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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The League got under way last Sunday with Premier Division champions opening the defence of the title away to last season’s first division winners JFC United and recorded a 3-1 victory with two goals from Jamie Owens and one for Sonni Coleman.  For JFC United Issa Jibril scored the only goal.  Runners up Portrack had a narrow 3-2 win away to Billingham The Station thanks to a last minute goal from Ian Thompson to complete his hat-trick, Station replied through James McLeod and an own goal.  Newly promoted Village Park Rangers suffered a last minute defeat at home to Norton George & Dragon through an own goal.  In a Thornaby derby Village entertained Oddfellows and it was the visitors who came out on top 3-0 with goals from Anton Buchan, Benjamin Kerry and Bradley Murray.  Norton Red Lion entertained Billingham The Merlin and it was Billingham The Merlin who came out on top by the odd goal in five thanks to goals from Adam Cotterill, Elliot Pledger and Zak Wray whilst Mathew Watson and Ryan Watson replied for Red Lion.

Last season’s second division champions South Bank opened their first division account with a narrow 4-3 win away to Market Tavern thanks to two goals each from Andrew Truscott  and Graeme Watson, two goals from Aaron Leonard and one from Arron Butta was the reply from Market Tavern. The Dubliners had a narrow 2-1 win away win against Billingham Cowpen in a bad tempered match that saw a player from each side dismissed.  Benn Lynch was on target for Cowpen but two goals from Matthew Baike-Ghazvini secured the win.  Newly promoted PH Elmtree were held to a 1-1 draw by Doctor McGonigles Ian Evans scored for Elmtree and Chrissy Skipper for McGonigles.  Two other sides who were promoted met at Tilery where Norton Unicorn entertained The George Pub & Grill and it was Norton Unicorn who came out on top winning 5-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Adam Walton and two goals from Joe Stephens.  St Marys 1947 Sunday also scored five times but did concede one to Horse & Jockey at home, goals from Brett Lancaster, Chris Taylor, Andrew Stephen, Jack Sedgwick and Michael Butler set up the win, Lee Jordan replied for Horse & Jockey.

In division two newcomers Billingham The Lion started with a resounding 6-0 win against Eaglescliffe thanks to a hat-trick from Gareth Brown and a goal each for Billy Crookston, Jack Hughes and Liam Graham. Star man of the day was Ryan Connelly who scored five goals for Marton Rovers as they defeated newcomers TS1 Tees Valley 6-0 the other goal from Kevin Young.  Joshua Blackburn scored all four goals for Riverside in their 4-3 win against Nifco.  For Nifco Daniel Lithgow scored twice plus one from Michael White.  Two new sides met at Harold Wilson when The Griffin entertained Stillington The Royal who were making a return to the league and it was Stillington The Royal who came out on top 4-1 with goals from Andrew Blackburn, Norman Fowler, Billy Thomas and Gary Wilkinson, Daniel Graham was the scorer for The Griffin.  Another new team Eston & Normanby Social Club entertained Thornaby Sports & Leisure at Harcourt Road and had to settle for a share of the spoils in a two all draw.  Goals from Bain Nyananyo and Jay Bell for Eston & Normanby Social Club were cancelled out by Jack Walton and Matthew May for Thornaby Sports & Leisure.  Storytellers United entertained RSD at Grangefield Park and the teams shared eight goals however RSD had the advantage winning 5-3 thanks to two goals for Gavin Brownless and one each for Adam Brownless, Ethan Oswald and Liam Davis whilst for Storytellers United the goals came from Shaun Thompson, Stephen Sudlow and Steven Graham.