Saturday 11th November
North Riding Football League Premier Division
St Marys 2 Yarm & Eaglescliffe 3, Staithes Athletic 4 Redcar Newmarket 3
North Riding Football League First Division
Lingdale Village P Middlesbrough & Teesside Sports Academy P, 4 Stokesley Sports Club Reserves 2 Bedale 8, New Marske Lakes United 4 Loftus Athletic 1, Whitby Fishermens Society 3 Stokesley Armstrong Richardson 5
North Riding County Cup
Redcar Town 1 Old Malton St Marys 1 (Old Malton win 6-5 on pens), York RI 1 Nunthorpe Athletic 2, Grangetown Boys Club 0 Boro Rangers 5, Richmond Town 3 Fishburn Park 0, Thornaby Dubliners 3 BEADS 2.
Sunday 12th November
North Riding Football League Under 19 Division
Billingham Synthonia 2 Guisborough Town 5, Boro Rangers 7 Hartlepool Pools Youth 0, Coulby Newham 3 Thornaby 3, Hartlepool FC 2 Kader 6, Middleton Rangers 1 Redcar Newmarket 6, Northallerton 2 Richmond Town 3.
By Andrew Snaith
Staithes Athletic enjoyed back to back victories for the first time, this season, taking themselves up to tenth, in the North Riding Football League Premier Division, after a 4-3 win over Redcar Newmarket.
It was an amazing second half comeback from the home side after Newmarket raced into a three-goal half-time lead with goals from Michael Dowse, inside two minutes, Andy Tullock, midway through the first period and Dowse’s penalty on 40.
Staithes were a different team in the second half and Gary Sivills got the villagers back into it, just before the hour. Two goals in ten minutes from Carl Flatters, including a spot kick, put Staithes level before ex-Pickering Town marksman Sam Calvert hit the hosts’ winner eight minutes from time.
Yarm & Eaglescliffe won El Yarmico, with a derby success over St Marys 1947, in another thriller. Chris Peacock netted twice for the hosts, however, the visitors responded through Jack Dalton’s brace and Sean Mackin’s strike, to take the honours, in their neighbours’ backyard.
In Division One, Bedale are now just two points behind leaders Redcar Athletic Reserves, with two games in hand, after a crushing win at Stokesley Reserves.
Brad Wheatley and Charlie Brady, notched for the Sports Club, who also lost Sam Nugent to what looks like their third serious knee injury of the season so far. Bedale were in formidable mood, however, with their eight goals coming from Michael Stevens’ and Joe Martin’s hat-tricks, with Ross Hodgson also on target, as well as an own goal.
New Marske Lakes United kept up their promotion hopes with a 4-1 home win over Loftus Athletic. Both teams started the day with a two minute silence, to remember, not only the fallen, but also one of Lakes’ own, Lee Williamson, who sadly died earlier this year.
New Marske scored first in the 17th minute when Blue Addison struck from 16 yards after good work from Luke Nicholson. Robbie Farrier ghosted in at the back post to head New Marske two-up. A third came just before the break, when Addison raced into the box, beating two players and converting at the second attempt after a strong parry.
Despite being under pressure from the visitors, after the break, Addison netted his hat-trick. Jordan Rowe responded with a deserved consolation for the visitors, who caused problems after the interval.
Stokesley Armstrong Richardson were victorious over Whitby Fishermens, at Lythe, netting five times on their travel. Michael Gill blasted a treble, with Rob Molloy and substitute Ste Drinkwater also notching. Fishermens responded through Paul Jobling, Dan Brown and experienced former Whitby Town man Mark Swales.
The other scheduled First Division clash saw Middlesbrough & Teesside Sports Academy unable to raise a side for their trip to Lingdale Village.
The North Riding County Cup saw NRFL sides well represented. Boro Rangers enjoyed a comfortable win at fellow top tier side Grangetown Boys Club. Skipper Nathan Liddell, Stu Rose, Jamie Bellamy, Phil Horsman and Matt McQueeney all netted in a 5-0 success.
Another all-Premier affair saw five goals shared more equally between victors Thornaby Dubliners and BEADS. Anton Buchan notched a brace, with Harrison Davies adding a third for the Dubliners. Their Middlesbrough opponents netted through Lee McMahon and Jordan Morgan.
Nunthorpe Athletic won 2-1 at York Railway Institute. Dan Ball and Luke Smithyman scored for NRFL Athletic.
Redcar Town finished with nine men as they held Old Malton St Marys to a 1-1 draw. Both goals arrived around the midway point of the first half. Chris Jackson cancelled out Malton’s 20th minute opener. Dave Hitchen even missed a penalty to put Redcar ahead, with the game eventually going to a penalty shoot out, which Malton won 6-5.
Fishburn Park were another NRFL side to tumble out of the competition, losing 3-0 at Wearside League Richmond Town.
Guisborough Town and Boro Rangers continue their personal battle at the top of the North Riding Under 19 Division, with both again winning handsomely.
Level on points, Rangers again closed the gap on leaders Guisborough, with a 7-0 thumping of Hartlepool Pools Youth, on Sunday. Isaac Walker put Boro ahead before the break, with the prolific marksman completing his hat-trick after the interval. James Mahoney, Liam Small, Ollie Henderson and Lewis Beatson all notched to complete a comfortable victory.
Meanwhile, Guisborough defeated Billingham Synthonia, 5-2. Owen Armstrong netted a hat trick for the Priorymen, with Luke Smithyman and John Howard also on target. Callum Daniels struck twice for Synners.
Thornaby remain third, but only on goal difference, after a 3-3 thriller at Coulby Newham. Lewis Heap, their man of the match Joe Pickett and Sam Candlin netted for the visitors, but Coulby cancelled those strikes out thanks to an Alex Clark brace and Lee Riley’s goal.
Kader are breathing down Thornaby’s necks in fourth after dishing out a 6-2 thumping to Hartlepool FC. Adam Campbell and Michael Hoyland both bagged braces, while Ellis Hoyland and Rob Clark also found the net. The hosts replied through Adam Scott and substitute Harry Linighan.
Richmond are into the top five after edging a five-goal shoot-out at Northallerton. Sam Tosh and Owen Forster notched for Northallerton, but Simeon Cromarty’s hat-trick made all the difference.
Middleton Rangers continue to seek their first point, at the foot of the table, but at least scored through Kai Carty. However, visitors Redcar Newmarket were too strong and smashed in six. Sam Johnson hit a hat-trick, with Chris Payne, Leon Bellerby and Liam Bennett’s own goal also finding the net.