Liam Salt’s Trafalgar got back to winning ways with a 13-1 hammering of Strongwood in division one at Eastway, while Shakespeare increased their lead at the top of division two with a 9-3 win at second-placed West Riding and Commercial claimed pole position in division three after beating West Riding Reserves 3-0 .
Strongwood 1 (Carter) Trafalgar 13 (Hegarty 7, B Salt 3, C Dove, L Salt, Tate)
Trafalgar returned to top spot in the first division of the Sunday League - and top form - with a 13-1 win at Strongwood.
Striker Nick Hegarty hammered in seven goals as the visitors ran riot against the below-par hosts, while Ben Salt also fired in a hat-trick for Traf. The other goal-scorers for the visiting side were boss Liam Salt, Chris Dove and Kris Tate.
Josh Carter headed in a late consolation goal from a cross by Nathan Till, who, along with striker Eric Hall, has returned to Eastfield from Hunmanby - who quit the league several weeks ago.
Hegarty was the man of the match for Traf, while Luke Purvis shone for Strongwood, who boss Steve Mainprize said put in an ‘embarassing display.’
West Riding 3 (Anderson 2, Turner) Shakespeare 9 (Barker 3, Hawkes 2 pens, Scales 2, Jenking, Ramos)
Second division leaders Shakespeare pulled further clear of Riding after this fine away-day success.
Dane Ramos opened the scoring for Col Jenkinson’s team, with a first-half hat-trick from Mikey Barker making it 4-0 at the interval. Barker had to leave at half-time but he had done his bit during the first period, his third goal the best of the match, a fine finish to cap a superb free-flowing team move including some one-touch football.
The home side pulled a goal back, but Tom Scales made it 5-1 shortly afterwards.
Robbie Hawkes then converted two penalties, and although Riding did pull another couplemof goals back, Arran Jenking and Scales completed the 9-3 win. Mikey Anderson scored twice for the hosts and earned the man-of-the-match award, with Matty Turner netting the other goal.
Jenkinson said: “That was an excellent display from my team today, it would be unfair to single out one player for the man-of-the-match award as they were equally impressive.”
Trafalgar Res 6 (Pinder 2, Jenkinson 2, A Coulson, Ramm) Sun Inn 2 (J Wray 2)
Youngster Jack Pinder and super-sub Luke Jenkinson netted two apiece as Trafalgar Reserves eased to a home win against Sun.
The visitors started promisingly, taking the lead through the impressive Jamie Wray, but his brother Alex missed from the penalty spot shortly afterwards and this proved to be a turning point in the game. Striker Alec Coulson levelled for the home side before half-time with a well-taken goal and this gave Traf a lift.
After the interval, Pinder took centre-stage, netting a stunning 40-yard shot to put them ahead and adding a second soon after to extend Traf’s advantage.
Jamie Wray’s second goal gave Sun a brief glimmer of hope, but then sub Jenkinson scored twice from midfield to secure the points, both set up by man of the match Coulson. Joel Ramm capped the win with Traf’s sixth goal.
West Pier Res 3 (Howarth, Garton, Watson pen) Ayton 0
West Pier Reserves pulled away from the relegation zone with a convincing home win against basement club Ayton - who are still looking for their first point of the season.
Left-back Damien Howarth opened the scoring for Pier after 20 minutes of an even first half, the stalwart racing onto a through ball from James Temple, and slipping the ball past the Ayton keeper and into the net. Just before half-time, centre-back Rich Garton headed in Pier’s second goal to give the hosts some breathing space.
Boss Mark Tucker switched to a 4-4-2 formation after the break and his side looked more solid, and secured the points with a Chris Watson penalty - awarded when Chris Weetman was pulled down in the penalty area.
Garton was chosen as man of the match for Pier.
Commercial 3 (Fowler 2, one pen, Youngson) West Riding Res 0
A Jamie Fowler brace helped Commercial to a home win against Riding, a result that took Geoff Osguthorpe’s team into pole position in division three.
Striker Fowler continued his fine run of form infront of goal with his side’s opener 10 minutes before half-time, firing in after a neat flick-on by veteran forward Carl Young.
After a sluggish start to the second half by the high-flyers, Commercial doubled their lead through Fowler once again, this time the striker dusting himself down to convert a penalty after being hacked down in the area.
Fifteen minutes from time, sub Macauley Youngson headed in Commercial’s third goal from a Mike Clark cross.
Left-sided midfielder Clark and Fowler shared the man-of-the-match award for the victors.
Castle 0 Scarborough Sports 1 (Mahoney)
Despite dominating this fixture, Sports left it relatively late to earn an away win against winless Castle.
Just as Tony Walker’s troops looked destined to be heading home with a point, Sam Mahoney headed in at the far post in the 70th minute from a James Day cross.
Brad Easton was man of the match for Sports, standing out as a tower of strength at centre-back.
Cayton Corinthians 1 (J McAleese) Filey Flyers Res 3 (Keable 2, J Gage)
Flyers’ second string moved up into third place above Cayton after this keenly-contested promotion clash.
Joe Gage opened the scoring after 20 minutes with a neat finish after fine work from player-boss Dave Brannan Jnr and Jamie Whitelaw.
Jonny Keable added a second goal before the break, showing good awareness to fire in after his initial shot had been cleared off the line.
Jake McAleese gained a deserved goal for the home side early in the second half, his powerful 30-yard shot giving the Filey keeper no chance.
Cayton then started to dominate possession as they looked for a leveller, but this left them open to the counterattack and it was this method that restored Filey’s two-goal lead, Keable netting his second goal of the game.
The home side missed a late one-on-one and Mikey Dennis also missed the target with a one-on-one, so Cayton did have their chances to salvage something from this game. Centre-back Ryan Baldry was the Flyers man of the match.
Newlands Res 6 Whitby Wanderers 4 (Keys 2, Ross, Miller)
Whitby Wanderers lost top spot after suffering this defeat at a resurgent Newlands Reserves team.
Jericho Keys (2), Ste Ross and Darren Miller scored for Wanderers, with midfielder Joe Leadley the man of the match.