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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Match Report 12 November

Hardwick Social Club began the defence of the All England Sunday Cup with a home tie against Oakenshaw F.C from Bradford and got off to the best possible start when Tom Coulthard headed home from a Matthew Garbutt corner on six minutes.  Hardwick Social Club continued to dominate the game and created more chances but not taken until Jamie Owens fired home on 27 minutes to extend their lead.  A minute before half time a shot from Jamie Owens was parried by the visitor’s keeper and fell kindly for an unmarked James Ward who tapped home into an empty net for 3-0.  The second half was more even however there were no more goals as Hardwick Social Club kept the visitors at bay and allowed them no space to create anything and progressed to the next round where they will play Canada F.C from Liverpool at home.

In the North Riding Sunday County Cup second round South Bank were away to Standard F.C and came out on top 7-3 thanks to a hat-trick from Matthew Hammerton plus two goals from Anthony Barnes and one each for Darren Morrison and Mark Ward meanwhile a depleted JFC United went down 5-1 away to Middlebeck F.C their goal scored by Anthony Barber.

In the North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup second round there were wins for St Marys 1947 Sunday, Village Park Rangers and Thornaby Sports & Leisure.  St Marys 1947 Sunday entertained Bishopthorpe CFC and recorded a 5-2 win with two goals for Chris Taylor and one apiece from Michael Butler, Jack Sedgwick and Brett Lancaster.  Meanwhile Village Park Rangers were 6-3 winners away to Redcar CF with a hat-trick from Karl Charlton and a goal each for Simon Frank, Michael Speight and Dan Horrigan.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure were 3-0 winners away to Knayton F.C with two goals from Dale McElvaney and one from Jack Walton.

Only one game was possible in the Premier division due to the number of teams involved in cup ties both league and external when Norton Red Lion entertained Billingham The Station at Norton.  Billingham The Station maintained their recent good form and took an early lead through a David Able penalty and extended their lead when James McLeod headed home a right wing cross.  They also rattled the bar twice in a frantic opening 30 minutes.  Norton Red Lion refused to lie down and were rewarded with a goal before half time.  The second half saw the play swing from end to end and eventually Norton were rewarded with a penalty which was converted for 2-2.  Billingham The Station took control in the final 15 minutes and were rewarded with three goals from Anthony Able, James McLeod and David Abel, the Norton Red Lion goals came from Ryan Rudd and Ryan Watson.  This win lifted Billingham The Station up into second place in the table behind Hardwick Social Club with the sides meeting next Sunday at Billingham.

In Division One Billingham Cowpen Club moved to the top of the table as South Bank were on cup duty but having played three games more with their latest win 2-1 away to Market Tavern thanks to goals from Jordan Grayson and Ricki Bloomfield with Christopher Fairless on target for Market Tavern.  Norton Unicorn are in third place in the table following a 5-0 win at home to Thornaby Roundel thanks to a hat-trick from Adam Walton and a goal each from Neil Davis and Thomas Sweeney. PH Elmtree entertained Horse & Jockey at Tilery and ran out 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Joseph Thompson, Lewis Hargreaves, Matthew Dickens and Martyn Coles, for Horse & Jockey Luke Spence was the scorer.  Unfortunately Martyn Coles suffered a broken leg towards the end of the game, no blame attached to opponent and we wish Martyn a speedy recovery.  Billingham The Kings and Doctor McGonigles shared eight goals and the points when they met at High Grange, there was a hat-trick for Peter Conway plus one goal for Ashley Lavan for Billingham The Kings and for Doctor McGonigles there was two goals each for Chrissy Skipper and Nathan Wilson.

In Division Two with Stillington The Royal on cup duty Billingham The Lion moved to the top of the table following their 5-1 win away to Eston & Normanby Social Club thanks to goals from Ashley Pugh, Billy Crookston, Mark Dixon, Bradley Heads and Liam Graham and for Eston & Normanby Social Club Lee Harrison was the scorer.  Third placed The Griffin suffered a 5-2 defeat at home to Stockton Sun Inn for whom Peter Irish scored a hat-trick plus further goals from Daniel McLay and Carl Stonehouse whilst Michael McGouran scored both of The Griffin’s goals.  RSD entertained Riverside and ran out 4-0 winners thanks to two goals from Reyadh Abbas and one each from Adam Pemberton and Gavin Brownless.  Marton Rovers entertained TS1 Tees Valley but they went down by the odd goal in seven there scorer were Hayden Moody with a brace and Kevin Young and for TS1 Tees Valley Michael Duff scored a brace plus a goal each from Ali Benomran and Isam Benomran. Storytellers United were 4-0 winners away to Eaglescliffe thanks to two goals from Shaun Baker and one each from Athan Mahoney and Stephen Sudlow.  Nifco and Fornaby shared six goals and the points when they met at Conyers two goals from Daniel Lithgow and one for Philip Draper were the Nifco scorers and for Fornaby Daniel Frost, Rob Stuttard and Scott Dyer were the scorers.

