Scarborough Saturday League: Pier stay top after Scalby success

West Pier stayed top of the Division One table courtesy of a 4-1 win on the road at Scalby.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 7:21 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st February 2020, 7:23 pm
Scalby and West Pier battle for the ball. Picture by Andy Standing.

Neither side could break through in the first 45 minutes in difficult, windy conditions.

The deadlock was broken thanks to Martin Cooper’s free-kick after the break for West Pier, but hosts Scalby battled back and equalised through Kyle O’Toole’s strike from Rob Speight’s ball into the box.

Leaders Pier grabbed the three points though, Simon Reeves hitting two to make it 3-1 before super-sub Paul Provins wrapped up the scoring after latching onto Sam Garnett’s delivery.

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Reeves was Pier’s man of the match, while Jake Standing and Brad Smith shone for Scalby after a battling performance.

Newlands sit in second spot after a hard-fought win over Seamer.

After a goalless first half, the only goal of the game came from Dan Freer to hand Paddy Mancrief’s men the three points.

Ben Luntley was Newlands’ man of the match, while Seamer boss Joe Tiffany couldn’t single an individual out, but praised both side’s defences for dominating proceedings.

FC Rosette held off a late surge from Goal Sports to edge a seven-goal thriller in Division Two.

Rosette were in firm control of the encounter at the break as they led 3-0, Mark Craven scoring two headers and also having a hand in their third goal as he pressured Goal Sports’ Bob Gilbert into scoring an own goal.

Goal Sports improved after the break, Dan Bywater scoring a diving header after great work from Andy Sharpe out wide for 3-1.

Rosette restored their three-goal advantage however, Tom MacDonald with the goal.

Back came Goal Sports though, goals from Dragos Dragan and Bywater’s second setting up a nervy finale at 4-3, but Rosette held on to take the win.

Craven was man of the match for the victors, while Bywater shone for Mark Plumpton’s men.

Seamer Reserves dented Snainton’s outside chances of mounting a late charge for the title with a 3-1 win.

Chris Stubbings’ penalty made it 1-0 to Seamer before Benny Davis doubled their advantage.

Man of the match Brad Walton made it 3-0 before Snainton scored through Jack Brown for 3-1.

Liam Mintoft and Dan Hollinghead shone for a below-par Snainton.

Eastfield Town hammered Eastfield Athletic 13-0 in their derby clash.

Despite the defeat for 10-man Athletic, keeper Justin Trotter was their star man.

Cayton Athletic failed to raise a team for their game against title-chasing West Pier Reserves.