Match Report 26 February 2017
In the Premier Division Norton George & Dragon entertained Billingham The White House and saw the game swing back and forth, Billingham The White House took the lead when a corner was deflected into the Norton net by a defender however Norton went straight up the other and forced a corner which saw Chris Burton fire home, all square at half time. The second half had barely started when Joel Callender gave Norton George & Dragon the lead. Billingham The White House regrouped and three goals in two minutes from Christopher Atkinson, Bryan Stewart and Josh Chambers turned the tie on its head. Billingham The White House then relaxed and Callender added his second but in the final minute Atkinson broke away and slammed home number five. Billingham Cowpen Club entertained Hardwick Social Club but suffered a 7-2 defeat, there was a hat-trick for Jamie Owens, two goals for Christopher Stockton and a goal each from Charlie Raby and Sam Ions, for Billingham Cowpen Club Martin Fields and Steven Dent were the scorers. The only other fixture in the Premier Division saw Thornaby Oddfellows entertain Billingham The Merlin and it was the visitors who came out on top 4-2 thanks to two goals from Mikey McGee and one each from Elliot Pledger and Bradley Thackeray, for Oddfellows Arron Brookbanks and Josh Larkin were the scorers.
JFC United clinched the Division One title following a 4-2 win against Thornaby Roundel and Village Park Rangers falling down 2-1 to Jolly Farmers. JFC United made this a second promotion in a row following a this latest win thanks to two goals from Famarra Jatta and a goal apiece for Jonathan Francis and Florin Craciun and for Roundel Mark Campbell and Joe Canwell were the scorers. Meanwhile Village Park Rangers slipped to defeat at home to Jolly Farmers which means they should finish as runners-up, there goal coming from Sam Foxton whereas Liam Butler and Matthew Robson scored to secure the win for Jolly Farmers. Fairfield Sports & Social Club entertained Billingham The Kings but suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat with Peter Conway scoring both of the goals for Billingham The Kings whilst Lee Jordan replied for Fairfield Sports & Social Club.
In Division Two only two games were possible leaders South Bank were away to Marton Rovers in a high scoring game that saw South Bank come out on top 6-4 thanks to four goals from Anthony Barnes and one each for Isam Benomran and Shafiq Asif, for Marton Rovers the goals came from Adam Finnigan, Andrew Townsend, Hayden Moody and Kevin Young. The other game saw Norton Unicorn’s winning run come to an end as the went down 3-2 in an ugly game against Thornaby Sports & Leisure that saw a Thornaby Sports & Leisure player Daniel Pogue suffer a broken leg we wish Daniel well. Michael Tye was the match winner for Thornaby Sports & Leisure with a hat-trick whilst Jordan Thirsk and Robert Walton scored for Norton Unicorn.