SATURDAY LEAGUE: Rosette miss chance to claim title

FC Rosette
FC Rosette

FC Rosette’s 2-1 loss at Itis Itis Rovers saw them miss the chance to win the Saturday League Division Three title on Monday night.

All they needed was a point from the game, but instead, Rovers claimed all three.

Impressive centre-back Niall Gibb gave Rovers the lead, but Jamie Wray levelled up for Rosette before the break.

Ross Kevan pounced after the interval with a fine finish to seal the win for Itis Itis.

Goal Sports kept the pressure on the table-toppers with a powerful 8-1 win against Scalby Reserves.

Mike Brown tapped Goal Sports ahead, Mike Grayshan headed a second, before Paul Hill made it three after the half-hour.
Rhys Howell headed a Dan Pickard cross into his own net to make it 4-0 at the beginning of the second period,

Then Niall Prentice added a fifth on the hour. Hill’s second and a Dan Blanchard effort stretched the tally to seven, before Rich Simpson gave Scalby some consolation at 7-1.

Dan Pollard completed the scoring for a Goal Sports side, who had Hill in outstanding form.

Sherburn’s faint hopes of promotion were dented by a 7-2 loss against Westover Reserves.

Zak Hanson moved Westover ahead, only for Paul Mills to level after good work from Ross Anderson.

Hanson restored Westover’s advantage before the break, but when the new half began Liam Scott headed Sherburn back on terms.

Westover marched clear after this as Sherburn tired, with Hanson taking his personal tally to four and Callum Myers chipping in with a treble.

Ross Taylor in the middle of the park was Westover’s star man.

Hunmanby United Reserves threw away a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 against Commercial.

Goals from Alex Jordan, Max Wood and Tom Brown put Hunmanby three up after 20 minutes, but Louis Warley was then sent off for foul and abusive language to give Commercial a path back into the game.

They struck back to level up, despite a fine display from Hunmanby’s Josh Welburn.

West Pier kept their Division One title push on track with a hard-earned 3-2 home win against Hunmanby United, Martin Cooper scoring the winner with the last kick of the game.

In a keenly contested game Hunmanby took an early lead through James Pinder and Oli Milner doubled Hunmanby’s lead on 30 minutes, running on clear with Pier claiming offside before rounding Chris Ferrey and slotting home

Pier responded with efforts from Neil Thomas and Billy Logan being saved by Lee Johnson, Hunmanby’s impressive keeper.  

The Pier pressure did tell though on 42 minutes with Shaun Dodson giving the hosts hope, squeezing home Cooper’s corner

After the interval Pier were on top but Hunmanby were always looking dangerous on the break.

More saves from Johnson kept out Logan and Thomas again but he could do nothing to stop Will Jenkinson bundling home the equaliser on 70 minutes after an almighty scramble

Pier pushed for the winner and with the last kick of the game Cooper’s punt from 40 yards went in off the underside of the bar.

Pier boss Andy Spivey said: “Hunmanby were a little unlucky not to share a point but the win means Pier need two points from the remaining four games to claim the title

“Sam Garnett was our man of the match and credit to groundstaff at Sherburn for their efforts to ensure the game was playable after a hectic weekend.”

Sleights battled hard for a 3-3 draw at home to Filey Town.

The hosts led early on when teenager Taylor Humble, who was man of the match, opened the scoring.

However, goals from Ben Briggs and Town man of the match Liam Sugden following defensive errors, allowed the visitors to turn the match on its head to lead 2-1 at the interval.

Sleights roared back and deservedly levelled when Robbie Hurworth’s low drive took a big deflection on its way into the bottom-right corner.

But it looked as though the hosts were to be denied when Filey’s John Emmerson slotted home a penalty in the last 10 minutes, only for the man who conceded the spot kick, Sam Leadley, to drill home from a corner and claim a well earned share of the spoils.

Filey Town Reserves hit two goals in the final five minutes to snatch a 3-2 Division Two home win against Cayton Corinthians Reserves.

Cayton, who were the much better team throughout went ahead through Harry Sleep then Filey equalised before half-time through Joe Eblet.

The visitors restored their lead through a second-half Jake Sands penalty, but Billy Coyne’s two goals in the closing five minutes stole the three points.

Ellis Howley was Cayton’s man of the match.

Seamer Sports Reserves moved into second spot with a 7-2 home win against West Pier Reserves.

Kyle O’Toole led the way with a hat-trick while Danny Kelly (2), Tom Adams and Matty Forsyth also netted.

Tom Adams and Arran Wright shared the man of the match award for the victors.