Match Report Sunday 24 January 2016

The Goals Stockton Sunday League was almost back to normal last weekend with most teams able to fulfil their fixtures with County Cup games finally getting played.  In the Durham Sunday Cup third round Portrack switched their game with Sunderland Hylton Castle TWR from Sunderland to Tilery and were rewarded with a narrow 3-2 victory.  Portrack opened the scoring after 25 minutes when a Max Craggs corner was headed home by Ian Thompson. A Max Craggs penalty extended the lead for Portrack before the visitors hit back with a deflected shot and penalty to level the scores.  The winner came from a free kick inside their own half when Robbie Stockdale found Daniel Rowbotham who headed home.

Norton George & Dragon travelled to Sunderland and came home with a narrow 4-3 win over Sunderland SR Dons thanks to a hat-trick from Christopher Burton and a single goal for Christopher Atkinson.
 
Thornaby Village entertained Park End in the third round of the North Riding Sunday County Cup and progressed with a 4-3.  Thornaby raced into a two goal lead with goals from Glen Walker and Ian Fairlamb and kept the lead till the break.  Then Park End got the goal they had been trying for and followed up with another two to take them into a 3-2 lead with 20 minutes left.  A change of formation worked for the Village and saw them draw level through Glen Walker’s second goal of the game.  Then with 5 minutes remaining a mix up in the Park End defence gave Glen Corkain the chance to grab the winner which he did, the game was well refereed by Richard Brine.

In the Stephen Wells Memorial Trophy second round Norton Red Lion entertained Village Park and this game had eventually to be settled by penalties as after normal time the sides were tied at three all and four all after extra time, it was eventually won 5-3 on penalties by Village Park.  The goals in the game for Village Park came from Anthony Shaw, Daniel Hanafin, Gavin Robson and Simon Frank whilst for Norton Red Lion Ricky Dull scored twice with one each from Matthew Watson and Charlie Inman.  JFC United entertained Thornaby Sports & Leisure in an all second division tie and ran out 4-1 winners with two gaols from Anthony Barber and one each from Florin Craciun and substitute Yusupha Jatta.  First Division Layfield Arms entertained second division Billingham F.C but proved too strong for their opponents as they ran out 8-3 winners with five goals from man of the match Bradley Murray plus one each from Andrew Dinsdale, Benjamin Kerry and Samuel Wilson, Billingham’s Gareth Brown scored a hat-trick for his team and also his team’s man of the match.  Second division Jolly Farmers entertained first division Stockton Five Alls and emerged with a 4-2 victory thanks to two goals from substitute Liam Butler and one for substitute Louie Dunning plus one for Brian Johnson, Danny Hughes and Benjamin Daley replied for the visitors.  

In the outstanding first round tie first division St Marys College entertained second division PH Elmtree and slipped to a 3-2 defeat against their lower division opponents for whom John James scored a hat-trick, PH Elmtree now meet Billingham The Kings in round two.

In Division Two Billingham The White House entertained Coulby Newham but Billingham The White House were rusty after a lay off due to the weather.  All credit to Coulby Newham who packed their defence and defended well until a goal just before half time calmed matters down.  In the second half Billingham The White House created chances but wasted then but three unanswered goals made the final score 4-0, there were two goals each for Steven Pickard and James McLeod the game was well refereed by Andrew March.  Thornaby Roundel entertained Norton Unicorn and ran out 4-1 winners with goals from Tommy Delmer with two and Adam Teesdale and Mark Morrison, Christopher Hodgson replied for Norton Unicorn.  Thornaby Aerodrome Club switched their fixture with The Oxbridge and this saw the teams share 10 goals and the points, Thornaby Aerodrome Club goals came from a Shaun Hunnam hat-trick and other goals from Michael Vickers and Daniel Pearce whilst Shaun Gibson also scored a hat-trick for Oxbridge plus goals for Tom Massingham and Shaun Baker.

In division one Fairfield Sports & Social Club were at home to Billingham Cowpen Club and it was the visitors who came out on top 4-2 thanks to two goals from Billy Crookston and one each for Andrew Helyer and Kirk Parton, for Fairfield Sports & Social Club Matthew Dixon and Glen Westoby were the scorers.  The only other fixture in division one saw Storytellers United at home to Billingham The Kings and were also 4-2 winners thanks to two goals from Carl Evans and one apiece from Craig Allan and Joe Stevens, Matthew Ford and Michael Doyle replied for Billingham The Kings.

