Wednesday 19th December
North Riding Football League Premier Division
Redcar Town 5-4 Staithes Athletic
2018’s North Riding League action ended with a nine-goal thriller in the top tier.
Visitors Staithes Athletic raced into a 3-0 lead, at Redcar Town, as Ryan Cane netted and Connor Hood promptly doubled Gary Sivills’ men’s advantage on the half hour. The second half began with Jamie Martin making it 3-0, inside seven minutes, however Josh Butters promptly pulled one back for Town, moments later.
Josh O’Donovan quickly made it 3-2 and Butters levelled things up from the penalty spot, completing a sequence of three goals in eight minutes. Hood then put Staithes back ahead at 4-3, but two goals in six minutes saw Redcar home.
Andrew Porritt levelled up on 79 minutes and Ben Marshall won it with five minutes left.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at the North Riding Football League.