Match Report 2 December 2018


In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy Second round the outstanding tie between Stockton Sun Inn and St Marys 1947 Sunday was completed with the home side coming out on top 6-3 after leading 5-0 at half time.  There was a hat-trick for Carl Stonehouse and two goals from Jamie Robert and one from Andrew McGirr.  For St Marys 1947 Sunday their goals came from Chris Waites, Brett Lancaster and Karl Lidster.

In the Second Division cup second round there were wins for Yarm Athletic and Thornaby Park over The George Pub & Grill and Marton Rovers respectively.  Yarm Athletic were 2-0 winners away to The George Pub & Grill thanks to goals from Josh Larkin who scored both the goals.  The other tie Thornaby Park against Marton Rovers was much closer with Thornaby Park edging the tie by the odd goal in seven with two goals from Dominic Halliday and one each from David Allan and Leon Rodham whilst for Marton Rovers the goal scorers were Kevin Young, Ryan Connelly and Ross Brogan.

In the John Jackson Memorial Trophy for Premiership teams JFC United entertained South Bank and the teams could not be separated after 90 minutes finishing one goal each, for JFC United the goal was scored by Abdulhamid Mohammed Seid and for South Bank Anthony Barnes was the scorer.  South Bank came out on top in the penalty shoot-out winning 3-2 for a place in the semi-final.  Also through are Portrack who had a comfortable 6-1 win against The Dubliners thanks to two goals each from Jake Large and Ricky Dull plus one apiece from Jamie Dawson and Calum Carberry with Joshua Taylor scoring for The Dubliners.  There was 11 goals at Billingham when Billingham The Merlin entertained Thornaby Oddfellows and it was the home side who edged the tie by the odd goal, Josh Chambers led the scoring with four goals plus one each from Mark Lilley and Nathan Bayes, whilst for Oddfellows Charlie Raby scored two plus goals from Anton Buchan, Bradley Murray and Samuel Wilson.

In the North Riding Sunday Challenge cup third round the league was represented by three teams, Borowalkers, Village Park Rangers and Yarm Albion with Borowalkers and Yarm Albion progressing to the next round whilst Village Park Rangers suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Bishopthorpe CFC their goal from Karl Charlton.  Borowalkers were 3-2 winners at home to Apple Tree thanks to goals from Reece Breslin (2) and Lucas Shepherd, meanwhile Yarm Albion had a convincing 8-1 home win against Tithe Bar with two goals from Ashley Trodden and a goal each for Liam Southall, Tom Booth, Tom Jenkins, Jake Toulson, Mikey Johnson and Stuart Woodall.   

Only one league game was possible in Division One where Billingham The Kings entertained Horse & Jockey and it was the visitors who recorded a good 6-0 victory with two goals for Daniel Horsley and one each for Tom Beattie, Shaun Baker, Chris Johnson and Matthew Snowdon.

In Division Two Middlesbrough Rovers were 3-0 winners away to Parkwood thanks to goals form Adam Quinn, Stephen Stoker and Connor Saunders, whilst The Garrick were 2-1 winners away to Thornaby Sports & Leisure with goals from Liam Clapp and Nick Cunningham and James Walton scored for Thornaby Sports & Leisure.



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Match Report 25 November 2018


There were plenty of goals in the premier division last Sunday with 35 goals scored in 4 games; the closest game was between Billingham The Merlin and Billingham The Lion with Merlin coming out on top 5-3.  Billingham The Lion took an early lead through Ashley Lavan but Stewart Bath soon equalised with a 25 yard free kick and extended their lead through Bradley Popple.  A second half hat-trick on debut from Steven Pickard settle the game, Billingham The Lion did score another twice in the second half through Adam Johnson and substitute John O’Callaghan but were never level at any stage.  JFC United scored eight away to The Dubliners with Junior Masandi scoring seven of the goals the other coming from Philip Otele.  Elsewhere leaders Portrack scored eight against a depleted South Bank with Ricky Dull scoring five times plus a goal each from Gareth Poole, Matthew Byrne and substitute Andrew Smith.  Thornaby Oddfellows were the day’s biggest scorers putting ten past Norton Unicorn at Tilery, Charlie Raby led the way with five goals followed by Benjamin Kerry with a hat-trick and two goals for Bradley Murray.

In division one the leaders PH Elmtree were convincing 8-0 winners at home to Thornaby Roundel as John James scored four times plus a goal each from Callum Westwood, Rhys Greenwood, Joseph Thompson and substitute Martyn Coles.  Stockton Sun Inn kept up their challenge with a 7-0 victory away to The Griffin thanks to hat-tricks from Jamie Roberts and Carl Stonehouse plus one for Jordan Auckland.  Village Park Rangers entertained RSD but slipped to a narrow 4-3 defeat, Karl Charlton scored twice and Daniel Richardson once for Village Park Rangers and for RSD the goals came from Christopher Oswald, Gavin Brownless, Liam Davis and Wayne Flanagan.  Stillington The Royal entertained Horse & Jockey and ran out 5-1 winners thanks to two goals each for Andrew Blackburn and Martin Wilkinson plus one from Mark Ferguson, Michael McDonnell scored for the Horse & Jockey.  TS1 Tees Valley were at home to Billingham The Kings and the teams shared nine goals but it was the visitors who edged the game by the odd goal.  Scorers for Billingham The Kings were Peter Harbron (Snr) with two goals plus one apiece for Matthew Ford, Daniel Liddle and Peter Matthews and for TS1 Tees Valley Basit Ali and Ibrahim Gohar both scored two goals each.