In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy Second Round Premiership Portrack and Norton George & Dragon were up against first division opponents and both secured emphatic victories with Portrack scoring eleven times against The Dubliners who managed to score twice through Daniel Smith.  For Portrack John Allison scored four times, Ben Turner, Jake Large and Ian Thompson all scored twice plus one from Sam Foxton.  Norton George & Dragon also scored eleven times this time without reply against The George Pub & Grill with Liam Blyth scoring five times, Carl Kennedy and Paul Cleary with two goals each and Christopher Docherty and Nathan Mohun with a goal each.

Two sides were involved in the first round of the Heart Foundation Cup with Stillington The Royal at home to Toft Hill Three Tuns and they ran out 7-1 winners thanks to two goals from Andrew Blackburn and a goal each for Anton Fisher, Billy Thomas, Callum Hares, John Shepherd and Mark Ferguson.  Meanwhile Thornaby Oddfellows were away to Darlington Skerne Park and went out on penalties 5-4 following a 1-1 draw.


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Match Report 29 October 2017

In the first round of the Durham Sunday Cup three of the league’s four representatives this week progressed to round two Billingham The Station produced a vintage performance, they started quickly and took the lead after two minutes through Steven Pickard and added a second after 25 minutes.  The second half saw Billingham The Station playing out of their skins and dominating play and added two further goals to mark their superiority on the day.  A twice taken penalty was well saved by Chris Weegram in the Billingham The Station goal and they ran out deserved winners.  Other scorers were Anthony Able, James McLeod and Nathan Bayes.  Norton Red Lion progressed with a 4-3 win at home to Sunderland T.C Plastics having to play most of the game with ten men following an early dismissal.  Star man was Ryan Watson who notched a hat-trick plus one goal from Ryan Rudd to book their place in round two.  Durham Sunday Cup holders Hardwick Social Club had a 2-0 win away to Gateshead Leam Lane WMC thanks to goals from Chris Stockton and James Ward.

In the North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup Second Round Thornaby Oddfellows enjoyed a convincing 11-0 home win against Ayton Sunday, there was a hat-trick from Arron Brookbanks, two goals each for Bradley Murray and Wayne Raby plus a goal each from Aaron Lucas, Benjamin Kerry, Glenn Corkain and Richard Robinson.

In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy First Round first division leaders South Bank entertained second division Marton Rovers at Harcourt Road and ran out 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Graeme Watson, Mark Ward, Darren Morrison and Paul Burke, Ryan Connelly replied for Marton Rovers.  First division St Marys 1947 Sunday entertained second division Stockton Five Alls but slipped to a 2-0 defeat with the goals coming from Carl Stonehouse and Luke Irish.  The upset of the round came at Grangefield Park where second division Storytellers United entertained second division leaders Billingham The Lion and produced a 4-2 victory but only after extra time thanks to two goals each from Shaun Baker and Christopher Waites. 

In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy Second round PH Elmtree entertained second division RSD and they started quickly taking a two goal lead through John James and Michael Bond and then took their foot off the gas and allowed RSD back into the game and Liam Davis pulled a goal back.  However PH Elmtree regrouped and John James scored another four goals as PH Elmtree ran out 6-1 winners.  In an all premiership clash Thornaby Village entertained JFC United at Harold Wilson and ran out 4-1 winners with two goals for Harrison Davies and a goal each for Stephen Preston and Stephen Brookbanks, for JFC United Philip Otele replied for JFC United.

Only one fixture was possible in the Premier Division where Billingham The Merlin were at home to Village Park Rangers and they ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Charlie Gaffney, Mikey McGee and Peter Mathews.

