LIAM SALT’S 21st goal of the season set Pickering Town on the road to a 3-0 victory over Glasshoughton Welfare in the Northern Counties East League premier division.
The in-form marksman struck on 11 minutes to give the home side the perfect start at Mill Lane and Liam Shepherd’s 27th minute goal ensured the Pikes were in control at the break.
Joe Danby added a third goal a minute into the second half to edge the Pikes up to 13th in the premier division table.
Scarborough Athletic remain in third place, two points adrift of leaders Bridlington, after a 3-1 home win over Arnold Town.
The sides were level at half-time after Ryan Blott’s 36th-minute opener was cancelled out by Henry Sibenge five minutes before the break.
However, Tony Hackworth nudged the hosts back in front on 65 minutes and Blott’s second wrapped up the points on 75 minutes.
Scarborough take on Redcar Athletic in round one of the North Riding Senior Cup tomorrow (7.45pm) at Bridlington.
Tadcaster Albion’s trip to Nostell Miners Welfare was postponed on Friday due to a problem with the showers at their hosts’ ground.
Albion travel to Harrogate Railway tomorrow (7.45pm) for a West Riding County Cup quarter-final tie.
Sixth-placed Knaresborough Town were 4-1 winners at home to Grimsby Borough in division one.
Steve Bromley scored the opening goal two minutes before half-time and Dave Thomas made it 2-0 on 50 minutes. Jake Thompson got Grimsby back in the game on 59 minutes, but Danny Wright netted for Town on 67 minutes and Bromley got his second four minutes from time.
Selby Town’s home game against Askern Villa was postponed after an attack by vandals at the Robins’ Flaxley Road ground, as reported in The Press on Friday.
Harrogate Town, who host Hastings United in the FA Cup second round on Saturday, lost 2-0 at Gainsborough Trinity in round one of the FA Trophy.
Harrogate Railway Athletic salvaged a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Wakefield in Evo-Stik League division one north.
Nathan Cartman levelled for hosts Railway, cancelling out Lee Turner’s 52nd minute strike for Wakefield at Station View.