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Beckett football league round-up
10:00am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in Sport
THE newitts.com Beckett League first division has new leaders after Union Rovers won their fifth consecutive league game to move two points clear of Kirkbymoorside Reserves and Rosedale with games in hand.
Paul Downes headed Rovers ahead against Gillamoor and, although Sam Appleton equalised with a terrific long-ranger, an Ashley Cooke header put the hosts back in front and Ben Webster sealed the win late on.
Union midfielder Paul Holder and Gills forward Ryan Rivis were the men of the match in a fine contest.
Duncombe Park beat Norton United 2-0. An end-to-end first half stayed goalless but Danny Drake broke the deadlock on the hour and man-of-thematch David Elkington got the second goal five minutes from time.
Josh Milner starred for Norton.
In division two, Gillamoor Reserves beat a young Easingwold Town 3rds 5-0 thanks to braces by Sam Brooker and Jake Dennison and an own goal.
Gills centre-backs Craig Harrison and George Oyston impressed.
Luke Gibson got two goals either side of a Rory Lancaster equaliser as Slingsby won 2-1 at Heslerton Reserves. Lancaster and ’keeper Dan Wren stood out for Heslerton, Gibson and Paul Richardson for Slingsby.
Newcomers Snainton Reserves edged Rillington Reserves 2-1 after scoring twice in the opening seven minutes of the second half through Tom Haldenby, with a 25-yarder, and Scott Hitchens, with a long-ranger.
Mark Dring pulled one goal back but a man-of-the-match display by goalkeeper Gareth Barnard helped to give Snainton the points. Justin Lawson stood out for Rillington.
Division one side Sinnington inflicted a first defeat of the season on division two leaders Ryedale Sports Club Reserves when beating them 2- 1 in the Ryedale Hospital Cup.
The Sinners took a two-goal lead through David Wilkinson and Graham Bateman, with an 18-yard curler, and the score would have been greater but for top goalkeeping by teenager Tim Whincup.
Ryedale did better in the second half, with Marc Dobson and Jamie Fewster having chances saved by Mark Langdale before, in the last minute, Ryan Boyes’ through ball saw Matty Gardner halve the deficit.
Rosedale beat Union Rovers 2nds 4-3 in a fantastic game.
Matthew Farrow and Martin Foxton gave Rose early command and second-half strikes by Farrow and debutant Alex Boyd made it 4-0 before three Union replies in 10 minutes by Richard Abbey (2) and Ryan Cooper set up a grandstand finish.
Thornton-le-Dale were full value for their 5-1 Gordon Harrison Memorial Trophy win at Kirkdale United.
Chris Preston, Tim Hunt (2), manof- the-match Craig Sunley and substitute John Peel, with a fine header, got the goals. James Magson got the sole reply for Kirkdale, for whom Philip Ward stood out.
Heslerton won 3-1 after extra time at Thornton-le-Dale Reserves. Tom Kettlewood fired Dale into a secondhalf lead but Steve Parker equalised with 10 minutes left and put them ahead in extra time before Simon Oxendale sealed their passage.