In Division One second placed Norton Unicorn were away to fourth placed The Dubliners and both sides had to settle for a point in a one all draw.  For The Dubliners Matthew Robson was the scorer and for Norton Unicorn the goal came from Michael Mann.  Billingham Cowpen Club moved into second place following a 5-1 win at home to Thornaby Roundel with two goals from Martin Fields and one each for Benn Lynch, Kirk Parton and Scott Crookston, for Thornaby Roundel Jordan Boyes was the scorer.  The George Pub & Grill entertained Billingham The Kings and it was the visitors who secured a narrow 2-1 win thanks to goals from Ashley Lavan and Peter Harbron junior, for The George Pub & Grill Jeffrey Illingworth was the scorer.  Market Tavern had home advantage against the Horse & Jockey but it was the visitors who came out on top 5-2 with two goals from Lee Jordan and one apiece for Daniel Horsley, Matthew Snowdon and Thomas Lee and for Market Tavern the goals came from Dominic Halliday and Luke Robinson.

In Division Two Stillington The Royal took over top spot from Billingham The Lion on goals scored following a 4-2 win at home to Thornaby Sports & Leisure with two goals for Gary Wilkinson and one each for Danny Lincoln and Norman Fowler, for Thornaby Sports & Leisure Jack Walton and Michael Tye were the scorers.  Eaglescliffe and Fornaby shared six goals and the points in a three all draw for Eaglescliffe Martin White helped himself to a hat-trick and for Fornaby the goals came from Peter Cardwell, and Scott Dyer with two.  Following last weekend’s defeat to The Griffin Eston & Normanby Social Club held them to a two all draw at home this weekend, The Griffin’s goals coming from Sean Scott and Stephen Reid and for Eston & Normanby Social Club Bain Nyananyo scored both goals.   Riverside entertained TS1 Tees Valley at Tilery and ran out 4-2 winners thanks to goals from Craig Ankers, Joshua Blackburn, Mark Walker and Sean Angell.  For TS1 Tees Valley both of their goals were scored by Dhanish Hussain.


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Match Report for 15 October 2017

In the Premier Division Norton Red Lion made it three wins out of four with a hard fought victory against JFC United at Norton.  It took 40 minutes for Norton Red Lion to open the scoring when Matthew Watson found the net after a strong run.  In the second half substitute Charlie Inman headed home a right wing corner after 80 minutes to seal the win.  Billingham The Station entertained Village Park Rangers and if it was not for goalkeeper Matthew Perry who performed miracles Billingham The Station would have had double figures.  It took them 75 minutes to break through when James McLeod scored, he then quickly added a second to secure the win.  Hardwick Social Club extended their lead a t the top of the table following a 3-2 win against Thornaby Village, Hardwick Social Club established a 3-0 lead thanks to a hat-trick from James Ward but Thornaby Village hit back through two goals from Stephen Preston but Hardwick Social Club held on for the three points.  Second placed Thornaby Oddfellows slipped to a 5-1 home defeat against Portrack whose goals came from Jake Large with two and one each from Ben Turner, Ian Thompson and Sam Foxton, Benjamin Kerry replied for Thornaby Oddfellows.  Billingham The Merlin entertained Norton George & Dragon and ran out 3-2 winners thanks to goals from Bradley Thackeray with two and one for Sean Griffiths, Gavin Simcox and Nathan Mohun replied for the George.

In Division One Doctor McGonigles entertained Market Tavern and edged the game by the odd goal in seven with goals from David Charles (2), Chrissy Skipper and Nathan Wilson for Market Tavern the goals came from Aaron Leonard, Christopher Fairless and Daniel Pearce.  Norton Unicorn entertained Billingham Cowpen Club and the teams shared six goals and the points with goals for Norton Unicorn from Neil Davis (2) and Lewis Powell, scorers for Billingham Cowpen Club unknown.

