Saturday 4th November
North Riding Football League Premier Division
Fishburn Park 3 Guisborough United 4, Staithes Athletic 6 Grangetown 2
North Riding Football League First Division
Middlesbrough & Teesside Sports Academy 4 Stokesley Sports Club Reserves 5
FA Inter League Cup
Cumberland County League 3 North Riding Football League 2
North Riding Senior Cup
Redcar Newmarket 0 Redcar Town 5
North Riding Challenge Cup
Bedale P Axiom P (home walkover win), Great Ayton United Royals 0 Redcar Athletic Reserves 6, Itis Itis Rovers 7, Loftus Athletic 4, Leyburn Town 3 Whitby Fishermens 3 (Leyburn win 10-9 on pens), Lingdale Village 6 Royal Oak 2, Seamer Sports 2 New Marske Lakes United 3, Stokesley AR 6 Ayton 3
Fishburn Park missed out on an opportunity to regain the lead in the North Riding Premier Division after a surprise 4-3 home defeat to Guisborough United, on Saturday.
Andrew Menzies netted twice for Park with Sam Richardson adding a third but it still wasn’t enough to defeat an impressive United. Niall Crawley and Lewis Reeve scored braces for the away side.
Previously-bottom club Staithes Athletic also sprung a shock by blasting six goals past Grangetown. The visitors’ Lee Seed struck inside two minutes, but goals from Gary Sivills on 15 and James Armstrong, ten minutes later, put Staithes ahead. However, Seed notched again, five minutes before half-time, for 2-2 at the break. The second half was all Staithes. Carl Flatters scored an impressive free-kick on 55 minutes and then Simon Bowes chipped home from 30 yards and put the game to bed with another, 20 minutes from time, for 5-2. James Armstrong completed the scoring with ten minutes to go to complete a comprehensive home win.
The reduced league programme was down to the North Riding Football League’s representative side travelling to take on the Cumberland County League, at Whitehaven. A roller coaster clash saw Boro Rangers’ Stu Rose twice pull the NRFL level, before a late third saw the North West hosts through.
Redcar Town will be hoping for a big tie in the first round of the North Riding Senior Cup after hitting neighbours Redcar Newmarket for five. After a goal-less first half, Town eased through thanks to an own goal and braces from Clark Reader and Stu Poulter.
In Division One, there was only one game, but quite a game as nine goals were exchanged. Stokesley Sports Club Reserves were victorious 5-4, at Middlesbrough & Teesside Sports Academy. Dan Caney, Charlie Brady and Brian Johnson eased Stokesley into a 3-0 half-time lead. However Harley Clarke netted twice early in the second half, one from the penalty spot, to put the hosts back in it and when the visitors’ defence went to sleep, on 68 minutes, they let in Clarke for his hat-trick. Brady, however, put Stokesley back ahead with his second, set up by James Dowson. MTSA then made it 4-4, after James Lock converted their second penalty of the game, only for Brady’s spectacular bicycle kick to see Stokesley home in a real thriller.
The North Riding Challenge Cup saw NRFL teams featuring heavily. Redcar Athletic Reserves won the all-North Riding League affair with First Division title rivals Great Ayton Royals, 6-0. Richard Playforth netted twice, with James Ascoughs, Sam Webster, Arron Dale and Luke Hartnett also on target.
Lingdale Village enjoyed victory over Beckett League top tier Royal Oak, 6-2. Lewis Henderson blasted a hat-trick, with Alex Johnson, Chris Bulmer and Ryan Peebles also netting as Village overwhelmed the Malton outfit.
New Marske Lakes United were twice pegged back before Kieran Stares’ winner in a 3-2 success over Scarborough League Seamer Sports. Lakes led through Ben Marshall, before being dragged back to 1-1. Robbie Woodier made it 2-1, with Stares also claiming a crucial touch, Seamer then made it 2-2 before Stares did have his goal and it also proved the winner.
Stokesley Armstrong Richardson also progress after a 6-3 victory over Scarborough League Second Division Ayton. Midfielder Michael Gill netted a hat-trick, with Joe Howe, Joel Wilson and Michael Howe providing scoring support.
There was penalty heartbreak for Whitby Fishermens Society, who were held 3-3 at Wensleydale League Leyland Town. Paul Jobling scored twice, with Sam Dowey also on target, before the resulting 10-9 shoot-out defeat.
Loftus Athletic lost out to the Fishermens’ victims in the Scarborough Junior Cup, last week, Itis Itis Rovers, 7-4. Jordan Cane netted a hat-trick and Jordan Rowe added a fourth for the North Riding First Division team.
Another NRFL second tier side Bedale, didn’t play, but still went through, after scheduled visitors Axiom FC failed to raise a side.
There were just two games in the North Riding Under 19 division, on Sunday. One was a derby when Hartlepool FC bested Hartlepool Pools Youth, 5-1. Man of the match John Stephenson blasted a hat-trick, with Ryan Jones netting a brace for FC. Lewis Hockborn struck a late Pools consolation.
Elsewhere, Richmond Town were 10-2 victors over bottom club Middleton Rangers. Joe Shields fired five, with Matthew Redfearn bagging a brace. Further goals from Matthew Turnbull, Tom Carnegie Brown and Gary Walker took the hosts to double figures. Jason West and Adam Lynas replied for the County Durham strugglers.
The North Riding Football League representative team pre-match v Cumberland County League, at Whitehaven AFC.