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Beckett football league round-up
2:31pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 in Sport
SINNINGTON opened up a six-point lead at the top of the newitts.com Beckett League following a 5-0 thumping of Thornton-le-Dale.
A superb second-half hat-trick from Robbie Preston followed earlier efforts from Wayne Moon and David Wilkinson for the Sinners.
Preston shared the man-of-the-match honours with Paul Harland, while Craig Barnes was the pick of Thornton’s players.
Rosedale were also 5-0 winners at Bagby & Balk, with Kyle Clackerty, Tom Bell and man-of-the-match Tim Hodgson the visitors’ marksmen and Peter Gray also scoring two own goals.
Defender Olly Brooks impressed in defeat for Bagby.
Heslerton secured a 1-1 draw with Kirkbymoorside reserves when Steve Parkin netted with the last kick of the game.
Parkin fired in from 16 yards following Billy Bown’s indirect free-kick, awarded against Moorsiders ’keeper Will Smith for timewasting.
Earlier, Andrew Ferguson had given the Moorsiders the lead.
Ross Flinton and fellow defender Mikey Clarke starred for Heslerton with Aaran Rivis and midfielder Shaun Cox Kirkbymoorside’s top performers.
Man-of-the-match Luke Tateson bagged a brace as Gillamoor overcame bottom side Kirkdale United 6-1 with an own goal, Jack Dowson, Josh Tateson and Scott Simpson also on the scoresheet.
In division two, Richard Abbey (2), Ashley Cooke and Phil Smith were the marksmen in Union Rovers 2nds’ 4-0 victory over Thornton-le-Dale reserves, with Grant Stephens the man of the match.
Adam Ridley replied for Knights, who had centre-back James Boak on good form.
Slingsby edged a seven-goal thriller against Snainton after goals from man-of-the-match Jack Hopwood (2), Sean Keefe and Paul Richardson.
Macauley Riley, Richard Swiers and the impressive Sam Wallace hit back for Snainton.
Man-of-the-match Simon Leckenby struck twice to ensure Rillington Athletic reserves beat Heslerton reserves 2-1 with Tom Harrison replying.
Centre-half Jermaine Timms and midfielder Liam Bradley stood out for Heslerton.
Debutant substitute Victor Kovacs headed in a late winning goal in Aislaby United’s 2-1 triumph over Gillamoor reserves.
Daz Davies had earlier broken the deadlock before Paul White levelled for Gillamoor.
The man of the match was Matty Burke with White and goalkeeper Adam Durrant performing well for Gillamoor.
Ryedale Hospital Cup semi-final draw: Gillamoor v Sinnington (to be played on March 2); Union Rovers v Rosedale (to be played on March 16).
Panasonic League Division Two Cup (sponsored by Television House of Pickering): Snainton reserves v Union Rovers seconds (to be played on March 23); Easingwold Town thirds v Gillamoor reserves (to be played on March 30).