SATURDAY LEAGUE: Thomas fires four as Pier see off Flamborough

A Seamer player tries to beat Hunmanby defender Ryan Baldry. Picture by Steve Lilly.
A Seamer player tries to beat Hunmanby defender Ryan Baldry. Picture by Steve Lilly.

Neil Thomas smashed in four goals as West Pier cruised to a 7-2 win at home to Division One newcomers Flamborough.

Thomas' first was the pick of the bunch as he curled in from the edge of the box to give Pier the lead, before he header in a second and then took advantage of a mistake from the Flamborough keeper to make it 3-0 within 25 minutes.

Tommy Barker slides in to score for West Pier in their win over Flamborough. Pictures by Steve Lilly.

Tommy Barker slides in to score for West Pier in their win over Flamborough. Pictures by Steve Lilly.

It was soon 4-0, Martin Cooper latching onto a through-ball to calmly finish.

Goals either side of the break gave Flamborough hope, but Pier were soon back on top, and Thomas' fourth, followed by goals from Tommy Barker and sub Graeme Reid wrapped up the victory for Andy Spivey's men.

Spivey singled out four-goal hero Thomas as his side's star man.

Leaders Edgehill didn't produce their fluent best, but still managed to collect maximum points after a 6-3 win at Goal Sports.

Goals from Jamie Patterson, Lloyd Henderson and James Gunn handed Edgehill a commanding 3-0 lead, a goal from the hosts making it 3-1 heading into the break through 16-year-old Loui Sykes.

Goal Sports netted again after the break to make it 3-2, Jon Grayston firing in off the post, but any hopes of a comeback were dashed by a Luke Jones double that handed the away side a 5-2 lead.

Gunn's second made it 6-2, before Goal Sports grabbed a late consolation via a Niall Prentice volley.

Stand-in Edgehill boss Wayne Aziz handed Patterson the man of the match award, but admitted his side weren't at their best.

Goal Sports player-boss Mark Plumpton was delighted with the efforts of his young side, who battled throughout the 90 minutes, while singling out youngster Sykes for his efforts up top.

Seamer continued their impressive start to the new season with a 3-2 success at Hunmanby United, battling back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2.

Hunmanby led 1-0 at the break following Eric Hall's goal, and their lead was doubled after the interval through Ollie Milner.

Seamer weren't to be denied though, Danny Glendinning hitting a brace to level matters up before Tommy Adams' strike on goal was diverted past his own keeper by Hunmanby defender Mike Johnson.

Glendinning was Seamer's man of the match.

Centre-back partners Ryan Baldry and Chris Duley shone for United.

Another side to battle back from behind were Filey Town, who beat Newlands 4-2.

Dan Freer put Newlands ahead, but Town hit back after the break through Ricky Tomlinson's neat finish to level up.

Park's Adam Stride was then brought down in the box by Ben Briggs and Stew Bates confidently swept his side back in front from the spot.

Town weren't to be denied though and they levelled up via Phil Dickens' goal, before a penalty scored by Tom Micklethwaite had them 3-2 in front.

The hosts managed to grab another goal to wrap things up at 4-2, hitting Park on the counter-attack and man of the match Tomlinson firing in.

Park's star man was midfielder Jack Hakings, while Tomlinson shone for victors Town.

In Division Two, Snainton collected a 6-2 victory on the road at Goldsborough United.

Star man Ryan Collings banged in a hat-trick, and goals from Rob Holt, George Hirst and Jack Heelas wrapped up the win for Andy Holt's side.

Boss Holt was quick to praise referee Colin Ward, who was set to officiate three games in one day on Saturday.

Sam Pike scored both of Goldsborough's goals.

Leaders Itis Itis Rovers maintained their 100% start with a 1-0 win at home to Sherburn.

The only goal of the game came with 15 minutes left on the clock, a long throw-in hitting player-boss Mikey Barker on the back before the Sherburn keeper spilled the ball into his net, handing Rovers the three points.

Sam Pickard was man of the match for the victors.

Commercial grabbed a 5-2 win against Falsgrave Athletic.

Athletic led the contest but goals from debutants Harry Cooper and Luke Pressley handed Commercial a 2-1 lead at the break.

Pressley and Cooper both netted their second goals after the break to make it 4-1 before a Matty Rowley penalty gave them a 5-1 lead.

Athletic hit a late consolation, but the game had already been won by the hosts, who had debutant Cooper and right-back Macauley Riley in fine form.