In the Steven Wells Memorial Trophy first round second division newcomers Fornaby had a 3-0 win away to first division Horse & Jockey thanks to goals from Jake Walker, Phillip Hardie and Wayne Flanagan.   In an all second division clash RSD had a 5-1 win over Marton Rovers thanks to goals from Adam Brownless, Liam Davis, Adam Pemberton, Dean Griffin and Stephen Gibson, Adam Finnigan replied for Marton Rovers.  There was an all first division clash between South Bank and Billingham The Kings with South Bank coming out on top 6-3.  Two goals each for Graeme Watson and Mark Ward plus a goal each from Glen Wesson and Anthony Gregory, for Billingham The Kings the scorers were Steven Bartliff, Peter Conway and Peter Harbron junior.  First Division The Dubliners had a 4-0 win against second division Storytellers United with goals from John Brown, Stuart Dick, Charlie Iveson and Matthew Baike-Ghazvini.  First division The George Pub & Grill went down 2-1 at home to second division TS1 Tees Valley whose goals were scored by Arafat Ali and Rasab Idnaan and for the George the goal came from Ellis Woodger.  PH Elmtree of division one entertained second division Billingham The Lion at Tilery and it was Billingham The Lion who came out on top 4-2 with goals from Dean Wittering with a pair and Gareth Brown and Liam Graham and for PH Elmtree it was Ian Evans and Rhys Greenwood.  In an all second division clash Stockton Five Alls edged a seven goal tie against Thornaby Sports & Leisure after extra time with goals from Carl Stonehouse, Luke Irish, Peter Irish junior and Chris Wright.  For Thornaby Sports & Leisure the goals came from Daniel Harbottle, Jack Walton and Joe Cox.

In the North Riding Sunday County Cup first round Eston & Normanby Social Club entertained Marske and after a one all draw they edged the tie on penalties 5-4, there only goal of normal time came from Callum Wild.


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Match Report 8 October 2017

In the Premier Division Thornaby Oddfellows are enjoying a fine start to the season with their fourth win out of six games played and sitting in second spot in the table behind Hardwick Social Club.  Their latest victory was a 5-0 home win against JFC United thanks to two goals each from Benjamin Kerry and Arron Brookbanks plus one for Bradley Murray.  Norton Red Lion had a narrow 4-3 win away to Thornaby Village with two goals each from Ryan Watson and Matthew Watson whilst for Thornaby Village Harrison Davies, Jack Ferrell and Jack Robinson were the scorers.  Billingham The Merlin and Portrack shared the points in a three all draw, Anthony Bell, Elliot Pledger and Christopher Davidson scored for Merlin with Ian Thompson (2) and Daniel Rowbotham replying for Portrack.  Norton George & Dragon lost 4-1 at home to Hardwick Social Club whose only goal came from Christopher Burton.

In Division One leaders South Bank were at home to second placed Norton Unicorn and they ran out 5-2 winners with two goals from Sean Harland and one each from Graeme Watson, Anthony Gregory and substitute Graham Cousins.  The Dubliners bounced back from last week’s defeat with a narrow 5-4 win away to Horse & Jockey with two goals from John Brown plus one apiece from Arran Scott, Charlie Iveson and Scott Buckton, for Horse & Jockey Chris Johnson scored all four goals.  Billingham The Kings had a narrow 2-1 win at home to Market Tavern with goals from Ashley Lavan and Peter Conway, Aaron Leonard replied for Market Tavern.  PH Elmtree entertained St Marys 1947 Sunday and they shared eight goals but it was the visitors who came out on top 5-3 with a hat-trick from Andrew Stephen and a goal each for Chris Taylor and Liam Bendelow, for PH Elmtree Michael Bond scored two and Rhys Greenwood scored the other.

In Division Two the leaders Billingham The Lion had a thumping 13-0 win against Thornaby Sports & Leisure with two goals apiece for Lee Burrell, Bradley Heads and Billy Crookston plus a goal each for Ashley Pugh, Daniel Sawdon, Jamie Bowe, Lee Chapman, Matthew Murray and Nathan Watson.  The Griffin moved into second place following an 8-3 win over Eaglescliffe with four goals for Michael McGouran and a hat-trick from Stephen Reid and one for Kieron Wilson, for Eaglescliffe Andrew Geddes scored two and Martin White scored the other goal.  Fornaby moved into third place following a 4-1 win against Stockton Five Alls thanks to Daniel Frost, two penalties from Wayne Flanagan and one from Jason Bulman with Christopher Gibson scoring for Stockton Five Alls.  RSD went down 3-2 at home to Nifco, RSD goals from Liam Davis and Dickon Harding whilst for Nifco Dylan Dawson, Jack Hart and Nigel Wilks were the scorers.  Storytellers United were away to Eston & Normanby Social Club and came away with a 3-1 victory thanks to two goals from Carl Evans and one for Shaun Baker and for Eston & Normanby Social Club the goal came from Michael McCluskey.