In the second division leaders Yarm Albion were 4-0 winners at home to The George Pub & Grill thanks to two goals from Ashley Trodden and one each from Bradley Heads and Sam Riley.  Borowalkers remain second following a 4-0 win against Yarm Athletic with two goals from Joe Forster and one each from Jack Randall and Lewis Robertson.  Riverside are third following a narrow 2-1 win at home to Eaglescliffe with goals from Benjamin Jukic and Joshua Blackburn with Martin White scoring for Eaglescliffe.  Marton Rovers remain fourth following an away win 3-1 at Middlesbrough Rovers with goals from Ross Brogan, Andrew Townsend and Kalab Yohans whilst Connor Saunders replied for the home side.  The biggest winners of the day were Thornaby Park who won a local derby against Thornaby Sports & Leisure by a score of 6-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Dominic Halliday plus goals from Christopher Fairless, Luke Robinson and Martin Durant.  Parkwood entertained The Garrick and ran out 5-1 winners with two goals from Philip Poulton plus one each from Daniel Calvert, Daniel Lithgow and Scott Wright.

In the second round of the Durham Sunday Cup Norton George & Dragon went down 5-2 at home to Sedgefield St Edmunds, the goals from Christopher Atkinson and Nathan Mohun.


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Match Report 18 November 2018


In the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy second round Billingham The Merlin played host to fellow premiership side JFC United and it was the visitors who set the early pace and were rewarded when they were awarded a penalty however from the resulting spot kick it was put wide.  JFC United did take the lead through Famara Jatta and Merlin were reduced to ten men.  The second half saw the ten men hit back first from a 25 yard free kick from Stewart Bath and then Kevin Millar scored the winner to advance Billingham The Merlin to the third round.  There was an all first division clash as Stillington The Royal entertained Billingham Cowpen Club and it was the home side who ran out 4-1 winners thanks to two goals from Martin Wilkinson and a goal each from Mark Ferguson and Marlon Baleci, for Billingham Cowpen Club Ricki Bloomfield was the scorer.

In the Premier Division Thornaby Oddfellows entertained South Bank and quickly took a two goal lead only for South Bank to hit back and equalise through Anthony Gregory and Ben Hampson.  South Bank then had a chance to take the lead but missed a penalty and Thornaby Oddfellows made them pay with two further goals, scorers for Oddfellows were Bradley Murray (2), Aaron Brookbanks and Samuel Wilson.  Norton Village Club gained revenge over Norton George & Dragon for their cup defeat the previous week with a 3-2 win in the league thanks to goals from Ryan Watson, Matthew Watson and Liam Robson, for the George Joel Callender and Nathan Mohun were the scorers.  Norton Unicorn entertained The Dubliners at Tilery but remain bottom of the table following an 8-2 defeat their two goals scored by David Higgins.  For The Dubliners Joe Carter scored five times plus a goal each from Andrew Cochrane, Liam Devlin and Dale McElvaney.  Premiership leaders Portrack bounced back from last weekend’s defeat away to Billingham The Lion with a 4-1 home win against the same opponents, two goals from Jamie Dawson and one each from Gareth Poole and Ricky Dull set up the win with Gareth Brown scoring for the Lion.

In Division One leaders PH Elmtree had an emphatic 15-1 win against TS1 Tees Valley with John James scoring eight (8) times, plus two goals from Joseph Thompson and Steven Roberts plus one each from Danny Lawson, Joseph Devlin and Lewis Hargreaves, for TS1 Tees Valley Marc Knowles was the scorer.  Stockton Sun Inn kept up the pace with a 10-2 win away to Horse & Jockey with two goals apiece for Carl Stonehouse, Charlie Inman and Jamie Roberts plus one goal each from Steven Carberry, Chris Wright, Daniel McLay and Luke Croft, for Horse & Jockey Brad Highfield and Shaun Baker were the scorers.  The Griffin moved into third place following a 4-0 win away to St Marys 1947 Sunday with goals from Michael McGouran, Arron Steel, Joshua Haley and Dean Donachie.  Village Park Rangers were 5-1 winners away to Billingham The Kings thanks to goals from Karl Charlton, David Wilkinson, Liam Blyth, Russell Cowan and Cameron McKie, whilst John Smith scored the Billingham The Kings goal.  RSD were 4-2 winners away to Thornaby Roundel thanks to two goals from Wayne Flannagan and one apiece from Christopher Oswald and Liam Davis, for Thornaby Roundel Daniel Longley and Ryan Harker were the scorers.

