|Saturday 2nd December
NORTH RIDING FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
2.00pm kick off
|Boro Rangers||8||V||1||St Marys 1947|
|Fishburn Park||P||V||P||Redcar Newmarket|
|Guisborough United||P||V||P||Nunthorpe Athletic|
|Staithes Athletic||5||V||1||Stockton West End|
|Thornaby Dubliners||P||V||P||Grangetown Boys Club|
|NORTH RIDING FOOTBALL LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION|
|Loftus Athletic||4||V||2||Stokesley SC Reserves|
|Middlesbrough & Teesside SA||P||V||P||Whitby Fishermens Society|
|NORTH RIDING SATURDAY CHALLENGE CUP|
|Lingdale Village||P||V||P||Leyburn Town|
|Great Ayton United Royals||P||V||P||New Marske Lakes United|
|Stokesley Armstrong Richardson||P||V||P||Bedale
By Andrew Snaith
The weather decimated Saturday’s North Riding Football League and cup programme, with only three matches possible across all competitions.
Leaders Boro Rangers extended their advantage, in the top tier, over Fishburn Park, to five points, with the Whitby side holding a game in hand.
Rangers thumped St Marys 1947, by eight goals to one. Half of those were notched by ex-Thirsk Falcons forward Stu Rose, with Jonny Squires, Matty McQueeney and Coy Blake’s brace sealing a comfortable victory. Their Yarm visitors netted through Chris Norlund.
Staithes Athletic pulled off a tremendous 5-1 win over Stockton West End, in a home encounter switched to West End.
Ryan Thompson broke the deadlock, for Staithes, midway through the first half , with Thompson then grabbing his second, five minutes after the break. Jake Thompson and James Armstrong put Staithes four up on the hour, while Stockton pulled one back, around ten minutes from time, through Ben Turner. Connor Hood then completed the scoring late on, lobbing in from near the halfway line.
The one match in the North Riding Football League First Division saw inconsistent Loftus Athletic, in fifth, see off sixth-placed Stokesley Sports Club Reserves, 4-2. Man of the match Jordan Rowe netted twice, with Jordan Woodall and Chris Morrison also on the scoresheet, for the hosts. Stokesley replied through Brad Wheatley and substitute Dan Caney. The visitors were level at 2-2 before conceding twice more, late in the day.
Only one game took place in the North Riding Football League Under 19 Division, on Sunday as Billingham Synthonia enjoyed a comfortable victory over Hartlepool Pools Youth. Michael Fisher, Callum Daniels and man of the match Luke Duffy were on target as Synners moved up, one place, to third from bottom.