Match Report 27 November 2016

Last Sunday saw the second round proper of the Durham Sunday Cup with three of the league’s premier division teams in action and with two progressing to the third round.  Norton Red Lion entertained Hartlepool Snooker Centre in what turned out to be a tight game with both sides fully committed and the score remained blank at half time.  Norton Red Lion were awarded a penalty on 60 minutes when Bradley Murray burst through but was fouled however from the resulting penalty Matthew Watson saw his spot kick well saved by the Hartlepool keeper.  However Watson made amends seven minutes later when he raced away down the left wing and squared for Bradley Murray to tap home the opening goal.  On 85 minutes Matthew Watson then broke away and added a second and they looked to be heading for the next round however seven minutes into added time and Hartlepool pulled a goal back and they launched an all-out attack to grab an equaliser but three minutes later as they pushed for the late equaliser Norton Red Lion broke clear and Jake Rollinson added number three as the Hartlepool defence was nowhere to be seen.  Elsewhere in the same competition Hardwick Social Club entertained Easington Lane WMC and ran out 5-1 winners thanks to a hat-trick from Jamie Owens plus a goal each for Adam Nicholson and James Risbrough meanwhile Norton George & Dragon slipped to a 4-2 defeat away to Dawdon Welfare Park their goals scored by Christopher Burton and Philip Horsman.  Hardwick Social Club will play Dawdon Welfare Park at home in round three whilst Norton Red Lion are also at home to Easington Colliery Club & Institute. 

With both Hardwick Social Club and Norton George & Dragon on County cup duty the Portrack took full advantage to move to the top of the table following a 5-2 win away to Thornaby Village, there was a hat-trick from Ian Thompson and a goal each for Daniel Rowbotham and Josh Rowbotham, for Thornaby Village Glenn Corkain and Stephen Preston were the scorers.  Thornaby Oddfellows are well established in the middle of the table and recorded another victory this time against a plucky Billingham Cowpen Club running out 4-2 winners with goals from Benjamin Kerry who grabbed a hat-trick and Arron Brookbanks.  For Billingham Cowpen Club the goal scorers were Martin Fields and Ryan Duffie.

In Division One Billingham The Kings moved off the foot of the table albeit it on goal difference following a 3-0 win away to Jolly Farmers thanks to two goals from Lee Burrell and one from Jamie Miller.  Village Park Rangers remain as leaders following a comprehensive 10-1 win against ten men of Fairfield Sports & Social Club there was a hat-trick from Simon Frank plus two goals each from Anthony Shaw and Gavin Robson plus one each from Andy Harris, David Wilkinson and Sam Foxton and for Fairfield Sports & Social Club Charlie Norster was the scorer.  JFC United are currently second and are keeping up the pressure on Village Park Rangers with a 6-1 win at home to Thornaby Roundel with four goals for Junior Masandi and two from Vasile Bucuresteanu and for Roundel Daniel Longley was the scorer.  St Marys College remain in third place their latest win was 8-1 against Thornaby Aerodrome Club with a hat-trick for Chris Taylor plus two goals for Andrew Stephen and one apiece for Andrew Hunter, Brett Lancaster and Michael Butler, Dominic Halliday scored for Thornaby Aerodrome Club.  The Garrick were 10-0 winners against a much depleted Billingham FC there was a hat-trick for Carl Stonehouse and Chrissy Skipper plus a goal each for David Higgins, Daniel Southall, Callum Foster and Daniel McLay.  Storytellers United and Stockton Five Alls shared eight goals and the points when they met. Stockton Five Alls goals came from Sam Higgins with two and Jamie Roberts and Kieran Todd with a goal each.  For Storytellers United there was a hat-trick for substitute Christopher Whalley plus one goal for Christopher Waites.

