WHITBY Fishermen’s Society picked up a 6-2 victory over struggling Nelson under floodlights at Whitby Town’s Turnbull Ground in their division two clash on Tuesday evening and will want to continue that good form when they entertain relegated West Pier Reserves tomorrow.
The Fishermen began strongly against Nelson but it took them 20 minutes to break the deadlock, Jamie Stevenson cutting in from the left wing and beating a couple of defenders before firing home for 1-0.
Karl Storr found the net from just inside the Nelson penalty area to double the home side’s advantage five minutes later.
It was 3-0 just before the break, Jordan Purvis embarking on a surging run from midfield before beating the visiting keeper with a scuffed effort.
Stevenson netted his second of the game almost immediately from the re-start in the second half and substitute Sam Bailey added a fifth shortly afterwards.
An own goal took the score to 6-0 before Nelson registered a couple of late consolation goals through Sam Garnett and a Luke Delve penalty.
Whitby boss Mark Storr picked out left-winger Stevenson as his side’s man of the match.
Tomorrow is also the semi-final of the Trophy Trader League Cup when Edgehill Reserves tackle FC Soba.
Soba booked their place in the final of the Frank White Trophy last time out when they defeated Whitby RUFC 4-2.
Matty Turner bagged a brace for Soba while Craig Rackham and Liam Vasey were also on target for Mike Keld’s side.
In the first division, leaders West Pier have a good opportunity to add weight to their championship bid when they entertain Ayton.
Andy Spivey’s side moved into top spot last week when they defeated Cayton Corinthians 6-2.
Bottom side Scalby have a decent opportunity of boosting their chances of beating the drop when they host third-from-bottom Fishburn Park while Rhys Howell’s Cayton entertain Filey, Eastfield are at Ryedale Sports and Newlands go to Hunmanby.
In division three table-toppers Falsgrave play third placed Westover Wasps Reserves looking to put some distance between themselves and both Snainton and the Wasps.
Snainton have a home match with Cayton Corinthians Reserves where they will be looking for the full quota of points, Ganton host Scalby Reserves in a battle to avoid the wooden spoon in the third division and Seamer Sports Reserves entertain Whitby RUFC.