Because of County Cup games only one fixture was possible in the Premier Division where South Bank entertained George & Dragon (Yarm) won ran out 9-1 winners with four goals for Ashley Lavan, two from Robert Stewart and one each for Nigel Wilks, Martin Fields and Jason Cashmore,  Michael Duff scored the consolation goal for South Bank from the penalty spot and also earned a man of the match performance despite conceding nine goals for without him the score would have been well into double figures.   


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Match Report Sunday 10 January 2016

Last Sunday was the first games of 2016 for the Stockton Sunday League following a two week break and all but one match was postponed, the only game to take place saw Village Park Rangers entertain Fairfield Sports & Social Club at Thornaby Academy in Division One. Village Park Rangers came from behind to pick up the three points against Fairfield Sports and Social Club in Division One. Tony Shaw was the hero for the hosts, coolly converting an equaliser before producing a fine back post header for the winner.

Fairfield adjusted to the damp and soggy conditions quickest, Danny Horsley breaking through clear on goal for the first chance of the game only to be denied by goalkeeper Richard Parker. The shot stopper was helpless to prevent the opener arriving on ten minutes, however, as Chris Johnson pounced on a loose ball from an acute angle to give the visitors the lead however the advantage did not last long.

Village Park Rangers broke down the left as skipper Gavin Robson fed the ball to David Wilkinson in the corner and the striker's cross was controlled by his partner Shaw before he turned and lashed home from six yards. Village Park Rangers had Robson to thank for not falling behind again; the winger's clearance off the line ensuring it was all level at the break.

It was a different story following the restart as the home side took control. With man of the match Ian Gowing in outstanding form at the back, Village Park Rangers dominated proceedings and deservedly sealed the win on the hour mark. Robson's deep cross from the right was met by Shaw at the far post, and he produced a fine headed finish into the top corner to secure a 2-1 victory.
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Match Report Sunday 20 December 2015

Hardwick Social Club made it through to the fourth round of the All England Sunday Cup after an extra time win against West Bowling from Bradford.  It was the visitors who opened the scoring after 30 minutes but Hardwick equalised on 38 minutes with a Tony Johnson header.  Hardwick were the better side but could not add to their tall so no more goals came in normal time   However in extra time a James Ward penalty gave Hardwick Social Club the lead then Tony Johnson added two more to goals to complete his hat-trick.  The scoring was completed when Liam Archer added s fifth to seal a well-earned victory and a place in round four away to Newton Aycliffe WMC or Burradon & New Fordley.  It was a close encounter played in the right spirit that we edged but missed too many chances in normal time.

In the Premier Division Thornaby Village entertained George & Dragon (Yarm) at Harold Wilson and ran out 3-1 winners.  Thornaby Village started well with two chances to score in the first five minutes but for some good goalkeeping from George & Dragon (Yarm) keeper. Harrison Davies broke the dead lock after 20 minutes with a curling shot into the top corner giving the keeper no chance.  Thornaby increased the lead before half time through Mark Todd.  In the second half the Village went three up through Glen Walker after a mix up in the George defence saw Walker head home the third. In the last five minutes the George came on strong and scored a well taking goal drilled in at the near post by Jonathan Stewart, the game was well refereed by Dave Ward

In Division One Billingham The Merlin suffered their first defeat when they went down 3-0 at home to Layfield Arms whose goals came from Benjamin Kerry who scored twice and Samuel Wilson.  Norton Red Lion defeated Billingham Cowpen Club, Ricky Dull scored four times plus one each from Liam Robson and Matthew Watson.  For Billingham Cowpen Club Billy Crookston and Kirk Parton were the scorers.  Fairfield Sports & Social Club entertained Stockton Five Alls at Tilery in blustery conditions and established a 2-0 lead but squandered a number of chances to put the game out of reach before half time.  Stockton Five Alls continued to battle and were rewarded a couple of minutes from the end when Mark Lathan scored.  Fairfield Sports & Social Club hit back and was awarded a penalty but Lee Rooke saved well but Fairfield Sports & Social Club ran out winners as there was no time left. Billingham The Kings and Storytellers United shared four goals and the points at High Grange, Billingham The Kings goals came from Matthew Ford and an own goal. 