In Division Two South Bank dropped a couple of points in their promotion campaign when they were held to a 2-2 draw by RSD, Anthony Barnes and Michael Duff were on target for South Bank and Reyadh Abbass and Adam Brownless replied for RSD.  The George Pub & Grill continue to lead the table but have played more games than the rest their latest win was 6-3 at home to the Riverside, two goals each from Daniel Lapping and Jonathan McDonald plus one each from Chris Dunwell and Andrew Morrison and for Riverside Arron Robinson, Khalid Maroof and Dylon Marshall were the scorers.   PH FC Elmtree are keeping up the pressure on the leaders they completed a 7-1 home win against Nifco with two goals each for John James and Ian Durant plus one goal each for Curtis Howden, Martyn Coles and Will Noble for Nifco Josh Donnelly was the scorer.  Norton Unicorn entertained Eaglescliffe F.C and ran out 2-1 winners with goals from Adam Walton and Jordan Thirsk whilst for Eaglescliffe Robert McIlroy was the scorer.  Coulby Newham entertained Marton Rovers but could only muster 10 players as they slipped to a narrow 4-3 defeat, two goals from Andrew Geddes and one for Tom Murphy were not enough for Coulby Newham as two goals from Andrew Townsend plus Kevin Young and Ryan Connelly sealed the points for Marton Rovers.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure were 3-1 winners away to The Oxbridge with goals from Matthew May, David Stewart and Michael Tye.
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Match Report 20 November 2016

Hardwick Social Club entertained Norton Red Lion in a premier division league game at Tilery and a tight game ensued with both sides guilty of missing numerous chances.  Hardwick Social Club took the lead on eight minutes when Luke Whittaker split the Norton defence with a through ball that Dale Evans took in his stride and his shot was parried into the net by the keeper, Hardwick held the lead until the second half when Norton Red Lion were awarded a penalty for holding and Matthew Watson made no mistake from the spot to level the scores on 52 minutes.  Hardwick Social Club added a second on 66 minutes as the Norton defence waited for an offside whistle and Sonni Coleman burst through but his first shot was saved by the keeper but he followed up to tuck the ball into an empty net to secure the points.  Elsewhere Portrack entertained Billingham The Merlin and found themselves trailing at half-time 2-1 but a strong second half saw them take all three points with a 5-3 victory.  There was a hat-trick from Nathan Pitt plus a goal apiece for Josh Rowbotham and Ian Thompson, for Billingham The Merlin Adam Clayton, Sean Griffiths and Bradley Thackeray scored the goals.  Billingham Cowpen Club entertained Billingham The White House in a local derby and it was the visitors who ran out 8-1 winners with two goals each from Christopher Atkinson and Stewart Bath plus a goal each from Mark Lilley, Adam Johnson, Bryan Stewart and substitute Aaron Ptohopoulos plus an own goal.

In division one the leaders Village Park Rangers ran out 6-2 winners away to Billingham The Kings thanks to a hat-trick from Anthony Shaw plus a goal each from Gavin Robson, Sam Foxton and Tony Goddard.  Second placed JFC United were 6-2 winners at home to Storytellers United with Famara Jatta scoring four times and a goal each from Junior Masandi and Vasile Bucuresteanu for Storytellers United the scorers were Jonathan McLone and Ian O’Neil.  St Marys College are just behind in third place and had a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Stockton Five Alls with two goals from Chris Taylor and Andrew Stephen and Charles Smith with a goal each.  Fairfield Sports & Social Club entertained Thornaby Aerodrome Club and ran out 5-1 winners with two goals from Mark Sloan and one apiece for Lee Jordan, Luke Spence and Jonathan Lee, for Thornaby Aerodrome Club Mark Robinson was the goal scorer.  In a high scoring game Jolly Farmers defeated Billingham FC 10-5 with hat-tricks from Charlie Iveson and Daniel Rutherford plus goals from Jake Walker, Liam Butler, Stuart Dick and Matthew Baike-Ghazvini.  For Billingham FC there was two goals for Leigh Hopper plus a goal each for Sam Paterson, Stephen Brown and Thomas Fields.

