Scarborough Saturday League Division One: Newlands battle to beat Rovers

Newlands beat previously unbeaten Itis Itis Rovers to firmly place themselves in the hunt for the Division One title.

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 5:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th January 2020, 5:17 pm
Newlands on the ball in their 3-0 win over Itis Itis Rovers. Picture by Richard Ponter.

Neither side could break the deadlock in the first half but it was Paddy Mancrief's men who took control of proceedings after the interval.

Liam Salt bagged a brace for the hosts and Ben David also found the back of the net for the victors.

"We played brilliantly and I can't really pick a man of the match as everyone played very well," said Mancrief.

"Big thanks to Joe Hakings and Lee Croft for stepping in and helping me out while Shaun (Mancrief) is away."

Rovers player-boss Jordan Lee wasn't impressed with his side's performance, adding: "We weren't at the races I'm afraid."

West Pier moved top of the pile courtesy of a 6-1 win over Ayton.

In a game that was swapped to Ayton, Will Jenkinson's side went ahead through Si Reeves before Joe Bradshaw equalised for Ayton.

It was Pier who grasped control of the contest though, Reeves restoring their advantage with his second before goals from Gary Thomas and Rich Tolliday made it 4-1 at the break.

The scoring was wrapped up by second-half strikes from Sam Garnett, who fired in a rasping long-range effort, and player-boss Jenkinson's tap-in.

Ayton had the chance to net a late consolation when they were awarded a penalty, but veteran keeper Scott Wardman made a superb save down to his right to keep out Shane Cavanagh's spot-kick.

Garnett and Fad Spivey shone for the victors while goalscorer Bradshaw was Ayton's man of the match.

Edgehill romped to an 8-1 win against Seamer.

Two early goals from Tyson Stubbings handed Edgehill a 2-0 lead at the break.

Although Danny Price scored after coming off the bench to make it 2-1 and give Joe Tiffany's troops hope, Lloyd Henderson struck on the hour-mark for 3-1 and Edgehill proceeded to run away with it.

Stubbings wrapped up his hat-trick for 4-1 before goals from Frank Belt, George Walmsley, Robbie Scarborough and a late Dan Jones pen polished off the scoring for Steve Clegg's side.

Lloyd Henderson was Edgehill's man of the match in midfield while Stubbings also shone.