Match Report 18 February 2018

In the Premier Division Norton George & Dragon entertained Wolviston The Wellington at Norton and were looking to the double over their opponents after a narrow 1-0 victory two weeks ago.  Despite controlling the game for long spells Wolviston The Wellington were hit by two goals in five minutes first through Gavin Simcox and then Paul Cleary and Norton George & Dragon held onto the lead going into the break.  The second half saw Wolviston The Wellington pull a goal back on 55 minutes through James McLeod, Norton George & Dragon had a couple of great chances to put the game out of reach but paid the penalty for failing to finish off their opponents when Bryan Stewart grabbed an equaliser on 80 minutes. Both sides played football in an entertaining game and a draw was in the end a fair result to an entertaining game.  Billingham The Merlin had a 4-1 win at home to Thornaby Village with goals from James Morgan with two and one each from Mikey McGee and Adam Clayton.  This latest win saw Billingham The Merlin climb the table into third place.   JFC United were 6-2 winners at home to Village Park Rangers thanks to a hat-trick from Vasile Bucuresteanu plus two from Junior Masandi and one for Dimitri Kehi whilst for Village Park Rangers Ian Gowing and Karl Charlton were the scorers.

In Division One the leaders The Dubliners had a thumping 11-1 win at home to Doctor McGonigles thanks to a hat-trick from Matthew Robson, two goals from Matthew Baike-Ghazvini and substitute Tom Atkinson plus a goal apiece from Brian Johnson, Rory McCabe, John Brown and substitute Joshua Taylor.  Norton Unicorn moved above Billingham Cowpen Club into third place with a 2-1 away victory against them.  Goals for Norton Unicorn came from Adam Walton and Callam Brown and Nick Matthews replied for Billingham Cowpen Club.  Billingham The Kings had a 2-1 home win against The George Pub & Grill thanks to goals from Peter Conway and Peter Harbron Junior and for The George Pub & Grill Paul Leonard was the scorer.  PH Elmtree enjoyed a fine 5-1 win away to Thornaby Roundel thanks to a hat-trick from John James and a goal each for Joseph Devlin and Jackson Lawson.

In Division Two Stillington The Royal completed the double over Riverside, following last week’s narrow 3-2 win this weekend then ran out 5-0 winners with two gaols from Mark Ferguson plus a goal each from Chris Upton, Andrew Blackburn and Billy Thomas to maintain their promotion push.  RSD also maintained their promotion push with a 6-2 home win against Marton Rovers with two goals from Joe Walton and Liam Davis plus a goal each for Charlie Stewart and Etan Oswald and for Marton Rovers the scorers were Kris Smith and Hayden Moody.  The Griffin were 6-2 winners away to Eaglescliffe thanks to a hat-trick for Jordan Wallace plus a goal each from Darren Best, Sean Scott and Matthew Dove-Jones whilst for Eaglescliffe Martin White scored both goals.  Nifco UK were 6-1 winners away to Eston & Normanby Social Club, there was a hat-trick from Daniel Lithgow plus a goal each for Jack Hart, Martin Kilburn and Paul Langley.  Stockton Sun Inn came out on top by the odd goal in seven against TS1 Tees Valley with a hat-trick from Jamie Roberts and one goal for Daniel McLay whilst there was a hat-trick from Isam Benomran for TS1 Tees Valley.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure and Fornaby fought out a four all draw for a point each, Michael Tye scoring all four goals for Thornaby Sports & Leisure whilst for Fornaby Wayne Flanagan scored two plus one each for Jake Walker and Matthew O’Neil.


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Match Report 11 February 2018

Hardwick Social Club progressed to the semi-final of the FA Sunday Cup with a hard earned 2-1 victory against Oyster Martyrs from Liverpool.  Hardwick Social Club took the lead on 11 minutes when Nathan Mulligan headed home but were pegged back in the 25th minute when Oyster equalised with a shot delicately placed from the edge of the box.  Man of the match goalkeeper Michael Arthur thwarted an Oyster forward when he saved well on 32 minutes.  The second half saw Arthur again keep Oyster out when on 62 minutes he tipped a shot round the post and in the 76th minute he saved again as an Oyster forward one on one shot from the edge of the box.  The winner came in the 78th minute when James Ward drilled the ball into the bottom corner for 2-1.  Following the draw for the semi-final they were drawn away to New Salamis last season’s beaten finalist the venue for this game on the 11 March is as yet unknown.

In the North Riding Sunday County Cup Semi-Final South Bank suffered an 8-1 defeat at the hands of The Cleveland, the only goal scored by Graeme Watson.