Third placed South Bank entertained second division leaders PH FC Elmtree and ran out 5-3 winners, two goals for Anthony Barnes and one each for Phillip Watson, James Hebb and Michael Duff for PH FC Elmtree Will Noble, Joseph Thompson and Ian Evans were the scorers.  Meanwhile The George Pub & Grill moved to the top of the table following a 2-1 home win against Norton Unicorn with goals from Chris Dunwell and Jonathan McDonald, Paul Chamberlain replied for Unicorn.  Marton Rovers entertained The Oxbridge but slipped to a 5-2 defeat there gaols from Adam Finnigan and Hayden Moody and for Oxbridge there were two goals from Carl Springthorpe and other goals from Christopher Oswald, Matthew Snowdon and Shaun Baker.  RSD were also 5-2 winners this time away to Riverside with goals from Adam Brownless, Gavin Brownless, Reyadh Abbas, Charlie Stewart and Dean Griffin and for Riverside Jamie Bryan and Lee Mallory were the scorers.  Eaglescliffe F.C and Thornaby Sports & Leisure shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw, Daniel Hollifield and Danny Hall and for Thornaby Sports & Leisure David Stewart and Matthew May were on target.  Coulby Newham remain rooted to the bottom of the table their latest game saw then slip to a 6-1 defeat at home to Nifco whose goals came from James Richards with two and Jason Earl, Josh Donnelly, Mark Downing and Martin White, for Coulby Newham Luke Smailes was the scorer.

In the North Riding Sunday County Cup Thornaby Village progressed to the next round with a 6-3 win at home to Bedale Old Black Swan United thanks to a hat-trick from Glenn Corkain plus a goal each for Stephen Preston, Jack Ferrell and Jack Robinson.  Meanwhile in the Challenge Cup Thornaby Oddfellows had a comfortable 6-1 win at home to The Fleece thanks to six different scorers.  Nicky Corker, Newton Boyce, Richard Robinson, Benjamin Kerry, Arron Brookbanks and substitute Jordan Waugh.  In the same competition Thornaby Roundel had a 7-5 win away to Roscoes Bar thanks to a hat-trick for Kieran Campbell, two goals for Joe Canwell and one each for Jordan Boyes and Daniel John.


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Match Report 13 November 2016

Hardwick Social Club entertained The Molly from Liverpool in the second round of the All England Sunday Cup at Stockton Town and eventually progressed to the next round with a hard fought 3-1 victory after extra time. Hardwick Social Club opened the scoring when James Risbrough broke down the left on 15 minutes and squared for Jamie Owens to tap home.   A needless foul led to the equaliser on 30 minutes when a 25 yard free kick saw The Molly equalise before half time.  The second half saw Hardwick create a number of chances but failed to take any against a very good side and a keeper in fine form.  The game went into extra time and Jamie Owens restored the lead on 100 minutes when the ball was scrambled home, the assistant was on hand to award a goal and then with two minutes left The Molly had a player dismissed and then James Risbrough sealed the victory with the last kick of the game as he broke clear from half way and drilled the ball home.  In the same competition Thornaby Village travelled to Liverpool to play Curtys F.C but suffered a 4-1 defeat there goal coming from Harrison Davies.

In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy first round second division leaders PH FC Elmtree entertained premiership Norton Red Lion but were outclassed as Norton Red Lion ran out 10-1 winners with Bradley Murray scoring five times and two goals from Matthew Watson and a goal apiece for Charles Inman, Christian Selby and Aidan Cattermole whilst substitute Daniel Brown scored the consolation goal for PH FC Elmtree.  The Garrick entertained St Marys College in an all division one clash and looked to be well in charge when they led 5-1 with five minutes to go but the visitors hot them for three more to set up a frantic finish but The Garrick held on to win by the odd goal in nine.  Chrissy Skipper scored a hat-trick plus a goal from substitute Matthew Ridley and an own goal and for St Marys Andrew Stephen scored two goals plus one each for Chris Taylor and substitute Josh Bywater.

In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy second round first division JFC United were looking to add a second premier division scalp when they entertained Billingham The Merlin and triumphed 4-1 with two goals from Junior Masandi and one each from Vasile Bucurestanu and Dimitri Kehi with Dave Morgan scoring for Billingham The Merlin.   Also second division Marton Rovers entertained first division Billingham The Kings and went down by the odd goal in seven, goal scorers for Marton Rovers were Hayden Moody who scored twice and Ryan Connelly.  Goal scorers for Billingham The Kings were Matthew Ford, David Roberts, Jonathan Casson and Lee Burrell.

