Falsgrave Reserves continued their stunning start to the Scarborough News Saturday League division three season with a 4-1 win at Ayton Reserves, while leaders Whitby RFC and West Pier Reserves also maintained their unbeaten records with triumphs against Scalby Reserves and Westover Reserves respectively.
Ayton Reserves 1 (Grayston pen) Falsgrave Reserves 4 (Hansen 2, M Reddy 2)
Lee Smythe’s Falsgrave Reserves continued their superb form with a comfortable win at Ayton Reserves.
Zak Hansen scored twice form the left wing in the first half to put the visitors in control of the match, then centre-forward Mark Reddy struck either side of the half-time interval to secure the points.
John Grayston pulled a goal back for Mark Plumpton’s side 15 minutes from time, scoring from the spot after he had been brought down in the area.
Smythe said: “We have now won four out of our five games this season and we are getting a good team together with some of the new young lads such as Zak fitting in well.
“Sean Hughes was man of the match in our win at Ayton, he reads the game very well, and Paul Reddy also performed solidly beside him in the engine room.”
Plumpton hailed the performance of his 16-year-old sub Ellis Wilson, who shone in the final 20 minutes.
Whitby RFC 6 (Kilpatrick 2, Jobling 2, Ross, Usher) Scalby Reserves 0
Winger Mikey Kilpatrick was the driving force behind leaders Whitby RFC’s thumping win at home to Scalby Reserves.
Kilpatrick opened the scoring after only 10 minutes for the home side, cutting in from the left side and slamming his shot into the bottom corner of the net.
Striker Paul Jobling then smacked in an effort from the edge of the area to double Whitby’s advantage.
Usher, who was playing up front alongside Jobling, then made it 3-0 when he broke clear of the Scalby defence and rounded the visiting keeper before sliding the ball into the empty net.
Kilpatrick scored his second to make it 4-0 before half-time, again coming infield from the left flank, this time firing a fierce first-time shot across the stopper and into the net.
Ten minutes into the second half Ste Ross fired in after the goalkeeper failed to hold onto a shot and Jobling’s excellent solo effort for his second goal wrapped up the scoring for Ste Mothersdale’s side.
Westover Wasps Reserves 2 (Jones, Castleton) West Pier Reserves 5 (Weetman 3, Speight, Reid)
A Chris Weetman hat-trick helped West Pier Reserves to a victory at Westover Wasps Reserves.
Striker Weetman opened the scoring for Dave Crawford’s side after only three minutes, and the Pier pressure soon led to a second goal, this time Rob Speight the scorer for the visitors.
Weetman added a second goal in the 25th minute as Pier looked to be strolling to victory.
The home side had other ideas though, pulling two goals back through Luke Jones and Neal Castleton after the break to give Pier a few nervy moments, but super-sub Graham Reid and man of the match Weetman - completing his hat-trick - restored Pier’s three-goal lead and secured the points for the visitors.
Cayton Corinthians Reserves 3 (Johns, Whitelaw, Farrah) Sleights Reserves 4 (Ingham 4)
A four-goal blast from striker Rob Ingham helped Sleights’ second string to victory in a seven-goal thriller at Cayton Corinthians Reserves.
Ingham struck twice in the first five minutes to give Sleights the upper hand and the visitors maintained this lead until half-time.
Wayne Johns pulled a goal back for the hosts when he fired home after Ash Durham’s shot had cannoned back off the crossbar.
Ingham headed in a third for Sleights and a spot-kick from the striker - awarded after a foul by teenage keeper Josh Brown - pulled them well clear at 4-1 up.
Ten minutes from time, man of the match Jamie Whitelaw headed in a second to give Cayton hope and in the 88th minute sub Graham Farrah’s snap-shot made it 4-3 but it was too late to save the home side.
Seamer Sports Reserves 2 (Matson, Schmuck) Athletico2B 7
Chris Matson and Freddie Schmuck were the scorers for a young Seamer side in their defeat at home to fourth-placed Athletico2B.
Central midfielder Jamie Cammish and centre-half Matty Silk shared the Seamer man-of-the-match award.