Saturday League round-up: Division two - Scales helps Edgehill sink Filey

Soccer ball in motion over grass
Soccer ball in motion over grass

There were goals galore in the three games played in division two of the Scarborough News Saturday League, with Edgehill Reserves the main achievers with a 9-4 home win against rivals Filey Town Reserves.

Edgehill Reserves 9 (Scales 4, JP Watson 2, Prosser, Robinson, Ferrey) Filey Town Reserves 4 (Sheldon 2, J Gage, Plant)

Striker Tom Scales led the way with four goals as Edgehill surged into second spot in the division two table with this hammering of a depleted Filey side.

JP Watson banged in a brace of goals for Martyn Ferrey’s team, with Jason Prosser, Damian Robinson and Ferrey also on target.

Scott Sheldon scored twice for the visitors, with Joe Gage and Lee Plant bagging one apiece.

Mike Cappleman shone at centre-back for the victors, with midfielder Craig Love and Scales also taking the eye.

FC Rosette 3 (Scott 2, Amponsah) Snainton 2 (L Watson, Wilson)

Former Rosette boss Dan I’Anson saw his Snainton side suffer defeat against his old club for the second time in two weeks.

Title-chasing Snainton looked to be in charge of the game when they went 2-0 up in the first 25 minutes.

Leigh Watson opened the scoring for I’Anson’s side, forcing the ball home after Mike Webster’s header rebounded off the woodwork.

This soon became 2-0 when Josh Sands’ fine pass was smashed home by striker James Wilson.

The pacy Prince Amponsah continued his goalscoring form shortly afterwards, the forward racing onto a long pass over the top of the Snainton defence and lobbing the visiting keeper.

Just before half-time Liam Scott pulled it back to 2-2 with a powerful finish.

A poor clearance after the break by Snainton allowed Scott to curl home a stunning 25-yard shot to decide this end-to-end clash.

Wilson and centre-back Karl Cooper were the star men for Snainton.

Newlands Reserves 3 (Delve 3) Rillington 3 (Palmer, Greatorex, Lawley)

Ten-man Newlands almost pulled off a stunning win at home to Rillington.

The game seemed to be heading in the visitors’ favour when they surged into an early 2-0 lead.

Colin Palmer opened the scoring for the villagers with a close-range effort after his first shot re-bounded to him, then veteran striker Paul Greatorex headed in to double his side’s lead.

Striker Luke Delve sparked the depleted home team’s comeback with his first goal, from the penalty spot after he had been fouled in the area.

Delve’s second brought the scores level and the amazing reversal continued when he completed his hat-trick to make it 3-2 to Dougie McGregor’s side at the interval.

Having played for an hour with one less player, Newlands began to tire in the last half-hour, but they looked likely to hang on until James Lawley’s hopeful cross-shot sailed over the home goalkeeper and earnedthem a point - although Delve almost snatched a win, his late effort fired into the side-netting.

Player-boss McGregor said all of his team deserved the man-of-the-match award, while Paul Mills, on the left of midfield, was Rillington’s star man.