Saturday 1st December
North Riding Football League Premier Division
BEADS 2-1 Redcar Town
Boro Rangers P-P Grangetown Boys Club
Fishburn Park 5-1 Kader
Redcar Newmarket 5-4 St Marys 1947
Staithes Athletic P-P New Marske
Stockton West End 6-1 Guisborough Town Reserves
Stokesley Sports Club P-P Bedale AFC
Yarm & Eaglescliffe 2-1 Thornaby Dubliners
North Riding FA Challenge Cup 3rd Round
Whitby Fishermens Society 4-5 Helperby United
Thirsk Falcons 3-2 Richmond Mavericks
North Riding Football League First Division
Lingdale Village 4-3 Middlesbrough Rovers
Loftus FC 3-7 Great Ayton United Royals
Stokesley SC Reserves 7-0 Loftus Athletic
Tees Valley Tigers 4-1 Redcar Athletic Reserves
Sunday 2nd December
North Riding Football League Under 19 Division
Redcar Newmarket 0-3 T.I.B.S
Coulby Newham 4-5 Guisborough Town
Nunthorpe Athletic 1-2 Grangetown Boys Club
Seaton Carew P-P Redcar Athletic
Stockton West End extended their lead at the North Riding Football League Premier Division summit as second placed Thornaby Dubliners suffered their third defeat in five games. West End thumped Guisborough Town Reserves thanks to goals from Scott Webb, Jake Large, Sean O’Brien, Chris Peacock and new signing from Dubliners, Gary Mitchell, with a brace.
Yarm & Eaglescliffe were Thornaby’s conquerors. Arron Brookbanks had struck for Dubs, but defender Dan Hawkins and Anthony Chisman found the net to take the points in a closely-fought contest played in a good spirit.
BEADS shocked Redcar Town 2-1 to surge off the bottom of the table. Messers Lofts and Chapman were on target for the Middlesbrough side, with Stu Poulter’s 78th minute goal not enough for the visitors.
Fishburn Park are up to sixth after their third win in four, this time, over Kader, by five goals to one. Carl Williams netted the visitors solitary strike, but goals from Sam Richardson, Adam Warrilow, Nathan Storr and a Callum Halley double saw the Whitby side home.
Redcar Newmarket and St Marys 1947 served up a nine-goal thriller. Ben Cotts bagged a brace for the Saints, with Matty Calvert and Ryan Mackey also on target. Newmarket edged home however, with Jamie Graham, Michael Dowse, Lee Jefferson, Ryan Hodgson and Liam Jackson’s last-minute winner making the difference.
There was a 5-4 in the North Riding Challenge Cup last 16, sadly it went against NRFL First Division Whitby Fishermens Society, with four goals from Karl Storr, Jake Faichney and James Armstrong’s brace, not enough to see off York League Helperby United.
There was better news for Division One leaders Thirsk Falcons, however as Wensleydale League Richmond Mavericks were edged out in another tight encounter, 3-2. Thirsk goals came from Gareth Barber, Josh Pierse and Liam Cook.
Falcons’ promotion rivals were all in winning form too. It couldn’t be much closer, with the next three sides separated by goal difference. Stokesley Sports Club Reserves’ game in hand on their counterparts could prove pivotal. They went second after thumping Loftus Athletic 7-0. Isaac Walker and skipper John Brown put Steve Todd’s men in 2-0 up at the break. Matty Lazenby and James Brodie-Myers hit a quickfire double, early in the second half, with Lazenby’s second, Sam Pears and James Dawson finishing off the rout.
Tees Valley Tigers drop to third on goals scored, despite hitting four against Redcar Athletic Reserves. Conor Bagan struck twice, with Andy Parkin and Dominic Ellington also on target. Redcar replied through McCorie Carmichael.
Great Ayton United Royals are just a single goal further back in fourth. They shared ten goals with hosts Loftus FC in a 7-3 victory. They had to battle too as Loftus raced into an early 2-0 lead with two goals in four minutes from Robbie Haw and Aidan Garland. On 26 minutes, Ayton had a breakaway and the pace of Ash Woodier took him into the penalty area and he hit a fierce shot to pull the visitors back into the game. They then levelled up the score, six minutes before half-time, with a Mark Shimwell penalty.
On 55 minutes, Loftus regained the lead again when Haw caught the away defence square to slot in for 3-2. Ayton equalised again when substitute Morgan Cloude smashed in an 18-yard piledriver. Six minutes later, Woodier scored his second again from an acute angle and he completed his hat-trick on 78 minutes. Ayton increased the lead with a Shimwell goal on 80 minutes. To rub salt into the wounds, Woodier netted his fourth goal just before the final whistle.
There was a seven-goal thriller at Lingdale Village, as bottom club Middlesbrough Rovers, who have shown signs of improvement as of late, were narrowly edged out 4-3. This despite a hat-trick from Connor Saunders. Ben Crooks hit two for Lingdale, with Ste Combellack and Lee Struwig also netting.
In Sunday’s Under 19 Division action, the top two continue their title battle. Grangetown Boys Club lead the way after sneaking past Nunthorpe 2-1. In a fiercly fought game, with both teams giving everything, Grangetown took the points through late goals from Reece Bowley and Owen Wilson. The hosts netted through Chris Willard.
Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick are just six points further back, with four games in hand. They saw off Redcar Newmarket 3-0, with Sam Richardson and two own goals proving the difference.
The day’s other clash was a tremendous encounter that saw an amazing comeback narrowly thwarted. Guisborough raced into a 4-0 half-time lead thanks to goals from Charlie Marshall, Luke Coverdale, Nathan Walls and Kai Gingell. Hosts Coulby then clawed their way back into the clash as Alex Geddes hit two, Yousuf Bennett notched then it was 4-4 with Dan Laverick notching. The Priorymen, however, had one more trick up their sleeve as Jack Telford put them back ahead, right at the end, and that’s how it stayed.