Heslerton and Newlands continued their solid starts to the season with comfortable victories in Division One on Sunday.
Second-placed Heslerton won 5-1 on the road at Commercial on a blustery Oliver’s Mount.
Billy Bown headed in a Danny Alexander corner after 20 minutes to give the villagers the lead, and Dan Blanchard added a second goal before the interval.
Bown and Blanchard both struck again in the second period before the hosts pulled a goal back to make the score 4-1.
Central midfielder James Tadman then fired in from 20 yards out to seal the away side’s success.
Heslerton boss Dean Storry said: “The conditions made it so difficult to play football, but it was a decent game in the end and both sides played their part.
“Commercial are a good side so this was a great win for us. Everyone did well, but Danny Alexander on the right wing was our man of the match.”
Newlands, who are currently just one place behind Heslerton, eased to a 9-0 success at struggling Barrowcliff.
Stewart Bates had a field day in front of goal, scoring four times for the visitors in a game which they led 3-0 at the break.
Callum Myers entered the fray as a half-time substitute and helped himself to a hat-trick, while Aidan Thomas netted a brace, one of which was a 25-yard strike with his weaker right foot.
Midfielder Mark Wade was named man of the match, while stand-in goalkeeper Lewis Weller also impressed for Newlands with some cat-like saves.
In Division Two, Dave Barber was Crown Tavern’s hat-trick hero, guiding his side to a 3-1 home success over Fylingdales Reserves.
Striker Barber was in the right place at the right time on two occasions in the first half to hand Tavern a 2-0 lead going into the break.
Dales came back into the game and reduced the deficit when Simon Forde struck early in the second period, but the home side fought hard to regain control of proceedings and Barber completed a fine treble to round things off.
Central defender Ryan Cook was Fylingdales’ star man, while Barber took the man of the match award for the victors.
Cayton Corinthians picked up and 8-0 victory at eight-man Alma.
Tyler Hanlon gave the Corinthians an early lead, which was added to before half-time by player-boss Jon Best and Scott Davison.
After the break, Harry Sleep netted twice and John Hodgson, Alex May and Jamie Walker also got their name on the scoresheet.
Cayton chief Best said: “Alma’s keeper Jordan Wood made some class saves, he really did play well.
“We created a lot of chances agains their eight men and without Jordan it could have been a cricket score.”
Alma manager Phil Clothier felt that all eight of his players deserved to share the man of the match award for their efforts in the difficult circumstances.