By Andrew Snaith
|Saturday 2nd September
NORTH RIDING FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
All 2pm kick-offs
|Billingham Town Reserves||6||V||2||BEADS|
|Boro Rangers||9||V||2||Yarm & Eaglescliffe|
|Fishburn Park||3||V||2||Thornaby Dubliners|
|Nunthorpe Athletic||5||V||5||Grangetown Boys Club|
|Redcar Town||2||V||0||Guisborough United|
|St Marys 1947||5||V||2||Staithes Athletic|
|Stockton West End||2||V||3||Redcar Newmarket|
|NORTH RIDING FOOTBALL LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION
All 2pm kick-offs
|Great Ayton United Royals||10||V||0||Stokesley AR|
|Lingdale Village||1||V||5||Loftus Athletic|
|Middlesbrough & Teesside SA||0||V||6||Bedale AFC|
|Stokesley Sports Club Reserves||3||V||5||New Marske Lakes United|
|Whitby Fishermans Society||2||V||4||Redcar Athletic Reserves|
|Sunday 3rd September
NORTH RIDING FOOTBALL LEAGUE UNDER 19 DIVISION
All 2pm kick-offs
|Billingham Synthonia||3||V||6||Redcar Newmarket|
|Boro Rangers||3||V||1||Hartlepool FC|
|Guisborough Town||9||V||4||Northallerton Town|
|Hartlepool Youth||5||V||1||Middleton Rangers|
|Richmond Town||3||V||4||Coulby Newham|
Redcar Newmarket stay top as they edged a five-goal thriller at Stockton West End- Andrew Duncan, Michael Dowse and Leon Bellerby found the net for the visitors. West End replied through Carl Williams and John Leyshon.
Redcar Town are right up on their neighbours’ shoulders after two second half goals ended Guisborough United’s unbeaten start. Ben Sandy opened the scoring just after the hour, before midfielder Nico Weatherall received a second yellow card. But despite finishing with ten men, Jamie Lee struck late to secure all three points for Town.
Fishburn Park’s 100% run continued with a 3-2 win in Whitby over Thornaby Dubliners. However, it was the visitors who led early on through Adam Scott, who put them in ahead at the break. Jake Faichney levelled early in the second half with Alex McGovern turning the match on its head on the hour. However, ex-Northern League star Harrison Davies levelled with 12 minutes left, only for Nathan Storr to clinch the win for Andy Park’s men, six minutes from time.
St Marys 1947 bounced back from their first defeat of the season to stay in contention with a 5-2 thumping of Staithes Athletic. They were two up early on with quickfire strikes from Ben Cotts and Kurtis Osborne. However, Athletic netted either side of the break through Carl Flatters and James Armstrong to level before a late show saw Matty Calvert, Chris Peacock and Paul Vaughan all net for the Yarm side.
Boro Rangers have fully shrugged off their poor start with a 9-2 success over Yarm and Eaglescliffe. Jack Dalton had opened the scoring for the visitors, who then found themselves 4-1 down by half-time. Goalkeeper Richard Parker was sent off for handling outside his penalty area as Rangers run riot. Dom Wilson netted a late consolation. Both Stuart Rose and Matt McQueeney slammed in hat-tricks, with further goals from Coy Blake, Jack Guy and Jamie Bellamy.
It was an amazing ten-goal thriller at Nunthorpe, who notched through Scott Webb (2), Richard Mills, Tom Atkinson and Lee Armes, with visitors Grangetown finding the net through Lewis Calvert (2), Keith Nyasungo, Ryan Thompson and Darren Morrison.
Finally, Billingham Town Reserves enjoyed a comfortable 6-2 win over BEADS, despite having Kyle Alexander sent off late on. Chris Onyedinma notched inside six minutes, with Curtis Dunn adding a second, before Jack Campbell replied just before half-time. Danny Lambert made it 3-1 early in the second half, but Nathan Summersgill hit back for BEADS. However, Luke Larkin proved the star of the show with a 14-minute hat-trick, starting just after the hour, which proved the difference.
