FRIDAY evening saw the Beckett League’s first trophy winners of the season crowned as Rosedale Abbey overcame Wombleton Wanderers 2-1 in the Gordon Harrison Memorial Trophy.

Hosted at Pickering’s Mill Lane, Rosedale took the lead inside the opening 10 minutes when Paul Allsopp turned home a corner.

Ryan Rivis pulled Wombleton level minutes after the interval before John Turnbull scored the decisive third with an excellent volley to seal victory for Rosedale midway through the second half.

In Division One, Ayton edged a seven-goal thriller at Snainton.

Eric Hall’s double contributed half of Ayton’s total, with Jake Sands and substitute Ethan Pashby also on the scoresheet for the visitors, who moved up to third with victory.

Joe Milner scored two of Snainton’s three in reply.

The Valley also found their shooting boots as they eased past last-placed Bagby & Balk 4-0.

A Brandon Neale brace led the way for the visitors, who held a 1-0 advantage at the break, with Jake Adams and Sam Westmoreland also on target as they ran away with things in the second half.

Those taking in Ryedale’s home tie with Goal Sports in Division Two were also not short of entertainment, with the visitors scoring a las-gasp winner to run out 5-4 victors.

Liam Welburn opened the scoring for the hosts midway through the first half, but it didn’t take long for Lewis Hunter to equalise, with the scores locked at one apiece at the break.

Kieran Grzesiowski and Josh Welburn then saw the visitors eke out a two-goal advantage, before Brad Cawkwell and Dan Greaves scored within a minute of each other to leave the score at 4-2 by the 65th minute.

Welburn’s second of the afternoon brought the hosts back within one before Ben Thompson completed the comeback with six minutes remaining, only for Nathan Sutherland to score deep into added time to ensure a crucial three points for Goal Sports.

They remain second, four points behind Whitby Fishermen’s Academy, but with two games in hand.

Heslerton look as though they will have to settle for third as their final league game of the season ended in a 2-1 defeat at Goldsborough – who have five games of theirs still remaining.

Talisman Ben Watson rose highest to head the hosts in front after a corner had only been half-cleared by the Heslerton defence.  

Hessie looked to hit back when George Ridler was fouled midway inside the opposition half, but Morgan Kendrew’s delivery somehow eluded Jake Allardice, and instead they trailed at the interval.

Things threatened to go from bad to worse for the visitors when both influential midfielder Jamie Atkinson and David Hebron hobbled off with injury – leaving Seb Marras, who injured himself during the warm-up, to bring them back up to their full complement.

However, despite limited mobility, the centre-back provided a telling impact, levelling the scores after connecting with Nathan Poole’s cross to head home.

It looked as though that had been enough for the visitors to earn a point, only for Jack Bowden to nod Goldsborough back in front and claim the spoils deep into added time.

The only other match in the division saw Lealholm Reserves earn a 3-1 triumph at Amotherby & Swinton Reserves.

Josh Hodgson fired in the visitors’ first goal with just eight minutes on the clock, but they were held to 1-1 at the interval.

However, second-half goals from Jake Hambley and Elliott Naylor ensured that the points would leave with Lealholm.

Elsewhere, Whitby Fishermen’s Society Academy began their quest for the Marisa Trophy in style with a 6-3 rout of Slingsby.

The game saw much of its action in a jam-packed first half that saw the sides share six goals.

Both Rio Howden and Jermaine Timms were on the scoresheet for visitors Slingsby, but goals from Jake Faichney, Jack Kelly and Kieran Wade ensured the Fishermen led 4-2 at the interval.

Faichney then went on to complete his hat-trick and Wade his brace as the hosts romped to victory.

The other first round tie saw Fishburn Park Reserves earn a 3-1 win at home to Sinnington.

Harry Coates, Rueben Wall and Sonny Winspear were on target for the hosts.