Club hit Ayton 2nds for six

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Whitby Rugby Club continued their good form, making light work of Ayton Reserves in Saturday’s Scarborough and District League third division clash.

Sam Gale made two saves in the first 10 minutes but after that, it was one-way traffic with the Ayton goalkeeper having a terrific game.

Rugby club took the lead on 20 minutes when good work from Usher and Ross resulted in the ball running free for Hogarth to lob the keeper from edge of the box.

Ayton were finding it hard to live with club’s attacking force and the second arrived when the impressive Steven Ross took a couple of defenders on and shot at goal from tight angle, only for the keeper to parry into the path of Usher who headed in.

The third arrived just before half-time when Hogarth’s trickery took him past two defenders before being fouled in box. Damon Craig made no mistake from the spot.

The second half started much as the first had finished with constant impressive attacking football.

Ross added a fourth, smashing into the roof of the net after cutting inside two defenders to make it four.

Kilpatrick eventually got a well-deserved goal, hammering in the fifth after great skill.

Ross finished the scoring, getting the sixth and his second of the game.

Club’s spirits were not to be dampened by a late consolation from Ayton.

The visiting keeper had very impressive game, keeping the score below double figures.

Team spokesman Ste Mothersdale said: “I’m really proud of all the players.

“It’s coming together nicely now.

“I can’t pick a man of the match as it was a great team performance with some great attacking football.

“The front four were excellent, the spirit at the club is fantastic and with three of the top four to play in our last six games, we have plenty to look forward to.”

Ayton Reserves 1 Whitby RFC 6