West Pier produced their best performance of the season as they battered Roscoes Bar 10-1 in division one, while there were wins for Angel, Whitby Wanderers and Newlands Reserves in division two.
Roscoes Bar 1 West Pier 10 (Dobson 3, G Thomas 3, Sygrove 2, Wardle, Speight)
Paddy Parke and Jamie Towse’s West Pier side trounced struggling Roscoes Bar 10-1 with both Gary Thomas and Cameron Dobson firing in trebles.
Pier, who played the first 15 minutes with just 10 men, led 6-1 at the interval and never looked back, hitting four more after the break.
Gareth Sygrove also got his name on the scoresheet as he bagged a brace, while the ice cool James Wardle and striker Rob Speight both found the back of the net as well.
Joint boss Parke picked out veteran Steve Paxton, who turned up at short notice to fill in, and Dan Jones, who worked tirelessly in midfield.
Parke said: “That was our best all-round team performance of the year. The lads were superb.”
Castle 2 Whitby Wanderers 3 (Brown, OG, Wilson)
Mark Jackson’s Whitby Wanderers side kept their promotion hopes alive, but they were made to work hard for their 3-2 win by struggling Castle.
Castle opened the scoring, but Dan Brown’s 30-yard effort gave Wanderers parity at the interval.
It was soon 2-1 to Wanderers, Jack Wilson’s cross causing a mix-up in the Castle defence with the ball ending up in the back of the net.
Wilson then netted himself after finding a yard of space in the box, and with 15 minutes left on the clock it looked like the away side were going to cruise to the win.
Castle had other ideas though and netted with 10 minutes left to set-up a tense finale.
Whitby held firm though and took the three points, with midfielder Andre Marshall named as their man of the match.
Ayton 1 (Stubbings) Angel 7 (Foley 3, Rose 2, Seymour, Ireland)
Bob Fairline’s Angel hammered a depleted Ayton side 7-1, with Josh Foley bagging himself a hat-trick.
Angel led 5-0 before Tyson Stubbings grabbed Ayton’s solitary strike, but Foley’s trebled aligned with a brace from Kurt Rose and strikes from James Seymour and young defender Kyle Ireland handed Angel a comfortable win.
Luke Jones was in fine form for Angel as he set-up three of their goals, while man of the match Ireland also stood out at left-back, grabbing his first goal of the season in the process.
Alma 0 Newlands Reserves 4 (McKenzie-Fenwick 2, Donaldson, Taylor)
Dave Gaddass’ Newlands Reserves side cruised to a 4-0 win at Alma.
Tom McKenzie-Fenwick bagged a brace in the first 25 minutes to put Newlands in charge before Leroy Donaldson fired in off the post from the halfway-line to make it 3-0 at half-time.
The only goal of the second half came through Ross Taylor as Newlands continued to dominate.
They had chances to add to their tally, but couldn’t do so.
Lewis Weller stood out for Newlands. starting up front before moving to fill in at left-back.