Sunday League: Cameron stars in West Pier win

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West Pier and Newlands eased to victories in division one of the Scarborough News Sunday League, while there were wins for Ayton, Trafalgar Reserves and Ayton in division two and cup successes for Alma and Commercial.

Division one

Cayton 4 (Venner 2, Dennis, Durham) West Pier 10 (Dobson 4, Speight 2, D Jones, Bradbury, Collings, og)

Cameron Dobson hammered in four goals as Pier claimed victory against a determined young Cayton outfit.

Man of the match Dobson, who played in just behind striker Rob Speight in the first half, pushed up to a striker’s position after the interval and helped Pier pull clear of their young hosts. Speight also netted two goals while teenager Ryan Collings, Dan Jones, Daniel Bradbury and an own goal completed the scoring for Jamie Towse’s team.

The home side played well in the first half and goals from striker Mikey Dennis, Josh Venner and Ashley Durham put them 3-3 at one point in the opening 45 minutes, but Pier pressure paid off and they lead 6-3 by half-time.

A second Venner goal gave Cayton hope at 7-4, but another three-goal salvo secured the points for the away side.

Cayton boss John Best said: “Dennis and right-back Jake McAleese played very well for us, especially as we had a very young side on the park today, hopefully we can get a few players back from injury for next week’s game.”

Towse said: “I think Cayton played some good football and considering how young a lot of their players are they did very well. For us, as well as Cameron, we also had centre-back Dave Bell on top form.”

Tennyson 0 Newlands 6 (Luntley 2, L Cooper, McCoubrey, Mann, og)

Newlands continue to rule the roost in division one with a comfortable win at Tennyson.

Ben Luntley led the scoring for the away side with a brace, while Drew McCoubrey, super-sub Chris Mann, Liam Cooper - with a great solo effort - and an own goal capped the win for Newlands.

Keeper George Elliott put in a solid shift for the victors.

Division two

Angel 4 (Matson 2, Buglass, McCallion) Tennyson Reserves 1 (Mahoney)

Ryan Matson’s double strike helped Angel soar to a home win against Tennyson Reserves.

Matson opened the scoring for the hosts with a left-footed shot, but Sam Mahoney brought scores level before half-time when he followed up a shot that had rebounded off the crossbar.

Angel stepped up a gear after the break and Matson’s second restored their lead and an 18-yard strike from Liam Buglass edged them closer to victory.

The best was saved for last as man of the match Aidan McCallion raced through with a great solo run and finish to wrap up the win for Angel.

Castle 1 (Sanderson) Ayton 4 (Stubbings 2, Wallace, Plumpton)

Ayton moved away from the foot of the table with a fine win at fellow strugglers Castle.

Ryan Sanderson put the home side ahead after only four minutes with a delicate lob over the Ayton keeper.

The villagers were dominant from this point on but it took until the half-hour mark for them to level with Sam Wallace’s drilled shot after fine approach play from Corey White.

Despite taking both strikers off and bringing new ones on at half-time it was left to boss Mark Plumpton to show his forwards how to finish on the hour mark, his smart finish from 15 yards putting Ayton in front.

Tyson Stubbings then struck twice to make sure of the win, his first a fine shot after an excellent defence-splitting pass from Tim Hick and the second a lobbed finish after White’s through-ball.

Stubbings was named as man of the match for the visitors for a fine game at left wing, but teenage left-back Arthur Edge, making his debut, pushed him close.

West Pier Reserves 2 (Andy Sheader, Watson pen) Trafalgar Reserves 4 (A Wray 2, J Wray, L Jones)

Traf stay in top spot after this hard-earned win against Pier’s second string.

Centre-back Andy Sheader surged forward to put a weakened Pier ahead on 10 minutes, a deserved lead as the hosts were on top early on.

Luke Jones’ fierce free-kick levelled the scores and then another set-piece saw Alex Wray put Traf ahead against the run of play.

Traf seemed to be sparked into action by this and they stepped up a gear after the break, Jamie Wray adding a third for the visitors early in the second half.

Chris Watson scored from the penalty spot to reduce the deficit to one goal after Damien Howarth had been fouled in the area.

Pier then pushed on looking for a leveller but they were caught out by a second Alex Wray goal on the counter-attack.

Chris Ryan, who started the game at left-back but then tucked into be centre-back, was the Pier man of the match while Curtis Henderson shone for Traf.

Sunday FA Cup first round

Roscoe’s Bar 3 (J Worthy 2, Scott) Alma 5 (Clothier 5)

Alma striker Phil Clothier smashed in all five goals as the second division strugglers booked their place in the second round after seeing off Roscoe’s Bar.

Despite being without nine first-choice players, the top-flight side took the lead through Arran Scott, but a brace from Clothier, his second a storming shot from 18 yards out into the top corner of the net, put the visitors in front.

Clothier then completed his hat-trick but the nine men of Roscoe’s Bar refused to buckle and a double from Jack Worthy - his first a smart finish - brought the scores level once again. Two late goals from Clothier completed the win for Jim Braithwaite’s side, their first success of the season.

Braithwaite said: “This was one of our best victories, especially against a side from the top division. We only had 11 men, there were no subs, but this probably helped forge a strong team spirit. Phil was on fire today but Ryan Wood also deserves a lot of credit for a tireless display in the midfield.”

Roscoe’s Bar boss Lee Paterson said: “I think all my players earned a share of the man-of-the-match award as we battled right to the end despite having a depleted side. It is very frustrating to not be able to field your best team, but we had players cup-tied, injured, away on holiday and at work.”

Kenward Cup first round

Heslerton 1 (Peel) Commercial 2 (Barker, Youngson)

Commercial’s flying start helped them secure victory in this first-round clash at division two rivals Heslerton.

Mike Barker put Commercial ahead in the first minute and in the 20th minute Macauley Youngson’s 30-yard thunderbolt made it 2-0, but despite creating loads of chances the visitors failed to add any more goals.

Dean Storry’s Heslerton side, who finished with six 16-year-olds on the field - played much better in the second half and pulled a goal back 10 minutes from time through Tom Peel but could not force the game into extra-time.

Youngson was star man for Commercial while 17-year-old full-back Jamie Stewart also shone, with midfielder James Mcloughlin the man of the match for the villagers.

Storry was quick to praise the referee Andy Thorpe for his excellent handling of the cup-tie.