In the Durham Sunday Cup third qualifying round the league had two teams still left in, Billingham The Station and Doctor McGonigles and both progressed to the first round proper with wins away from home.  Billingham The Station winning 3-1 away to Sunderland The Kings Arms with two goals for Bryan Stewart and one from Mark Lilley and Doctor McGonigles had to go to penalties following a 2-2 draw and coming out on top. Goals in normal time came from Jamie Gunn and Liam Peers.

In the North Riding Sunday Challenge cup the league was represented by five teams, Village Park Rangers, Marton Rovers, TS1 Tees Valley, Thornaby Roundel and Riverside, Village Park Rangers & TS1 Tees Valley were the only winners.  Village Park Rangers winning 4-3 against Newlands Park Hotel thanks to a hat-trick from Karl Charlton and one for Simon Frank.  TS1 Tees Valley defeated Marton Rovers 5-1 in an all-league affair, two goals from Arafat Ali and Ibrahim Gohar plus one from Dhanish Hussain, for Marton Rovers Ryan Connelly was the scorer.    Riverside suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Angel Athletic their goal coming from Lee Mallory.  Thornaby Roundel went down 4-3 away to York Corinthians Veterans Reserves the goals came from Daniel Longley (2) and Lee Saunders.

  
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Match Report 1 October 2017

In the Premier Division JFC United recorded their first league win of the season with a narrow 2-1 victory away to Thornaby Village with goals from Florin Craciun and Jean-Mark Koula, Harrison Davies replied for Thornaby Village.  Village Park Rangers collected their first point of the season with a hard fought draw against Thornaby Oddfellows, their goal coming from Nathan Patterson and for Thornaby Oddfellows Bradley Murray was the scorer. Billingham The Merlin entertained Billingham The Station in a local derby and both teams had to settle for a share of the points in a two all draw.  Billingham The Merlin scorers were Lewis Colley and Ryan Chan whilst Steven Pickard and James McLeod replied for Billingham The Station.  Hardwick Social Club had a comprehensive 6-1 win away to Portrack all the goals coming in the second half.  There was a hat-trick from substitute Chris Stockton plus a goal each for James Ward, Joe Posthill and Steven Roberts, Gareth Poole replied with a penalty.

In the John Jackson Memorial Trophy first round tie Norton Red Lion hosted Norton George & Dragon in a local derby with the Red Lion edging the tie 3-2 thanks to goals from Danny Lambert, Matthew Watson and Ross Burdon and for Norton George & Dragon the goals came from Christopher Burton and Gavin Simcox.

In Division One South Bank continue to lead the way following their latest victory a 3-2 win away to Doctor McGonigles with goals from Sean Harland, Peter Truscott and Anthony Gregory and for Doctor McGonigles Chrissy Skipper and Daniel McLay were the scorers.  Market Tavern recorded their first win of the season with a 5-0 home victory against The George Pub & Grill with two goals from Aaron Leonard and one each for Luke Conn, Ryan Hunnam and Jason McNamee.  Horse & Jockey secured a 6-2 win away to Thornaby Roundel with two goals from Matthew Snowdon and one apiece for Adam Duffield, Chris Johnson, Lee Jordan and Michael Ball.  For Thornaby Roundel both goals came from Daniel Longley.  St Marys 1947 Sunday had a 7-2 win away at Billingham The Kings with two goals each from Chris Taylor and Andrew Stephen and a goal apiece from Jack Sedgwick, Liam Bendelow and Michael Butler whilst Ashley Lavan and Peter Conway replied for Billingham The Kings. Billingham Cowpen Club were 2-1 winners at home to PH Elmtree whose goal came from Joseph Thompson.  Norton Unicorn had a convincing 6-1 win at home to The Dubliners whose goal came from Kevin Thomas.

In Division Two The Griffin had a narrow 2-1 at home to RSD thanks to goals from Darren Best and Mathew Dove-Jones and for RSD the scorer was Christopher Oswald.  Leaders Stillington The Royal slipped to a 4-2 defeat against Billingham The Lion, scorers for Stillington The Royal were Billy Thomas and Mark Ferguson and for Billingham The Lion there was a hat-trick from Bradley Heads and one goal from Andy Rowney.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure had a 2-0 victory at home to TS1 Tees Valley with goals from Michael Tye and Jack Walton.  Eaglescliffe recorded their first win and points of the season with a 5-1 victory away to Eston & Normanby Social Club with a hat-trick for Harry Hurst and a goal each for Danny Hall and Andrew Edon.  Storytellers United and Marton Rovers share nine goals and it was Storytellers United who edged the game by the odd goal thanks two goals for Shaun Baker and one each from Carl Evans, Tony Lee and Steven Graham and for Marton Rovers Ryan Connelly scored a hat-trick plus one goal for Kai Connelly.  Riverside and Fornaby shared seven goals with Fornaby snatching the victory by the odd goal thanks to two goals from Jake Walker and one each for Daniel Jefferson and Wayne Flanagan and for Riverside Joshua Blackburn scored twice plus one goal for Craig Ankers.