Yarm Albion continue to lead the way in division two, their latest victory was a 3-1 home win against Thornaby Park thanks to goals from Sam Riley, Tom Booth and Tom Atkinson and for Thornaby Park the goal came from Dominic Halliday.  Parkwood were 4-0 winners away to Eaglescliffe thanks to goals from Danial Honeyman, Philip Draper, Philip Poulton and Sean Fowler.  Marton Rovers are fourth following a 7-1 win against The Garrick thanks to a hat-trick from Andrew Townsend plus goals from Hayden Moody, Ryan Connelly, Ross Brogan and Paul Miles with Carl Dixon replying for The Garrick.  Yarm Athletic were 8-1 winners away to The George Pub & Grill thanks to four goals from Joshua Larkin and two each for Aaron Naqui and Matthew Jones with Paul Leonard scoring a consolation for The George Pub & Grill.  Borowalkers kept up the pressure on leaders Yarm Albion with a 4-1 win away to Middlesbrough Rovers with goals from Reece Breslin, Joe Forster, Jordon Wilson and Robert O’Connor and for Middlesbrough Rovers Adam Quinn was the scorer.  Riverside lost ground at the top slipping to a 3-1 defeat away to Thornaby Sports & Leisure whose goals came from James Walton with a pair and Curtis Smith with Benjamin Jukic scoring for Riverside.


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Match Report 11 November 2018


There was an all premiership clash in the second round of the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy and a local derby as well when Norton George & Dragon entertained Norton Village Club at Norton.  The game started quickly and Norton George & Dragon took the lead after only three minutes when Joel Callender was brought down in the box and David Johnson made no mistake from the penalty spot.  Norton George & Dragon were two up on 12 minutes when Mitchell Tucker released Callender who calmly slotted home.  Norton Village Club soon hit back and reduced the scoreline on 16 minutes when a quick break down the right and the ball was crossed for Aidan Cattermole to slot home.  The game swung end to end and Norton Village Club were unlucky on 33 minutes when a rasping 25 yard shot bounced off the crossbar and away to safety.  The second half was played at the same fast pace and Norton George & Dragon extended their lead on 53 minutes when Callender broke down the left and crossed for Tom Pilkington to slot home.  Once again Norton Village Club hit back when Ryan Watson scored from a 20 yard shot.  Once more Norton George & Dragon extended the lead when Chris Atkinson broke down the left and found Callender who made no mistake for 4-2 on 70 minutes.  Norton Village Club would not lie down and were awarded a free kick on the right just outside the box, the free kick was blocked but Cattermole reacted quickest and added a third on 80 minutes.  This set up a frantic finish and in the 91st minute Norton Village Club had an effort cleared off the line for a corner and from the resulting corner a goalmouth scramble ensued but Norton George & Dragon cleared and the victory was secured.

In the same competition there was another all premiership clash when Billingham The Lion entertained The Dubliners and it was the home side who ran out 2-0 winners with goals from Andy Rowney and Ashley Lavan.  Meanwhile Horse & Jockey were 2-0 winners away to Borowalkers thanks to a brace from Matthew Snowdon.  Elsewhere division one leaders PH Elmtree entertained second division Eaglescliffe and edged the tie by the odd goal in three, their goals from Ian Evans and Steven Roberts. For Eaglescliffe the goal was scored by Louis White.  

In Division One only three league games possible due to cup games Billingham Cowpen Club entertained Village Park Rangers but went down by the odd goal in nine, scorers for Billingham Cowpen Club were Martin Fields with two and Callum Maddren and Ricki Bloomfield with a goal apiece and for Village Park Rangers there were two goals for Karl Charlton and one each from Callum McNally, Nathan Patterson and Robert Edemenson.  The Griffin were at home to TS1 Tees Valley and ran out 6-2 winners thanks to four goals from Michael McGouran and one each for Arron Steel and Joshua Haley and for TS1 Tees Valley the goals came from Andrew Innerd and Omar Hussain.  Thornaby Roundel and Billingham The Kings shared six goals and the points when the met last Sunday, goals for Roundel came from Daniel Longley, Matthew Bellamy-McGee and Ryan Harker and for Billingham The Kings Matthew Ford scored two plus one for Peter Harbron Snr.

The Garrick recorded their first win of the season in division two with a 3-0 victory against The George Pub & Grill thanks to goals from Carl Dixon, Jason May and Mikey Alderson.  With Borowalkers in cup action Yarm Albion went back to the top of division two following a 3-0 win away to Parkwood thanks to two goals from Tom Booth and one from Bradley Heads.  Thornaby Park were at home to Middlesbrough Rovers but slipped to a 3-0 defeat with goals by Adam Quinn, Declan Lidster and Leo Doolan.  Riverside moved up to second following 6-1 victory at home to Marton Rovers thanks to two goals from Benjamin Jukic and one each from David Johnson, Jason Ankers, Paul Thompson and Sean Angell and for Marton Rovers Andrew Townsend was the scorer.

