Trafalgar boosted their push for the Sunday League division one crown this evening with a 4-0 home win against third-placed Klosters, while in division two second-placed Whitby Wanderers romped to a 6-1 win at rivals West Pier Reserves.
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Trafalgar 4 (Logan, Exley, R Pinder, own goal) Klosters 0
Trafalgar are closing in on leaders Newlands Park after this 4-0 win against Klosters - Traf are now only three points behind Park and have three games in hand.
After an even first half, Sean Exley opened the scoring for Traf, although it was in controversial circumstances as the linesman flagged for offside, the referee disallowed it then awarded the goal to Exley.
Traf made it 2-0 through an own goal and Billy Logan struck to make it 3-0 at the break. Rob Pinder sealed the win in the 80th minute, pouncing after a defensive lapse by Klosters.
Traf chief Liam Salt hailed the excellent work of his defenders Ricky Nock, Shaun Dodson, Dean MacAuley and Alex Sheader, while Klosters supremo Rhys Howell singled out Michael Brown as his side’s top player on the night.
West Pier Reserves 1 (Midgley) Whitby Wanderers 6 (Kilpatrick 2, Wilson 2, Landers, Marshall)
Mikey Kilpatrick and Jack Wilson scored a brace apiece to boost Whitby Wanderers chances of gaining promotion as runners-up in division two by beating West Pier Reserves 6-1 at home.
Jimmy Landers and Andrew Marshall were also on target for Wanderers, who have now completed their games, Luke Midgley netting for the hosts, who must now win their final four games to pip Whitby to second spot.
Tennyson Res 1 (Allen) Angel 0
George Allen’s 23rd-minute long-range strike secured a 1-0 home win for Tennyson Reserves against Angel.
Strong Tennyson defending and an excellent sporting gesture by Angel boss Bob Farline maintained the lead for the home side.
Angel looked to have levelled on 70 minutes but Farline called the referee over to tell him it had gone out of play for a throw-in during the build-up.