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Match Report 24 September 2017

In the Premier Division Hardwick Social Club slipped to a 5-3 defeat against Billingham The Station after missing a late penalty to draw the game.  Billingham The Station took the lead in the opening seconds to shock Hardwick, they hit back and equalised before Station took the lead again only for Steven Roberts to level the scores.  Second half Station once again took the lead only for Sonni Coleman to level with a 25 yard free kick, once again Station took the lead and in the closing stages Hardwick was awarded a penalty but this was driven wide.  To make matters worse Station went up the other end and added a fifth to seal the win.  Scorers for Billingham The Station were Steven Pickard (2), Josh Chambers, Mark Lilley and Nathan Bayes.  Norton George & Dragon and Thornaby Village shared the points at Norton following a two all draw, Gavin Simcox and Liam Blyth scored for Norton George & Dragon and Harrison Davies and Stephen Preston replied for Thornaby Village.  JFC United and Thornaby Oddfellows shared 11 goals and it was Thornaby Oddfellows who edged the game by the odd goal thanks to two goals each from Anton Buchan and Benjamin Kerry plus one apiece from Arron Brookbanks and Bradley Murray.  For JFC United there was a hat-trick for Junior Masandi and a goal each for Jean-Mark Koula and Yrus Kehi.   

In Division South Bank continue to lead the way and maintain their 100% start to the season following a 2-1 win at home to PH Elmtree with goals from Graeme Watson and Mark Ward with Ian Evans replying for the visitors.  The Dubliners had a 2-0 win at home to St Marys 1947 Sunday with goals from Charlie Iveson and Rory McCabe to maintain their unbeaten start in the league.  Billingham Cowpen Club had a narrow 2-1 win at home to Doctor McGonigles thanks to goals from Ricki Bloomfield and Terry Lambert, Shaun Clarke scored for the visitors.  Thornaby Roundel edged a narrow 3-2 win away to Market Tavern with Daniel Longley, Ethan Allison and Mark Campbell the scorers and for Market Tavern Daniel Pearce and Luke Robinson scored the goals.  Norton Unicorn continued their fine start to the season with a 5-2 win against the Horse & Jockey with two goals from Robert Walton and a goal each from Adam Walton, Robert Howes and Thomas Sweeney, for Horse & Jockey Lee Jordan scored both the goals.

In Division two the top two clashed when RSD entertained Stillington The Royal in an entertaining game but it was the visitors who triumphed coming out on top 3-1.  Goals from Mark Ferguson, Andrew Blackburn and Gary Wilkinson set up the victory, Liam Davis replied for RSD.  Billingham The Lion made it three wins out of three with a 3-1 win against Stockton Five Alls with goals from Bradley Heads, Mark Dixon and an own goal, for Stockton Five Alls Nathan Webster was the scorer.   The Griffin and TS1 Tees Valley shared eight goals and the points in a high scoring game, for The Griffin the goals came from Michael McGouran (2), Raymond Ayre and Stephen Reid and for the visitors Ibrahim Gohar, Mark Readshaw, Michael Duff and Wayne Smith were the scorers.  Nifco and Thornaby Sports & Leisure also shared the points in a two all draw, the goals for Nifco came from Dylan Dawson and Philip Draper and for Thornaby Sports & Leisure it was Shaun Castle and an own goal.  Eaglescliffe remain rooted the bottom of the table following their latest defeat 4-2 at home to Riverside whose goals came from Aiden Chester, Joshua Blackburn, Mark Walker and Thomas Waters and for Eaglescliffe Benjamin Hurst and Danny Hall were the scorers.  Top scorers of the day were Fornaby who scored nine away to Storytellers United with four goals from Wayne Flanagan, two for Jake Walker and a goal each for Matthew O’Neil, Phillip Hardie and Robert James.  For Storytellers United Shaun Baker scored all four goals.

