|Saturday 9th September
NRFL Premier Division
|Billingham Town Reserves||0||V||1||Fishburn Park|
|Grangetown Boys Club||2||V||4||Boro Rangers|
|Redcar Town||6||V||1||Staithes Athletic|
|Stockton West End||7||V||2||Nunthorpe Athletic|
|Thornaby Dubliners||P||V||P||Guisborough United|
|Yarm & Eaglescliffe||1||V||3||St Marys 1947|
|NRFL First Division|
|Bedale AFC||6||V||2||New Marske Lakes United|
|Lingdale Village||P||V||P||Whitby Fishermans Society|
|Loftus Athletic||P||V||P||Stokesley AR|
|Middlesbrough & Teesside SA||0||V||2||Great Ayton United Royals|
|Teesside University||2||V||4||Redcar Athletic Reserves
|Sunday 10th September
NRFL Under 19 Division
|Billingham Synthonia||4||V||5||Coulby Newham|
|Guisborough Town||10||V||0||Hartlepool FC|
|Hartlepool Youth||0||V||8||Redcar Newmarket|
|Richmond Town||1||V||5||Boro Rangers|
By Andrew Snaith
The Redcar clubs continue to lead the way at the top of the North Riding Football League Premier Division after both Town and leaders Newmarket picked up comfortable victories.
Redcar Newmarket hit seven on their travels, at BEADS, led by the league’s top scorer Michael Dowse, who netted five. Andy Tullock and Leon Bellerby completed the rout ensuring Dennis Alderson’s brace and Nathan Summersgill’s strike were second half consolations.
Redcar Town actually fell behind at home to struggling Staithes, when Ben Crooks converted Jake Thompson’s cross, only to level before the break through Ryan Bennions. Crooks then twice came close before the hosts’ match-winning spell arrived with three goals in four minutes, midway through the second half, Ben Sandy and Jamie Lee nodded home, before Chris Jackson fired a fourth. Seven minutes from time, Tom Mullen headed a fifth and Stuart Poulter clipped home a late sixth.
Third-placed Fishburn Park remain the only 100% side in the top tier, however, after a hard-fought victory at in-form Billingham Town Reserves. Jacob Rigden netted on four minutes and a determined rearguard action ensured that was enough to keep the Whitby side on the coat tails of the Redcar duo.
St Marys 1947 won the ‘El Yarmico’ derby over newcomers Yarm and Eaglescliffe. Andrew Miller scored for the hosts, but Chris Peacock kept up his good scoring run with a brace and Chris Norlund added a third to take all three points for the away side and keep Saints in contention.
Stockton West End are also enjoying a solid start, they defeated Nunthorpe Athletic, who are finding it tough going at the back. Carl Williams notched twice while Ben Turner, Alex Jamieson, Josh Haley, Ben Hamilton and Sean O’Brien completed the scoring for West End. Nunthorpe notched through Tom Atkinson’s double.
Boro Rangers are looking back to their best form after a slow start to the new season. Last season’s Teesside League Champions netted through braces from Matt McQueeney and Coy Blake, with Michael Wilson and an own goal replying for hosts Grangetown.
Unfortunately, the Thornaby Dubliners v Guisborough United game was postponed due to a traffic collision involving United players on their way to the game. We wish all involved a full recovery.
In the First Division, there were just three games as Redcar Athletic Reserves defeated Teesside University, 4-2. Arron Dale’s hat-trick and Markus Wood’s goal were enough for Athletic’s second string in a close contest, with Kieron Watson netting a brace for the students.
Bedale again netted six, this time at home to New Marske Lakes United. Mikey Stevens put Bedale ahead, inside four minutes and when Dan Baxter made it 2-0, on 14 minutes, it looked like it might be comfortable for the hosts. However Robbie Farrier reduced the arrears, within seconds of the restart and Danny Rowe then put Lakes level, on the half hour. That’s how it stayed until half-time, but a second half show where Callum Fletcher’s goal and Stevens’ second was followed by a late brace from Baxter to ensure his hat-trick, saw Beadle win 6-2.
Elsewhere, Great Ayton United Royals also remain 100% after a superb first half finish from Jamie Atkinson and Mark Shimwell converting a neat move, late on, against a battling Middlesbrough & Teesside SA side.
Guisborough continued their high scoring in the Under 19 league, this time, hitting double figures against Hartlepool FC, at the King George V Ground. The Priorymen struck through hat-tricks from Jack Lambert and Louis Goldsack, an Owen Armstrong brace and further strikes from James Dunn and Luke Smithyman.
Kader emulated their rivals at the top end with a 10-0 win of their own, at Middleton Rangers. Both Ellis Hoyland and Rob Clark hit hat-tricks, while Connor Harris, Lucas Brown, Elliot Robinson and Michael Hoyland also found the net for the dominant visitors.
Boro Rangers continued their winning start at Richmond Town. Tom Bourne, James Field and Isaac Walker put Rangers three up, before Joe Shields replied for Richmond, just before the break. However, Boro picked up where they left off, in the second half, as Adam Rymer and Field’s second put the result beyond doubt.
Game of the day took place at Billingham Synthonia, where visitors Coulby Newham won by the odd goal in nine. Synthonia were quick out of the blocks, scoring in the first five minutes, only for Coulby to hit straight back with two quick goals from Aaron Smith. Synners struck again to level only for Smith to score his third, for 3-2, just before half-time. The second half got off with electric pace as Synners drew the game level after only 47 seconds. With both teams keeping it tight, it took great play between the Coulby midfield to release Smith again to score his fourth. Josh Millington made it five for the visitors with a low, angled shot, but Synners were having none of it and with ten minutes left, they pulled the scoreline back to only one with the best goal of the match, a quality 30-yard volley dipping over the keeper and just under the crossbar, but Coulby held on to take the win and three points. Synners’ scorers were Callum Daniels (2), Joe McCluskey and Matthew Ashworth.
Redcar Newmarket continued their good form with an 8-0 victory at Hartlepool Youth. Josh Donovan blasted a hat-trick, with Stuart Thompson, Leon Bellerby, Lewis Mitchell, Chris Payne and an own goal also finding the net for Newmarket.
Thornaby also hit eight, surging past Northallerton Town, 8-1. Zach Trattles, Dominic Tiffany, Kieran Mulroy, Thomas Dodds, Joe Pickett, Sam Candlin, Dylan Barker and Ben Mulroy all found the net, Northallerton’s consolation coming through Saul Bamber Lister.