In Division Two Billingham The White House continue to dominate and had a comfortable 13-0 win against a much depleted Nifco UK side.  James McLeod found the net eight times, Richard Harrison scored twice and there were further goals from Adam Fearn, Steven Pickard and Lee Butterworth.  JFC United dropped points against PH FC Elmtree who switched the game to Thornaby in an effort to have the game played.  PH FC Elmtree goals came from Charles Corden, Will Noble and Callum Carberry for JFC United Famara Jatta scored two plus one for Florian Craciun.  Jolly Farmers entertained Coulby Newham but their recent good form deserted them as they slipped to a 4-2 defeat there goals from Liam Butler and Matthew Baike-Ghazvini for Coulby Newham Luke Smailes, Will Hutchinson, Aaron Eyre and Andrew Geddes. Norton Unicorn entertained The Alls Bishopsgarth and ran out 3-0 winners thanks to a hat-trick from Jamie Cook.  Blytheholme entertained The Oxbridge and ran out 5-1 winners with a hat-trick from Curtis Howden and a goal each from Alex Frew and Chrissy Skipper.
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Match Report Sunday 13 December 2015

Once again the weather took its toll on the fixtures with only three games possible as most games called off on Saturday following heavy rain leaving most pitches water logged.  Only three games were possible, two at Harold Wilson where an all premiership tie in the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy saw Thornaby Village entertain an under strength The Royal in this second round tie.  Thornaby Village raced into an early lead with a goal in the first five minutes a brilliant solo run from Dale Hobson seen him net the first goal. We had to wait 25 mins for the second a well taking penalty from Marc Todd. The third goal was from Niall white a tap in at the near post for his first and he went on to complete his hat-trick.  In the second half Marc Todd added another one before the goal of the game from Harrison Davies.  Michael Norman added the last from the penalty spot The Royal battled on throughout and came close in the last five minutes with a shot from Martin Wilkinson.  Gareth Poole and Andrew Blackburn both had outstanding games for the Royal but on the day the Village were too strong for a under strength Royal side, the game was well refereed by Jamie Cann.

Also at Harold Wilson Thornaby Sports & Leisure entertained The Alls Bishopsgarth in a second division fixture and ran out 6-1 winners with two goals from Dale McElvaney and further goals from Gary Wood, Matthew Dalton, Michael Tye and Scott Turnbull.  For The Alls Bishopsgarth Nicky Adams scored the only goal.


The only other fixture was St Marys College against Storytellers United who could only manage ten players at kick off but an eleventh man arrived later.  Storytellers United rescued a point with a last minute equaliser through Craig Martin who also scored the other goal.  For St Marys the goals came from Brett Lancaster and Kevin Fleming.
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Match Report 6 December 2015

Last Sunday saw the weather affect a number of fixtures but the outstanding second round Durham Sunday Cup tie between Hardwick Social Club and Sunderland Myers went ahead as scheduled and Hardwick Social Club started strongly when within two minutes they took the lead when a marauding run from right back Andrew McGirr saw him send in a right wing cross to the far post where Kallum Hannah headed home.  However on five minutes Hannah was dismissed by the referee but this did not stop Hardwick as on nine minutes Glen Butterworth played a ball over the Myers defence and Jamie Owens beat the defender and drilled home.  Three minutes later and it was 3-0 when a Charlie Raby corner was stabbed home by Stephen Roberts.  On 33 minutes Jamie Owens once again broke free went around keeper but a defender got back however Owens battled for the ball and fired home for 4-0.  Two minutes later Owens and Tony Johnson combined and Owens completed his hat-trick with a well drilled goal into the bottom corner.  Hardwick Social Club were rampant by now and Adam Nicholson released Johnson who powered on and despite the attentions of a defender drove the ball home for 6-0.  The second half saw Hardwick make it 7-0 on 48 minutes when Glen Butterworth played a ball over the top and again Johnson held off a defender before slotting home.  Following this Hardwick Social Club made a number of changes but no further goals came, this was a powerful display from the ten men to progress to round three and join Norton George & Dragon and Portrack in the last 16.

