RESULTS AND REPORTS- Sat & Sun 24/25th March 2018

The North Riding Football League Representative Side lost a clash they led twice at the Amateur Football Combination, in the FA Inter League Semi Finals. Matt McQueeney put Ben Wheatley’s side ahead, only for the London outfit to level just before half-time. McQueeney’s Boro Rangers strike partner Stuart Rose, who twice hit the woodwork, put the NRFL back in front, only for the hosts to turn the game on its head at 3-2. Nathan Liddell wasn’t done however and he promptly forced extra-time at 3-3. Sadly, the South East side booked a final against the York League with a fourth late on.

There were only two goals scored in the three games played in the North Riding Football League Premier Division. Fishburn Park returned to second spot after defeating Yarm and Eaglescliffe in a closely-fought clash. Fishburn boss Andy Park was pleased with his side’s victory, which he felt was deserved. Nathan Storr notched the crucial winner. Park trail leaders Boro Rangers by four points having played two games more.
Redcar Town were leapfrogged by the Whitby side, as they were thwarted by Park’s local rivals Staithes Athletic, who forced a 0-0 draw. Redcar struck the crossbar, amid heavy conditions, through Jordan McDonald, late in the game.
In-form striker Mark Ward made the difference for Grangetown Boys Club in their battle to stay up. Boys Club ended Stockton West End’s winning run with a 1-0 win.
Bedale won the battle of the promotion hopefuls to stay top of the First Division and throw a spanner in the works of New Marske Lakes’ own hopes. Dan Baxter fired Dale in front after 33 minutes but it was two goals in as many minutes, after the break, that won it for the leaders. Six minutes into the second half, Baxter completed his brace, with Ross Hodgson adding a third, within seconds. Joe Cranwell reduced the arrears, six minutes from time.
Great Ayton United Royals progressed in the D & G Trophy with a 5-0 victory over Lingdale Village. Joe Marsay broke the deadlock, against the run of play, inside ten minutes and it wasn’t until the introduction of Ash Woodier that United looked comfortable. The influential forward slammed in a second half hat-trick, with Jamie Edwards’ impressive free kick adding some late gloss.
Redcar Athletic Reserves are also into the last four after a 2-1 win against Stokesley Reserves. Marcus Wood and James Lance struck for Robbie McCarthy’s men, with Charlie Brady pulling one back, twelve minutes from time.

Sunday saw 100% Guisborough Town return to the top of the NRFL Under 19 Division after a five-goal thriller with Richmond Town. Joe Ramsey and Alfie Thompson found the net for Richmond, but strikes from Luke Smithyman, Jack Lambert and Owen Armstrong sealed a 3-2 triumph. The Priorymen lead Boro Rangers, who were unable to raise a side for their scheduled trip to Thornaby, by two points, with a game in hand.

Kader up to third after a 4-2 win at Billingham Synthonia. Synners struck through Callum Daniels and Anthony Carter but goals from Connor Harris, Rob Clark and Michael Hoyland’s brace saw the Middlesbrough side home.
Coulby Newham are fourth following their 5-2 victory over Redcar Newmarket. Coulby came out of the traps quickly scoring within the first five minutes  through Alex Clark. Newmarket defended well surviving two scares before they equalised with a lovely floated free kick which was met firmly, at the far post, by Leon Bellerby, for 1-1. They took the lead shortly after an identical set piece was converted by Sean O’Connell to go in ahead at the break. After a dressing room telling off, Coulby dominated the second period, with Clark claiming his hat-trick. Connor May and Joe Searby then ensured a comfortable victory.
Finally, another tough outing for bottom side Middleton Rangers, who lost 11-3 at home to Hartlepool Pools Youth. Liam Hall netted twice with Kai Carty also on the scoresheet for the strugglers. Pools’ Kerrod Pounder fired four goals, with Aaron Flounders also notching a hat-trick. Harrison Olive blasted a brace , with Luke Thompson and Jack Gardner also getting in on the act.


2.00pm kick-off

Amateur Football Combination  4  AET 3 North Riding Football League Representative Team
Fishburn Park  1 V  0 Yarm & Eaglescliffe
Grangetown Boys Club  1 V  0 Stockton West End
Redcar Newmarket  P V  P BEADS
Staithes Athletic  0 V  0 Redcar Town
New Marske Lakes United  1 V  3 Bedale AFC
D & G TROPHY2.00pm kick-off
Great Ayton United Royals  5 V  0 Lingdale Village
Redcar Athletic Reserves  2 V  1 Stokesley SC Reserves

2.00pm kick-off

Billingham Synthonia  2 V  4 Kader
Coulby Newham  5 V  2 Redcar Newmarket
Hartlepool FC  P V  P Northallerton Town
Middleton Rangers  3 V  11 Hartlepool Pools Youth
Richmond Town  2 V  3 Guisborough Town
Thornaby P V P Boro Rangers


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