In the Premier Division there was only one fixture as leaders Norton George & Dragon entertained Billingham Cowpen Club and ran out comfortable 14-0 winners with hat-tricks for Ashley Lavan, Ryan Watson, Chris Burton and substitute Nathan Mohun plus a goal each from David Johnson and substitute Joel Callender.

In Division One there was only one fixture as Billingham FC entertained Thornaby Aerodrome Club who came out on top by the odd goal in three thanks to goals from Mark Robinson and Shaun Hunnam and Leigh Hopper replied for Billingham.

In Division Two Coulby Newham entertained Riverside in a tight affair but went down by the only goal of the game scored by Lee Mallory to earn Riverside all three points.  Eaglescliffe F.C moved off the bottom of the table following a 2-1 home win against The Oxbridge with goals from Danny Hall and Jordan Harbron, for The Oxbridge Matthew Snowdon was on target.  Norton Unicorn had a narrow 3-2 win against Nifco with two goals from Robert Walton and one from Paul Chamberlain, for Nifco John Williams scored both goals.  RSD and The George shared eight goals and the points in this high scoring draw, for RSD Liam Davis scored twice plus a goal each for Reyadh Abbass and substitute Charlie Stewart.  For The George Chris Dunwell scored a hat-trick plus one goal from Paul Leonard.

In the North Riding Sunday County Cup second round Village Park Rangers travelled to play York Nomads Society First but slipped to a 7-2 defeat there goals from Gavin Robson and David Wilkinson.  


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Match Report 6 November 2016

The league programme was disrupted last Sunday with five teams in the North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup second round along with three fixtures postponed by heavy overnight rain and have been rescheduled to this weekend, also one fixture in the Durham Sunday Cup.

The biggest winner in the North Riding Challenge cup were JFC United who enjoyed an 11-2 win away to Workies F.C with goals from four goals from Vasile Bucuresteanu, two goals from Jonathan Barber and one each from Dimitri Kehi, Florin Craciun, James Peter, Yousef Faleh and Yusuf Shamusideen.  Elsewhere Marton Rovers enjoyed n 8-2 win against Voyager Argyle thanks to two goals each from Andrew Townsend, Kevin Young and Ryan Connelly plus a goal apiece from Hayden Moody and Stephen Connelly.  Thornaby Aerodrome Club were away to Marcia Bishopthorpe York and after 90 minutes the scores were level three all, Thornaby Aerodrome Club’s goals came from Dominic Halliday with two and Mark Robinson.  Thornaby Aerodrome Club triumphed in the penalty shoot-out winning 6-5.  Eaglescliffe F.C were away to Redcar Citizens Club and after 90 minutes the scoreline was all square at 2-2 and therefore penalties were required and Eaglescliffe came out on top 5-4.  The goals in normal time came from Jordan Harbron and Matthew Purcell.  St Marys College entertained Stokesley Sports Club but suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat with their goals scored by Francis Hynes, Chris Taylor and Charlie Smith.

In the Durham Sunday Cup first round an understrength and makeshift Billingham The White House entertained Boldon Shack and found themselves two goals down in the opening 20 minutes but as the half wore on they came more into the game but could not get the breakthrough they wanted before half time.  In the second half Billingham The White House were a much tougher nut to crack and were unlucky not pull a goal back.  However on 70 minutes Boldon added a third but in the last 20 minutes the White House came to life pulling back two goals from Christopher Atkinson, Boldon then managed to hang on and progress to round two.

In the Premier Division there was only one fixture when Norton Red Lion entertained Billingham The Merlin and ran out 3-0 winners with goals from Jack Leicos, Matthew Watson and Ricky Dull.

In Division One with JFC United in cup action Village Park Rangers reclaimed top spot following an 8-2 win against Billingham FC in a tie that was switched to Tilery as somebody decided to have a bonfire on Rievaulx Avenue pitch.  There was a hat-trick apiece for Anthony Shaw and David Wilkinson plus a goal each from Richard Milburn and Simon Frank for Billingham Shaun Lane was the scorer plus an own goal.  Elsewhere in Division One Stockton Five Alls entertained The Garrick but slipped to a 5-1 defeat, The Garrick’s goals came from a hat-trick from Chrissy Skipper and a goal each from Daniel McLay and Daniel Southall, for Stockton Five Alls Niall White was the scorer.

