West Pier Reserves edge seven-goal thriller against Scalby Reserves
West PIer Reserves maintained their Scarborough Saturday League Division Two title challenge with a hard-earned late 4-3 win against a young Scalby Reserves side at Eastfield.
Callum Myers put Pier in front and they soon made it 2-0 thanks to Brandon Catherall's great instinctive finish from 12 yards.
After the interval Scalby struck twice to level the scores, the first a George Wilson strike and the second a clever chip from Sam Foy, then Christian Mattinson restored the lead for Pier after good work from Myers.
Scalby looked to have bagged a share of the spoils with a third goal in the 85th minute, centre-back Liam Prescott having been moved up front scoring a bullet header, but a last-minute effort from Mattinson secured the three points.
Mattinson and Catherall shared the man of the match award for the victors, with Wilson the star man for the villagers.
Edgehill Reserves remain in top spot after their 4-1 win against a hard-working Goal Sports at Pindar School.
Jake Moore opened the scoring for Edgehill in the first half despite a hard-working display from the home side.
Romanian ace Dragos Dragan then levelled for the home side from 25 yards after about an hour.
Goal Sports' Aaron Padgham then missed a free header from a corner, an excellent chance to take the lead against the leaders.
Moore restored the visitors' lead with his second of the game, and then set up Lee Dennis' header before completing his hat-trick in the final minute.
Goal Sports player-boss Mark Plumpton said: "It was a bit of an unfair scoreline overall I'd say and easily our most organised and best performance for a long while so I'm very pleased overall. The whole team performed well rather than any individual."
Edgehill co-manager Alec Coulson said: "Credit to Goal Sports they played very well and we had to work hard to get the win today, with Jake Moore our man of the match."
In Division One, Filey Town claimed a 6-2 win at Ayton.
Harry Ward scored the first two goals for Filey, with Nathan Barber adding a third before the 15-minute mark.
Joe Gage added a fourth for the away team at half-time, before Ayton man of the match Alex Hamilton and Luke McNulty scored one apiece to boost the home side.
Town man of the match Ward then completed his hat-trick with a 20-yard strike and Gage added the sixth for Filey.