Sunday League: Roscoes edge out reigning champions

Alma (yellow) and Fylingdales Reserves battle it out in their second division clash at Eastway
Alma (yellow) and Fylingdales Reserves battle it out in their second division clash at Eastway

Roscoes Bar stunned reigning champions Trafalgar Reserves in their Division Two clash at Gallows Close, triumphing by a 5-4 scoreline.

Lee Patterson’s men went 1-0 up when Matty Rowley whipped a shot in to the top corner from outside the area, and within two minutes the lead was doubled when Gary Hepples headed home from a corner.

Mikey Barker pulled a goal back for the visitors, then Luke Jones turned the game on its head, capitalising on a couple of defensive errors to net a brace which put Traf 3-2 up at the interval.

Roscoes were back on level terms when Tom Allen crossed for man of the match Sean Rowley to turn and fire in from close range.

Traf went back in front when Barker set up Curtis Rose, but a 30-yard rocket from Sean Rowley restored parity.

Boss Patterson made a couple of changes in a bid to win the game, one of which saw Lee Sutton pushed into midfield.

The move proved a master stroke as Sutton beat three defenders in the visitor’s penalty area before unselfishly squaring the ball to Matty Rowley who duly netted the game’s winning goal.

Ayton made it two wins out of two as they came from a goal down to hammer Scarborough Campus 7-1.

The university side began brightly and were good value for their early lead, handed to them by Ben Robinson’s strike.

A 25-yarder from Jamie Gilligan sent the sides in at half-time with the scores locked at one apiece.

Another long-range effort, this time from Dan Pollard, moved Ayton in front after 50 minutes and a double from Kieran Friett put them in full control.

Joe Mills’ tap-in made it 5-1 before Gilligan struck again, driving home from just outside the area.

Man of the match Gilligan completed his hat-trick towards the end of the game with an audacious 30-yard lob.

Alma bounced back from a heavy defeat in their season opener at First In Last Out to register a point at home to Fylingdales Reserves.

Simon Forde and Ben Thompson twice put Dales ahead, but striker Josh Robson replied on both occasions to bring the the hosts level.

With the game locked at 2-2 midway through the second period, Steve Waterson advanced down the right and his cross-cum-shot found the top corner of the visitors’ net from 30 yards out, putting Alma ahead for the first time in the game.

The village side were determined not to make their long trip back up the coast empty-handed however, and grabbed a 75th-minute equaliser through super-sub Dan Richardson.

Taylor Humble was named Dales’ man of the match, while two-goal Robson was the home side’s star man.

First In Last Out continued their impressive start to life in the Sunday League with a 7-2 demolition of Newlands Reserves.

Lee Brennan, Dave Welham, Paul Tose and Stuart Gregson scored in the opening period to help the home side to a 4-1 half-time advantage.

Dan Brown and Jordan Purvis netted after the resumption, before an own goal in the closing stages took their tally to seven.

Brennan was FILO’s man of the match.

Fellow newcomers Castle Tavern earned their first win when they triumphed 4-1 at Barrowcliff Reserves.

Matty Farline bagged a hat-trick and Jake Stone was also on target as Tavern raced into a 4-0 lead.

Barrowcliff eventually got back into the game when substitute Tommy Day registered in the second period, and Sam Mahoney struck the crossbar from 30 yards as the home side looked for a way back, but Tavern held firm for their maiden victory.