Dave Brannan’s Filey Town side moved to the summit of the division one table after comfortably beating rivals Edgehill 6-0 at Staxton, while Ayton Reserves moved into the last four of the Frank White Trophy.
Edgehill 0 Filey Town 6 (P Dickens 3, Tomlinson 2, Hunter)
Filey Town moved to the top of the division one table and re-affirmed their title ambitions after a 6-0 hammering of Edgehill at Staxton.
Dave Brannan’s men didn’t have a lot of the ball for the first five minutes but they managed to take a lead when they broke down the flank and Ricky Tomlinson managed to beat the offside trap and fire in to make it 1-0.
Town led 2-0 when Will Hunter headed in at the back post and when prolific target-man Phil Dickens found the back of the net, Brannan’s men were 3-0 up at the break.
Filey’s dominance continued after the break and they made it 4-0 when Tomlinson netted his second.
Top scorer Dickens confirmed Filey’s dominance after he stroked in from the penalty spot after Tomlinson had been brought down in the box.
The scoring was complete when Dickens wrapped up his hat-trick and ended things at 6-0 to the visitors.
Boss Brannan was delighted after the clash. He said: “I’m delighted that we’ve gone to the top of the league.
“It’s the first time we’ve been up there in a while and it is now my intention for us to stay there and win the league.
“I’ll be disappointed if we finish any lower than first now after going top.
“It was a massive win for us. To get a clean sheet and score six away at Edgehill is superb.
“They had a lot of the ball but never really had that cutting edge and managed to penetrate our defence.”
Brannan picked out defenders Liam Barnes and James Jenkinson as his side’s star men.
Seamer SC 2 (Lowery, Lawton) Whitby Fishermen’s Society 1
Matty Dawson’s Seamer side picked up three potentially crucial points from their home clash against Whitby Fishermen’s Society.
The first half proved un-eventful as neither side could break the deadlock.
It took until the 70th minute for either side to find the target, defender Liam Lowery rising highest from a corner to head Seamer into a 1-0 lead.
With five minutes left on the clock the visitors equalised and it looked likely that the sides would have to share the spoils, but after the Fishermen managed to block two attempts after Seamer swung in a corner, Gary Lawton smashed into the roof of the net.
Boss Dawson said: “We deserved to win in the end. The lads worked hard and it was a real team effort.
“Ben Mason came up from the reserves and did well at left-back and Ali Caw played well on the right side of the midfield.”
Eastfield St James 6 (Hegarty 4, Kelly, OG) Ryedale 1
Eastfield play-manager Nick Hegarty smashed in four goals to help his side to a 6-1 win at home to Ryedale.
The home side led 1-0 after an own goal from a corner and that was the way the scoreline read until the interval.
Hegarty then took control of the tie, firing in a hat-trick to make it 4-0 before Ryedale hit back.
The player-boss then grabbed his fourth and his side’s fifth before Danny Kelly rounded things off for 6-1.
Hegarty picked out defender Lee Tate as his side’s man of the match, while he was also quick to praise match official Mally Norman for his control of the clash.
Westover Wasps 0 Hunmanby United 1 (A Crawford)
Westover Wasps were left regretting their wastefulness infront of goal as they went down to a surprise 1-0 defeat against rock-bottom Hunmanby.
Veteran Andy Crawford put Hunmanby in front in the first half and the scores remained that way after Westover missed two penalties and had three goals chalked out.
Chris Hannnam saw his first-half spot-kick saved smartly by United keeper Josh Crawford before Liam Buglass smashed his side’s second penalty over the bar after the break.
Westover’s Sam O’Flanagan, Buglass and Kurt Rose all had goals ruled out as Hunmanby held on for their first win of the season.
FRANK WHITE TROPHY ROUND 2
Ayton Reserves 7 (M Dove 2, Stubbings 2, Dorey, Bywater, Craven) Whitby RFC 2
Mark Plumpton’s Ayton Reserves side set up a semi-final clash with Cayton Reserves after smashing seven past Whitby RFC.
Ayton’s opener was somewhat fortuitous as Mark Craven’s effort rebounded back onto him off the keeper and into the net.
Ayton thought they had been awarded a penalty shortly afterwards when referee Alan Marshall blew his whistle, but they were given a free-kick on the edge of the box. Mark Dove wasn’t concerned though as he stepped up and swept the ball into the back of the net for 2-0.
Whitby halved their deficit but when centre back Paul Thornton thundered a header in, Ayton led 3-1.
A 44th-minute goal from the visitors set the second half up nicely, but Ayton took control of the affair after the break.
Steve Dorey scored the goal of the game to make it 4-2 when he beat four men before finding the net with an audacious chip over the keeper.
It was 5-2 only moments later after Ayton won the ball back almost immediately and a raking ball from Liam Glaves found Tyson Stubbings, who fired in.
Substitute Dan Bywater delivered the goods within moments of being introduced when he slammed in with a volley from the edge of the area before Mark Dove slotted hom Ayton’s seventh and final goal from the penalty spot after Carl Sample was brought down in the box.
Plumpton picked out Dove as their man of the match.
FA JUNIOR CUP QUARTER-FINAL
Flixton 2 Kirkbymoorside Reserves 5 (Brown 3, Piercy, Butler)
Flixton were dumped out of the FA Junior Cup at the quarter-final stage after Kirkbymoorside beat them 5-2.
Kirkby led 2-0 before Flixton managed to hit back and level matters.
But in the end a hat-trick from Josh Brown and goals from Rhys Piercy and Josh Buttler were enough for the Ryedale Beckett League side to progress.