JOE Gibson’s hat-trick ensured Staithes will finish in the top half of the Eskvale and Cleveland League.
Once again Great Ayton fielded a young side, with lots of energy and enthusiasm but on this occasion were outdone by a more experienced Staithes side.
Two goals in each half for Staithes set them on the way to a comfortable win, with James Rice and Joe Gibson scoring one apiece.
In the second half, the game flowed from end to end and Ayton could not find the final pass to finish off some good approach play and get a decent shot on goal.
Staithes had the player who could finish and Joe Gibson netted two goals to give him a deserved treble.
Great Ayton 0 Staithes Ath 4