SATURDAY LEAGUE: Whitby sink Pier to send Seamer down

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Whitby Fishermen’s Society avoided relegation from division one of the Scarborough News Saturday League thanks to a 2-1 win at home to West Pier, which confirmed that Seamer Sports went down despite battling back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at home to Ayton.

Scarborough News Saturday League division one

Whitby Fishermen’s Society 2 (Hart, Bailey) West Pier 1 (Provins)

Whitby Fishermen’s Society battled back from a goal down to win 2-1 at home to West Pier and secure their division one status for another season.

Pier opened the scoring 10 minutes before half-time with a neat turn and finish from striker Paul Provins, after good approach play from Rob Speight.

The home side stepped up a gear after the break and they levelled in the 50th minute through Neil Hart.

Man of the match Sam Bailey scored the winner for Whitby in the 70th minute.

Whitby finish their season on Monday night with a home game against Eastfield.

Seamer 3 (Forsyth, Jewitt, Hartley) Ayton 3 (Stubbings 2, Peel)

Seamer Sports’ relegation from the top flight was confirmed by Whitby’s win, despite their 3-3 home draw with Ayton, the home side roaring back from 3-0 down.

There may yet be a lifeline for managerless Seamer though, as Edgehill Reserves cannot be promoted as champions of division two.

Runners-up USB will step up to division one with basement club Ryedale Sports relegated but the league AGM in June will discuss whether Seamer will stay in the top flight or third-placed Sleights be asked to go up from division two.

A Tyson Stubbings double and a Dan Peel effort looked to have steered a weakened Ayton to a 3-0 lead but the home side refused to submit and snatched a point.

When Ben Riley failed to hang onto a shot, Matty Forsyth slotted in from close range to make it 3-1 and the hosts added a second through Dan Jewitt’s shot from Conner Myerscough’s fine run and cross from the left wing.

One minute from time Jamie Hartley’s bullet header from a Craig Love corner earned a point for Seamer.

Hunmanby United o Edgehill 3 (Greening 2, Noon)

A Ricky Greening double helped division one runners-up Edgehill end the season on a winning note with a 3-0 success at Hunmanby United.

Andy Noon also netted for Steve Clegg’s side, who only fielded four first-team regulars, as 10 first-teamers were unavailable.

Kieran Link and Martyn Ferrey shared the man-of-the-match honours for Edgehill.

Eastfield v Newlands - postponed, Eastfield failed to raise a team

Division two

Sleights 3 (Roe 2, J Faichney) USB 2 (Williamson, Battye)

Runners-up USB were edged out by third-placed Sleights in this keenly-contested clash.

The hosts went 2-0 up in the first half through goals from Ryan Rose and Jake Faichney but Tom Williamson pulled a goal back before half-time.

The villagers restored their two-goal lead through a tap-in from man of the match Roe, but a thumping 30-yard shot from left-winger Charles Battye - playing further upfield than his usual defensive role - gave USB hope, but Sleights held on for a winning end to the season, ending just a point behind USB.

Right-winger Sean Buckross was the man of the match for USB.

Newlands Park Reserves 9 (Stride 3, Shone 2, Griffiths 2, Tadman 2) Snainton 2 (Mintoft, Wilson)

A three-goal blast from man of the match Adam Stride steered Newlands Park Reserves to a 9-2 home win against Snainton.

Matty Shone, Matt Griffiths and James Tadman also scored two apiece as the League Trophy winners ended their campaign on a winning note

Liam Mintoft and James Wilson notched for a below-par Snainton side.

Division three

Whitby RFC 12 (Jobling 5, Ross 3, Usher 2, Kilpatrick, C Swales) Athletico2B 1 (Kirkup)

Champions Whitby RFC hammered eight-man runners-up Athletico2B 12-1 in the final division three game of the season.

After Steve Kirkup had put the depleted visitors ahead in the opening moments, Paul Jobling led the way for the home side with five goals while Steven Ross weighed in with a hat-trick and Marc Usher added a brace of goals.

Mikey Kilpatrick and Chad Swales also notched for Steve Mothersdale’s side, for who Jobling was man of the match.