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Kirkbymoorside set pace with 100 per cent start
3:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Sport
DIVISION four leaders Kirkbymoorside maintained their 100 per cent start to life in the York Minster Engineering League with a 3-0 win at Selby Town.
The Moorsiders have won all four of their league matches since switching to the York competition from the Wearside League and they are three points clear of South Milford.
The surface at Selby suited Kirkby and they started well, moving the ball around and forcing the hosts to chase shadows.
Kirkby’s pressure paid off after only six minutes when Sarjo Cham cut inside and shot over the home ’keeper.
Two minutes later, Alex Strickland made it two when he latched onto a through ball and scored with his shin after his initial shot was saved.
Selby rarely threatened the Kirkby goal and the Moorsiders should have increased their lead as Jordan Rivis brought a good save out of the ’keeper wth a 20-yard strike.
The ball was then fizzed across the goalmouth, but Kirkby were unable to get on the end of the cross.
Selby started the second period the brighter of the two teams, but clear cut goalscoring chances were scarce.
It took Kirkby 20 minutes to get going in the second half and, after putting pressure on the Selby goal, Jordan Rivis finished from six yards to clinch the points.
Martin Charlton was the Moorsiders’ man of the match after putting in a great performance in midfield.
Old Malton St Mary’s and Terrington Glory will both be in the draw for the second round of the North Riding County FA Saturday Cup round one.
York Minster Engineering League premier division leaders Old Malton beat hosts Richmond Mavericks 2-0 in round one on Saturday thanks to goals from Tom Fenwick and Marcus Godsell.
Fellow premier division side Glory were 2-0 winners at Nunthorpe Athletic.
Saints’ lead at the top of the league table was cut to a point as second placed Riccall United won 3-0 at York St John University.
United have won six out of six and have two games in hand.
Brooklyn moved to the top of division one with a 6-2 triumph at Tockwith.
The Ryedale side head the table on goal difference after three consecutive wins to kick off the campaign.
Andrew Philips opened the scoring after a one-on-one with the ’keeper, Jonny Dunning struck the second and, just before half-time, Philips challenged the ’keeper and won the ball to tap in the third.
Brooklyn ’keeper Andrew Slaughter saved a penalty early in the second half, but he was beaten shortly afterwards.
Winger Philips completed his hat-trick and, after Tockwith were gifted a second, he scored a fourth and man-of-the-match Mikey Brown rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot.
Osbaldwick kept up their 100 per cent record as Matt Hattee’s first-half goal was supplemented by a Tom Wheatland brace in a 3-0 win over visitors Malton & Norton.
Craig Hargeaves and Jamie Rank bagged hat-tricks for Stamford Bridge in a 9-0 win over Tadcaster Town in division three.
Michael Pearson, Olly Lee and Sheridon Fletcher completed the rout.
Old Malton St Mary’s Reserves were held 1-1 by Huntington Rovers in reserve ‘A’.
Huntington trailed at the break to a Paul Cook effort, but Kevin Martin rose at the far post to head a late equaliser.
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