In the North Riding Sunday County Cup the league had three representatives and all three progressed to the next round, the best result was from South Bank who defeated The Clarendon 10-2 thanks to four goals for Michael Wilson, two for James Hanlon and one each for Bradley Wright, Macauley Massey, Ben Hampson and Ben Watcham.  JFC United had a narrow 3-2 home win against Marton Cricket Club whilst Thornaby Oddfellows needed penalties to see of Grangetown Boys Club following a 3-3 draw after 90 minutes their goals from Charlie Raby, Samuel Wilson and Jason Turnbull, they progressed 2-0 on penalties.

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Match Report 28 October 2018


Last Sunday five of the league’s side took part in the first round proper of the DFA Sunday Cup but only premiership sides Norton George & Dragon and Norton Village Club progressed to the next round.  Norton George & Dragon were 2-1 winners at home to Sunderland The Carpet Centre Elite thanks to goals from Joel Callender and Gavin Simcox.  Norton Village Club were also at home and ran out 3-1 winners against Coxhoe Red Lion with two goals from substitute Ryan Watson and one goal from Scott Hine.  Meanwhile RSD went down 8-0 against a strong Peterlee Catholic Club; Billingham The Lion lost 4-0 away to Sunderland Hylton Castle.  Parkwood put in a spirited performance against Seaham Marlborough earning a creditable 1-1 draw but lost out 4-2 on penalties, Philip Poulton was the goal scorer in normal time.

In the Premiership Portrack continue to lead the way and remain unbeaten their latest win being 6-0 against The Dubliners however the scoreline doesn’t reflect the game.  Portrack took a 2-0 lead and held this until the last 10 minutes when four goals flowed and deflated The Dubliners who put in a spirited performance.  Ricky Dull led the scoring with four goals plus a goal each from Jake Large and Charles Brockbank sealed the victory.  Thornaby Oddfellows edged a tight game away to South Bank establishing a two goal lead in the first half through Charlie Raby and Benjamin Kerry.  Darren Morrison reduced the arrears early in the second half but Oddies held out to take the points.  Billingham The Merlin entertained JFC United at Bede College and ran out 4-2 winners with goals from Stewart Bath, Mikey McGee, Nathan Bonar and Elliot Pledger and for JFC United Ali Younis Fadul and Famara Jatta were the scorers.

In Division One PH Elmtree remain top of the table and still unbeaten following a 2-0 win away to Village Park Rangers thanks to goals from Callum Westwood and Steven Roberts.  Billingham Cowpen Club continued their recent good form with a 3-0 win away to local rivals Billingham The Kings thanks to goals from Anthony Bell, tom Bradley and Nicholas Matthews.  Stockton Sun Inn ran in 10 goals against The Griffin with Jamie Roberts netting four, Chris Wright and Daniel McLay scored two each plus one each for Carl Stonehouse and Charlie Inman, for The Griffin Daniel Vierke and Matthew Dove-Jones were the scorers.  St Marys 1947 Sunday entertained Horse & Jockey and ran out 6-3 winners thanks to four goals from Chris Taylor plus one goal each for Charles Smith and Luke McLoughlin.  For the Horse & Jockey Carl Dinsdale, Chris Johnson and Michael McDonnell were the goal scorers.  TS1 Tees Valley entertained Thornaby Roundel but slipped to a 6-2 defeat their goals from Shafiq Asif and Andrew Parkin whilst for Roundel the goals came from Dhanish Hussain, Joe Canwell, Daniel Longley, Mark Campbell, Mark Morrison and Nathan Greenan.

In Division Two second placed Marton Rovers entertained third placed Yarm Albion and it was the visitors who came out on top winning 5-3 thanks to a hat-trick from Tom Jenkins and a goal each from Bradley Heads and Tom Atkinson, for Marton Rovers the scorers were Andrew Davies and Kalab Yohans, this win lifted Yarm Albion above their opponents.  Borowalkers continue to lead the table following a 7-0 home win against The Garrick thanks to a hat-trick from Joe Forster, two goals from Elliot May and apiece for Connor Johnson and Lewis Robertson.  Riverside edged a seven goal affair at home to Thornaby Park with goals from Benjamin Jukic, Paul Thompson, Khalid Maroof and Craig Ankers whilst two goals from Dominic Halliday and one for Ben Simpson was the Thornaby Park reply.  The George Pub & Grill were 4-1 winners away to Middlesbrough Rovers with two goals for Tom Hammond and one each for Anthony Hollinshead and Ian Peckett and for Middlesbrough Rovers Adam Quinn was the scorer.  Yarm Athletic entertained Thornaby Sports & Leisure and both sides had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw, Matthew Jones scored for Yarm Athletic and Curtis Smith for Thornaby Sports & Leisure.

