North Riding Football League Premier Division
6.30pm kick-off unless stated
BEADS 5-7 St Marys 1947
Bedale 6-3 Stokesley Sports Club
Grangetown BC 0-8 Boro Rangers
Kader 0-3 Yarm & Eaglescliffe
Thornaby Dubliners 2-2 Stockton West End
The top two met at Thornaby with leaders Dubs racing into a two-goal lead after a Gary Mitchell brace. However, West End’s fighting qualities showed again after another second half comeback yielded a double strike from Jake Large for 2-2.
BEADS and St Marys shared twelve goals in an astonishing encounter, in Middlesbrough. Ben Cotts lashed in a hat-trick for the visitors, with Paul Vaughan blasting a brace as Ryan Todd and Ryan Mackey also found the target leaving Saints in seventh heaven. BEADS hit five at home and still ended up on the losing side. The league’s top scorer Ben Bonner struck a treble, with Dan Lofts and Robson Jinks finding the net too.
Another crazy game saw Stokesley lose their unbeaten record and newly-promoted Bedale got off the mark in style. Chris Lax’s men were out of the blocks quickly, as Louis Benoit banged in a brace, including one from the penalty spot, sandwiching Joel Gordon’s goal as Stokesley went three up in 25 minutes. Bedale replied within three minutes with two goals in as many minutes. Dan Baxter and Jonny Morris made it 3-2 and Col Anderson, crucially levelled on the stroke of half-time. It was one way traffic after the break as Anderson made it 4-3, Callum Fletcher added Bedale’s fifth on the hour and Anderson completed a stunning hat-trick right at the death.
Boro Rangers brought Grangetown Boys Club crashing back to earth with an 8-0 humbling. Jamie Bellamy netted twice for Ben Wheatley’s Boro side. North Riding League rep side forward pairing Stu Rose and Matty McQueeney both notched, with the other goals shared between Jonny Squires, Richard Cook, Lloyd Evans and skipper Nathan Liddell.
Yarm and Eaglescliffe keep up their bright start with victory at new boys Kader. After a quiet start, Sean Mackin forced home in the first half for Yarm. Kader battled hard after the break but two fine strikes right at the end, put the result beyond doubt. Mackin doubled his tally and Anthony Chisman made it three.
Ben Bonner (BEADS) 7
Tom Atkinson (Thornaby Dubliners) 6
Louis Benoit (Stokesley SC) 6
Colin Anderson (Bedale) 4
Richard Cook (Boro Rangers) 4
Jamie Bellamy (Boro Rangers) 3
Michael Dowse (Redcar Newmarket) 3
Ben Turner (Stockton West End) 3
Joel Gordon (Stokesley SC) 3
Jake Large (Stockton West End) 3
Carl Williams (Kader) 3
Michael Wilson (Grangetown BC) 3
Ben Cotts (St Marys 1947) 3