Local football round-up

Sleights, black and white kit, lost out at home to Hunmanby United on Saturday. Picture: Brian Murfield
Sleights, black and white kit, lost out at home to Hunmanby United on Saturday. Picture: Brian Murfield
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Round-up of the weekend’s Saturday and Sunday League action.

A depleted Sleights suffered a 6-1 home defeat to Hunmanby United in Division One of the Scarborough and District Saturday League.

James Fawcett gave James Howard’s men an early lead with a spot-kick, but three goals in the closing stages of the first period from James Pinder (2) and Ryan Baldry saw the away team take a 3-1 advantage into the break.

Three more strikes after the interval rounded things off for Hunmanby, Cameron Dobson, Kurt Williamson and Lee Johnson the goalscorers.

Whitby Fishermen also endured a day to forget as they lost 8-1 to league leaders West Pier, on home soil.

A first-half spot-kick brought the Fishermen level at half-time, but Pier took charge and netted seven times after the resumption to claim maximum points.

Bottom side Whitby RUFC were unable to raise a side for their trip to fellow strugglers Westover Wasps.

In Division Three, bottom of the table Fishburn Park Reserves grabbed their first league victory since October when they came from behind to sink Filey Town Thirds 2-1.

With the wind behind them, Filey were on top in the first half and took a 1-0 lead into the break.

Park pinned their visitors deep in their own territory straight from the start of the second period and were level when Callum Halley netted a long-range effort.

The game’s decisive moment arrived when Filey’s keeper’s clearance got caught in a strong gust of wind and fell perfectly for Alex Wiggins to fire home from the edge of the box.

Skipper Richard Fletcher was Fishburn’s star performer, while young right-back Jack Kelly was also in top form.

Boss Carl Oliver said: “The strong wind made it a game of two halves, and while they had the better of the first period it was pretty much all us after the break.

“We had plenty of chances to score more goals and make things more comfortable for ourselves, but as has been the case all season, we just couldn’t finish them off.

“I’m really pleased with the win however, it has been coming for a while.”

Sleights Reserves failed to field a team for their game at Sherburn.

On Sunday, the only Division One fixture to take place saw Fylingdales hammer struggling Barrowcliff 14-1.

Paul Watson led the way for the village side, going one better than last week’s hat-trick against Heslerton by grabbing four goals..

Lewis Peel and Callum Ogden both weighed in with trebles, while Sam Richardson, Jake Faichney, Ryan Cook and Jamie Wassall also got their names on the scoresheet.

In-form Watson was named Dales’ man of the match.

Fylingdales Reserves lost out 3-1 at Newlands Reserves.