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Football: Terrington Glory complete a derby double to remain third
3:46pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Sport
Terrington Glory made it six league games without defeat to maintain third place in the York Minster Engineering League premier division with a 3-1 win over Easingwold Town.
Strikes by Alex Yates and Ben Richardson, plus a bizarre own goal, saw Glory complete a double over their neighbours and maintain their standing as the top York league team in Ryedale.
Glory also struck the woodwork four times, missed glorious opportunities, and found a visiting keeper on top of his game, with the scoreline not reflecting their dominance.
Their extra man in midfield made a massive difference, and they created opportunities on almost every foray forward.
Frontman Yates, twice, Andy Park, with a header, and Danny Bulmer, with a low drive, all hit an upright, while Chris Leedham headed over when well placed.
The deadlock was finally broken on the half-hour mark when Adam Fisher found time to send Yates clear.
The visitors created a half chance with their only real attack, but shot wide from the edge of the area.
Yates sent Richardson clear to round the ’keeper and make it two, but the avalanche still did not come.
Instead, the visitors reduced the arrears straight away with a long-range free-kick into the top corner by Tom Green. Easingwold then had their best spell, much down to Glory panicking that their lead was now under threat.
Eventually the hosts regathered themselves and again looked dangerous going forward. More chances came and went – until the visiting goalkeeper, who had kept his side in the game, made a howler.
The custodian claimed Richardson’s cross under pressure only to somehow throw the ball into his own net.
Full-back Tom Paley, part of an underworked back four, again excelled in an unfamiliar position, and was named Glory’s man of the match.
In division two, a Reece Chapelow free-kick fired Rawcliffe in front at Stamford Bridge, with James Hunt salvaging a point for the hosts.
Old Malton St Mary’s reserves closed the gap to reserve ‘A’ leaders Wigginton Grasshoppers by beating Haxby 6-2 while the Hoppers were losing 3-2 to Huntington.
The Ryedale side’s goals were shared between Jack Thackray, Dean Clarkson, Adam Newell (2) and Neil Wilford (2), with Paul Holmes and Andy Carter replying for Haxby.
A Matty Beam hat-trick could not prevent Amotherby & Swinton reserves losing 5-3 to relegation-threatened York St John in reserve ‘B’.
A Daniel Tingay hat-trick and goals from Tom Hairyes and Sam Bassett gave the students victory.
Reserve ‘C’ leaders Malton & Norton reserves needed a goal five minutes from time to secure all three points in a 4-3 victory at Stamford Bridge reserves.
Wayne Hazell (2) and Steve Hoggard scored for the Ryedale side before Darren Branden (2) and Bobby Templeton brought Bridge level. Matty Reeve’s late strike settled matters, inflicting on Bridge a first home defeat in six games.