In the North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup third round Layfield Arms were drawn at home to Thornaby Village but as their pitch was called off the game was switched to Harold Wilson but this didn’t deter the first division side as the ran out 8-3 winners against their premiership opposition thanks to a hat-trick from Bradley Murray, two goals for Samuel Wilson and one apiece for Andrew Dinsdale, Benjamin Kerry and Stephen Brookbanks.  Marc Todd scored twice for Thornaby Village plus one goal from Ian Fairlamb.  Thornaby Roundel also progressed to the next round with a 5-1 home win against Romanby.

In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy second round first division Fairfield Sports & Social Club hosted second division JFC United and it was the second division side who came out on top 3-1 but it took extra time to seal the win as the game had ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, Liam Blyth scored for Fairfield Sports & Social Club and for JFC United Famara Jatta, Florin Craciun and Jonathan Barber scored the goals.  Norton Red Lion entertained Jolly Farmers and squeezed home by the odd goal in seven thanks to strikes from Jamie Barton, Josh Dowsland, Matthew Watson and Ricky Dull.  Goal scorers for Jolly Farmers were Connor Hardman, Daniel Rutherford and Jake Walker.

In the Premier Division in order to get a game in The Royal switched their game with Norton George & Dragon to Norton and it was the George who ran out 4-2 winners with goals from Christopher Atkinson, Christopher Burton, Jake Marron and Joe Carter whilst Andrew Blackburn and Gareth Poole scored for The Royal.

In Division One only one fixture was possible and it was a local derby between Billingham The Kings and Billingham Cowpen Club and it was the visitors who edged the tie by the odd goal in seven thanks to goals from Adam Hart, Billy Crookston, Kirk Parton and Ricki Bloomfield, for The Kings David McGreal, Jamie Whittington and Peter Conway were the scorers.


Coulby Newham entertained Billingham The White House and it was the visitors who maintained their unbeaten league record and extended it to eight wins out of eight with a 5-0 victory with two goals from Paul Wilson plus one each for Edward Salmon, Paul Harvey and Richard Harrison.  Thornaby Aerodrome Club recorded their seventh straight league win with a 4-1 win away to Norton Unicorn with two goals each from Aaron Leonard and Daniel Pearce, Martin Kilburn scored for Norton Unicorn.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure had a narrow 2-1 win against Blytheholme with goals from Michael Tye and Dale McElvaney for Blytheholme Daniel Southall replied.
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Match Report 29 November 2015

Last Sunday saw the second round of the Durham Sunday Cup and the league was represented by three teams, Portrack, Norton George & Dragon and Billingham The White House all had home ties with two of the three progressing to the third round.  Portrack entertained Greenside from the North East Sunday League on a wet and windy Sunday morning at Tilery.  Portrack played against the wind in the first half and defended well but the visitors didn’t take advantage of the conditions and were undone with a swift counter attack moments before half time and a left wing cross was well finished by Danny Rowbotham coming in at the back post.  Portrack extended their lead in the opening minutes of the second half when Ben Turner swung over a right wing corner that landed in the back of the net at the far post.  Turner repeated the routine once again to extend the lead to 3-0, Greenside tried hard to get back into the game and when they did manage to break through they found Robbie Stockdale in great form to deny them anything.  Norton George & Dragon entertained Gateshead Bell Vue at Norton and ran out 4-1 winners thanks to two goals from Joe Carter and one each for Christopher Atkinson and James Dowson.  Billingham The White House entertained Sedgefield St Edmunds in a hard fought cup tie spoilt by terrible conditions both sides fought for supremacy.  The game was superbly refereed and the conditions dictated, Billingham The White House took the lead in the first half through Matthew Osmond and they also hit the post but could not extend their lead.  In the second half it was backs to the wall for Billingham The White House, whereas Sedgefield with the conditions in their favour equalised when they scored direct from a corner.  The game headed into extra time with all to play for and with eight minutes remaining the visitors took the lead and held this for a hard fought victory.  Shannon Harker in goal for The White House had an excellent game, superb reactions and positioning had no chance with either goal, all round brilliant.

