Valley beat rivals Angel Reserves to boost title hopes

Traf, blue kit, take on Ayton
Traf, blue kit, take on Ayton

Leaders Valley boosted their Scarborough News Sunday League title hopes with a 2-1 home win against rivals Angel Reserves.

The game was evenly-contested until a goalkeeping mistake on 20 minutes let in Valley striker Adam Hartmann to score from close range.

After that the game opened up a little and Angel pressured for the equaliser which they got just before half-time after a lapse in concentration from the Valley defence left Angel's Robbie Scarborough free to score a header from a fine cross by new signing Jake Moore.

Valley burst out of the blocks in the second half and after a skilful drive down the left wing Ross Campbell fizzed the ball across for Hartmann to net his second at the back post.

The second half was very open, with chances at either end.

Angel had the ideal chance to get back in the game when they were awarded an 70th-minute penalty, but Kurtis Williamson's spot-kick, and the rebound, were both superbly saved by keeper Stefan Campbell and despite a late spell of pressure Valley held on for a crucial win.

Man of the match for Valley was left-wing-back Champ Thongpia for his excellent defensive work and all round play, while Moore stood out among a below-par Angel line-up,

Radio Scarborough earned a 5-3 win at Castle Tavern.

Tavern opened the scoring early on but Ryan Hunter's header from a Dane Robinson cross levelled the scores on the 20-minute mark, then Robinson slotted a shot past the Tavern keeper to put the away side in front at half-time.

The home side, who were missing several key players, equalised after the interval, but Robinson then put Radio Scarborough 3-2 ahead, a lead further extended by a Dan Bateson effort.

Jordan Padgham struck their fifth before Tavern added another late on.

Tom Fennell scored twice for the home side, with Dave Gaddass also on target.

Michael Webster was man of the match for the victors, while Fennell and Jamie Jordan impressed for Tavern.

Ayton Reserves romped to a 19-0 home win against nine-man Golden Last.

Luke Chambers led the way with five goals, Shaun Dolan and Nicko Dunn smashing in four apiece and Scott Davison notching a hat-trick.

Nathan Sutherland, Liam Scott and Chrissy Hannam also got on the scoresheet.

Ayton boss Steven Frederiksen said: "All credit to Golden Last for turning up with nine men and getting the game played, if it had not been for their keeper pulling off some fine saves there could have been a lot more goals."

Trafalgar boosted their Division One title push with a 17-0 win at the Flamingo Land Stadium against Ayton on Friday night, a result which lifted them into top spot.

Liam Salt continued his astounding goalscoring form with six goals, while man of the match Sean Exley and Jamie Patterson bagged a hat-trick apiece.

Tyson Stubbings also notched a brace, with a goal each for Danny Exley, Mikey Barker and Danny Price.