|Saturday 28th April
NORTH RIDING FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
|Guisborough United||2||V||3||Redcar Newmarket|
|Nunthorpe Athletic||3||V||9||St Marys 1947|
|Yarm & Eaglescliffe||1||V||3||Stockton West End|
|MACMILLAN BOWL SEMI-FINALS
|Thornaby Dubliners||0||V||2||Fishburn Park|
|NORTH RIDING FOOTBALL LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION
|Great Ayton United Royals||6||V||3||Whitby Fishermens Society|
|Sunday 29th April
NORTH RIDING FOOTBALL LEAGUE UNDER 19 DIVISION
|Redcar Newmarket||13||V||0||Middleton Rangers|
|Boro Rangers||2||V||4||Coulby Newham|
|Richmond Town||2||V||3||Northallerton Town
Stockton West End sit within two points of league leaders Boro Rangers in the North Riding Premier Division after their latest victory, on Saturday. The title challengers won 3-1 at Yarm and Eaglescliffe, thanks to goals from Sean O’Brien, Alex Jamieson and Carl Williams. Craig Norman replied from the penalty spot.
Redcar Newmarket defeated Guisborough United in a five-goal thriller to leapfrog their opponents and return to the top five. Michael Dowse’s hat-trick saw the visitors home, with Niall Crawley and Lewis Minter on target for United, who played with ten men for 70 minutes, after Lewis Ramage’s red card.
St Marys 1947 enjoyed a welcome return to form with a crushing 9-3 win at struggling Nunthorpe Athletic. Paul Vaughan fired a treble, with Ben Cotts bagging a brace and other goals from Kurtis Osborne, Chris Norlund, Chris Peacock and Ryan Todd. Andrew Lambert, Lee Armes and Jamie Colmer netted for Nunthorpe.
In the MacMillan Bowl, Whitby side Fishburn Park booked a final place after a 2-0 win at cup specialists, Thornaby Dubliners. Nathan Storr and James Organ-Simpson scored for Andy Park and Mark Waterfield’s men.
Their opponents will be Boro Rangers, who are eyeing a treble after also taking the North Riding County Cup, earlier this season. Rangers defeated First Division leaders Bedale, 5-1. Robbie Keenan fired in a third minute free-kick to get them started and Paul Blake doubled their advantage, from the penalty spot, on ten minutes. Stu Rose, who was brought down by keeper Dean Hudson for the spot kick, scored on the half hour. Ross Hodgson pulled one back early in the second half, but Rose quickly responded and completed his hat-trick, ten minutes from time.
Great Ayton United Royals stay in the First Division title race after a 6-3 victory over Whitby Fishermens Society. Mark Shimwell and Caleb White blasted braces for Ayton, but it was the visitors who led 3-2 at half time through Karl Storr’s twin strikes and Jord Purvis’ goal. Ayton were better after the interval and additional strikes from Isaac White and Sam Robinson helped them to an important win.
Sunday saw NRFL Under 19 division leaders Guisborough Town suffer
their first defeat of the season, 3-0 at home to third-placed Thornaby. Joe Picket, Dom Tiffany and Thomas Dodds were the goalscorers for the visitors.
Boro Rangers, in second, couldn’t take advantage, however, losing out 4-2 at home to Coulby Newham. Jake Selby scored twice for Rangers, but fourth-placed Coulby struck with two for Alex Clark and additional goals from Josh Millington and Lee Riley.
Northallerton edged a tight encounter at Richmond Town, 3-2. Alfie Thompson and Simeon Cromarty’s goals were cancelled out and exceeded by Jack Stapley’s hat-trick.
Finally, Redcar Newmarket hit bottom club Middleton Rangers 13-0. There were three hat-tricks on show as Leon Bellerby netted four times and there were three strikes each from Chris Payne and Lewis Mitchell. Casey Buckton, Brandon Loughran and Michael Urban completed the scoring.