Blues too good for Pikes

Kieran Weledji celebrates after giving Whitby Town the lead against Pickering. Pictures: Brian Murfield
Kieran Weledji celebrates after giving Whitby Town the lead against Pickering. Pictures: Brian Murfield

Whitby Town picked up a 2-0 success on the road at Pickering Town on Tuesday evening.

The victory is the Seasiders’ second of their pre-season campaign and leaves them unbeaten in three games following last week’s win over Marske United and Saturday’s draw with Bishop Auckland.

Whitby's Ste Snaith feels the force of a Niall Tilsley challenge

Whitby's Ste Snaith feels the force of a Niall Tilsley challenge

Pickering, who ply their trade two divisions below Whitby in the Northern Counties Premier Division and included ex-Blues Ryan Blott and Denny Ingram in their squad, made a decent start to proceedings but fell behind after a quarter of an hour.

Defender Kieran Weledji was the man who put the visitors ahead at Mill Lane, rising to head home from a corner and registering his second goal in as many games.

Chris Hardy’s men took their advantage into the interval and there were no more goals until Danny McWilliams blasted home a free-kick in the closing stages for 2-0.

The Blues’ next and final pre-season fixture is at home to Scarborough Athletic on Saturday, 1pm kick-off at the Turnbull Ground.

Battling for possession at Mill Lane

Battling for possession at Mill Lane

Full match report and more pictures in Friday’s Gazette.