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Match Report 21 October 2018


In the Premiership leaders Portrack were at home to third place Norton George & Dragon and had to settle for a point in a thrilling finish. Portrack took an early lead through Ricky Dull only for Norton George & Dragon to battle back and equalise through Paul Cleary.  The game was end to end and finally settled in the closing minutes when Portrack scored what they thought was the winner through Jake Large only for Norton George & Dragon to go up the other end and equalise through Conner Tait to earn a share of the points.  Billingham The Lion were away at The Dubliners and had Ashley Lavan to thank for this latest victory as he weighed in with a hat-trick in a narrow 4-3 win with Rob Jenkins scoring the other goal.  For The Dubliners the goals were scored by Arran Scot, Ryan Saunders and substitute Andrew Cochrane.   Norton Village Club entertained Thornaby Oddfellows at North Shore and edged the game by the odd goal winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Scott Hine and Glenn Corkain and for Thornaby Oddfellows Benjamin Kerry was the scorer.  Norton Unicorn entertained JFC United and had to settle for a share of the points in a three all draw after being 3-1 ahead and JFC United scoring a late equaliser, Norton Unicorn goals came from Dave Simpson with two and Adam Walton and for JFC United the scorers were Vasile Bucuresteanu with two and Ali Younis Fadul.

PH Elmtree maintained their lead at the top of division one following a comfortable 5-0 win away to Billingham The Kings thanks to two goals from Rhys Greenwood and one goal each from Daniel Wray, Ian Durant and Callum Westwood.  Stockton Sun Inn remain second following a 5-1 home win against TS1 Tees Valley thanks to goals from Shane Hammond, Daniel McLay, Matthew Thomas, substitute Carl Stonehouse and an own goal and for TS1 Tees Valley Paul Banks-Hobson was the goal scorer.  Stillington The Royal entertained RSD and ran out 4-2 winners thanks to goals from Mark Ferguson, Billy Thomas, Aaron Sinclair and Andrew Blackburn and for RSD Dale Evans and Wayne Flanagan were the scorers.  Village Park Rangers were at home to The Griffin but slipped to a 5-2 defeat, The Griffin goals coming from Kieron Wilson, Matt Crossen, Dean Donachie, Raymond Ayre and an own goal whilst for Village Park Rangers Karl Charlton was the scorer plus an own goal.

In division two Marton Rovers continue to lead the way their latest victory being 4-1 at home to The George Pub & Grill thanks to goals from Kai Connelly, Andrew Townsend, Anthony Burns and substitute Andrew Davies, Adam Smith scored the consolation goal for The George Pub & Grill.  Yarm Albion are currently second only on goals scored from Borowalkers  following a 4-0 win against Thornaby Sports & Leisure thanks to two goals from Tom Atkinson and one each from substitutes Bradley Heads and Jamie Cox.  Meanwhile Borowalkers were 4-1 winners away to Eaglescliffe thanks to goals from Liam McCartney, Elliot May, Joe Forster and Carl Robinson, Eaglescliffe goal was scored by Martin White.  Thornaby Park were away to Yarm Athletic and ran out 4-3 winners in a close game with Dominic Halliday scoring a hat-trick plus one goal from Robert Howes whilst Matthew Jones, Joshua Larkin and Aaron Naqui were the goal scorers.  Riverside entertained Middlesbrough Rovers at Grangefield Park and returned to winning ways with a comfortable 6-1 win thanks to a hat-trick from Benjamin Jukic, two goals from Joshua Blackburn and one for David Johnston, whilst Jake Winter scored for Middlesbrough Rovers. The Garrick remain bottom of the table but put up a spirited performance at home to Parkwood despite going down 6-1, two goals for James Greening and one each from Mark Blowes, Daniel Lithgow, Dylan Lithgow and substitute Philip Poulton, for The Garrick Daniel McWilliams was the scorer.

In the Steven Wells Memorial Trophy first division cup first round tie Billingham Cowpen Club were 6-0 winners against Horse & Jockey and eased into the next round thanks to two goals each from Kirk Parton and Nicholas Matthews plus one goal each from Callum Maddren and Ricki Bloomfield.

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Match Report 14 October 2018


In the John Jackson Memorial Trophy round one South Bank entertained Norton Village Club and it was South Bank who started strongly and opened up a four goal first half lead with two goals from Anthony Gregory and one for Callum Hickman and Ben Hampson.  Norton Village Club hit back in the second half and reduced the arrears by two goals but a fifth from Anthony Barnes wrapped up the victory.  Norton Unicorn entertained Billingham The Merlin at Tilery but suffered a heavy 11-0 defeat, Billingham The Merlin goal scorers were Aaron Ptohopoulos, Mikey McGee and substitute Elliott Pledger all with two goals each and a goal each from Stewart Bath, Charlie Gaffney, Mark Lilley, Nathan Bayes and substitute Jae Morgan.  There was a second round tie where Norton George & Dragon entertained Billingham The Lion in a thrilling game that ended three and penalties were required to settle the tie with Billingham The Lion progressing 5-4 in the end.  Goals from Ashley Lavan (2) and Jack Hughes were the scorers in normal time and for Norton George & Dragon David Johnson scored a penalty and their was two goals for Christopher Atkinson.

