Filey Town dug deep for a 3-2 home win in their derby against Hunmanby in the first division, while Edgehill battled back from a goal down twice to win 5-3 at struggling Ryedale Sports, title-holders West Pier grafting for a 1-0 victory at Westover and Falsgrave earning a crucial 4-2 triumph at home to lowly Whitby Fisherman’s Society.
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Ryedale Sports Club 3 (Stead, Hornby, Thompson) Edgehill 5 (David 2, Greening, L Cooper, Jenking)
Edgehill stayed in second place in division one after battling back from a goal down on two occasions to earn a 5-3 win at second-from-botom Ryedale Sports.
Ben David put Edgehill ahead early on, but the visitors were rocked by skipper Danny White having to be replaced after just 10 minutes due to an injury.
Great work from Ben Thompson created a chance for Steve Stead to level and the home side were soon on top, taking a deserved lead thanks to some more fine play, a great ball down the channel from Sam Burns allowing Adam Hornby to make it 2-1.
Ricky Greening levelled after the break for Edgehill, but Ryedale regained the lead when Thompson netted direct from a corner soon afterwards.
The home keeper cleared the ball only for Edgehill midfielder Liam Cooper to smack the ball in to make it 3-3.
Nine minutes from time David put Edgehill in front, the ball coming back to him after a fierce Greening shot had been tipped onto the bar and rebounded out.
Aaron Jenking confirmed the win for Steve Clegg’s troops soon afterwards, his good closing down of the keeper creating the opportunity for himself.
Clegg said: “Kieran Link and Shaun Dodson shared the man-of-the-match award, Dodson drove us forward and Link did a lot of the dirty work breaking play up in midfield.”
Harry Reed was singled out as the star man for Ryedale.
Filey Town 3 (Pinder 2, one pen, Tomlinson) Hunmanby United 2 (Wilson 2)
Filey Town were forced to dig deep for a 3-2 home win against derby rivals Hunmanby United.
James Pinder missed a simple chance to open the scoring after five minutes, but five minutes later he found the target to put Town in front.
United were then awarded a penalty but Ryan Baldry missed from the spot.
Pinder was then fouled in the penalty area and he fired in the resultant spot-kick.
United pulled a goal back before half-time when new signing, striker Tom Wilson smacked an 18-yard free-kick into the top corner of the net.
The new recruit levelled the scores before the break when he seized upon hesitancy in the Town defence.
Fifteen minutes from time Town regained the lead and earned the three points when Ricky Tomlinson headed in from close range after a Scott Sheldon effort had cannoned down off the cross bar from a Pinder cross.
Central midfielder Matty Dickens and centre-back Gary Wardell shared the star man award for Jay Taylor’s team.
Westover Wasps 0 West Pier 1 (Sygrove)
Gareth Sygrove’s 34th-minute strike earned defending champions West Pier a 1-0 win at Westover Wasps.
Sygrove turned in Gaz Thomas’ cross at the near post before half-time to secure the win for Pier.
Wasps hit the bar in the first half of a game in which chances were at a premium.
Curtis Rose headed over when well-placed after the break for the hosts.
West Pier boss Andy Spivey singled out central midfielders Daz Crawford and Will Jenkinson as the men of the match for the victors.
The home team named player-boss Jamie Heritage as their star man but the latter pointed out: “Everybody played very well there was no weak link in our team and we should have claimed a well-deserved point.”
Falsgrave 4 (Anderson 2, Mahoney, Johnson) Whitby Fisherman’s Society 2 (Smith, Tose)
A Mikey Anderson double helped Falsgrave to a crucial 4-2 win against relegation rivals Whitby Fisherman’s Society.
Sam Mahoney and player-manager Billy-Joe Johnson also netted for the home side, with Ian Smith and Paul Tose having netted either side of the break to pull it back to 3-2.
Johnson said: “My full defence played very well, I am so proud of the lads who turn up week in, week out.”