Sun shine to beat Traf

PUSHING ON ... Ayton go on the attack
PUSHING ON ... Ayton go on the attack

LEE PATTERSON scored a dramatic late winner as his Sun Inn side beat Trafalgar Reserves 4-3 in a thrilling second division encounter.

Trafalgar missed a penalty with the score at 0-0 when goalkeeper Dave Pickard saved.

CLOSE CONTROL ... Phil Pickard takes control

CLOSE CONTROL ... Phil Pickard takes control

And Sun took advantage when they went a goal ahead, Patterson netting the first of his treble.

Traf equalised through Dave Bramley and the same player fired the away side ahead before the break.

Trafalgar were denied from the spot again as Pickard once again produced the save and Liam Buchan tucked in his first goal for Sun to level matters.

Patterson’s second of the game once again saw Sun go back in front 3-2 but Bramley was on hand to equalise with his hat-trick strike.

UP IN THE AIR ... Ayton and Strongwood compete for a high ball

UP IN THE AIR ... Ayton and Strongwood compete for a high ball

With time running out it looked like both sides would have to settle for a share of the spoils, but with six minutes left Patterson popped up to clinch it for Sun.

Sun boss Dave Pickard said: “We are absolutely delighted with the win and it was a dramatic game.

“We played well and had no substitutes so I would like to say well done to all the lads.”

West Pier went level on points in division one with Staxton at the top of the division one table with a 6-0 victory over Klosters with all the goals coming in the second half.

GOAL ... Chris Ferrey nets for Strongwood

GOAL ... Chris Ferrey nets for Strongwood

Pier went 1-0 up on the hour mark when Daz Crawford netted when the goalkeeper spilled the ball through his hands.

The lead was doubled through Gary Thomas before Andy Sheader went on to bag a hat-trick.

Defender Sam Smart also got his name on the scoresheet with a superb header and he also picked up the man of the match accolade.

Staxton were in cup action and Pier still have four games in hand over their rivals.

Luke Purvis ended up with four goals as his Strongwood side got the better of Ayton 10-0 away from home.

Martyn Ferrey bagged a treble for Strongwood while Dan Bradbury netted a double and Chris Mann was also on target.

Purvis netted the goal of the game when he hit a screamer from 30 yards while Lee Tate was named as man of the match for his display at centre back.

Sixteen-year-old Matty Vincent impressed for Ayton in defence but they were always second best losing 5-0 at the interval.

Ayton boss Mark Plumpton said: “We did okay but once again we lacked the quality to go out there and win.

“Matty did well but we are a young side and have to try and learn from these games.”

Nick Hegarty was another player to score a hat-trick as Star saw off the challenge of Angel 5-1.

Matty Turner opened the scoring after 15 minutes when he finished off following a fine team move.

The advantage was doubled before the break when Hegarty netted his first.

Hegarty scored his second of the match early in the second half and he then rounded off his hat-trick.

Chris Stubbings added the fifth for Star while Angel managed a consolation.

Ryan Jackson returned to the Star side after two months out injured and had a fine game as did Alex May.