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Union Rovers get off to a great start in Beckett football league
1:53pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in Sport
UNION Rovers were the top scorers in the newitts.com Beckett League first division after a thumping 5-2 win over newly-promoted Duncombe Park .
Richard Abbey and man-of-the-match Dean Sleightholme both bagged braces for Rovers with Liam Foley also on target for the victors.
Duncombe’s replies came from Dave Wallinger and Will Smith.
Debutant Ryan Rivis’ double strike helped Gillamoor to overcome Thornton-le-Dale 4-1 with substitute Danny Butterworth and Jake Dennison joining him on the scoresheet. David Elliot grabbed Gills’ consolation from the spot.
The man-of-the-match award was shared between midfielder Dennison and ’keeper Dan Jeminson, while Danny Russell was Thornton’s top performer.
Rosedale defeated Kirkbymoorside reserves 3-1 with Kyle Clackerty (2) and Tim Hodgson the marksmen.
Jonathan Seller also hit the bar while debutant Shaun Dowson made two outstanding saves having earlier being beaten by a Jason Brown equaliser.
Centre-back Ben Tyreman picked up the man-of-the-match honours with fellow defender Aaran Rivis standing out for the Moorsiders.
David Wilkinson (2) and Rob Atkinson ensured Sinnington recovered from going behind to a Simon Oxendale goal to beat Heslerton 3-1. Man-of-the-match honours went to Toby Edwards, while Curtis Dickinson was the pick of the Heslerton players.
Steve Spaven struck twice for Norton United during a man-of-the-match display in a 3-0 victory over Kirkdale United.
Norton’s other goal was scored by Sam Keyworth while Tony Dodds was unlucky in defeat for Kirkdale.
In division two, league newcomers Easingwold Town thirds twice came back from behind to hammer hosts Heslerton reserves 7-2.
Man-of-the-match John Dey (4), Ben Tilley, Brendan Carrick and Simon Wilson completed the rout after Rory Lancaster and Andy Sellers had given Heslerton hope.
Slingsby’s Luke Gibson won a penalty that was converted by Sean Keefe in his side’s 1-1 draw with Snainton reserves, who levelled thanks to Jonathan Chapman. Luke Gibson and Paul Richardson shared Slinsgby’s man-of-the-match award, while left-back Billy Sullivan was Snainton’s star man.
Ryedale SC reserves’ new manager Shaun Hornby masterminded a 4-0 triumph at Thornton-le-Dale reserves with Matty Gardner and Sam Leng both bagging braces.
Goals from Rowan South and Sam Featherstone put Pickering Knights in the ascendancy at Aislaby United, who hit back through Andy Rouph and sub Oliver Grayson for a share of the spoils.
Debutants Grant Stephens, Ryan Cooper and Anthony Taylor fired Union Rovers 2nds to a 3-0 success at Rillington Athletic reserves.
Stephens was the joint man of the match with Rob Haigh, while Mark Dring shone for Rillington.