In Division One Billingham The Merlin continued their good start to the season and made it 11 league wins out of 11 played.  In this game they had to work hard to take the points away to Village Park Rangers eventually winning by the odd goal in five, two goals from substitute Ryan Chan and one from Christopher Fleming earned the points.  David Wilkinson and Andrew Shaw replied for Village Park Rangers.  Norton Red Lion moved into second place with a 7-3 win away to Fairfield Sports & Social Club with a hat-trick for Matthew Watson, two goals for Ricky Dull an done apiece from Charlie Inman and Christian Selby.  Fairfield Sports & Social Club scorers were Liam Blyth who scored two and Matthew Dixon.  Layfield Arms slipped to third following a 9-3 home defeat against Billingham Cowpen Club who saw two goals each for Billy Crookston, Chris Cotterill, Kirk Parton and Mark Dawson plus one from Ricki Bloomfield, two goals from Benjamin Kerry and one for Bradley Murray was the reply for Layfield Arms.  St Marys College entertained Eaglescliffe F.C and they shared seven goals with St Marys edging the tie by the odd goal their scorers were Charles Smith, Chris McDonough, Daniel McNally and Francis Hynes.  For Eaglescliffe the scorers were Jamie Morrell, Robert McIlroy and Stuart Woodall.

In Division Two JFC United extended their lead at the top of the division with a convincing 8-0 home win against Thornaby Roundel, Anthony Barber led the way with a hat-trick plus two goals from Vasile Bucuresteanu and one each for Famara Jatta, Florin Craciun and Stephen Barber.  Second placed Jolly Farmers recent good form came to an end when they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at home to Thornaby Sports & Leisure Daniel Rutherford and Liam Butler scored for Jolly Farmers  and Michael Tye scored all three for Thornaby Sports & Leisure.  Blytheholme moved into third place with a narrow 3-2 home win against Norton Unicorn, Chrissy Skipper hitting a hat-trick for the home side and Martin Kilburn and Paul Chamberlain replied for Norton Unicorn.  Hat-tricks were the order of the day in Division Two as Andrew Geddes scored one for Coulby Newham in their 4-1 win away to Billingham FC with the other goal from Liam Southall.  Thornaby Aerodrome Club scored a 5-1 win at home to The Alls Bishopsgarth with a hat-trick for Shaun Hunnam and two goals for Aaron Leonard, Joshua Gray replied for the visitors.


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Match Report Sunday 22 November 2015


In the Premier Division Hardwick Social Club entertained Thornaby Village at Tilery and it was the visitors who took the game to Hardwick and established a 2-0 lead with goals from Glen Walker and Glenn Corkain and had a third ruled out.  The Hardwick dragged themselves back into the game in the final quarter firs Tom Coulthard drove home and the Jamie Owens scored via a deflection but both sides had a chance to take all three points when first Thornaby Village hit the bar and then Hardwick saw a goal bound effort tipped around the post by Paul Hutchinson.  The only other fixture saw Norton George & Dragon entertain George & Dragon (Yarm) at Norton and again it was the visitors who established a two goal lead through Nathan Aldridge and Ashley Lavan but Norton George & Dragon fought back to take a share of the points with goals from Gavin Simcox and Christopher Atkinson.

In Division One leaders Billingham The Merlin were without a game and Layfield Arms and Norton Red Lion closed the gap on the leaders with victories Layfield Arms defeated Fairfield Sports & Social Club 3-0 with a hat-trick from Bradley Murray and Norton Red Lion were 11-0 winners against Billingham The Kings there was a hat-trick for Josh Dowsland, two goals from Matthew Watson and one goal each for Daniel Sawdon, Charlie Inman, Christian Selby, Conna Jones, Ross Burdon and Joshua Hayes.  Village Park Rangers moved up to fourth with a 5-1 win away to St Marys College with goals from Callum McNally, Connor Larkin, David Wilkinson, Ian Gowing and an own goal, St Marys goal was scored by Chris Taylor.  Billingham Cowpen Club had a narrow 2-1 win at home to Eaglescliffe FC the goals came from Chris Cotterill and an own goal. Storytellers United entertained Stockton Five Alls and ran out 4-0 winners with two goals from Dale Evans plus one each for Carl Evans and Graham Richardson.