In Division Two The Oxbridge played host to the Riverside but slipped to a 5-0 defeat, star man for Riverside was Lee Mallory who scored four times plus a goal from Lee Miller.  This win for Riverside lifted them off the bottom of the table albeit on goal difference.

In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy Second round the holders Hardwick Social Club were at home to second division The George Pub & Grill who put up a spirited performance to keep the score down to 3-0, the goals came from James Risbrough, Tom Coulthard and Adam Nicholson.

In the Stephen Wells Memorial Trophy First Round first division Storytellers United overcame second division Norton Unicorn 4-1 thanks to two goals from Christopher Whaley and one each from Christopher Waites and Ryan Harwood, for Norton Unicorn Jamie Cook scored their only goal.


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Match Report 23 October 2016

In Division One leaders Village Park Rangers entertained second placed JFC United in what turned out to be a terrific game as both sides look to win the fixture and the game swung one way then the other with JFC United eventually running out 4-2 winners with a late goal to seal victory.  Gavin Robson opened the scoring for Village Park Rangers only for JFC to hit back with two goals and then Village Park Rangers missed the chance to draw level but missed a penalty. In the second half Village Park Rangers were reduced to 10 players following a sending off but managed to level the scores through Richard Milburn.  However JFC once again took the lead and as the game entered the final stages and Village Park Rangers pushed for the equaliser they were undone when JFC broke away and added a fourth to seal the points and take over as leaders of division one, JFC scorers were Jonathan Barber, Famarra Jatta, Yrus Kehi and Yousef Falah.

St Marys College remain third following a 4-1 win away to Thornaby Roundel which saw both sides have a player dismissed.  Two goals from Charles Smith and one each for Michael Butler and Chris Taylor were the St Marys goal scorers, Daniel Longley scored for Thornaby Roundel.  Stockton Five Alls climbed up the table following a 5-1 win away to Thornaby Aerodrome Club with two goals from Jamie Roberts plus two own goals and one from Jamie Gunn, for Thornaby Aerodrome Club John Webb was the scorer. Billingham The Kings entertained The Garrick in a bottom of the table clash and it was the visitors who triumphed 5-2 to move off the bottom above their opponents.  Two goals each from Chrissy Skipper and Daniel McLay plus one for Curtis Howden set up the win, Lee Burrell scored both goals for The Kings.  Storytellers and Jolly Farmers shared seven goals but it was Jolly Famers who edged the game by the odd goal, scorers for Jolly Farmers were Matthew Robson with a hat-trick plus one from Charlie Iveson whilst Christopher Whaley, Stewart Coats and Craig Allan scored for Storytellers.

In the Premier Division Thornaby Oddfellows entertained Billingham The White House who put in a below performance but you cannot take anything from Oddfellows who fully deserved the victory 6-3.  Two goals from Arron Brookbanks and Benjamin Kerry plus one each for Nicky Corker and Newton Boyce, for Billingham The White House Lee Johnson, Steven Baynes and Nathan Bayes were the scorers.  Billingham The Merlin recorded their second win of the season with a 3-0 win at home to The Royal with goals from Eliot Pledger, Adam Clayton and Chris Weegram.  Billingham Cowpen entertained Thornaby Village and it was the visitors who came out on top with a convincing 6-0 victory with a hat-trick from Karl Charlton, two goals from Jack Robinson and one from Nico Easton.

In Division Two PH Elmtree continue to lead the way their latest victory a narrow 4-3 win away to Thornaby Sports & Leisure thanks to a hat-trick from John James and one goal for Ian Evans, for Thornaby Sports & Leisure Matthew May, Michael Tye and James Walton were the scorers. South Bank remain second following a 4-1 win away at Riverside thanks to a hat-trick from Michael Duff and one goal from Anthony Barnes, Benjamin Waller replied for Riverside.  The George Pub & Grill are just behind in third only on goal difference following a narrow 2-1 win against a much improved RSD side, Daniel Broadley and Daniel Lapping scored for The George with Liam Davis scoring for RSD.  Norton Unicorn moved off the bottom of the table following a 4-2 win away to Coulby Newham, Paul Chamberlain scored twice plus one each for Adam Walton and Michael Mann, Bradley Waterfield scored both of the goals for Coulby Newham.  Eaglescliffe entertained Marton Rovers and enjoyed a 4-2 victory with two goals from Callum Barraclough and one apiece for Robert McIlroy and Reece Wood, Adam Finnigan and Hayden Moody scored for Marton Rovers.