In the Premier Division Portrack and JFC United met for the second week in a row and it was Portrack who started brightly and set up a 2-0 lead through Ben Turner and John Allison only for JFC United to hit back before half time with a goal from Philip Otele.  The second half saw JFC United start to dominate the game and were rewarded when Junior Masandi levelled the scores.  The game was by now very open and competitive but it was John Allison who scrambled the ball home for a late Portrack winner.  Elsewhere Wolviston The Wellington travelled to Thornaby Village which saw an end to end game for 90 minutes and Wolviston The Wellington came away with a narrow 3-2 win thanks to two goals from James McLeod and one from Stephen Pickard and for Thornaby Village Jack Robinson scored both the goals.  Man of the match for Wolviston The Wellington was Robbie Stewart who dug in defensively and was a threat with his overlapping runs.  Norton Red Lion travelled to Thornaby to play Village Park Rangers and ran out 7-2 winners; star man was Matthew Thomas with four goals plus two goals from substitute Reece Lenham and Matthew Watson, for Village Park Rangers Karl Charlton and Mark Blowes were the scorers.  Norton George & Dragon entertained Thornaby Oddfellows but slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat the only goal of the game scored by Anton Buchan.

In Division One Billingham The Kings were at home to Billingham Cowpen Club in a local derby and it was Billingham The Kings who triumphed winning 4-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Ashley Lavan and one goal from Peter Matthews Lewis Crasthwaite scored for Billingham Cowpen Club.  Doctor McGonigles entertained Thornaby Roundel and suffered a 5-2 defeat, the goals for Thornaby Roundel came from Joe Canwell with two, David Campbell, Mark Graham and Ryan Harker and fro Doctor McGonigles the scorers were Chrissy Skipper and Nathan Wilson.  The Horse & Jockey and PH Elmtree’s game was abandoned at half time by the referee due to the state of the pitch, the score at the time was 2-2, Lee Jordan and Matthew Snowdon scored for Horse & Jockey whilst Ian Evans and Joseph Thompson scored for PH Elmtree.  The George Pub & Grill were at home to Norton Unicorn who were 7-0 winners but no details of goal scorers were available.


In Division Two leaders Billingham The Lion had a week off so second placed RSD made a return to winning ways with a 5-1 victory at home to Eston & Normanby Social Club with two goals for Liam Davis and one apiece from Adam Brownless, Christopher Oswald and Charlie Stewart whilst James Morgan scored for Eston & Normanby Social Club.  Third placed Stillington The Royal managed to get a game played when they travelled to Tilery to play Riverside and edged the game by the odd goal in five thanks to two goals from Billy Thomas and one for Callum Hares whilst David Johnson and Gianluca Bassett scored for Riverside.  Fourth placed The Griffin entertained fifth placed Fornaby at Harold Wilson and it was the visitors who edged the game by the odd goal winning 3-2 with goals for Adam Roberts, Phillip Hardie and Ahmed Mitoubsi and for The Griffin Arron Steel and Darren Best scored the goals.  Stockton Sun Inn were at home to Storytellers United and ran out 4-1 winners with two goals from Carl Stonehouse and one each from Luke Irish and Jordan Auckland and for Storytellers United Christopher Waites was the scorer.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure travelled to Middlesbrough to play Marton Rovers and won 7-1 with goals from Matthew May, Steven Aithwaite Rhys Logan, James Walton, Jack Walton Ian Blackett and Dale McElvaney and they also managed to score an own goal for Marton Rovers.


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Match Report 4 February 2018

The League had two teams playing in the North Riding Sunday Challenge cup quarter finals last weekend and both progressed to the semi-finals with away victories.  Thornaby Oddfellows travelled to play Eston Villa of the Langbaurgh Sunday League coming out on top 2-1 thanks to goals from Bradley Murray and Benjamin Kerry meanwhile VPR were away at The Corra also from the Langbaurgh Sunday League and they came out on top 4-1 with two goals from Karl Charlton and one each from Robert Edemenson and substitute Anthony Shaw.

In the Durham Sunday Cup quarter final Norton Red Lion went down 4-2 at home to Chilton & Windlestone WMC their two goals from Taylor Sterling-Sharp and substitute Josh Dowsland.

In the Premier Division Hardwick Social Club ran out 5-0 winners away to Thornaby Village with goals from Stephen Roberts, Charlie Raby, Sonni Coleman and two from substitute Jamie Owens, this win extending their lead at the top as rivals Wolviston The Wellington slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Norton George & Dragon with the only goal scored by Scott Meehan.  Elsewhere the Portrack also suffered defeat going down by the odd goal in nine to Billingham The Merlin who saw Mikey McGee score four times plus one goal from James Morgan.  For Portrack the goals came from Ben Turner, Jake Large, John Allison and Joshua Haley.

In Division One the leaders The Dubliners suffered a shock defeat going down 3-1 at home to PH Elmtree for whom John James scored all three goals and for The Dubliners their only goal came from Matthew Robson.  Also third placed Billingham Cowpen Club also suffered a surprise defeat going down 4-2 against Thornaby Roundel whose goals came from Joe Canwell with two and a goal each for Daniel Longley and David Campbell meanwhile Martin Fields and Ricki Bloomfield replied for Billingham Cowpen Club.  It was a bad day al round for the top four sides as Norton Unicorn slipped to a 6-2 defeat at home to Doctor McGonigles that saw Chrissy Skipper score a hat-trick plus goals from Craig Wetherill, David Higgins and Nathan Wilson whilst Adam Walton scored both goals for Norton Unicorn.  The biggest winners of the day were second placed South Bank who didn’t have a game and the results put the first division title back in their way.  The other fixture in this division saw The George Pub & Grill entertain St Marys 1947 Sunday and it was the visitors that ran out 3-1 winners with goals from Brett Lancaster, Chris Taylor and Matthew Forster, for the home side Stephen Heslop was the scorer.  

