Match Report 18 September 2016

In the Premier Division newly promoted Thornaby Oddfellows had a good win against last season’s runners up Thornaby Village running out 5-1 winners thanks to a hat-trick from Arron Brookbanks and two goals from Benjamin Kerry whilst Karl Charlton scored the goal for Thornaby Village.  Elsewhere Billingham The White House with a depleted squad due to work commitments struggled to get going and fell behind to a Mark Ferguson header however Bryan Stewart equalised to make it all square at the break.  The second half was an end to end affair as The Royal were awarded a controversial penalty which Gareth Poole dispatched.  Lee Johnson equalised on 77 minutes with a fine 20 yard drive giving the keeper no chance.  Only an out of world save from Chris Davidson from the last kick saved Billingham The White House from defeat.  At the final whistle a fair result in a fairly contested game.  Norton Red Lion entertained Norton George & Dragon last Sunday and were looking to reverse their earlier defeat but this time went down 3-1 a much closer scoreline.  Aidan Cattermole was on target for Red Lion and two goals from Billy Gatenby and one for Christopher Atkinson set up the win.

In Division One Village Park Rangers had a narrow 3-2 win away to Storytellers United with goals from Anthony Shaw, Sam Foxton and David Wilkinson and for Storytellers United Christopher Waites and Stephen Sudlow were the goal scorers.  St Marys College scored six at home against Billingham The Kings thanks to two goals each from Chris Taylor and Francis Hynes plus a goal each from Andrew Stephen and Brett Lancaster.   Thornaby Aerodrome Club recorded their first win in the league with a 6-1 win against The Garrick with a hat-trick from Christopher Fairless and goals from Aaron Leonard, Luke Conn and Shaun Hunnam, Chrissy Skipper replied for The Garrick.  Fairfield Sports & Social Club defeated Jolly Farmers 4-2 thanks to goals from Adam Melville, Chris Johnson, Lee Jordan and an own goal whilst Kevin Thomas and Matthew Robson replied for Jolly Farmers.  Thornaby Roundel and Billingham FC shared the goals and the points in a 2-2 draw Liam Tarling scored both goals for Thornaby Roundel and Gareth Brown and Robbie Helyer scored for Billingham.

PH FC Elmtree made it five wins out five with an 8-1 victory against Marton Rovers thanks to a hat-trick from John James plus a goal each from Martyn Coles, Ian Durant, Daniel Liddle, Lewis Hargreaves and Will Noble, Ryan Connelly scored for Marton Rovers. RSD recorded their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory against Coulby Newham with goals from Gavin Brownless and Liam Davis.  Eaglescliffe F.C recorded their second win of the season with a narrow 2-1 win against Riverside thanks to two goals from Callum Barraclough, Lee Mallory replied for Riverside.  South Bank had a narrow 3-2 win at home to Thornaby Sports & Leisure with goals from Anthony Barnes, Shafiq Asif and Wayne Smith for Thornaby Sports & Leisure Daniel Pogue and Jack Walton scored.  The Oxbridge entertained The George Pub & Grill and ran out 5-3 winners with two goals for Shaun Baker and a goal each from Clark Peacock, Jordan Atkins and Matthew Snowdon, for the visitors Simon Hares, Shannon Harker and Jonathan McDonald were the scorers.

In the Durham Sunday Cup Second Preliminary Round the league saw the three teams involved all go out, Norton Unicorn lost 3-1 away to Chester Le Street Grange Villa WMC their goal scored by Paul Chamberlain.  Stockton Five Alls lost 5-3 at home to Washington Cherry Tree their goals scored by Chris Wright, Glen Westoby and Stuart Lane also Nifco lost 5-2 away to Sunderland Mill View CIU John Williams scoring both Nifco goals.

Match Report 28 August 2016

In Division Two The George Pub & Grill (formerly The Alls Bishopsgarth) finished bottom of the division last season with only two wins however this season they have surpassed that already with three wins out of three the latest coming away to Riverside with a 5-2 victory thanks to two goals each from Callum Hares and Craig Lake plus one from Jeffrey Illingworth, for Riverside Arron Robinson and Lee Mallory were the scorers.  Elsewhere in the division Thornaby Sports & Leisure made it two wins out of two with a narrow 4-3 win against The Oxbridge with goals from Rhys Logan with two and Andrew Milbourne and Jamie Butler completed the scoring.  PH FC Elmtree also made it two from two with a 6-0 win against Eaglescliffe F.C with two goals each from Daniel Liddle and John James plus one each from Charles Corden and Will Noble.  The only other game saw newcomers RSD pick up their first point with a 2-2 draw against South Bank with Adam Brownless scoring both goals, for South Bank Dan Caney and Jack Williams were the scorers.

