Newlands Park came back from 3-2 down to win 6-3 at Ayton, their fifth successive division one win of the season, while Eastfield moved into second spot with an impressive 3-0 home win against Whitby Fishermen’s Society.
Scarborough Saturday News League
Ayton 3 Newlands Park 6 (B Logan 3, Exley 2, own goal)
The introduction of Hughie Brown as a sub in the second half of this game saw Newlands Park battle back from 3-2 down to secure a 6-3 success at Wilson’s Lane against Ayton.
Shaun Mancrief brought Brown on as left-back and pushed Kile Fields into right midfield and this move upfield paid off instantly when the latter‘s cross caused an Ayton defender to put the ball into his own net to make it 3-3, Newlands then struck three more goals to ease home, Brown helping make the defence solid and Fields a lively presence in midfield.
Billy Logan smashed in three goals for Newlands, while Sean Exley scored twice for the visitors, but the latter was forced to play in goal for the final 15 minutes when he injured his hamstring. Exley replaced Paddy Mancrief, who was in turn standing in for the usual number one George Elliott, who was missing due to illness.
Jamie Gallagher was named as Newlands man of the match for a virtuoso performance in the centre of midfield.
Eastfield St James 3 (K Tate, McCoubrey, M Ferrey) Whitby Fisherman’s Society 0
Eastfield claimed second spot after defeating visitors Whitby Fisherman’s Society 3-0.
Kris Tate’s effort put Dave Scott’s side 1-0 up at the half-time interval.
Drew McCoubrey doubled the home side’s advantage after the break, and the third goal from Martyn Ferrey was the pick of the bunch.
The midfielder took the ball straight through the middle of the pitch and then chipped the Whitby keeper from the edge of the penalty area.
Scott said: “This was a great all-round performance from Eastfield, with Ady Blake our man of the match.”
Ryedale SC 2 Westover Wasps 2 (Rose, Hannam)
Westover earned their first point of the season with a hard-earned draw at fellow strugglers Ryedale.
Adam Hornby opened the scoring for the home side in the first half.
Curtis Rose’s 25-yard strike made it 1-1 after the interval and a surging run and scorching 30-yarder from centre-back Chris Hannam put Wasps 2-1 up.
The home side snatched a point thanks to a close-range effort in the 86th minute.
Hannam and Aidan McCallion, who started in central midfield and dropped back to centre-half, shared the man-of-the-match award for Wasps.
East Riding Cup
Withernsea 2 Filey Town 7 (Naylor 3, Briggs 2, Flynn, Sugden)
Matty Dickens and Sean Naylor were the star men as Filey Town eased to a cup win after a long trip to Withernsea in the East Riding FA Cup.
Central midfielder Dickens set up five of the seven goals in an excellent creative performance, with striker Naylor banging home a hat-trick.
Ben Briggs also smacked in a brace, with Liam Sugden and Lalan Flynn also on target for Jay Taylor’s troops, who made the long journey with only 11 players.
Snainton 1 Sleights 2 (Watson 2)
A Ben Watson double fired 10-man Sleights to a 2-1 win at Snainton, a result which lifts them into top spot in division two.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men after only 20 minutes when Luke Asbury was sent off, but this failed to stop Watson from netting twice to earn all three points for the high-flyers.
FC Rosette 1 (J Wray) Newlands Park Reserves 2 (Bates, Joe Hakings)
Newlands Park’s second string earned their second league win on the bounce, their success at Newby-based Rosette taking them into fourth spot in the table.
Stu Bates opened the scoring in the first half for the visitors, breaking free of his marker and cutting inside before slamming a left-footed shot past the home goalkeeper.
Jamie Wray looked to have earned a point for Rosette 15 minutes from time when he broke through and took his chance well.
Five minutes two of Park’s more experienced campaigners linked up to secure the win, Franny Lightfoot crossing the ball in for sub Joe Hakings to shoot home from six yards out.
Luke Williamson was the Park man of the match for a strong display at centre-back.