In the John Jackson Memorial Trophy first round tie Village Park Rangers entertained Billingham The Merlin and it was the visitors who edged the tie by the odd goal in five.  For Village Park Rangers Mark Bowes scored both the goals and for Billingham The Merlin the goals came from Anthony Bell, James Barnett and Lewis Colley.


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Match Report 17 September 2017

Goals Stockton Sunday League
In the second preliminary round of the Durham Sunday Cup only 2 teams out of eight progressed to the next round.  Billingham The Station had a narrow 2-1 win at home against Shotton Comrades in a hard fought game coming from behind to secure victory with goals from Steven Baynes and Aaron Ptohopoulos.  Doctor McGonigles were away at Hartlepool WHTDSOB and the game ended all square at two apiece but Doctor McGonigles came out on top 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out.  Their goals in normal time came from Chrissy Skipper and Michael Walters.  Horse & Jockey went down 5-1 at home to Washington Cross Keys their goal coming from Lee Jordan, elsewhere Stillington The Royal went down 5-0 at home to Consett Scotch Arms.  In other games The George Pub & Grill went down 3-1 away to Sunderland Victory, Anthony Hollinshead scoring the only goal and Norton Unicorn also went down 3-1 away to Jarrow Lakeside with Michael Mann the scorer and Billingham The Lion lost 5-1 away to Hartlepool Throston Hotspur, Bradley Heads with the only goal.

In the premier division JFC United secured their first point of the season in a three all draw away to Norton George & Dragon with goals from Famara Jatta with two and one from Issa Jibril.  For Norton George & Dragon Christopher Burton scored twice plus one goal from David Johnson.  Thornaby Village entertained Portrack and the teams shared six goals and the points in a three all draw, two goals from Harrison Davies and one for Jack Robinson for Thornaby Village and for the visitors Ben Turner, John Allison and Ian Thompson.  Thornaby Oddfellows hosted Billingham The Merlin and the teams shared eight goals but Thornaby Oddfellows took the points with a 5-3 victory thanks to a hat-trick from Anton Buchan and a goal apiece for Andrew Dinsdale and Arron Brookbanks, for Merlin Ryan Chan scored twice and one from Elliot Pledger.  Village Park Rangers find life a bit difficult in the premier division went down 3-1 at home to Hardwick Social Club whose goals came from Callum McGurr, Callum Westwood and Christopher Stockton, for Village Park Rangers Mark Bowes was the scorer.

In Division One South Bank made it four wins out of four with a 4-2 win away at PH Elmtree with a hat-trick from Mark Ward and one goal from Matthew Hammerton, Michael Bone replied with both goals for PH Elmtree.  The Dubliners secured a 2-0 win away to St Marys with goals from Stuart Dick and Tom Bourne.  In a Billingham derby Billingham Cowpen Club edged Billingham The Kings in a high scoring encounter with Billingham Cowpen Club coming out on top 6-4 with four goals from Martin Fields and two from Nick Matthews, there was a hat-trick for Peter Conway for Billingham The Kings and one goal from Ashley Lavan.

In Division Two newcomers Fornaby secured a first win of the season with an 8-2 victory against Marton Rovers with two goals from Wayne Flannagan and a goal each from Ahmed Mitoubsi, Daniel Frost, Jake Walker, Jason Bulman, Phillip Hardy and Robert Archer.  For Marton Rovers the goals came from Kevin Young and Ryan Connelly.  RSD moved to the top of the table following a 5-1 win away to Riverside with a hat-trick from Adam Pemberton and a goal each for Christopher Oswald and Liam Davis, Joshua Blackburn replied for Riverside.  Stockton Five Alls scored eight times at home without reply against Eaglescliffe to leave the visitors bottom of the table, goals from Charlie Inman (2), Charlie Bradley, Glen Westoby, Chris Wright, Jonathan Oliver, Luke Croft and Tim Ralph.  The Griffin had a narrow 3-2 win at home to Thornaby Sports & Leisure thanks to two goals from Michael McGouran and one from Stephen Reid.  TS1 Tees Valley and Eston & Normanby Social Club shared eight goals and the points in a high scoring draw, two goals from Shafiq Asif, Ali Benomran and Abdul Wahab Abrar for TS1 Tees Valley and for Eston & Normanby Social Club Andrew Douglas, Michael McCluskey, Raphael Harrison and an own goal.



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