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Match Report 9 October 2016

Hardwick Social Club and Billingham The White House met for the second time following last week-ends 0-0 draw and this game did not disappoint in an all action end to end thriller and once again the points had to be shared.  The first half was a goal less affair only thanks to Chris Davidson in the Billingham The White House goal who made four excellent saves and Darren White who made a couple for Hardwick Social Club.  Hardwick Social Club took the lead on 50 minutes when Ross Cole scored only to be pegged back two minutes later when Stewart Bath fired home from 25 yards.  Jamie Owens restored the lead for Hardwick but White House stormed back and Josh Chambers netted a much deserved individual strike that was unstoppable.  An excellent game, excellent refereeing from Paul Whigham the game played in an excellent spirit and capped by a superb performance, special mention for Kevin Osmond captain of Billingham The White House.  Billingham The Merlin recorded their first win of the season with a 3-2 home win against Thornaby Oddfellows with two goals from Adam Clayton an done from Charlie Gaffney, Samuel Wilson scored both goals for Oddfellows.  Portrack entertained Thornaby Village in a high scoring game with Portrack coming out on top 7-4 with two goals from Martin Woodhouse and a goal each from Daniel Rowbotham, Ian Thompson, John Allison Kieran Basnett and Josh Rowbotham.  For Thornaby Village there was two goals for Karl Charlton and a goal each from Jack Ferrell and Stephen Preston.  Bradley Murray scored five goal s Norton Red Lion defeated The Royal 11-2, there was two goals from Matthew Watson plus one apiece for Jack Leicos, Jake Rollinson, Josh Dowsland and Liam Robson.  For The Royal Mark Ferguson scored both goals.  Another high scoring game saw Norton George & Dragon score eight away to Billingham Cowpen Club there was a hat-trick from Christopher Burton, two goals for Billy Gatenby and a goal each from Ashley Lavan, David Johnson and Thomas Mullen.

In Division One leaders Village Park Rangers had a 6-0 win away to The Garrick with goals from Anthony Shaw, Ian Gowing, Richard Milburn, Simon Frank plus two own goals.  JFC United remain two points behind following a 6-1 win at home to Thornaby Aerodrome Club with four goals from Junior Masandi and one each from Dimitri Kehi and Jonathan Barber, Shaun Hunnam replied for Thornaby Aerodrome Club.  Third placed St Marys slipped up going down 3-2 at home to Storytellers United whose goals came from Christopher Whaley with two and one for Jonathan McLone for St Marys Chris Taylor and Michael Butler were the goal scorers.  Jolly Farmers and Stockton Five Alls shared eight goals and the points with eight different goal scorers.  Charlie Iveson, Daniel Rutherford, Liam McSween and Matthew Robson scored for Jolly Farmers whilst for Stockton Five Alls Chris Wright, Jamie Roberts, Luke Irish and Niall White were the scorers.  In a Billingham derby Billingham FC had a narrow 2-1 win away to Billingham The Kings with goals from Aidan Coyle and Andrew Cooper, for the Kings Peter Harbron scored.  Fairfield Sports & Social Club entertained Thornaby Roundel but went down by the odd goal in nine, for Thornaby Roundel the scorers were Thomas Delmer with two and one each for Daniel Longley, Dhanish Hussain and Matthew McGee whilst for Fairfield Sports & Social Club Chris Johnson scored a hat-trick plus a goal from Lee Jordan.

