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Old Malton St Mary’s unbeaten start to season ends
3:16pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
OLD Malton St Mary’s unbeaten start to the York Minster Engineering League season has hit the buffers.
The Saints fell 1-0 at Riccall United in the premier division on Saturday, Mike Braithwaite bagging the only goal.
Old Malton remain third in the table after three wins and a draw in their previous matches.
Terrington Glory have closed the gap to their Ryedale rivals after a good 3-2 win over Copmanthorpe.
Danny Leach put Cop ahead early on but Alex Yates and Tom Paley edged the home side into a slender half-time lead.
Yates completed his brace after the restart to give Terrington a 3-1 advantage, which proved insurmountable, despite Olly Bird’s late strike.
Brooklyn, formerly Amotherby & Swinton, began their division one campaign in fine fashion, beating relegated Hamilton Panthers 2-0.
Chris Seager put them ahead and, despite several chances, only debutant Dave Thompson could add to the scoreline.
It continued a fine start to the season for Brooklyn, following two cup victories, and came despite the fact they had Stevie Clay, Chris Hudson, Max Fraser, Mikey Brown and Kristian Wilkinson all unavailable. Both teams began sloppily but Brooklyn began to turn the screw.
Jonny Dunning got in behind the Hamilton defence but nobody got on the end of his drilled cross, while Matty Webster’s inch-perfect cross saw Thompson sidefoot his effort straight at the goalkeeper from close range.
Brooklyn got the breakthrough when a superb delivery from Andrew Metcalfe left the goalkeeper helpless allowing Seager to tap in.
Dunning had the chance to double Brooklyn’s lead but saw his effort well saved by the onrushing ‘keeper, while delightful footwork from Andrew Philips allowed him to get past his marker and whip a ball to George Moore, whose header just missed.
A near identical chance followed with Moore volleying over, before Philips cut inside and lashed his effort against the bar.
The visitors fluffed a great chance to equalise before Moore dinked the ball over the Panthers defence allowing Thompson to slip the ball home and seal victory.
Malton & Norton also began well, registering a 3-2 success at Pocklington Town thanks to a brace from Kinsley Daffern and a Simon Reeves strike.
The away side had led 2-0 at the interval but saw their lead eroded by a James Drewery penalty and Charles Marriot’s equaliser. Malton battled back and Daffern settled the encounter with 10 minutes to go.
Malton and Norton reserves cruised into the next round of the Reserve Cup with a 5-0 victory over Huby United.
Callum Holmes, Joe Jefferson, Dan O’Dwyer, Brandon Read and Adam Cooke shared the plunder for the hosts.
Brooklyn reserves ensured Cliffe’s long journey ended in despair.
Four strikes from Tom Campbell and others by Matty Bean, Ollie Varley and Tom Everitt sealed a 7-1 conquest, James Grundy replying for Cliffe.
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