Sunday League division two: Barker’s fantastic five fires Commercial

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Commercial striker Mikey Barker fired in five goals to help his side to an 8-1 win against Whitby Wanderers, while Newlands Reserves were also in form as they smashed Fylingdales Reserves 12-1.

COMMERCIAL 8 (Barker 5, Coulson 2, Webster) WHITBY WANDERERS 1

Five goals from former Scarborough Athletic striker Mikey Barker catapulted Geoff Osguthorpe’s Commercial side to a dominant 8-1 win at home to Whitby Wanderers.

Wanderers were held up in traffic en route to the clash and subsequently the game was delayed slightly, and while the away side were still settling into action, Commercial pounced and took advantage.

First Barker curled in a superb free-kick from 25 yards, before Robin Coulson doubled their lead.

Barker then made it 3-0 before he was involved with Commercial’s fourth, a neat one-two with Coulson led to the latter getting his second.

The Commercial frontman then completed his hat-trick before half-time, before making it 6-0 shortly after the interval.

Ricky Webster’s maiden Commercial strike made it 7-0 before Barker netted again to make it 8-1 before the Whitby side netted a consolation strike.

Full-back Jamie Stewart was in form, with Barker netting the man of the match award.


Trafalgar Reserves made it five wins from five after winning a scrappy affair against Angel 2-0.

Rob Pinder gave Traf the lead after 15 minutes after finishing a looping ball over his shoulder in fine fashion.

It took until the hour-mark for joint bosses Col Jenkinson and Andy Noon to see their side double the lead.

Pinder was again the man to find the back of the net as he applied pressure to the Angel keeper from a high ball and squeezed it over the line.

Pinder had a great chance to wrap up a hat-trick after Tyler Richardson was brought down in the area, but he missed the resulting spot kick.

Jenkinson was impressed with his side’s backline. He said: “I’d rather not pick any individuals out, but our defence were excellent.

“Angel played the better football at times, but we battled and deserved to win the game in the end.”

NEWLANDS RESERVES 12 (Weller 3, Coupland 3, Andrews 2, Hannam, McKenzie-Fenwick, Wood, Shepherd) FYLINGDALES RESERVES 1

Dave Gaddass’ Newlands Reserves side hammered 12 past Fylingdales Reserves as super-sub Lewis Weller fired in a second-half hat-trick.

A Dean Andrews brace and goals from Chris Hannam, Paul Shepherd and Travis Wood gave Newlands a 5-0 lead at the break.

Their dominance continued after the break as target-man Weller came off the bench and smashed in a treble as he looked in unstoppable form.

Si Coupland also managed to find the net on three occasions, while Tom McKenzie-Fenwick also got his name on the scoresheet.

Gaddass picked out Chris Hannam and hat-trick hero Weller as his side’s star men.

AYTON 8 (Wallace 3, Bywater, Mockridge, Tyler, Gill, White) ALMA 0

Mark Plumpton’s Ayton side dominated from start to finish as they brushed past Alma 8-0.

Marcus Mockridge took only 10 minutes of his debut to volley home from 15 yards after a Jamie Tyler cross.

Sam Wallace scored a couple of minutes later with a cheeky lob over the keeper.

Corey White notched Ayton’s third, powering home from close range before Wallace made it 4-0.

Tyler added their fifth with the goal of the game just before half-time after cutting inside onto his left foot and hitting the top corner.

Wallace added his third after an hour and White did the same from a corner minutes later to make it 7-0.

Robbie Gill weaved his way in to the box for 7-0 and finished well before substitute Dan Bywater made it eight, rounding off the scoring with a diving header after a kieren Friett cross.

Man of the match went to Mockridge, who was outstanding throughout, while Kieren Friett also impressed throughout, finishing with four assists.

CASTLE 4 (Harland 2, Beer, Sanderson) TENNYSON RESERVES 3

Aaron Hepworth’s Castle saw off Tennyson Reserves as Mikey Harland bagged a brace.

Harland’s double was added to by a superb acrobatic volley from Ali Beer and a Ryan Sanderson strike.

Hepworth was hesitant to pick out any individuals as he praised the entire team’s performance.


Hat-tricks from Chris Weetmand and Nick Bell handed Andy Goodwin’s West Pier Reserves side a 6-1 win at home to Heslerton.

Pier led 4-0 at half-time as they totally dominated proceedings. Heslerton hit back after Pier’s fifth, but Weetman rounded things off with the sixth.

Goodwin said: “We totally dominated the game and it was a comfortable win for us.

“All the lads were fantastic, and despite a 10-minute period after half-time when we eased off a bit, we were in total control.”

Goodwin picked out centre-back Jonny Hyde as man of the match.