In Division Two the top two sides met when RSD hosted Billingham The Lions and it was the visitors who came out on top winning 5-1 to strengthen their grip at the top of the table.  Goals from Billy Crookston with a brace and one each from Gareth Brown, Jack Hughes and Rob Jenkins whilst Adam Brownless replied for RSD.  The Griffin moved up to fourth in the table following a 5-0 win away to the Riverside with goals for Darren Best, Simon Gittins, Kieron Wilson, Michael McGouran and Jordan Wallace.  Stockton Sun Inn were 6-1 winners away to Eston & Normanby Social Club thanks to four goals from Daniel McLay and one each from Niall White and Peter Irish, for Eston & Normanby Social Club Dragan Letic was the scorer.  Storytellers United were 2-1 winners at home to TS1 Tees Valley with Shaun Baker scoring both the goals and Arafat Ali replied for TS1 Tees Valley.  Eaglescliffe entertained Thornaby Sports & Leisure and the sides shared eight goals and finished with a point apiece in a 4-4 draw.  Scorers for Eaglescliffe were Benjamin Hurst, Ryan Robinson, Martin White and Danny Hall whilst for Thornaby Sports & Leisure Matthew May scored two plus one each for Michael Tye and Jack Walton.



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Match Report 28 January 2018

In the second round of the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy second division Sun Inn hosted premiership Norton Red Lion at Tilery and the second division side did not let themselves down as the battled well for 120 minutes.  Ricky Dull gave Norton Red Lion the lead and it looked as if that was how the game was going to finish however minutes from the end Glen Westoby grabbed an equaliser for Sun Inn to take the game to extra time.  In the first period of extra time Norton Red Lion had a strong shout for a penalty but this was not given however in the second period of extra time they were awarded a penalty which Mathew Watson stuck away and then Ryan Rudd added a third to seal the win.  The Sun Inn can be really proud of their performance as they battled well for the whole of the game.  In the other second round tie second division Storytellers United entertained first division Billingham The Kings and it was Storytellers United who came out on top winning 3-0 thanks to two goals from Shaun Baker and one from Michael Ibbotson, Storytellers United now face Portrack in the next round. In a third round tie there was an all premiership clash as Thornaby Village hosted Norton George & Dragon and a single goal separated the teams as Thornaby Village ran out 1-0 winners the only goal scored by Karl Boult.

In the Premier Division Wolviston The Wellington entertained Thornaby Oddfellows at High Grange after the game was cancelled at Conyers School the fixture was reversed.  Wolviston The Wellington won comfortably, against the wind and a strong well organised opposition it too Wolviston The Wellington 35 minutes to breakdown then two goals in three minutes from James McLeod gave them a half time lead.   Thornaby Oddfellows were a difficult team to play against and were always dangerous on the break scoring through Andrew Dinsdale.  Wolviston The Wellington added a further two goals through Josh Chambers and substitute Nathan Bayes, and referee Matt East had an excellent game.   Elsewhere Village Park Rangers entertained Billingham The Merlin and both sides had to settle for a share of the points in a 1-1 draw, Karl Charlton scored for Village Park Rangers and Mikey McGee scored for Billingham The Merlin.  The other premier division fixture saw JFC United host Portrack and again the sides had to settle for a point each in a 3-3 draw.  Goals for JFC United came from Famara Jatta, Florin Craciun and Jean-Mark Koula and for Portrack Joshua Haley, Ben Turner and substitute Daniel Rowbotham were the scorers.

In Division One The Dubliners took over at the top of the table following their 6-0 win against Horse & Jockey thanks to a hat-trick from Matthew Robson plus a goal each for Adam Smith, Brian Johnson and Daniel Rutherford.  Third placed Billingham Cowpen Club slipped to a 3-1 defeat away to St Marys 1947 Sunday whose goals came from Andrew Stephen, Matthew Stephen and Michael Butler, for Billingham Cowpen Club Steven Dent scored the goal.  Elsewhere PH Elmtree had a 3-0 win at home to Thornaby Roundel with two goals from John James and one from Will Noble set up the win.  In a battle of the bottom two teams The George Pub & Grill recorded their first win of the season with a narrow 3-2 win over Market Tavern with two goals from Daniel Lapping and one from Tom Hammond and for Market Tavern Luke Robinson and Ryan Hunnam were the scorers.  Norton Unicorn recorded a narrow 4-3 win away to Doctor McGonigles with two goals from Thomas Sweeney and one each from Adam Walton and Gary Smith and fro Doctor McGonigles Chrissy Skipper scored twice plus one goal from David Higgins.