In Division Two The George Pub & Grill entertained leaders PH FC Elmtree and the sides had to settle for a point each in a 4-4 draw.  Two goals from Daniel Lapping and one each from Andrew Morrison and Jeffrey Illingworth were the George scorers, PH FC Elmtree’s goal came from Michael Bond with two and one apiece for John James and Charles Corden.  Second placed South Bank entertained Norton Unicorn and it was the visitors who recorded their first league win of the season with an 8-5 victory; there were hat-tricks for Michael Mann and Robert Walton plus goals from Adam Walton and Paul Chamberlain.  For South Bank Anthony Barnes scored a hat-trick plus a goal each for Shafiq Asif and Michael Duff.  Coulby Newham had a narrow 2-1 win away to Eaglescliffe with goals from Michael Booth and Tom Murphy, Connor Duncan scored for Eaglescliffe.  RSD were 4-1 winners away to Nifco thanks to goals from Adam Brownless, Reyadh Abbas, Liam Davies and Steven Gibson, Mark Downing replied for Nifco.  The Oxbridge were 6-2 winners away to Riverside with two goals from Shaun Baker and Matthew Snowdon plus one each for Carl Springthorpe and Christopher Robertson whilst Lee Mallory and Tony Bryan were the scorers for Riverside.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure were also 6-2 winners away to Marton Rovers with two goals from Michael Tye plus one from Daniel Bennett, Jack Walton, James Walton and Richard Wass and for Marton Rovers Andrew Townsend and Kevin Young were the scorers.


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Match Report 2 October 2016

In Division Two The George Grill & Bar reversed last week’s defeat against Coulby Newham come out on top 4-1 thanks to two goals from Jeffrey Illingworth and one each for Andrew Morrison and Daniel Lapping, Craig McConnell scored for Coulby Newham.  PH FC Elmtree maintained their excellent start to the season making it seven wins out of seven the latest a narrow 6-5 win against RSD with two goals from Darren Bond, one each for Darren Bullock, Martyn Coles, Joseph Devlin and an own goal, for RSD Reyadh Abbas scored a hat-trick plus a goal each for Joe Walton and Steven Gibson.  The Oxbridge had an emphatic 6-1 win at home to Eaglescliffe thanks to four goals from Shaun Baker plus one apiece from Matthew Snowdon and Tom Massigham, Robert McIlroy replied for Eaglescliffe.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure edged out Norton Unicorn by the odd goal in seven with two goals for Michael Tye and one each for Alex May and Jack Walton and for Norton Unicorn Adam Walton, Jason Pearson and Paul Chamberlain were the scorers.

In Division One Village Park Rangers continue to lead the way their latest win was a 2-0 home victory against Billingham FC with goals from Gavin Robson and David Wilkinson.  JFC United continued their winning run with a narrow 2-1 win away to Stockton Five Alls with goals from Vasile Bucuresteanu and Famara Jatta, Tom Bourne scored for Stockton Five Alls.  Billingham The Kings and Thornaby Aerodrome Club shared the points in a 1-1 draw, Jamie Miller scored for Billingham The Kings and Mark Robinson scored for Thornaby Aerodrome Club.  St Marys College remain of the promotion trail following a 6-1 home win over Jolly Farmers  with two goals from Chris Taylor plus one each from Andrew Stephen, Francis Hynes, Karl Jackson and Karl Lidster, Daniel Rutherford scored for Jolly Farmers .  Fairfield Sports & Social Club had a narrow 2-1 win away to Storytellers United thanks to goals from Adam Melville and Lee Jordan with Jamie Marin on target for Storytellers United.

In the Premier Division Norton Red Lion recorded their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory away at Thornaby Village thanks to two goals from Bradley Murray and one for Ross Burdon, Karl Charlton scored both of the goals for Thornaby Village meanwhile Billingham The White House and Hardwick Social Club played out a goal-less draw.  This was an end to end affair and very entertaining to watch and overall a fair result.  Billingham The White House with players sadly missing lacked a goal scorer but played resolutely and determinedly to secure a hard earned but deserved point, special mention for Sean Boynton who was excellent.  Norton George & Dragon entertained Portrack in a game that swung one way then next, Portrack took the lead then Norton George & Dragon hit back to lead 2-1, Portrack equalised then the George made it 3-2 but a mad five minutes saw Portrack score twice to secure the points in a hard earned win.  Scorers for Portrack were Martin Woodhouse with two and one each from Liam Woodhouse and Joshua Haley and for the George Ashley Lavan, Jake Petitjean and Christopher Burton.  Billingham Cowpen Club completed the double over Billingham The Merlin with a 4-2 with a hat-trick from Billy Crookston and one goal for Zak Wray, for Billingham The Merlin Nicholas Matthews and Thomas Cole scored the goals. 