The First Division’s first full programme of the season saw Redcar Athletic Reserves edge a six-goal encounter, at Lythe. Hosts Whitby Fishermens were put to the sword thanks to goals from McCorie Carmichael, Adam Hartnett and Luke Hartnett’s brace. Karl Storr replied for Fishermens, who were also aided by an own goal.
Bedale enjoyed a 6-0 away win over newcomers Middlesbrough & Teesside SA.
Matthew Goodwin (2), Ross Hodgson (2), Danny Baxter and Chris Hope were on target for the North Yorkshiremen.
Great Ayton reached double figures in a one-sided clash with Stokesley AR. A tenth minute own goal set them on their way, but only one more was added before the break. However, the Royals ran riot after half-time with Ashley Woodier, Andrew Johnson, Mark Shimwell (2), Mark Banks (2) and Ben Bielby, with a hat-trick, all finding the net.
Stokelsley Sports Club Reserves drew first blood on 20 minutes against New Marske Lakes United with a good header from Sean Oddy and seemed comfortable but mistakes at the back saw Lakes score three goals in nine minutes from Blue Addison, Lewis Upton and Kieron Stares in a horrific spell for Stokesley, just before half-time. The second half saw Stokesley fight back to 3-3 with goals from skipper Sam Nugent and Sam Pears. Both sides had chances to win but two free kicks in quick succession saw Upton seal his hat trick and the points for his team.
Elsewhere, Loftus Athletic thumped Lingdale 5-1 on their travels. Ste Combellack scored early for Lingdale, but they were blitzed by their impressive neighbours with Robert Jones netting a brace and Jordon Rowe firing a hat-trick.
Meanwhile, the new Under 19 division began on Sunday with Coulby Newham enjoying a 4-3 away victory at Richmond Town, in a real thriller. Ryan Hart, Edward Lewington and Danny Weatherill scored for Town, but Alex Clark’s brace, with additional strikes from Joe Searby and Jay Parkin proving decisive for Coulby.
Boro Rangers recovered from an early penalty miss and trailing to an Adam Scott goal, at half-time, against Hartlepool FC. Rangers rallied after the break with goals from Isaac Walker, Conrad McCormick and James Field ensuring a 3-1 win.
Kader enjoyed victory first up too. Strikes from Ryan Blades and Connor Harris saw them through against visitors Thornaby.
Redcar Newmarket took the lead twice against Billingham Synthonia, who twice hit back. Newmarket came out of the second half much better, however, firing four before a last gasp Synners consolation. Newmarket notched through hat-trick hero and man of the match Josh Donovan, Ledu Bellerby’s two goals and Will Moore’s lone strike. Synthonia’s goalscorers were their man of the match Matthew Ashworth, Jonathon Allen and Reece Whelpton.
Hartlepool Youth led on the half-hour against Middleton Rangers when Elliott Campbell crossed from the right and the wind caught the ball sending it over the keeper and into the net. After some good play and control by Ben Forsyth the second goal came soon after, with a turn and curled shot into the bottom corner. Their third came two minutes later when Kerrod Pounder struck a hard low shot across the goal and into the bottom corner. Forsyth grabbed his second a few minutes before half time with a well taken shot from just inside the 18 yard box. After the break, Forsyth grabbed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after Joseph Croft was tripped in the box. Rangers grabbed a consolation goal from a free-kick that could only be parried out as far as Dale Milba.
The outstanding scoreline of the weekend came at Guisborough Town, where the Priorymen and visitors Northallerton shared 13 goals. Jake McNaughton hit a hat-trick and Jack Stapley also scored but despite netting four times away from home, Northallerton ended up on the losing side. Soni Fergus and Owen Thompson blasted trebles for Guisborough, with James Dunn netting twice and Jack Lambert’s goal making it nine for the hosts.