In Division Two leaders Billingham The Lion had a 4-0 win at home to Nifco to make it 12 wins out of 12 in the league, two goals from Billy Crookston and one each for Ashley Pugh and Bradley Heads.  RSD moved into second place as Stillington The Royal were again postponed thanks to a narrow 4-3 win over Eaglescliffe their goals coming from Adam Brownless, Ethan Oswald, Joe Walton and Liam Davis.  At the foot of the table Eston & Normanby Social Club recorded a 1-0 win away to Riverside the only goal of the game scored by Liam Fawcett.  Marton Rovers moved off the foot of the table thanks to a 2-1 win at home to The Griffin with both their goals scored by Ross Brogan and for The Griffin Darren Best was on target.  TS1 Tees Valley entertained Thornaby Sports & Leisure and ran out 3-1 winners with two goals from Abdul Wahab Abrar and one from Isam Benomran whilst Michael Tye replied for Thornaby Sports & Leisure. 


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Match Report 14 January 2018

Hardwick Social Club entertained Home Bargains from Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Sunday Cup with the visitors looking to gain revenge for defeat in last season’s semi-final.  The game was played at Stockton Town and the first half was a cagey affair tight affair with Home Bargains dominating possession but Hardwick created the better chances but found the Home Bargain’s keeper making a couple of excellent saves to deny them taking the lead.  The second half continued in the same vein but Home Bargains lacked a killer instinct in front of goal.  Hardwick took the lead ten minutes from time when Jamie Owens was released down the left and he raced to the bye-line jinked past the defender and squared into the box where Sonni Coleman coolly slotted home into the corner of the net.  Home Bargains pushed forward but Hardwick’s defence stood firm and they held out to record a narrow 1-0 victory and move into the last eight of the FA Sunday Cup.

In the North Riding Sunday County Cup South Bank recorded a fine 4-0 win away to Middlebeck thanks to a hat-trick from Anthony Barnes and one goal for Paul Burke and earn a place in the semi-final.  A depleted Thornaby Village went down 7-0 against The Cleveland in the same competition.

In the Premier Division Norton Red Lion entertained Portrack at North Shore having switched from Norton and they were rewarded with a fine 5-1 victory, Norton Red Lion started brightly but could not breakdown a resolute Portrack defence and eventually took the lead when Ricky Dull tried his luck from 20 yards the ball deflected off a defender and flew into the net after 35 minutes.  However the joy was short lived as Portrack replied two minutes later through Gareth Poole and that’ s how it remained up to half time.  In the second half Norton Red Lion appeared to step up the game and on 51 minutes a long range shot was parried by the keeper only for Matthew Watson to follow up and score.  Minutes later and Norton Red Lion extended their lead when the keeper spilled a shot and Ricky Dull followed up to tap home.  Ricky Dull completed his hat-trick on 63 minutes when he was slipped through and beat the keeper.  The scoring was completed in the 83rd minute when substitute Josh Dowsland scored with a 20 yard dipping shot to make the final score 5-1 and a comprehensive well deserved victory.  The Wellington recorded a 7-0 win away to Village Park Rangers, a penalty after seven minutes from Anthony Able opened the scoring and by half time led 4-0.  Two superb goals from Mark Lilley, one a superbly hit strike from 30 yards which flew in and the second an overhead bicycle kick from 12 yards out.  Wolviston The Wellington wasted a number of chances but still cruised to victory, there was a hat-trick for Anthony Able plus a goal each from Nathan Bayes and James McLeod.   Billingham The Merlin entertained JFC United and it was the visitors who came out on top by the odd goal in five thanks to two goals from Junior Masandi and one from substitute Kevin Moroni whilst for Billingham The Merlin Dave Morgan and Mikey McGee were the scorers.  Billingham The Merlin missed two penalties in the game as well as a handful of chances that cost them the points.

In Division One with the top two teams South Bank and Billingham Cowpen Club in cup action The Dubliners had a chance to close the gap on these two teams and responded with a narrow 2-1 win away to Billingham The Kings with goals from Arran Scott and Charlie Iveson whilst Anthony Lavan scored for Billingham The Kings.  This left The Dubliners a point behind Billingham Cowpen Club with three games in hand and two points behind South Bank with one game in hand.  Fourth placed Norton Unicorn slipped to a 4-2 defeat away to PH Elmtree for whom Lewis Hargreaves scored twice plus a goal each from John James and Will Noble and for Norton Unicorn Ben Simpson scored both of their goals.  Horse & Jockey entertained Market Tavern and ran out 6-2 winners thanks to two goals from Brad Highfield and one each from Carl Dinsdale, Daniel Horsley, Ian Jordan and Michael Ball.  For Market Tavern both goals were scored by Christopher Fairless.  St Marys 1947 Sunday entertained Doctor McGonigles but suffered a heavy 7-1 defeat their only goal coming from Liam Bendelow whilst for Doctor McGonigles Chrissy Skipper scored twice plus a goal each from David Charles, David Higgins, Jordan Highfield, Ryan Johnson and Tommy Wright.  Thornaby Roundel were 3-0 winners when they entertained The George Pub & Grill thanks to two goals from Daniel Longley and one from Mark Campbell.

