Saturday divisions 2 & 3: Dickens hat-trick boosts Town’s great expectations

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Filey Town Reserves battled back from behind twice to earn a vital 6-2 win at Flixton as they continued their push for the division two title, while current leaders Falsgrave completed their campaign with a 9-0 win at basement club Cayton Corinthians.

Division two

Flixton 2 (Kirkup 2) Filey Town Reserves 6 (S Dickens 3, one pen, J Gage 2, Flynn)

Jay Taylor’s Town second string are still on track for the division two title thanks to a battling victory at Flixton.

Flixton opened the scoring on 15 minutes when Stephen Kirkup held off the challenge of a Town defender and finished with the outside of his left foot.

A 20-yard low drive from Joe Gage brought Filey back on level terms five minutes later, but the home side were soon back in front, Kirkup capitalising on a defensive mix-up and volleying home from inside the penalty area in the 30th minute.

Two minutes later Town made it 2-2 with a Stu Dickens finish and a second for Gage put Filey in front for the first time five minutes before the interval.

There was still enough time for Dickens to score his second goal, from the penalty spot after Gage had been fouled.

Flixton came back stronger in the second half, but it was Filey who made it 5-2 in the 72nd minute through Lalan Flynn and nine minuutes from time Dickens added to the vilage side’s hard times with a third to complete his hat-trick.

Town need to win their final two games, both against bottom-placed Cayton Cornthians, at the strugglers on Wednesday and at Clarence Drive on Saturday, and they will pip current leaders Falsgrave by a point.

If they do manage this feat, and if their first team also secure the top-flight title, it would be the first time Town’s two teams have scooped the top two division championships since they achieved a double in 1989/90.

Boss Taylor hailed his team’s all-round effort but mentioned left-back Lee Lambert and centre-back Joe Eblet as their top players at Flixton.

Cayton Corinthians 0 Falsgrave 9 (Drydale 5, Anderson 3, Tolliday)

Promoted Falsgrave rounded off their season with a demolition of struggling hosts Cayton.

Former Corinthians striker Lee Drydale, who was also the man of the match, smashed in five goals, while skipper Mikey Anderson struck a hat-trick and Rich Tolliday also netted.

Falsgrave will now have to wait and hope that Filey Reserves drop points in their final two games against Cayton, otherwise the title will be heading south to Filey.

Edgehill Res 1 (Spurr) Snainton 3 (Sanderson 2, D I’Anson)

A double from Jamies Sanderson, who usually plays in goal for the villagers, and a stunning long-range strike from manager Dan I’Anson secured all three points in this game, which was switched to Snainton.

Sanderson, playing outfield in the final game of the season, gave Snainton the lead on 20 minutes.

Ten minutes after the break stand-in keeper Paul I’Anson, usually a centre-back, tipped John Coulson’s penalty onto the bar.

On the hour mark, Sanderson made it 2-0 and with 15 minutes remaining boss Dan I’Anson came on for a cameo performance.

Ten minutes Elliot Spurr gave Edgehill hope with a deflected goal, but in the 85th minute the Snainton manager stepped up and smashed a screamer in from 25 yards to roll back the years.

Man of the match was James Wilson as he had a first-class game at centre-back.

Division three

FC Soba 6 Seamer Res 0

FC Soba 5 Seamer Res 1

Champions Soba chalked up two straightforward wins in this double-header aganst Seamer, the six points leaving them well clear of closest rivals West Pier Reserves and Sleights.

Sleights v Cayton Cors Res - postponed as Cayton failed to raise a side.

Sleights were unable to seal their promotion to division two due to Cayton calling this game off an hour before kick-off.

The game looks set to be played later in the season, with the visitors likelty to be fined and docked points.

Ayton Reserves 1 (Friett) Falsgrave Reserves 0

A stunning overhead kick from a corner in the 20th minute by Kieran Friett was the only moment or merit in this drab encounter.

Friett was also named man of the match for the victors.