In the Steven Wells Memorial Trophy first round division one leaders PH Elmtree were 3-1 winners away to St Marys 1947 Sunday thanks to two goals from Steven Roberts and one for Callum Westwood.  Village Park Rangers enjoyed a fine 6-1 win away to Stillington The Royal thanks to goals from Robert Edemenson, Anthony Shaw, Nathan Patterson, Karl Charlton, Callum McNally and substitute James Coles, for Stillington The Royal Mark Ferguson was the scorer.  Thornaby Roundel entertained Billingham The Kings and edged the tie by the odd goal in five thanks to goals from Daniel Longley, Daniel McCauley and Joe Canwell whilst Daniel Docherty and Daniel Liddle replied for Billingham The Kings.

In the Durham County Champions League fixture Thornaby Oddfellows were away to Darlington Albion and recorded a fine 9-0 victory thanks to a hat-trick from Jack Robinson, two goals from Charlie Raby and a goal apiece for Russell Spence, Anton Buchan, Benjamin Kerry and substitute Bradley Murray.

In the Premiership JFC United played host to Portrack and it was the visitors who maintained their 100% start to the season with a 6-2 win thanks to two goals from Jake Large and one apiece for Harrison Davies, Ben Turner, Gareth Poole and Matthew Byrne and for JFC United Hassan Hussain and substitute Vasile Bucuresteanu were the scorers.

In division on second placed Billingham Cowpen Club hosted The Griffin and they ran out 7-3 winners thanks to a hat-trick for Martin Fields and further goals for Adam Clayton, Kirk Parton, Ricki Bloomfield and Sean Cuerdon and for The Griffin Michael McGouran scored two plus one from Matt Crossen.  Third placed Stockton Sun Inn returned to winning ways with a 6-2 win away against TS1 Tees Valley, there was a hat-trick for Jamie Roberts plus a goal each for Chris Wright, Daniel McLay and Matthew Thomas and for TS1 Tees Valley Basit Ali and Dhanish Hussain were the scorers.

In division two Marton Rovers took over at the top following a 3-1 win away to The George Pub & Grill thanks to two goals from Andrew Townsend and one for Hayden Moody whilst Anthony Hollinshead replied for the home side.  The only other league fixture saw Yarm Albion record a 6-1 win at home to Riverside, two goals from Stuart Woodall plus one each for Jal Jenkins, James Plumb, Thomas Atkinson and Matthew Nelson.

In the second division cup penalties were required to settle two of the four ties, Parkwood and Thornaby Park were locked at one goal each after 90 minutes, Liam Small scoring for Parkwood and Aaron Leonard for Thornaby Park.  It was Thornaby Park who won the shoot-out 5-4.  Thornaby Sports & Leisure and Eaglescliffe shared four goals in 90 minutes and Eaglescliffe won the shoot-out 3-1, goals in normal time from Matthew May and Michael Tye for Thornaby Sports & Leisure and for Eaglescliffe Louis White and an own goal.  Yarm Athletic were 6-3 winners away to The Garrick thanks to two goals each from Joshua Larkin and Matthew Jones plus one each from Aaron Roberts and Adam Wilson.

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Match Report 7 October 2018


Last Sunday saw the third preliminary round of the DFA Sunday Cup in which the league had four teams left in the competition still, three of the four ties went to penalties and three teams progressing to the first round proper.  Billingham The Lion entertained Ryhope Foresters and after the game finished three all in normal time the Lion progressed winning 5-4 on penalties.  Goals in normal time came from Jack Hughes, Liam Graham and substitute John O’Callaghan.  Stillington The Royal earned a one all draw away to Ferryhill Dynamoes their goal scored by Aiden Cannon, however they lost out 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out.   RSD progressed to the next round with a 5-3 home win against Newton Aycliffe Sports Club thanks to a Liam Davis hat-trick plus a goal each for Dale Evans and Wayne Flanagan.  Parkwood entertained Darlington The Burns and shared six goals but won a penalty shoot-out 3-1.  Scorers for Parkwood were Liam Small, Daniel Lithgow and substitute James Greening.

In the NRCFA Sunday Challenge Cup the league was represented in the first round by Yarm Albion who enjoyed a 10-1 home win against Roscoes Bar, there was a hat-trick from Tom Atkinson and Bradley Heads plus further goals from Mathew Nelson and substitutes Jake Toulson with two and Hal Jenkins to progress to round two.

In the Premiership Portrack made it four wins out of four with a demolition of a depleted The Dubliners at Harold Wilson running out 8-1 winners, there was two goals each from Jake Large and Ricky Dull plus a goal each for Calum Carberry, Daniel Dawson, Harrison Davies and Steven Pickard, Luke Henry replied for The Dubliners.  Billingham The Merlin moved up to third place following a 4-0 win away to Norton Village Club thanks to a hat-trick from Jake Stott and one goal for Stewart Bath.  South Bank edged out JFC United by the odd goal in seven when the sides met at St Peters School with Darren Morrison scoring twice and a goal apiece from Callum Hickman and Anthony Gregory whilst for JFC United Famara Jatta scored a hat-trick.  Norton George & Dragon moved into second place following a narrow 3-2 win away to Norton Unicorn and coming back from a 2-0 deficit.  Adam Walton had given Norton Unicorn the two goal cushion but Norton George & Dragon fought back in the second half with goals from Philip Horsman, Jake Marron and Nathan Callender.

