Defending Scarborough News Saturday League champions West Pier paid the penalty after being pegged back by a late Filey Town leveller on Wednesday night.
FILEY TOWN 1 (W Hunter pen) WEST PIER 1 (Jenkinson)
Pier were left reeling after a late penalty cost them a huge win in their bid to retain the division one title.
Pier were fortunate not to fall behind early on after a superb stop from keeper Jon Hyde.
But they managed to see off a spell of Filey pressure to take the lead after 39 minutes, Pier’s man of the match Will Jenkinson heading in Martin Cooper’s corner at the front post.
Pier almost doubled their lead after the break, but Paul Provins’ chip was acrobatically cleared off the line by James Jenkinson and the lead stayed at 1-0.
Th champions thought they had doubled their lead with 85 minutes on the clock though, Neil Thomas getting to the byline and feeding Provins to tap in, but the linesman judged that the ball had travelled forward and that Provins was offside and the goal was scratched out.
That decision cost Pier dearly just minutes later when a melee in the box saw linesman Andy Smith call for the attention of referee Bill Pashby, who pointed to the spot as a result and Will Hunter calmly swept in from the spot to end things at 1-1.
Spivey said: “It’s a draw that feels like a defeat to us. Two decisions in the last five minutes have cost us in the end.
“It is still in our hands though and we have to beat Newlands and Eastfield to do it.”
Filey boss Brannan wasn’t happy with his team’s performance. He said: “We were well below par tonight, but we still could have won the game had we taken our chances.
“We’re still in it. We have tough games at Ayton and Whitby, but we are confident of winning them both, then who knows?”
EDGEHILL 3 (L Cooper 2, JP Watson) NEWLANDS 1 (McGregor)
Edgehill’s excellent run of form continued after they rose to third place in the league with a 3-1 win at home to Newlands.
They led 2-0 through two superb left-footed strikes from Liam Cooper, the second one rattling in off the post.
Dougie McGregor’s goal after 40 minutes made the scoreline 2-1 at half-time, before JP Watson bagged Edgehill’s third and last goal after 75 minutes to round things off.
Dan Jones stood out at centre-back for Edgehill.
EASTFIELD 0 SEAMER SC 0
Eastfield and Seamer shared the spoils after neither could break the deadlock.
Both sides had their chances on the night, but neither could take them.
Sam Walker and Greg Chadwick played well for Seamer while Mark Barber and Lee Tate impressed for Eastfield.
CAYTON 0 FILEY TOWN RESERVES 7 (Gage 2, Sheldon 2, M Dickens, J Powell, Plant)
Jay Taylor’s Filey Town Reserves will be crowned division two champions if they can beat Cayton again on Saturday, after they beat them 7-0 tonight.
Cayton could only muster 10 men for tonight’s game and Filey took advantage.
Scott Sheldon bagged a double and he was joined by Joe Gage, who also netted two. Matty Dickens, Jordan Powell and Lee Plant also scored for Filey.
Lee Lambert shone at left-back.