In Division Two Billingham The White House remain unbeaten with a 100% league records following their latest victory a 10-3 win away to Norton Unicorn, James McLeod led the way with four goals there was a hat-trick for Matthew Osmond and a goal each for Edward Salmon and Stewart Bath plus an own goal, for Norton Unicorn Paul Chamberlain scored twice plus one from Jamie Cook.  Leaders JFC United also scored ten times without reply at The Alls Bishopsgarth with Vasile Bucuresteanu scoring five times, Anthony Barber scored twice as did Famara Jatta plus one for Florin Craciun.  Jolly Farmers continued their recent good form with a 7-1 win away to The Oxbridge with two goals from Daniel Rutherford plus one apiece from Christopher Welford, Jake Walker, Liam Butler, Taylor Sterling-Sharp and an own goal completed the scoring.  Thornaby Roundel secured a narrow 4-3 win at home to Blytheholme thanks to goals from Tommy Delmer, Christopher Moore, Jordan Boyes and Kieran Campbell for Blytheholme the scorers were Alex Frew, Daniel Southall and Ryan Johnson.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure had a 6-1 win at home to Coulby Newham with a hat-trick from Scott Turnbull plus further goals from Ben Simons, Jack Walton and Shaun Castle, Lewis Aldridge replied for Coulby Newham.

In the John Jackson Memorial Trophy Group B game Portrack and South Bank shared 14 goals in this game with Portrack edging the tie 8-6 with Ian Thompson scoring five times, Max Craggs scored twice and Liam Conner scored one.  For South Bank Anthony Barnes scored a hat-trick, plus two goals from Gerard Livingstone and one from Lewis Patchett.




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Match Report 15 November 2015

Hardwick Social Club travelled to Hull to play Hessle Rangers in the second round of the All England Sunday Cup and progressed to round three with a 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Jamie Owens, Tom Coulthard and Charlie Raby. Hardwick Social Club now have a third round home tie against Allerton or West Bowling AFC on 13 December 2015.
 
In the Premier Division Portrack entertained South Bank at Tilery with the pitch in fairly good condition considering all the previous days’ rain.  Portrack were looking to close the gap at the top on Norton George & Dragon whose game was postponed but they found South Bank a hard nut to crack especially with goalkeeper Michael Duff in excellent form denying Portrack on numerous occasions even saving a penalty.  A hat-trick from new signing Lewis Patchett and one goal from Brian Cadic on debut earned South Bank a share of the spoils in an exciting 4-4 draw.  Ian Thompson scored a hat-trick for Portrack and Ben Turner scored the penalty after missing an earlier one.
 
In Division One Billingham The Merlin extended their lead at the top of the table with Layfield Arms on cup duty and Norton Red Lion not playing with a 3-1 win against Stockton Five Alls.  Two goals from Joshua Chambers and one from Nicholas Matthews set up the win, Thomas Salisbury replied for Stockton Five Alls.  Village Park Rangers score an emphatic 8-2 win away at Fairfield Sports & Social Club thanks to a hat-trick from David Wilkinson and a goal each for Gavin Robson, Rob Edemenson, Callum McNally, Jason Elgie and an own goal, Matthew Dixon and Daniel Horsley scored for Fairfield Sports & Social Club.  Eaglescliffe FC entertained Billingham The Kings but with their ground unfit the game was switched to High Grange and it was the Kings who took the honours with a 7-3 win, there was a hat-trick for Peter Harbron, two goals from Daniel Docherty plus goals from Christopher Wase and Peter Conway.  For Eaglescliffe Robert McIlroy scored twice plus one from David Lipthorpe.

In Division Two Thornaby Aerodrome Club continued their recent good form and recorded their fifth league win on the trot with a narrow 2-1 win away at bottom club The Alls Bishopsgarth with both goals scored by Shaun Hunnam, Stephen Cross scored for the home side.  Norton Unicorn edged past Billingham FC by the odd goal in seven, two goals from Paul Chamberlain plus goals from Jack Coulson and Jamie Cook, for Billingham Matthew Willshaw scored two and one from Conor Lockington.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure entertained PH F.C Elmtree but went down 4-1 there were two goals for John James and one each for Lewis Lawlor and Michael Bond, Michael Tye scored for Thornaby Sports & Leisure.