In Division One Stockton Sun Inn lost their 100% league record going down 6-3 to leaders PH Elmtree at Tilery.  Stockton Sun Inn started brightly with a very early goal but PH Elmtree fought back and grabbed three goals to lead at the break.  In the second half Stockton Sun Inn fought back and levelled the game before PH Elmtree scored a further three goals to wrap up the points.  Scorers for PH Elmtree were Steven Roberts with a hat-trick, two goals for Christopher Stockton and one for Rhys Greenwood, for Stockton Sun Inn James Ward, Jamie Roberts and Sonni Coleman were the scorers.  St Marys 1947 Sunday entertained TS1 Tees Valley and ran out 6-3 winners thanks to two goals each from Francis Hynes and Karl Lidster plus one each from Michael Butler and Luke McLoughlin, for TS1 Tees Valley Basit Ali scored two plus one for Yusuf Benomran.  Village Park Rangers entertained Horse & Jockey and ran out 5-1 winners thanks to two goals from Gavin Robson and one each from Callum McNally, Karl Charlton and substitute Anthony Shaw, Brad Highfield replied for Horse & Jockey.  Billingham Cowpen Club entertained Thornaby Roundel and ran out 7-3 winners thanks to two goals each from Callum Maddren and Kirk Parton plus one each for Jordan Grayson, Nicholas Matthews and substitute Adam Clayton.

In Division Two with Yarm Albion on cup duty Borowalkers took over at the top following a 7-0 win against The George Pub & Grill with a hat-trick for Joe Forster and a goal apiece from Anthony West, Carl Robinson, Lewis Robertson and Jordan Wilson.  Marton Rovers moved up to second place with a comprehensive 9-2 victory against Eaglescliffe with Andrew Townsend scoring six goals plus two from Paul Miles and one for Mason Sheekey, for Eaglescliffe Adam Thompson and Andrew Geddes were the goal scorers.  Riverside moved up to fourth place following a narrow 2-1 win over Thornaby Sports & Leisure thanks to goals from Jamie Bryan and Sean Angell.  Middlesbrough Rovers gained their first win of the season and moved off the foot of the table following a 3-1 home win against The Garrick with goals from Adam Quinn, Connor Saunders and Jake Kennedy whilst Mikey Alderson replied for The Garrick.


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Match Report 30 September



The first round of the Ian Gorman Memorial Trophy saw premiership sides Portrack and Thornaby Oddfellows meet at Tilery and it was Portrack who came out on top 6-4 thanks to a hat-trick from Ben Turner plus two goals for Jake Large and one for Harrison Davies, whilst for Oddfellows Anton Buchan scored two plus a goal each from Andrew Dinsdale and Jason Turnbull.  The only other outstanding tie saw first division RSD defeat second division Parkwood 5-2 also at Tilery.  RSD goals came from Dale Evans and Wayne Flanagan with two apiece plus one from Liam Davis and for Parkwood Mark Blowes and Daniel Calvert were the scorers.

In the Premier Division Billingham The Lion entertained Norton Village Club and ran out 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Ashley Lavan, Gareth Brown, Liam Graham and Matthew Osmond whilst Taylor Sterling Sharp replied for Norton Village Club.  South Bank recorded a 2-0 win against Norton Unicorn with goals from Glenn Wesson and Michael Wilson.  Norton George & Dragon moved joint top of the division following a 4-0 win away to The Dubliners thanks to a hat-trick from Joel Callender and one goal for Connor Tait.  JFC United entertained Billingham The Merlin and it was the visitors who edged the game 4-2 thanks to two goals from Mark Lilley and a goal apiece from Mikey McGee and Nathan Bayes whilst for JFC United Florin Craciun Bucuresteanu and Junior Masandi were the scorers. 

In Division One Billingham Cowpen Club recorded a 3-1 win at home to Horse & Jockey thanks to goals from Callum Maddren, Kirk Parton and Martin Fields and for Horse & Jockey Lee Jordan was their scorer. Stockton Sun Inn made it four out four with a hard fought 6-4 victory over Village Park Rangers there was a hat-trick for Carl Stonehouse plus two goals from Daniel McLay and one from Jordan Auckland.  For Village Park Rangers Gavin Robson scored twice and Callum McNally and Russell Cowan scored a goal each.  Stillington The Royal were 5-1 winners against St Marys 1947 Sunday with a hat-trick from Andrew Blackburn and two goals for Mark Ferguson and Jack Sedgwick scored for St Marys 1947 Sunday.  Billingham The Kings and Thornaby Roundel had to settle for a share of the spoils following a two all draw, Daniel Liddle scored both goals for the Kings and Daniel Longley both goals for Roundel.  The Griffin were 6-5 winners away to TS1 Tees Valley thanks to goals from Josh Sutcliffe with two, Daniel Vierke, Kieron Wilson, Joshua Haley and Liam Newsome.