In the Premier Division Billingham The White House played host to Billingham Cowpen Club and it was Billingham Cowpen Club who started the better in the first 45 minutes as they led 3-1 at the break.  Billingham The White House recovered from this shambolic start and were lucky to be only 3-1 down at the interval.  However what a difference in the second half after Andy Boynton tore into them at the break and they were totally different in the second half.  They fought back to 3-3 and Andrew Harbron sealed victory with a tremendous shot from 22 yards.  All credit to Billingham Cowpen Club who played their part in a cracking game.  Billingham The Merlin and Thornaby Village had to settle for a share of the points in a 2-2 draw, Nathan Bayes and James Morgan scored for Billingham The Merlin whilst Glenn Corkain and Jamie Walton scored for Thornaby Village.  Thornaby Oddfellows opened their season entertaining Portrack but suffered an 8-3 defeat, a hat-trick from Ian Thompson and two goals from Josh Rowbotham plus one each from Martin Woodhouse and substitutes Joshua Haley and Liam Woodhouse.  For Oddfellows Stephen Brookbanks, Benjamin Kerry and Nicky Corker were the scorers.  Norton George & Dragon bounced back from last week’s defeat with an emphatic 8-1 win over local rivals Norton Red Lion with two goals from Ashley Lavan, a penalty from Jake Marron and a goal each for Phil Horsman, Gavin Simcox, Christopher Burton, Joe Carter and Billy Gatenby for Red Lion Matthew Watson was the scorer.

In Division One St Marys College made it two wins out of two with a narrow 3-2 win away to JFC United with goals from Brett Lancaster, Charles Smith and Chris McDonough, for JFC United the goals came from Famara Jatta and Yrus Kehi.  Fairfield Sports & Social Club also recorded their second victory with a 4-2 win away to Thornaby Roundel with goals from Thomas Lee with two and Luke Spence and Daniel Horsley and for Roundel Christopher Moor and Matthew McGee were the scorers.  Stockton Five Alls and Storytellers United shared the points with a 2-2 draw, Kieran Todd and Stuart Lane scoring for Stockton Five Alls and Christopher Whaley and Joe Burns on target for Storytellers.  Billingham FC enjoyed a 5-2 win away to The Garrick thanks to a hat-trick from Sean Cuerdon and a goal each for Athan Mohoney and Thomas Fields.


Match Report 21 August 2016

The Goals Stockton Sunday League kicked off last Sunday with a depleted programme due to the Sunderland & Middlesbrough game but there was still plenty of action.  Defending premier league champions Hardwick Social Club opened with a tricky game away to arch rivals Norton George & Dragon at Norton.  It was Hardwick Social Club who opened the scoring through Kallum Hannah and the same player extended the lead before half time.  Norton George & Dragon pulled a goal back through Joel Callender six minutes from time but Hardwick Social Club held on for the three points.  Newly promoted Billingham The White House were away to Portrack which saw both side produce 90 minutes of committed football and the game ended all square at 1-1, Brian Stewart scored for Billingham The White House and Ian Thompson scored for Portrack.  The Royal entertained Billingham The Merlin at Stillington and ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Paul Cleary and Andrew Blackburn, Elliott Pledger scored for Merlin.

In Division One Village Park Rangers came from 2-1 down with ten minutes to go and ran out the winners 5-2 against Stockton Five Alls with goals from Cameron McKie, Gavin Robson, David Wilkinson, Callum McNally and Andy Harris, Stockton Five Alls goals from Connor White and Jamie Roberts.  Two promoted teams clashed last Sunday when JFC United entertained The Garrick (formerly Blytheholme) and this game was finely balanced in the first half but JFC United ran out 5-3 winners with two goals from Dimitri Aime Kehi an done apiece for Benjamin Ssebuufo, Florian Craciun and Vasile Bucuresteanu.  For The Garrick the scorers were Chrissy Skipper, Daniel McLay and Ryan Johnson.  The only other game in division was Thornaby derby as Thornaby Aerodrome Club entertained Thornaby Roundel and the game was all square at one apiece, Jason McNamee scored for Thornaby Aerodrome Club and Daniel John for Thornaby Roundel.

In Division Two The George (Formerly The Alls Bishopsgarth) made a good start after a finishing bottom last season they opened with a 5-0 win against Eaglescliffe F.C with two goals apiece from Jonathan McDonald and Callum Hares plus one from Tom Hammond.  Two of the league’s new sides RSD and Riverside met and it was the visitors who ran out 8-3 winners with Benjamin Jukic scoring six of the goals plus one each from Christopher Nixon and Lee Mallory, for RSD substitute Ahmed Fouda scored twice plus one from Ibby Abulafia.  Norton Unicorn entertained newcomers Marton Rovers and it was the visitors who emerged as victors by the odd goal in five thanks to a hat-trick from Andrew Townsend, for Unicorn Adam Walton scored both goals.  The final fixture saw South Bank entertain Nifco at Harcourt Road and South Bank edged the game 2-1 with goals from Dan Caney and Josh Bide, Lee McConnell scored for Nifco.