In the Stephen Wells Memorial Trophy First Round Thornaby Roundel entertained Jolly Farmers in an all second division clash but went down by the odd goal in five, Jolly Farmers scorers were man of the match John Brown, Jake Walker and Daniel Rutherford, Christopher Moore and Tommy Delmer scored for Roundel.  First Division Layfield Arms entertained Nifco and proved to be too strong for the second division side with man of the match Bradley Murray netting six times in a 12-0 victory, there was two goals from Benjamin Kerry plus one each from Richard Robinson, Ashley Watson, Samuel Wilson and Stephen Brookbanks. The other tie was an all second division affair when The Oxbridge entertained JFC United and held the league leaders to 3-3 in normal time but went down 6-3 in extra time, for Oxbridge Liam Davies scored twice and Shaun Baker scored the other.  For JFC United Vasile Bucuresteanu scored twice with a goal each from Famara Jatta, Florin Craciun, Jonathan Barber and Yusupha Jatta.


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Match Report Sunday 8 November

The league programme was once again disrupted by County Cup games and Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy and Stephen Wells Memorial Trophy games.  With Layfield Arms on cup duty Billingham The Merlin extended their lead at the top of division one with a narrow 1-0 home win against Storytellers United thanks to the only goal scored by Mark Dixon. The only other game in this division saw Fairfield Sports & Social Club score a narrow 3-2 win away to Stockton Five Alls whose goals came from Luke Irish and Danny Hughes.  Scorers for Fairfield Sports & Social Club were Matthew Dixon, Chris Johnson and Daniel Horsley.

In Division two with the top teams in cup action and only two league games possible, Billingham FC returned to winning ways with a 4-2 win away to Blytheholme thanks to two goals from Matthew Willshaw and one each from Simon Maycroft and Conor Lockington, Curtis Howden and Chrissy Skipper scored for Blytheholme.  The Oxbridge were 3-1 winners away to Coulby Newham whose goal came from Andrew Geddes.  For Oxbridge the goal scorers were Tom Massingham, Shaun Baker and Liam Davies.

In the North Riding County Cup Second Round there were wins for Thornaby Village and Layfield Arms but a defeat for South Bank.  Thornaby Village enjoyed a romp against Redcar CF running out 12-0 winners with 11 goals coming in the second half with four goals from man of the match Marc Todd, three goals for substitute Jamie Poole, two goals for Harrison Davies and one each from Adam Todd, Glen Walker and Niall White.  Layfield Arms were 6-3 winners against Redcar Rugby Club with goals from Tony Godard, Andrew Dinsdale, Samuel Wilson, Stephen Brookbanks, Richard Robinson and Brandon Boyce.  South Bank went down 4-2 away to Robert Thompson their goals scored by Anthony Barnes and Joshua O’Donovan.  Village Park Rangers also suffered a defeat going down by the odd goal in seven with David Wilkinson scoring all the goals for Village Park Rangers.

In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy First Round Billingham The White House hosted Billingham Cowpen Club and it was Billingham The White House who appeared to be coasting to victory with less than 20 minutes to go.  The home side made changes and a 4-1 lead became 4-4 and extra time was required.  Billingham Cowpen Club came on strong but two more goals from man of the match James McLeod making it five in the match saw the home side home 6-4. The scorers for Billingham Cowpen Club were Ricki Bloomfield, Steven Dent, Zak Wray and Mark Dawson.  Norton Red Lion entertained St Marys College in an all first division tie and ran out comfortable 7-0 winners with a hat-trick from Ricky Dull plus two goals for Charlie Inman and one each for Matthew Watson and Joshua Hayes.  First Division Eaglescliffe F.C entertained Second Division Jolly Farmers  but suffered a 4-1 defeat, Jolly Farmers goals saw two for Jake Walker and one for Connor Hardman and an own goal, Brett Ramshaw scored for Eaglescliffe.  In an all second division clash JFC United defeated Nifco UK 7-0 thanks to hat-tricks for Jonathan Barber and Vasile Bucuresteanu and one from substitute Kevin Moroni.

In the second round of the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy premiership Hardwick Social Club convincingly beat second division Thornaby Aerodrome Club 10-0 star man for Thornaby Aerodrome Club was keeper Thomas Brown.  Goals came from Jamie Owens and Tom Coulthard both with a hat-trick, two goals from Tony Johnson and one each for Craig Bishop and Steven Roberts.  Norton George & Dragon from the premier division were also convincing against second division Thornaby Roundel and again it was the goalkeeper Scott Easby who took the honours.  There was a hat-trick from Christopher Burton and substitute Christopher Atkinson plus two goals for Joe Carter and one for Carl Kennedy.