In Division Two the leaders Billingham The Lion had a resounding 10-0 win against Riverside thanks to a hat-trick from Lee Burrell,  two goals from Billy Crookston, and one goal each from Ashley Pugh, Bradley Heads, Gareth Brown, Jack Hughes and Matthew Murray.  Third placed RSD had a hard fought 2-0 win at home to Fornaby thanks to goals from Adam Brownless and Dean Griffin.  The Griffin moved up to fourth place following a 10-3 win against Marton Rovers thanks to seven (7) goals from Michael McGouran and a hat-trick from Raymond Ayre.  For Marton Rovers the goals were scored by Aaran Thomas, Hayden Moody and Ryan Connelly).  Stockton Sun Inn had a narrow 2-0 win at home to Nifco thanks to goals from Cameron Green and Carl Stonehouse.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure entertained Storytellers United at Harold Wilson but it was the visitors who came out on top 3-1 thanks to goals from David Burns, Michael Ibbotson and Shaun Baker and for Thornaby Sports & Leisure Jack Walton was the scorer.  Eaglescliffe entertained Eston & Normanby Social Club at Yarm Road and it was the visitors who triumphed in this clash at the bottom of the table as Eston & Normanby Social Club climbed above Eaglescliffe with a 5-1 victory, Eaglescliffe goal coming from Benjamin Hurst.

In the Steven Wells Memorial Trophy second round tie TS1 Tees Valley from division two entertained first division Billingham Cowpen Club at Harcourt Road and it was the visitors who came out on top by the odd goal in three, scorers for Billingham Cowpen Club were Jordan Grayson and Ricki Bloomfield and TS1 Tees Valley replied through an own goal.


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Match Report 7 January 2018

The Stockton Sunday League restarted after the holiday break with three teams playing in the Durham Sunday Cup, holders Hardwick Social Club entertained Sunderland Railway and suffered a 1-0 defeat despite controlling the game from start to finish.  Hardwick Social Club found the Sunderland keeper in fine form and as early as the 12thminute denied the home side when he tipped an effort from Charlie Raby over the bar following a corner.  Their visitors only had a couple of chances but put one away after 34 minutes when a long ball caught out the Hardwick Social Club defence and a forward running through slotted home.  In the 41stminute Kallum Hannah shot wide with only the keeper to beat then a minute later Sonni Coleman was tripped in the box and from the resulting penalty Kallum Hannah hit the bar.  In the opening exchange of the second half Sunderland had an excellent chance to extend their lead but the forward fired over the bar.  Hardwick Social Club made a double change in the 51st minute introducing Jamie Owens and James Risbrough and within two minutes Risbrough had a chance with a header from a Matthew Garbutt cross but headed over the bar.  Then Jamie Owens jinked into the box but fired wide then in the 67th minute he hit a shot from outside the box which hit the post and Craig Bishop followed u and fired home only for the referee to wrongly disallow the goal for offside.  With minutes remaining a right wing corner was bundled into the net but the referee was not in a good position to see it therefore could not award the goal as Sunderland held on to take the tie.  Pride of place must go to Norton Red Lion who progressed to the last eight with a 2-0 win against Seaton Carew.  In an effort to have the game played they switched the tie to North Shore 3G pitch and were rewarded thanks to goals from Ryan Rudd and Shane Mitchell.  Wolviston The Wellington went a goal down after only six minutes against Boldon The Shack but were level within minutes through Anthony Able.  The visitors controlled the ball and dominated possession and after 40 minutes were handed what seemed a harsh penalty which was converted for 2-1.  Wolviston The Wellington had a chance to get back into the game when the reliable Stewart Bath missed from the penalty spot.  Wolviston The Wellington struggled against a well organised side who added a further two goals to put the tie beyond doubt.  Wolviston The Wellington did grab a consolation goal through Mark Lilley but there was only three or four minutes left as Boldon ran out deserved winners as Wolviston The Wellington put in their poorest performance of the season to date.

In the North Riding Challenge Cup there was two all Stockton Sunday League ties with premiership Thornaby Oddfellows entertaining second division Thornaby Sports & Leisure again the game was switched to Acklam Green 3G and it was Thornaby Oddfellows who scored an emphatic 14-3 win thanks to five goals from Aaron Brookbanks, four goals for Benjamin Kerry, three for Adam Todd plus a goal each for Callum Brookbanks and Bradley Murray.  For Thornaby Sports & Leisure Michael Tye scored twice plus one from Joe Cox.  Meanwhile premiership Village Park Rangers entertained Market Tavern from division one and they ran out 6-3 winners, with five goals from Karl Charlton plus one for Gavin Robson, for Market Tavern Christopher Fairless scored twice plus one for Arron Butta.

Only one game took place in the premier division as Thornaby Village entertained Norton George & Dragon at Harold Wilson and both sides had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw.  Jake Maughan and Jack Robinson scored for Thornaby Village with Joel Callender and Liam Blyth replied for Norton George & Dragon.

In division one leaders South Bank had an emphatic 13-2 win against Thornaby Roundel thanks to four goals from Darren Morrison and a hat-trick each from Anthony Barnes, Mark Ward and Graeme Watson whilst for Thornaby Roundel Bradley Boyes and Mark Campbell were the scorers.   Billingham Cowpen Club kept up the pressure on leaders South Bank with an 8-2 victory over The George Pub & Grill thanks to four goals from Martin Fields, two for Jordan Grayson and a goal each from Callum Maddren and Shaun Fields, for the visitors Ellis Woodger scored both the goals.  The Dubliners maintained their good form with a narrow 4-3 win against Billingham The Kings thanks to a hat-trick from Daniel Smith and one goal from Matthew Baike-Ghazvini and for Billingham The Kings Ashley Lavan scored a hat-trick. St Marys 1947 Sunday entertained PH Elmtree and ran out winners by the odd goal in five thanks to two goals from Chris Taylor and one for Joshua O’Donoghue and for PH Elmtree John James and Will Noble were the scorers.