In Division two leaders Yarm Albion lost to their rivals Yarm Athletic 1-0 in a bad tempered game, the only goal of the game came from Aaron Naqui.  Second placed Borowalkers entertained third placed Thornaby Park and the teams had to settle for a share of the points in a 2-2 draw, Shaun Howes scored both goals for Borowalkers and for Thornaby Park Dominic Halliday scored both the goals.  The George Pub & Grill recorded their first win of the season with a 5-3 victory against The Garrick thanks to two goals from Jamie Stephenson and a goal each from Anthony Carter, Anthony Hollinshead and Daniel Lapping.  For The Garrick Mikey Alderson scored twice and Jason May scored the other. Eaglescliffe entertained Middlesbrough Rovers and ran out 4-2 winners with two goals from Benjamin Hurst and a goal each for Andrew Geddes and Martin White and for Middlesbrough Rovers Connor Saunders and Lewis Schink were the scorers.  Marton Rovers were 4-1 winners at home to Thornaby Sports & Leisure thanks to two goals from Andrew Townsend and one each from Hayden Moody and Ryan Connelly whilst Michael Tye replied for Thornaby Sports & Leisure.



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Match Report 23 September 2018


JFC United entertained Norton Village Club last Sunday in a tight physical affair that saw JFC United come out on top 3-1 following a goal less first half JFC United took the lead after 49 minutes following the award of a penalty which Philip Otele dispatched.  Norton Village Club were level on 58 minutes again from the penalty spot through Ryan Rudd.  JFC United went ahead on 70 minutes when Philip Otele scored and on 80 minutes Florin Craciun Bucuresteanu scored via the crossbar following a corner.  Norton Village Club were awarded a second penalty in the 90th minute once again Ryan Rudd stepped up but this time the keeper Saud Faleh Alanizy saved.  Elsewhere Billingham The Merlin hit top form and dispatched Thornaby Oddfellows to their first league defeat winning 7-1 thanks to a hat-trick from Mikey McGee plus two goals from Stewart Bath and a goal each for Jake Scott and Josh Chambers, Stephen Preston scored the consolation goal for Oddfellows.

Elsewhere Norton George & Dragon entertained Billingham The Lion and just edged a seven goal affair thanks to goals from Joel Callender, Mitchell Howes, Nathan Mohun and Thomas Pilkington and for Billingham The Lion Ashley Lavan scored all three.  The final fixture saw South Bank suffer an 8-1 defeat at home to The Dubliners, the goals coming from only two players, Matthew Robson scored five times and  there was a hat-trick for Luke Henry, Callum Hickman replied for South Bank.

In Division One PH Elmtree lead the way following a 7-1 victory against RSD, two goals each from Callum Westwood and Joseph Thompson plus a goal apiece for Martyn Coles, Charles Corden and Danny Lawson, Wayne Flanagan replied for RSD.  Stillington The Royal and TS1 Tees Valley shared 11 goals but it was Stillington The Royal who came out on top 7-4 there was a hat-trick for Andrew Blackburn and two goals from Mark Ferguson plus one each from Gary Wilkinson and James Lile, for TS1 Tees Valley Shafiq scored all four goals.

St Marys 1947 Sunday entertained Billingham Cowpen Club and the teams shared six goals and a point each in a hard fought draw, for St Marys 1947 Sunday Chris Taylor scored twice plus one for Christopher Waites and for Billingham Cowpen Club the goals came from Dylan Dawson, Martin Fields and Ricki Bloomfield.  The Griffin defeated Thornaby Roundel 5-0 at Harold Wilson thanks to goals from Michael McGouran with two and further goals from Ben Watson, Joshua Haley and Liam Newsome.  Billingham The Kings defeated Village Park Rangers 4-3, scorers for Village Park Rangers were Anthony Shaw, Jack Reay and Karl Charlton.

In Division Two Yarm Athletic lead the way as they bounced back from last weekend’s defeat with a 4-1 victory over Parkwood thanks to goals from Jack Mitchell, Max Baker, Josh Larkin and Matthew Jones and for Parkwood Mark Blowes was the scorer.  Yarm Albion remain the only unbeaten team in the division their latest victory was 9-2 demolition of Eaglescliffe thanks to two goals from Ashley Trodden and a goal each from Dan Mackey, Jamie Simcox, Tom Jenkins, Tom Hinchley, Matthew Nelson, Jake Toulson and Hal Jenkins.    Borowalkers are third following a 2-0 win against previously unbeaten Riverside thanks to goals from Carl Robinson and Joe Forster.  Thornaby Park entertained The George Pub & Grill and ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Arron Butta with two and one for Luke Conn whilst Anthony Carter scored for The George Pub & Grill.  Marton Rovers switched this fixture to Harcourt Road as their ground was not available and ran out 6-2 winners against Middlesbrough Rovers thanks to a hat-trick from Hayden Moody and further goals from Aaran Thomas, Kevin Young and Ryan Connelly.


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