have already matched 2015/16’s tally of victories after a 4-3 success.
In addition to Cummings’ treble, Rob Holt also found the net, while Elliot Backhouse produced a man of the match display.
Jon Cairns with a brace, and player-boss Martyn Ferrey scored for Edgehill, who had Paul Watson on top form.
Falsgrave Athletic twice came from behind to beat newly-promoted FC Rosette in a thrilling eight-goal encounter.
Sam Loy lobbed Athletic gloveman Gregor Jankowski early on to put Rosette 1-0 up, but the visitors quickly replied through Zac Hansen.
Player-boss Paul Scott restored the Newby team’s advantage, but Falsgrave again hit straight back when debutant Marcin Pawlak headed in.
The opening goal of the second period saw Falsgrave lead for the first time in the game when Mark Walker found the net, only for Sam Loy’s deflected shot to tie things up once again.
Sean Hughes and Adrian Kwiatowski then gave the away team some daylight at 5-3, and although Sam Loy had chance to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot late on, his effort was saved by Jankowski.
George Loy stood out for Rosette, while Jack Brown and Sam Mahoney were Falsgrave’s star performers.
An impressive individual display from Mark Barber fired Seamer Sports Reserves to a 5-3 home triumph over Filey Town Reserves.
Barber netted four times, while former Scarborough Athletic man Tommy Adams also struck.
Joe Eblet, Lee Lambert and player-boss Max Gage were on target for Filey, but their efforts proved to be in vain.
Cayton Corinthians Reserves and Duchess played out a 2-2 draw in what turned out to be a game of two halves.
Duchess were on top during the opening 45 minutes, Ian Laing’s 20th-minute header handing his side a deserved advantage.
Tom Hicks’ fine turn and strike into the bottom corner of the net then moved the visitors into a 2-0 lead.
Damon Cook’s Corinthians were much-improved after the interval, however, and efforts from Danny Booth and Jack Laing pulled them level.
Central midfielder Joel Boyer was Cayton’s man of the match.
Scalby came back from 3-1 down to earn a point from their home meeting with West Pier Reserves.
Jack South gave Pier the lead against one of his former sides, but Ben Webster’s strike into the top corner had the Otters back on terms.
South completed a hat-trick to put the away team in control, however Scalby registered twice in the final 10 minutes to tie the game at 3-3.
Man of the match Shaun Scales pulled the score back to 3-2 before Webster had the final say with his second of the match.
Itis Itis Rovers got off to a flying start in their third division game at Scalby Reserves, Sam Pickard winning and then converting a penalty inside the opening five minutes.
Liam Buglass then ghosted in at the back post to double the visitors’ advantage with a first-time finish soon afterwards.
Scalby fought back and missed a glorious chance to reduce the arrears on the hour-mark, and just seconds later, Rovers went 3-0 up in contentious fashion.
With the home players appealing for what looked like a clear foul in the centre of the park, Dane Ramos advanced with the ball and placed a shot in the top corner of the net from 20 yards out.
Ellis Wilson smashed in a fourth goal five minutes later before Liam Vasey pulled one back for Scalby from the penalty spot.
Lee Luntley then fired home at the far post following an 85th-minute corner to further reduce the arrears at 4-2, but that was as good as it got for the hosts.
Two late goals earned Hunmanby United Reserves a 2-2 draw from their home clash with Fishburn Park Reserves.
Kane Brannick moved the Whitby side into the ascendancy with the only goal of the first period as the visitors dominated.
Hunmanby improved after the half-time oranges, but found themselves 2-0 down when Callum Halley embarked on a mazy run, beating a number of home defenders before picking out the top corner of the goal.
Fishburn were made to pay for not taking their chances though, Joel Spivey and Ben Sutton scoring for United in the closing stages to level things up.
Defender Josh Crabtree took the man of the match honours for Park.
Commercial withstood an Ayton fightback to claim a 4-3 victory at Wilsons Lane.
Chris Milson (2), Macaulay Youngson and Bobby Scarborough netted for the visitors as they seemed in charge when 3-1 and 4-1 ahead.
The village team refused to lay down, however, and strikes from Chris Milburn, Jake Adams and an own goal closed the gap, but the away side held out for the three points.
Left-back Luke Jenkinson was Commercial’s star man.
Tom Scales scored four times as Edgehill 3rds secured a maiden competitive victory at the first time of asking, coming out on top at Eastway Sports courtesy of a 5-2 success.
Keith Skelton was the other man on target for the victors, while Rob Clark bagged two for the home team.
Shaun Pye was named Edgehill’s man of the match.
Goldsborough United made a fine start to life back in the Scarborough and District League when they won 10-4 at home to fellow new boys Goal Sports Reserves.
Ben Watson scored four, Ryan Roe bagged a hat-trick, Mike Dent got one and there were two own goals by visiting defenders.
Tyson Stubbings hit a brace for Sports, while Martin Atkinson and Mark Crave also struck, but Andy Thorpe’s charges were well beaten in the end.
Seamer Sports 3rds won their first ever league game 6-3 at Westover Wasps Reserves.
Dave Gaddass’ 35-yard free-kick into the top right-hand corner of the net got Wasps on the scoresheet and Ryan Wood added his team’s second after being teed up by Duncan McDermott.
After the break, Aaron Hepworth scored Westover’s third of the day with a bullet header from a cross by Wood.
Midfielder McDermott and veteran goalkeeper Chris Townsend were in fine form for a depleted Wasps side.