Billingham The Lion extended their lead at the top of the table following an 8-1 win against Eston & Normanby Social Club, there was a hat-trick for Gareth Brown, two goals for Mark Dixon and a goal each for Bradley Heads, Lee Burrell and Liam Graham and for Eston & Normanby Social Club Liam Northend scored their consolation goal.  RSD moved into third place following a narrow 3-2 win against Storytellers United with two goals from Dean Griffin and one for Paul Roach, whilst for Storytellers United the goals came from Carl Evans and Christopher Waites.  TS1 Tees Valley entertained The Griffin and ran out 5-3 winners with Isam Benomran scoring four plus one for Dhanish Hussain and for The Griffin the goals came from Michael McGouran, Raymond Ayre and Stephen Reid.  Marton Rovers entertained Nifco and it was the visitors who edged the game by the odd goal in three, Nifco’s goals from Daniel Lithgow and Jack Hart and for Marton Rovers Kevin Young was the scorer.  Eaglescliffe entertained Sun Inn but it was the visitors who came out on top winning 5-2 thanks to two goals each from Carl Stonehouse and Jamie Roberts plus one from Niall White, for Eaglescliffe Martin White scored both the goals.

In the Steven Wells Memorial Trophy Second Round first division Norton Unicorn entertained second division Fornaby and it was the visitors who came out on top 5-3 after extra time.  For Fornaby Wayne Flannagan scored twice plus a goal each for Jason Bulman, Michael Young and Philip Hardie and for Norton Unicorn the goals came from dam Walton, Robert Walton and Thomas Sweeney.


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Match Report 10 December 2017

Once again the weather was the winner last Sunday with only 4 games taking place, with three of the four games played on 3G pitches.  Hardwick Social Club entertained Canada F.C from Liverpool in the third round of the All England Sunday Cup with the game played at Stockton Town F.C.   It was the visitors who started brightly and they took the lead on eight minutes when a 25 yard shot flew past the Hardwick Social Club keeper Michael Arthur who was rooted to the spot.  Two minutes later Jamie Owens found himself one on one with the keeper but it was the keeper who came out on top denying Owens.  However on 16 minutes Owens found space in the box and fired home the equaliser.  The game then swung end to end with the Canada keeper denying Hardwick with a couple of good saves.  Hardwick took the lead on 34 minutes when Craig Bishop broke down the left and crossed to the far post where Jamie Owens rose and headed home.  The second half opened with Hardwick on the attack and as Nathan Mulligan drove towards the box he was brought down but the referee played on as the ball broke for Hardwick but the attack was thwarted.  An away player then on 47 minutes said something to the referee and was shown a straight red card, from then on Hardwick dominated the game but failed to add to their tally despite Joe Posthill hitting the bar and also going close and being thwarted by the keeper.   Canada then had a second player dismissed five minutes from the end for first a yellow card minutes earlier then as the referee was about to show a second yellow the player swore at the referee and was instantly dismissed as Hardwick saw out the game and move into the next round. 

A depleted St Marys 1947 Sunday went down 9-1 against Britannia Inn in the North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup third round, there only goal scored by Joshua O’Donoghue.

The only other two games played were both in the Steven Wells Memorial Trophy Second Round where first division leaders South Bank entertained second division The Griffin at Eston as Harcourt Road was unfit due to a recent fire at the ground.  It was South Bank who eventually won through winning 4-3 after being 3-0 up.  There was a hat-trick from Darren Morrison and one goal for Mark Ward whilst for The Griffin Michael McGouran scored two and Stephen Reid added one.  Second division leaders Billingham The Lion had a 7-0 win at home to Eaglescliffe with seven different scorers, Jamie Bowe, Mark Dixon, Liam Graham, Lee Burrell, Andy Rowney, Billy Crookston and Gareth Brown.


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Match Report 3 December 2017

Only six matches out of 16 scheduled were possible last Sunday as the weather took its toll on fixtures.  In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy round two Wolviston The Wellington (was Billingham The Station) from the Premier division proved to be too strong for second division Stillington The Royal as they ran out comfortable winners 6-1.  For Wolviston The Wellington Stephen Baynes was outstanding in midfield scored once and up front Anthony Able notched a hat-trick and James McLeod scored twice to set up the win.  For Stillington The Royal Gary Wilkson scored their only goal as Wolviston The Wellington booked their place in round three where they will be away to either Sun Inn or Norton Red Lion.

In the Premier division JFC United recorded their third win of the season with a 4-2 victory against Billingham The Merlin thanks to two goals from Famara Jatta and a goal each for Junior Masandi and Vasile Bucuresteanu.  For Billingham The Merlin Daniel Hepple and substitute Adam Clayton scored the goals.

