Wombleton Wanderers home in on division two title

Wombleton Wanderers home in on division two title

Wombleton Wanderers home in on division two title

First published in Sport

WOMBLETON Wanderers beat an understrength Heslerton reserves 4-0 to bolster their division two title march.

Heslerton’s woes were compounded when Liam Bradley had a 75th-minute penalty saved. Their men of the match were Marc Craig in goal and centre-half Scott Bown.

Paul White was the hero as Kirkdale United moved back into second place after a 2-1 home win against Thornton-le-Dale reserves.

Jon Cooper put Thornton ahead on the half-hour mark but three minutes later White scored a fine equaliser.

Man-of-the-match White added a second goal a minute before half-time.

Settrington and Slingsby played out a terrific end-to-end 1-1 draw.

Slingsby’s Scott Simpson shot wide when clean through before the break.

The first real chance of the second half saw Settrington’s Rory Darley hit a post from 15 yards, and Slingsby goalkeeper Shaun Suffield also made a superb save. However, from the resultant corner, on 70 minutes, Chris Lightfoot scored.

Slingsby’s equaliser arrived after 82 minutes when Simpson scored.

Late on Lewis Waltham missed an open goal for Settrington, while Simpson had a great chance for Slingsby superbly saved by Victor Kovacs.

Slingsby’s day was marred by an injury to Luke Gibson.

Midfielder Chris Lightfoot was Setty’s man of the match. Danny Nunwick and Glynn Brown impressed for Slingsby, though their star man was left-back Joe Brown.

Rillington Athletic reserves were shock 3-2 winners at Union Rovers 2nds. A Callum Dent brace put Union clear but Rillington hit back through Cameron Swift (2) and debutant Blane Welford before half-time.

The game had a lengthy hold-up when Rillington’s Nick Johnson suffered a suspected broken leg in a goalless second half. Johnson had been the Rills’ man of the match, Dent getting the Union award.

Easingwold Town 3rds beat Pickering Knights 2-1. Ryan Wade scored and man-of-the-match Francis Raper put them two up. Will Preston netted a fine solo goal in reply to cap his fine individual display.

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