Sunday League: Newlands leave it late to sink Pier in thriller
Newlands maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a late Drew McCoubrey penalty earning them a thrilling 5-4 home win against Scarborough News Sunday League Division One rivals West Pier.
Cameron Dobson putPier ahead, but Newlands soon levelled and then went 2-1 ahead, Aiden Thomas scoring both goals.
A bullet header from Daniel Jones made it 2-2 but debutant Ryan Rivis put Newlands back in front just after half-time.
The hosts looked to be cruising to victory when McCoubrey made it 4-2, but Martin Cooper’s superb curling free-kick gave Paddy Parke’s side hope and then their star man Dobson added his second to bring the scores level and set up an exciting finale.
Five minutes from time ref Sam Hardaker awarded a penalty to the hosts for a foul on former Kirkby striker Rivis and McCoubrey kept his cool to fire home and snatch the points.
Rivis was the star man for Newlands, while young right-back Jacob Codling also had an excellent game.
Leaders Trafalgar had a more comfortable morning, easing to a 5-0 win at Barrowcliff.
Wayne Aziz’s header put the visitors in front and Neil Thomas doubled Traf’s lead before half-time, the same player making it 3-0 in the second half.
Dean Craig’s powerful 30-yard strike sealed the win and Luke Jenkinson added a fifth.
Centre-back Gary Thomas was named as the Traf man of the match.
Tom Peel hit four as Heslerton eased to a 6-1 home win against a depleted Fylingdales side.
Dan Blanchard also netted for the hosts, with a 30-yard screamer from Billy Bown completing the scoring for Heslerton.
Lewis Peel pulled a goal back for the away side who were forced to draft in several reserve team players.
Heslerton boss Dean Storry said: “Mikey Clarke and Josh Beach played very well in the centre of midfield for us.
“We dominated from start to finish and this was a very good performance, definitely our best so far this season.”
Itis Itis United claimed their first win of the season, Zach Hanson smashing in a hat-trick as the visitors won 6-3 at Whitby Wanderers.
Hanson opened the scoring in the seventh minute, and doubled the lead on 25 minutes with Aiden McCallion adding a third 10 minutes before half-time.
Hanson completed his hat-trick three minutes into the second half, and this seemed the spark Andrew Marshall’s side into life as Mark Waterfield scored in the 60th and 65th minutes to give Wanderers hope of a comeback.
Tom Sutherland made it 5-2 in the 68th minute but seven minutes later Nathan Storr reduced the arrears to two once again.
Chris Hannam made sure of the win in the 80th minute for United, whose man of the match was left-back Connor Bell, while Darren Abbott was the Whitby star man.
FILO continued their perfect start to life in the league with a 9-1 win at defending Division Two champions Trafalgar Reserves.
The hosts started strongly and only fine defending from centre-backs Luke Storr and Dave Welham kept FILO in the game.
Lee Brennan’s brace and a Paul Tose strike put the Whitby side in the driving seat, with a Jordan Purvis free-kick and further goals from Phil Raisbeck (2), Dan Brown, Stuart Gregson and Phil Spencer saw them pull clear.
Storr was named as the FILO man of the match while Danny Glendinning was the star man for Traf, Luke Newbold netting their sole goal.
Ayton also claimed their fourth successive win, claiming a 5-1 success at Roscoes Bar.
The hosts opened the scoring against the run of play when Lee Sutton slotted past the Ayton keeper in the 10th minute, but that was the high point for a below-par Bar team.
Kieran Friett continued his superb goalscoring form with the leveller for Ayton on 20 minutes after fine build-up from Tyson Stubbings.
Central midfielder Tom Wilde then powered an excellent header home from a corner to put Ayton in front just two minutes later, and on the half-hour mark it was 3-1 when Mike Grayshan applied the finishing touch to a fine team move.
Three minutes after half-time Friett added a second and centre-back Ben Mason played several one-twos with his teammates before slotting home Ayton’s fifth.
Wilde was named as the Ayton man of the match for a commanding display in the heart of the visitors’ midfield.
Crown Tavern climbed into third place with a 5-2 home win against Newlands Reserves.
Centre-back Leroy Donaldson put Crown in front with a cracking header, and Jake Stones latched onto a rebound to put Neal Castleton’s team 2-0 ahead.
Steve Molloy added a third, but Nathan Barber and Nathan Hirstle fired in goals to give Newlands hope only for Ryan Jones to make it 4-2 to Crown at the break.
Molloy’s second goal sealed the win in the second half, with Donaldson the star man for the hosts.
Alma’s superb start to the campaign continued with a 4-0 win at Scarborough Campus as they moved into fourth place.
The first goal was headed home by man of match Keith Savage when a corner was flicked on to the back post, the second was a calmly-taken penalty by captain Nick Prew.
The visitors maintained their dominance in the second half as player-boss Phil Clothier poked home from close range and then sub Josh Robson struck a fierce shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner to wrap it up.
Clothier said: “I was really pleased with everyone’s performance today. All the lads put a shift in and got the result we deserved. We’ve had a great start to the season and that’s all credit to the players but we just looking to take one game at a time and take it from there.”
Cayton earned a 3-1 home win against Barrowcliff Reserves.
Danny Collins put Cayton ahead on 20 minutes with a fine shot from 20 yards and Tom Mackenzie-Fenwick doubled their lead after the break with a neat finish after a great team move.
The visitors pulled a goal back but Cayton sealed the win with a cracking goal from central midfielder Scott Davison, as he took the ball 40 yards upfield and beat several Barrowcliff defenders before rounding the keeper and tapping the ball home.
Harry Sleep, who also plays for Scarborough Pirates rugby league team on the wing, was named as the Cayton man of the match for a strong debut on the left wing.