In Division One only three games were possible one of these involved the leaders South Bank who slipped up against The Dubliners going down 3-0, the goals coming from Daniel Smith, Liam Wild and Rory McCabe.  This win lifts The Dubliners up to third place five points behind South Bank but with two games in hand.  Horse & Jockey had a narrow 2-1 win away to The George Pub & Grill thanks to goals from Lee Jordan and Chris Johnson whilst Daniel Lapping replied for The George Pub & Grill.  Doctor McGonigles had a comfortable 7-1 win away to Thornaby Roundel thanks to two hat-tricks from Chrissy Skipper and Nathan Wilson and one goal for David Higgins, for Thornaby Roundel Jordan Mahoney was the scorer.

Only one fixture was possible in division two were Eaglescliffe entertained Nifco UK and it was the visitors who triumphed by the odd goal in three with both goals scored by Dylan Dawson and for Eaglescliffe Andrew Geddes was the scorer.


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Match Report 26 November 2017

In the Premier Division leaders Hardwick Social Club extended their lead at the top following a 10-2 victory against second placed Portrack F.C.  Hardwick Social Club took the lead after five minutes when a Tom Coulthard free kick was deflected into the net but Portrack hit back and equalised four minutes later through Jake Large.  The game for the next 25 minutes saw both defences on top as both strived to take charge of the game then two goals in three minutes the first when Steven Roberts headed home a Jake Pettijean corner and then Sonni Coleman headed home as the Portrack defence stood and watched.  Then right on half time Charlie Raby made it 4-1 when he cut in from the left wing and let fly from the edge of the box.   Hardwick opened the second half with a goal after only two minutes from a Jake Pettijean free kick from 22 yards.   Then on 55 minutes Jamie Owens found himself one on one with keeper Guy Craggs but Craggs denied him twice and the ball was cleared.  Portrack pulled a goal back when a left wing cross was missed by Robbie Stockdale and Ian Thompson was on hand to tap the ball home on 59 minutes.  On 71 minutes Callum Westwood crossed to Jamie Owens who controlled the cross then turned a defender before firing home then two minutes later a throw out from Stockdale to Owens who laid the ball through for Joe Posthill to run onto, he rounded the keeper and slotted home.  O 79 minutes Owens broke down the left and crossed for Coleman to head home then two minutes later a left wing corner was headed back across goal and then laid back to Pettijean whose shot from the edge of the box was deflected by a defender into his own net.  Callum Westwood completed the scoring on 84 minutes when he fired home to complete the rout.   Village Park Rangers entertained JFC United and it was the visitors who came out on top by the odd goal in five thanks to a hat-trick from Vasile Bucuresteanu and for Village Park Rangers the scorers were Mark Blowers and Anthony Shaw.  Billingham The Merlin and Thornaby Oddfellows shared six goals and the points when they met at Billingham.  Billingham The Merlin’s goals came from Mikey McGee, Anthony Bell and Charlie Gaffney and for Thornaby Oddfellows Bradley Murray scored twice plus one from Glenn Corkain.

In the Durham Sunday Cup second round Billingham The Station entertained Peterlee Helford United and ran out 3-0 winners, they opened the scoring on half time following an even first half through Anthony Able.  The second half saw further goals from Able and a 25 yarder from substitute Craig Ferguson.  Norton Red Lion were 3-1 winners away to Easington Colliery Club & Institute thanks to goals from Matthew Watson, Ryan Rudd and substitute Benjamin Bonner.  Norton George & Dragon went down 2-1 at home to Seaton Carew their goal scored by Joel Callender.

In Division One leaders South Bank were held to a 1-1 draw by second placed Billingham Cowpen Club, South Bank could only raise the bare 11 and played most of the second half with 10 players as they lost a player to injury however they managed to hold on and gained a point.  Scorer for South Bank was Graeme Watson and for Billingham Cowpen Club it was Benn Lynch.  Third placed Norton Unicorn had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw away to Horse & Jockey, goal for Horse & Jockey came from Carl Dinsdale and Tom Beattie and for Norton Unicorn Wayne Simpson and Michael Mann were the scorers.  Billingham The Kings continued their recent good form and had a 5-0 win away to Thornaby Roundel thanks to four goals from Ashley Lavan and one from Peter Conway.  PH Elmtree could only muster 10 players but put up a spirited performance but slipped to a 6-3 defeat to The Dubliners, goal scorers for PH Elmtree were Will Noble, Joseph Thompson and Darren White whilst for The Dubliners Matthew Baike-Ghazvini scored twice plus one for Joshua Taylor and a hat-trick from substitute Louis Dunning.  St Marys 1947 Sunday entertained Market Tavern in high scoring game that saw the home side emerge as 7-4 winners thanks to two goals for Chris Taylor and one apiece from Steven Brown, Francis Hynes, Michael Butler, Jack Sedgwick and substitute Liam Jackson.  For Market Tavern there was a hat-trick from Christopher Fairless and one goal from Dominic Halliday.  Doctor McGonigles had a narrow 2-1 win at home to The George Pub & Grill thanks to goals from Thomas Wright and Nathan Wilson whilst Dean Hunt replied for The George Pub & Grill.

