Scarborough Sunday League: Forde fires Fylingdales to win over Castle Tavern in nine-goal thriller
Fylingdales edged to a 5-4 victory against Castle Tavern in Division Two of the Scarborough Sunday League.
In the only game to go ahead due to the wet weather over the weekend, Dales bagged their first three-point haul of the 2019/20 campaign thanks to player-boss Simon Forde's hat-trick.
Forde put Dales ahead before Sam Russell doubled the away side's advantage.
Tavern battled back to 2-1 as Chris Millson fired in for Dan Thomas' side, but a penalty from Forde ensured Dales led 3-1 heading in at the break.
Dan Blanchard bagged for Tavern on the hour-mark to make it 3-2, but Russell's second goal of the game then pushed Dales out to a 4-2 lead before Forde wrapped-up his treble for 5-2.
Tavern weren't done just yet though and goals from Thamuer Dridi and Blanchard's second made it 5-4 and set up a nervy finale to the encounter.
Tavern were denied a share of the spoils when Blanchard had a late goal disallowed and Dales held on to claim their first win of the season.
Curtis Robson was named as man of the match for the victors, while left-back Steve Chittenden and Millson were the star men for Tavern, with Sam Preston also impressing on debut.