In the North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup first round Thornaby Roundel recorded a 6-2 win away at Romanby thanks to two goals each from Daniel Longley, Dhanish Hussain and Thomas Delmer meanwhile South Bank’s game against Topcliffe didn’t take place as Topcliffe failed to turn up.  Riverside entertained Marton Rovers in an all Stockton Sunday League first round tie and it was Marton Rovers who came out on top 5-1 thanks to two goals each from Kevin Taylor and Ryan Connelly plus one for Adam Finnigan.


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Match Report 25 September 2016

In Division One Village Park Rangers continue to set the early pace and making it 5 wins out of 6 with a 5-1 home win against Thornaby Roundel thanks to a hat trick from David Wilkinson plus a goal each for Anthony Shaw and Sam Foxton, Liam Tarling replied for the visitors.  JFC United are sitting in second spot following a 4-1 win away to Jolly Farmers with all four goals coming from Vasile Bucuresteanu and for Jolly Farmers Connor Hardman was the scorer.  Billingham The Kings recorded their first win of the season with a narrow 3-2 win at home to Storytellers United thanks to goals from Lee Burrell, Leighton Harbron and Sean Griffiths, Christopher Whaley replied with both goals for Storytellers United.  Stockton Five Alls went down 4-1 at home to The Garrick whose goals came from Daniel McLay, Thomas Wright and two from Chrissy Skipper, Jamie Roberts scored for Stockton Five Alls.

In Division Two PH FC Elmtree are setting the pace their latest victory was away to The Oxbridge as they ran out 7-3 winners with four foals from John James and two from Lewis Hargreaves and one for Daniel Liddle that makes it six wins out of six.  South Bank are currently lying in second place two points behind following a 3-0 win away at Eaglescliffe thanks to goals from Anthony Barnes, Wayne Smith and Dan Caney. Two of the league’s new teams clashed when Marton Rovers entertained RSD and it was the home side that came out on top by the odd goal in seven, two goals each for Kevin Young and Andrew Townsend sealed the victory.  For RSD the scorers were Liam Davis, Gavin Brownless and Adam Brownless.  Coulby Newham recorded their first win of the season with an emphatic 6-2 win away to The George Pub & Grill, there was a hat-trick from Michael Booth plus a goal apiece for Andrew Geddes, Matthew Bennison and Tom Murphy.  Craig Lake and Stephen Heslop were the scorers for The George.  Nifco UK enjoyed a narrow 2-1 win away to Thornaby Sports & Leisure with goals from Michael White and Steven Kingston with Matthew May on the scoresheet for Thornaby Sports & Leisure.  Riverside entertained Norton Unicorn and ran out 4-2 winners with goals from Arron Robinson, Gary Walker, Lee Mallory and Takudzwa Dokotera, for Norton Unicorn Michael Mann and Adam Walton were the scorers.

In the Premier Division The Royal entertained Billingham The White House at Stillington and it was the visitors who triumphed running out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Stewart Bath, Liam Preston and Arron Ptohopoulos, John Spence replied for The Royal.  Another team to record their first win of the season were Billingham Cowpen Club who beat local rivals Billingham The Merlin by the odd goal in five, Billy Crookston scored twice plus one from Ricki Bloomfield, James Morgan and Nicholas Matthews scored for the Merlin.  Norton George & Dragon entertained Thornaby Village and despite starting well found themselves 3-0 down going into half time with Karl Charlton scoring all goals.  This was definitely a game of two halves as Norton George & Dragon hit back with a vengeance scoring six times in the second half.  Two goals from Thomas Mullen and a goal each from Ashley Lavan, Billy Gatenby, Christopher Burton and Jake Petitjean set up the victory.  Portrack entertained Hardwick Social at Tilery and lost an early goal when Sam Ions scored but hit back to take the lead with goals from Joshua Haley and Liam Woodhouse.  However Hardwick Social responded and scored four more without reply through Charlie Raby, Dale Evans, Sonni Coleman and Tom Coulthard.
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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.
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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.


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