In Division Two Billingham The Lion continue to lead the way and made it nine wins out of nine their latest a 6-2 win at home to Storytellers United.  Two goals each from Billy Crookston and Matthew Osmond plus one each from Andrew Rowney and Gareth Brown, for Storytellers United Athan Mahoney and Stewart Coats were the scorers.  Stillington The Royal remain second following a hard fought win against Sun Inn by the odd goal in five, two goals for Norman Fowler and one for Gary Wilkinson set up the victory, for Sun Inn Carl Stonehouse and Daniel McLay were the scorers.  Fornaby have moved up to third following a 4-0 win at home to Eston & Normanby Social Club thanks to two goals from Scott Dyer and a goal each from Daniel Frost and Adam Roberts.  RSD and The Griffin were involved in a high scoring game with RSD coming out on top 9-5 thanks to four goals for Liam Davis, two for Reyadh Abbas and one each from Christopher Oswald, Dan Stoker and Gavin Brownless.  For The Griffin Jordan Wallace scored twice plus one goal each from Daniel Vierke, Aaron Steel and Stephen Reid. Thornaby Sports & Leisure were 2-1 winners against Riverside with both goals scored by Joe Cox.  TS1 Tees Valley were 2-0 winners at home to Eaglescliffe with goals from Arafat Ali and Joynvil Hussain.


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Match Report 19 November 2017

In the Premier Division Norton Red Lion had a narrow 5-4 win against Thornaby Oddfellows with two goals from Josh Dowsland and one each from Ryan Watson, Matthew Watson and Shane Mitchell whilst for Thornaby Oddfellows Arron Brookbanks scored twice plus a goal each from Benjamin Kerry and Adam Todd.  Portrack moved into second spot following a 7-1 win against Village Park Rangers thanks to a hat-trick from Ben Turner, two goals from substitute John Allison and a goal each for Ian Thompson and Jake Large, for Village Park Rangers Anthony Shaw was the scorer.  JFC United entertained Norton George & Dragon but suffered a 3-1 defeat with two goals from Paul Cleary and one from Joel Callender and for JFC United Ahmadi Niyonkuru was the goal scorer.  The game between Billingham The Station and Hardwick Social Club was postponed due to Billingham The Station being unable to raise a team.

In Division One South Bank regained the top spot following their 7-2 defeat of The George Pub & Grill as their main rivals Billingham Cowpen Club dropped points in a goalless draw at The Dubliners.  For South Bank the goals came from Darren Morrison with a hat-trick, two goals from Mark Ward and a goal each from Anthony Gregory and Graeme Watson.  For The George Pub & Grill the goals were scored by Ellis Woodger and substitute Andrew Macfarland.  Billingham The Kings continued their recent good form with a 1-0 win away to third placed Norton Unicorn and themselves moved up to fourth in the table thanks to the only goal from Peter Harbron junior.  Doctor McGonigles and Horse & Jockey shared four goals and the points in a two all draw at Yarm Road.  Doctor McGonigles goals were scored by Thomas Wright and Chrissy Skipper and Adam Duffield and substitute Daniel Horsley replied for Horse & Jockey.  St Marys 1947 Sunday had a comfortable 7-2 win away to Thornaby Roundel thanks to four goals from Chris Taylor and a goal each for Francis Hynes, Andrew Stephen and substitute Brett Lancaster and for Thornaby Roundel Lee Saunders scored both the goals.

In Division Two Eaglescliffe moved off the bottom of the table following their second win of the season with a narrow 3-2 win away to Thornaby Sports & Leisure thanks to goals from Harry Hurst, Martin White and substitute Benjamin Hurst and Michael Tye replied with both goals for Thornaby Sports & Leisure.  Billingham The Lion maintained their lead at the top following a 9-2 win against Marton Rovers thanks to hat-tricks from Billy Crookston and Gareth Brown plus a goal each from Adam Johnson, substitute Matthew Percy and an own goal, for Marton Rovers Hayden Moody scored both of their goals.  Stillington The Royal had a narrow 4-3 win at home to The Griffin thanks to two goals from Gary Wilkinson and one each for Mark Ferguson and Norman Fowler, for The Griffin Jordan Wallace scored two plus one for Michael McGouran.  RSD were 3-2 winners at home to TS1 Tees Valley thanks to goals from Anthony Maxwell, Christopher Oswald and Dan Stoker and for TS1 Tees Valley the scorers were Sam Benomran and Shafiq Asif.  Nifco entertained Riverside and it was the visitors who came out on top by the odd goal in seven thanks to two goals from Lee Mallory and one apiece from Joshua Blackburn and Lee Miller and for Nifco the goals came from Bradley Davies, Daniel Lithgow and Paul Langley.

In the North Riding Sunday County Cup second round second division Eston & Normanby Social Club played host to premiership side Thornaby Village and it was their opponents who progressed as expected to round three.  Thornaby Village goals came from Stephen Brookbanks and Jack Robinson with two goals each and one each from Harrison Davies and Daniel Jones.  For Eston & Normanby Social Club Lee Harrison and substitute Paul White were the goal scorers.



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