In the Stephen Wells Memorial Trophy First Round Norton Unicorn entertained Thornaby Sports & Leisure for a place in round two and it was the visitors who took the honours with a 4-2 win.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure goals from Connor Bousfield, James Walton, Rhys Logan and Dale McElvaney, for Norton Unicorn Michael Dexter scored both goals.


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Match Report 25 October 2015

Once again the Premier Division fixtures have been thrown into disarray with the resignation of Norton WMC leaving us with only seven teams in the Premier Division.  The top two in the Premier Division met at Norton when Norton George & Dragon entertained Portrack in a hard physical encounter.  It was Norton who drew first blood when Portrack appealed for offside as Christopher Burton raced through and scored however the lead was short lived as Martin Wilkinson was hand to tap home after keeper saved a shot.  On 35 minutes Nathan Mohun gave Norton George & Dragon the lead once again but again they failed to hold on as two minutes later David Dowd equalised.  In the second half Portrack took the lead after the referee awarded a penalty and Max Craggs made no mistake from the spot.  Five minutes later and Norton were level when a right wing cross from Nathan Mohun was volleyed home by Chris Burton.  However Max Craggs put Portrack ahead on 60 minutes and that was the end of the scoring as Portrack held out to secure the points.  The Royal entertained South Bank but slipped to a narrow 3-2 defeat Marlon Baleci scored both goals for The Royal whilst for South Bank Darren Morrison, Dean Jones and Lee McQuilling were on target. George & Dragon (Yarm) entertained Thornaby Village and it was the visitors who triumphed in a feisty affair, two goals from Glen Walker and one from Harrison Davies plus a last minute penalty from Lee O’Toole sealed the victory.

In Division One Billingham The Merlin made it seven wins out of seven with a narrow 2-1 victory against Village Park Rangers both goals coming from Ryan Chan with David Wilkinson replying for Village Park Rangers.  Layfield Arms continue to lead the table following a 4-0 win away to Stockton Five Alls thanks to two goals from Arron Brookbanks and each from Benjamin Kerry and Sami Fallah.  Norton Red Lion remain third following an 8-1 home win against Eaglescliffe FC with four goals from Matthew Watson and one each for Aidan Cattermole, Christian Selby, Joshua Hayes and Ross Burdon.  Billingham The Kings enjoyed a fine 8-2 win over Fairfield Sports & Social Club with two goals each for Daniel Docherty, Jamie Whittington and Sean Griffiths plus one each for Matthew Ford and Peter Conway and for Fairfield Sports And Social Club Daniel Horsley scored both goals.  St Marys College enjoyed a 4-0 win at home to Billingham Cowpen Club with goals from Charles Smith, Chris Taylor, Kevin Fleming and Liam Jackson.


In Division Two both JFC United and Billingham The White House went into the game protecting 100% records so something had to give and it was the visitors who triumphed by a score of 5-3 thanks to two goals each from James Mcleod and Steven Pickard with Matthew Osmond adding the other.  For JFC United the scorers were Dimitri Aime Kehi, Famara Jatta and Yrus Kehi.  The most improved side Thornaby Aerodrome Club recorded another win with a 3-0 victory against Nifco with two goals from Aaron Leonard and one goal for Luke Conn.  PH Elmtree entertained Thornaby Sports And Leisure but suffered a narrow defeat going down 3-2, Thornaby Sports & Leisure scorers were Jack Walton, James Tattersfield and Rhys Logan and for PH F.C Elmtree the goals were scored by Joe Burns and Lewis Hargreaves.  Jolly Farmers had a convincing 7-0 win against Billingham FC with two goals for Matthew Baike-Ghazvini and one each from Brian Johnson, Charlie Iveson, Connor Hardman, Lee Hogarth and Louie Dunning.  Coulby Newham entertained Blytheholme and they shared 14 goals when they met last weekend but it was the visitors who came out on top 9-5 with a hat-trick from Chrissy Skipper and two goals each for Daniel Mclay and Shaun Clarke plus one goal each from Christopher Robertson and Ryan Johnson.  Goals for Coulby Newham came from Andrew Geddes, David Price, Liam Southall, Luke Smailes and Matthew Nelson.
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