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Call goes out for new Settrington team to join Beckett League
8:00am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Sport
HOPES are growing that a new team based in Settrington will be formed in time to join the newitts.com Beckett League in the 2013/14 season.
After the Gazette reported last week that the league were looking to add teams for next season, Settrington Village Hall committee chairperson Margaret Tierney contacted league secretary Keith Sales to say facilities were available there.
Sales said: “Mrs Tierney stated that they had an excellent football pitch together with very good changing facilities not used these days since the demise of Pro Pak some 18 months ago.
“Ideally she would like to see the rebirth of a Settrington football club, or if any other new team in the Malton and Norton area was interested, they could use the Settrington facilities at an agreed rate.”
Anyone interested or wanting further information can phone Sales on 01751 473348.
The Beckett League suffered a second successive ‘whiteout’ on Saturday with all league and cup games postponed owing to snow and ice on the football pitches across Ryedale.
Meanwhile, the February fixtures are out and include the Gordon Harrison Memorial Trophy semifinals, which pit Gillamoor against Bagby & Balk, and Union Rovers against Rosedale.
There are still two outstanding Ryedale Hospital Cup quarter-final ties to be played. They are Rosedale v Heslerton, and Gillamoor v Duncombe Park.
The Panasonic League Division Two Cup likewise has two outstanding quarter-finals. Hopefully they will be played on February 9, between Aislaby United and Snainton Reserves, and Easingwold Town 3rds and Thornton-le-Dale Reserves.
There are a few tantalising league games this coming month.
This Saturday (February 2), second-placed Sinnington are at home to first division leaders Union Rovers, who have yet to win a game in 2013.
The Sinners are three points behind Rovers with two games in hand.
Another important game this week sees Union Rovers 2nds play host to Snainton Reserves in the second division. Snainton are currently second with Rovers 2nds third a point behind with three games in hand.
• ALL of last weekend’s games in the Scarborough & District League also fell victim to the weather.
The league are on the lookout for a new secretary as current incumbent Geoff Nellist, of Cayton, intends to step down at the end of the current season.
Anyone interested in taking over the position is asked to phone him on 01723 582990 for further information.
• THE whole of the league and cup programme in the Scarborough & District Minor League was also postponed on Sunday for the second successive week due to snow and ice.