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Football: Ben’s late strike gives Terrington Glory fine result
3:16pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in Sport
Terrington Glory extended their unbeaten run to 10 games as they forced title hopefuls Dunnington into dropping their first points of the York Minster Engineering League premier division season.
Scott Sullivan bagged his ninth goal in only four games to put hosts Dunnington ahead but Ben Richardson scored a late equaliser for a 1-1 draw.
The result was a boost for champions Old Malton St Mary’s, who were not in action but lost little ground at the top of the table as Wigginton Grasshoppers were the only team in the top four to take maximum points.
Amotherby & Swinton lost 2-1 at Total Sports in division one after another below-par display. It increased their losing streak to six matches – their worst run in three years.
Amotherby quickly found themselves behind. Shambolic defending from a free-kick gave Sports a free header at the back post and, although Kevin Jacques saved the first attempt, Amos Laverack netted after a scramble in which the ball should have been cleared.
This woke the home side and they piled on the pressure with Phillips and Linsley having decent chances both saved at the feet of goalkeeper Wells. Amotherby got their deserved equaliser midway through the half as Matty Bean’s cross was met at the far post by Mike Linsley for his first goal of the season.
However, Amotherby failed to build on the pressure and Total Sports were much brighter in the second half.
Amotherby sloppiness gave them two chances and, although man-of-the-match Jacques pulled off impressive saves, the visitors got their goal when substitute Ben Brannigan beat weak challenges from Wall and Smales to fire home.
Stamford Bridge raced into a two-goal lead at Cliffe in division two through Luke Tipping and Darren Branden. Goals either side of the break from Lee Carter restored parity but Nick Rank scored twice late on for the visitors to triumph 4-2.
A second-half equaliser by James Mackie denied Amotherby & Swinton Reserves the reserve ‘B’ points as it earned Bishopthorpe Reserves a 1-1 draw. Joe Horn had given the visitors side the lead.
Malton & Norton Reserves followed up their reserve ‘C’ opening-day win in Selby with a 2-1 win over Wilberfoss Reserves.
After a blank first half, Callum Holmes and Wayne Hazell netted for the Ryedale side with Tom Hill pulling a late goal back for Foss.
Stamford Bridge Reserves fell 5-1 at Poppleton Reserves with Danny Barrett (2), Rob Forester, John Romans and Dan Downey getting Pop’s goals, Matt Freer replying.