Ryedale Sports Club obtained only their second Scarborough & District League win on Saturday when beating Seamer Sports 3-2 – despite playing most of the game with 10 men.
Matty Allison gave Ryedale the lead after 10 minutes after a superb pass from Jamie Fewster.
But five minutes later they were reduced to 10 men when Heath Brown was sent off for denying a scoring opportunity.
Seamer’s resultant penalty was taken by former Pickering Town favourite Darren Clough but Ryedale goalkeeper Dave Whitelock saved superbly. Clough equalised after 43 minutes with a header but a minute later Ryedale regained the lead when Josh Gray scored, chipping the ’keeper from an acute angle.
Gray scored his second goal after 50 minutes and Seamer could only hit back with five minutes to go, Joe Tiffany the scorer, with Ryedale holding out thanks in part to a man-of-the-match display by Whitelock in goal.
Edgehill rose into second place after a 4-2 win at Filey Town, who drop a place to third.
Ricky Tomlinson fired Filey ahead, but Aaron Jenking, Kieran Link, Shaun Dodson and Danny Collins, after good work by Ricky Greening, put Edgehill clear. James Pinder scored Filey’s second goal just before the end.
Edgehill included Pickering Town’s skipper Jamie Patterson and Gary Hepples in their line-up.
Eastfield St James came from behind to beat Ayton 2-1 thanks to goals by Phil Warnett and Nick Hegarty. Richard Thomas had put Ayton ahead.
Hunmanby United crashed 5-1 to Whitby Fishermen. Chris Crawford put Hunmanby ahead, but Jordan Purvis (2), Alex McGovern, Ryan Braithwaite and Neil Hart struck back.
In the second division, Rillington Athletic were well beaten 3-0 at home by United Sports Bar, while Sleights beat Filey Town reserves 4-1 to maintain third spot in the table.
Snainton were knocked out of the League Cup 6-1 by West Pier, for whom Gareth Sygroves hit a hat-trick. Liam Mintoft scored Snainton’s consolation.