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Football: Old Malton St Mary’s bounce back from loss
1:59pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in Sport
A three-goal burst in four minutes around the hour mark finally put Old Malton St Mary’s York Minster Engineering League premier division game to bed as the champions won 4-0 at Hamilton Panthers.
It meant St Mary’s quickly bounced back from their first defeat in 33 outings, a 3-0 loss to Copmanthorpe last Wednesday night.
Robin Bedford, goalkeeper Ben Sheehan, with a penalty, and Mike Peace got the visitors’ goals.
It looked like St Mary’s would have another dodgy day on Saturday as they squandered several chances in the opening half hour at Hamilton.
Danny Fogg rattled a post after only two minutes, captain Richard Dunning brought a top-drawer save from the goalkeeper, Scott Preston and Fogg missed the target when well placed, and Newton turned to fire wide and blazed another chance over with team-mates unmarked in the box.
St Mary’s goalkeeper Robbie Thackray made two good stops at the other end.
The second half brought more of the same with Jimmy Tonkinson inches away from converting on 56 minutes, before Old Malton at last took an overdue lead with Dunning’s in-swinging being dropped over the line.
Immediately, Sam Lander’s delightful through ball saw Newton fire home, and soon enough Preston was brought down in the box and sent the ’keeper the wrong way from the spot.
After 72 minutes, a Simon Cooke break from defence and through ball saw Newton score his second.
The Panthers tested Thackray twice in the final 10 minutes, but Old Malton’s backline held firm.
This Saturday, St Mary’s visit York RI, who will look to avenge a 1-0 defeat last month.
Promoted Terrington Glory had an under-strength side and had to switch their premier division match to their narrow pitch due to the main surface being hit by rain, but they bagged their first home win of the season on Saturday with a tough 3-1 defeat of Rowntrees.
It came three days after a fine 4-0 victory at Poppleton, which upped their unbeaten away run to nine games. Ben Richardson (2), Mikey Brown, with his first goal since joining from Amotherby & Swinton, and Dave Bradshaw were on target that night.
Saturday’s display was Glory’s worst of term but spirit and effort was key.
Bradshaw rattled the bar from 20 yards and then should have seen the Rowntrees ’keeper sent off when he was taken out after beating him to an Andy Park through ball. Glory did take the lead, though, as Richardson’s 20-yarder was deflected in.
Rowntrees came back into the game, with their physical, direct style causing problems, and they soon levelled from a corner.
The visitors should have added to their tally before Andy Frank’s through ball saw Brown round the ’keeper to put Glory ahead again.
Terrington improved in the second half, while the visitors huffed and puffed but could not break through the hosts’ on-form a back four, in which Chris Smith was man of the match on his seasonal debut.
Bradshaw hit the bar before, on 75 minutes, he and Danny Bulmer superbly set up Brown to arrow a shot into the bottom left corner.
Malton & Norton and Stamford Bridge begin their seasons in divisions one and two respectively this Saturday.