SATURDAY DIVISIONS 2 & 3: Sleights march on

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Sleights kept their division two promotion bid on course with a 5-1 home win against Flixton, United Sports Bar also staying in contention with a 2-1 win at home to Scalby and third division leaders West Pier Reserves winning 2-0 at home to Cayton Corinthians Reserves.

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Division two

Sleights 5 (Roe, Hardy, Fawcett pen, Watson, Trotter) Flixton 1 (Chambers)

Sleights remain unbeaten at home after another comfortable win at a windswept Caedmon School against Flixton.

Ryan Roe opened the scoring on 10 minutes with a speculative overhead kick from the edge of the box.

The hosts doubled their lead moments later after Roe’s left-wing corner was blocked on the line but Andy Hardy made sure to claim his third goal in as many games.

Roe fired a free-kick against the underside of the bar after Ben Watson was scythed down on the right-edge of the box.

Within seconds, Watson again went down, this time inside the penalty area, and James Fawcett gleefully slotted home the resulting spot-kick.

Jake Faichney’s curling effort was well saved, but James Howard’s men went in 4-0 up at the break as Watson sidefooted in at the second attempt after first clipping the post.

The second half was a more even affair, Flixton pulled one back with a 60th minute effort from Luke Chambers, but substitute Michael Trotter made sure with a composed finish on the break after collecting Watson’s lay-off.

United Sports Bar 2 (Vasey pen, Walker) Scalby 1 (A Townley)

United Sports Bar kept their promotion challenge alive with a late winner in their 2-1 success at home to Scalby.

Liam Vasey opened the scoring for United Sports Bar from the penalty spot, the only goal of the first half.

Ten minutes into the second half, Scalby levelled when striker Ash Townley ghosted in at the far post from a corner to fire the ball in.

Both sides had chances as they went for a winner but it was the home side who scored the crucial goal five minutes from time, sub Jack Walker netting with a fine effort after a swift counter-attack.

Centre-back Darren Swinger was named as the man of the match for the victors, with striker Shaun Scales the star man for Scalby.

Division three

West Pier Reserves 2 (W Garnett, Speight) Cayton Corinthians Reserves 0

West Pier Reserves pulled further clear at the top of the third division table with a 2-0 home win against Cayton Corinthians Reserves.

Will Garnett’s curling shot put Pier ahead on the half-hour mark and the home side secured the points with a second goal from Rob Speight on the hour, the striker breaking away before poking his shot past the Cayton keeper.

The midfield trio of Will Garnett and his brother Sam alongside veteran Martin Young were solid for Dave Crawford’s side, with Nick Thorpe their man of the match.

Falsgrave Reserves 1 (Hansen) Westover Wasps Reserves 3 (Shaw, Smith, Cooper)

Westover Wasps Reserves belied their third-from-bottom position with a richly-deserved 3-1 win at fifth-placed Falsgrave Reserves.

Sixteen-year-old Jordan Shaw opened the scoring for the Wasps, who a strong wind at their backs in the first half, after a flick-on from Travis Wood.

Ten minutes later it was 2-0, Will Smith netting at the back post.

Midway through the second half Falsgrave pulled a goal back through Hansen, and Ryan Goodworth shot over when put straight through on goal.

Wasps wrapped up the win three minutes from time with a counter-attack, which was finished off with a clever lob by 16-year-old sub Aiden Cooper.

Paul Brunger was named as the Wasps man of the match for a tireless display in central midfield, although defenders Neal Castleton and Lee Donaldson also impressed.

Midfielder Paul Reddy was man of the match for the home side.