Second-from-bottom Westover Wasps Reserves pulled off a shock 4-0 home win against Scalby Reserves, while Falsgrave Reserves’ promotion hopes were dented by a 1-1 draw at fellow high-flyers Commercial and Athletico2B kept their hopes of going up alive with a 6-3 home triumph against Sleights Reserves.
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Westover Reserves 4 (Thornton, Shaw, Wood, Muggeson) Scalby Reserves 0
Westover Reserves’ young guns turned on the style to steer the second-from-bottom team to a shock 4-0 defeat of Scalby Reserves.
Jason Fenwick’s side took the lead on 15 minutes when teenager Sean Thornton tucked away a rebound when the Scalby keeper failed to hold onto a shot.
Ten minutes later youngster Leon Muggeson made it 2-0 and it stayed that way until half-time.
Travis Wood forced in the third goal from a Paul Brugner throw and 17-year-old Ryan Shaw completed the scoring with a back-post header.
Centre-backs Sean Hope and Lee Donaldson shared the man-of-the-match award.
Commercial 1 (M Day) Falsgrave Reserves 1 (Hanson)
Falsgrave Reserves failed to take advantage of the numerous chances they created at Commercial, who earned a 1-1 draw thanks to Mikey Day’s late strike.
Zak Hanson continued his fine form in front of goal with the opener for Falsgrave on the 20-minute mark, shrugging off the challenge of three Commercial defenders before slotting home.
Falsgrave’s Nick Stancill hit the post and had a shot cleared off the line in the first half and Ryan Goodworth also hit the bar in the second period as they piled on the pressure.
The visitors were left to regret these missed chances - and two strong penalty appeals - as Commercial hot-shot Day followed up a rebound to earn his side point.
Right-back Glen Wilkinson was the Commercial man of the match, while central midfielder Paul Reddy was the Falsgrave star man.
Athletico2B 6 (T Day 3, Swift 2, Kirkup) Sleights Reserves 3 (Ingham, Britton, M Brennan)
Athletico2B’s young guns Tommy Day and Sam Swift helped them move up to third spot with a comfortable 6-3 home win against Sleights Reserves.
Pacy striker Day, 17, scored both goals as the home side raced into a 2-0 lead by half-time, fellow forward Shaun Goodwin claiming the assist on both occasions.
Day completed his hat-trick early in the second half, but Rob Ingham then pulled a goal back for the villagers.
Seventeen-year-old left-winger Swift fired in a great goal to restore the home side’s three-goal lead but Sleights refused to submit and struck their second through debutant Aiden Britton.
Swift’s second made it 5-2 but Mike Brennan hit a third to keep Sleights in the game.
Right-sided midfielder Steve Kirkup missed the target with an open goal at his mercy but swiftly atone for his blunder by netting the sixth goal to seal Athletico2B’s victory, a cracking shot from 18 yards.
Chris Bowman was named as the man of the match for the hosts for a commanding display in the centre of midfield and Steve McGill was the star man for Sleights.