Saturday 2nd March 2019
North Riding Football League Premier Division
Guisborough Town Res 2-1 New Marske
Kader 4-3 Stockton West End
St Marys 1947 0-3 BEADS
Bedale 4-3 Fishburn Park
Boro Rangers 1-0 Redcar Town
Lingdale Village 0-4 Yarm & Eaglescliffe
Loftus Athletic 2-3 Staithes Athletic
Stokesley Sports Club 1-5 Grangetown Boys Club
Stokesley Sports Club Reserves 0-2 Great Ayton United Royals
Tees Valley Tigers 1-3 Thornaby Dubliners
Whitby Fishermens Society 0-1 Redcar Newmarket
Sunday 3rd March 2019
RT Raine Trophy
Grangetown Boys Club 7-1 Coulby Newham
Redcar Athletic 4-4 Guisborough Town
Redcar Newmarket 3-0 Seaton Carew
It’s advantage Boro Rangers after North Riding Football League Premier Division leaders Stockton West End suffered a shock defeat. Strugglers Kader made home advantage count with a 4-3 victory. Ex-West End striker Carl Williams kept up his fine scoring run with a hat-trick, with Nathan Tidy making it four. Gary Mitchell fired two in response- Chris Peacock notching the other. Rangers, who were on cup duty, have three games in hand and are nine points behind with a considerably stronger goal difference.
Elsewhere in the top tier, BEADS are another side in the bottom half who are putting a run together at exactly the right time. The Middlesbrough outfit stunned St Marys 1947, 3-0. Carl Matthews hammered home a hat-trick and the Beechwood and Easterside club did the business at the other end with a third successive clean sheet.
The other league tie saw bottom club New Marske left on a cliff edge after a 2-1 loss at Guisborough Town Reserves. John Howard and Josh Trimble netted for the Priorymen, with Jack Smith responding for New Marske.
A thriller at Bedale saw the home side advance in the MacMillan Bowl by the odd goal in seven. Andrew Menzies, Ollie Cooper and Callum Halley notched, but it wasn’t enough for visitors Fishburn Park.
Boro Rangers might be going well in the league, but they were made to battle by Redcar Town and only a sole Dan Lockwood strike saw them progress at Herlingshaw.
Yarm & Eaglescliffe made sure their top tier status counted when they eased through at First Division Lingdale Village. Matty Jenkinson put Yarm ahead, with skipper Callum Stevens making it two. Ross Harrison struck his maiden goal for the club and leading goalscorer Sean Mackin got in on the act late on in a 4-0 victory.
An exciting derby encounter did almost see an upset, but Staithes held on up the road at second-tier neighbours Loftus Athletic. Rob McLaren and Jordan Rowe netted for Athletic, but top scorer Connor Hood, Richie Playforth and Liam Ball goals took Staithes to a 3-2 win.
Both Stokesley Sports Club sides struggled, with the firsts thumped 5-1 at home by Grangetown Boys Club. Manager Chris Lax was left fuming by what he called a: ‘Totally unacceptable performance throughout’. Joel Gordon’s strike proved a mere consolation as Liam Cooper and Ryan Emmerson bagged braces with Michael Willans also on target for the Boys Club.
It’s three defeats on the spin for Stokesley Reserves as Great Ayton United Royals won 2-0 at Broughton Road. First half Royals penalties from Mark Shimwell and Joe Marsay took them past Steve Todd’s side, who had to play for over an hour with ten men.
Thornaby Dubliners also made Premier Division advantage count, as they saw off Tees Valley Tigers 3-1. Anton Buchan’s brace and Charlie Raby’s rattled-in penalty saw Dubs home.
The final tie saw Whitby Fishermens throw everything at Redcar Newmarket but couldn’t quite spring a surprise as Marcus Wood netted the winner for Newmarket.
Sunday saw three RT Raine Under 19 Trophy clashes. The stand-out clash saw Guisborough edge a marathon penalty shoot-out 12-11 over Redcar Athletic after a 4-4 stalemate. McCorie Carmichael, Josh Bennett, Thomas Eglinton, and Ross Cole scored for Athletic.
Grangetown enjoyed a comfortable 7-1 victory over Coulby Newham, with Redcar Newmarket also easing home, 3-0, at home to Seaton Carew. Curtis Holmes with all three goals.
League Tables correct as of Sun 3rd Mar