Match Report 26 March 2017
In Division Two South Bank clinched the title with a 4-3 win against their nearest challengers PH FC Elmtree in their final league game of the season. Goal scorers for South Bank were Sean Harland, Shafiq Asif, Kyle Rutledge and Graeme Watson and for PH FC Elmtree the goals came from John James, Rhys Greenwood and Charles Corden. Norton Unicorn completed their season and will finish in third place following a strong second half of the season their latest win was 6-1 away to Nifco. Two goals for Lewis Powell and Robert Walton plus one each for Joe Stephens and Adam Walton set up this latest win meanwhile Michael White scored for Nifco. RSD completed their first season in the league with a 5-1 home win against Eaglescliffe thanks to two goals from Liam Davis plus a goal each from Adam Brownless, Sean Donnolly and Charlie Stewart, Giuseppe Forte replied for Eaglescliffe.
In the Premier Division Billingham The White House entertained Portrack and the first half was a niggly affair with not many goal scoring opportunities created. In the second half Billingham The White House took the lead on 56 minutes when Josh Chambers broke through the Portrack defence and slotted home. A couple of minutes later the same player saw is shot hit the post with only the keeper to beat. It was Billingham The White House who were making the running and on 75 minutes Nathan Bayes saw his effort saved by Robbie Stockburn. The turning point came in the 87th minute when Portrack were awarded a controversial goal as the referee adjudged the ball had crossed the line, with Rickie Dull being the scorer. This salvaged a point for Portrack as the game ended all square. The only other game in this division saw Thornaby Oddfellows at home to Norton Red Lion and it was the visitors who eased to a 7-1 victory with four goals from Ryan Watson, two from Matthew Thomas and one for Ross Burdon, Benjamin Kerry replied for Thornaby Oddfellows.
In Division One Fairfield Sports & Social Club entertained Storytellers United and it was the visitors who came out on top by the odd goal in three. Storytellers United scorers were Stewart Coats and Jonathon McLone whilst Lee Jordan replied for Fairfield Sports & Social Club. Stockton Five Alls were at home to Thornaby Aerodrome Club in a clash of the bottom two teams and it was Thornaby Aerodrome Club who triumphed again by the odd goal in three, scores for Thornaby Aerodrome Club were Mark Robinson and Christopher Fairless and for Stockton Five Alls Jamie Roberts was the scorer. The only other fixture in the division saw Thornaby Roundel entertain Doctor McGonicles and the teams shared nine goals as Thornaby Roundel came out on top 5-4. The scorers for the visitors were Thomas Wright, Chrissy Skipper, Daniel Southall and Daniel McLay.
JFC United progressed to the semi-final of the Stephen Wells Memorial Trophy with a 5-1 win against Village Park Rangers thanks to a hat-trick from Dimitri Kehi and a goal each from Junior Masandi and Famarra Jatta whilst Gavin Robson replied for Village Park Rangers. JFC United will now be away to the winners of Jolly Farmers and RSD in the semi-final.