Player-boss Liam Salt hammered in eight goals as Scarborough News Sunday League Division One leaders Trafalgar crushed plucky nine-man Barrowcliff 26-2.
Salt was full of praise for the battling visitors, he said: “Fair play to Barrowcliff for turning up with only nine and making sure we had a game.”
Barrowcliff’s players were essentially reserve-teamers, due to most of the first team leaving earlier in the season which has left the reserves to fulfil fixtures for both teams.
Billy Logan also banged in six goals for the rampant hosts, while Dean Craig and Liam Vasey fired in a hat-trick apiece.
Danny Price and Wayne Aziz both notched braces with Jordan Aitkens and Col Jenkinson completing the rout.
Barrowcliff’s goals came from Craig Spooner, to make it 1-1, and a Price own goal.
Newlands kept their title hopes alive with a 5-0 win that lifted them to second above their hosts Heslerton.
Jacob Codling scored twice in the first half to put Newlands in charge at the interval.
Liam Cooper made sure of the three points after the break, then player-boss Ben Luntley added a fourth.
Drew McCoubrey completed the scoring for the victors, capping a superb individual display by the pacy forward.
Sub Aiden Thomas also impressed for Luntley’s team.
James Tadman was named as the man of the match for Dean Storry’s home team for a strong display at centre-half, while right-back Curtis Dickinson also shone for the villagers, who put in a much-improved display.
Commercial took a step away from the relegation slots with a 13-1 win at a depleted Itis Itis United.
The hosts started with only eight men, and although another couple of United players arrived to make it 10, Geoff Osguthorpe’s side ran riot.
Adrian Kwiatowski and Macaulay Youngson weighed in with a hat-trick each for the visitors.
Mat Matla and Robin Coulson hit a brace apiece. A penalty by keeper Ash Buck, a Macca Riley effort and a goal from seasoned campaigner Chris Rooke completing the scoring for Commercial.
Ayton surged into second place in Division Two with a 15-2 win in a game switched to Scarborough Campus.
Mike Grayshan scored four goals after coming on as a half-time sub, while Dan Pollard fired in a hat-trick.
Debutant, Christian Reddish, 16, scored twice from the right wing in a man of the match display, while Tom Hudson, also aged 16, scored with his first touch in men’s football.
Joe Mills scored twice, while Tyson Stubbings, Kieran Friett and Niall Prentice also got on the scoresheet for the villagers.
Kieran Grzesiowski and Markus Kenny were on target for the students.