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Rosedale return to top of Beckett League
2:42pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in Sport
Rosedale returned to the top of newitts.com Beckett League division one with a win over Gillamoor.
Rosedale quickly recovered from the previous week’s defeat by Bagby & Balk when, in the opening quarter, Martin Foxton put them ahead with a neat lob and Matthew Tyreman doubled the lead. They got well on top in the second half with late goals by Kyle Clacherty and Ken Stack adding to an own goal.
Second-placed Union Rovers were without a game owing to one of their players getting married.
Kirkbymoorside Reserves took advantage of Sinnington’s involvement in Scarborough FA Cup football when they won 6-0 at Kirkdale United to replace them in third. Jack Chadwick’s double was followed by man-of-the-match Jason Brown’s four-goal haul.
The Moorsiders played with four 16-year-olds – goalkeeper Will Smith, Max Fraser, Josh Butler and Bradley Spink – and two 17-year-olds in Chadwick and Danny Thornton.
Kirkdale’s man of the match was Alex Croal.
Bagby & Balk crashed down to earth after their win at Rosedale by losing 4-1 at Thornton-le-Dale.
Simon King, promising youngster Paul Simpson, man-of-the-match John Ellis and David Elliott got the home goals, with Bagby, who had hit the bar at 1-0, getting a late consolation from the the penalty spot.
Norton United won 1-0 at Heslerton thanks to a 85th-minute goal by Danny Hamilton. They were grateful for a man-of-the-match display from Andy Beardmore in goal, though. Lee Clayton starred for Heslerton, who had David Thompson sent off.
Ryedale Sports Club Reserves maintained their 100 per cent record in division two by beating a weakened Snainton Reserves 4-1.
There was a 20-minute delay after referee Colin Thurlow pulled up with a calf strain – which saw Ryedale supporter John Hodgson take the whistle with both teams’ agreement and perform admirably.
Ryedale took the lead when a 25-yard free-kick by Matty Gardner hit the bar and Marc Dobson headed home the rebound.
Snainton equalised through a Jonathan Chapman free-kick but Ryedale hit three goals without reply after the break though Dobson, from a pin-point Ryan Boyes corner, Gardner, tapping in after great work by Steve Stead, and Gardner again, after racing clear. Ryedale’s top performer was Toby Tyler.
Thornton-le-Dale Reserves enjoyed their first league win of the season, 2-0 at Aislaby United, thanks to a double by man-of-the-match teenager Harry Kenworthy. Young Dale ’keeper Jamie Wassel made several impressive saves – including from a Darren Collier penalty and from a good effort by Chris Lightfoot. Stevie Temple was Aislaby’s man of the match.
Easingwold 3rds stay third despite losing 2-1 to Rillington Reserves – missing a late penalty to equalise.
Rillington took the lead after half-time through Nick Johnson and, although Richard Jackson levelled, man-of-the-match Jordan Horsley got the winner six minutes from time.
In the last minute Easingwold were awarded a penalty but Freddie Wells’ effort was superbly saved by Steve Oxendale.
Gillamoor Reserves beat Pickering Knights in the Gordon Harrison Memorial Trophy first round thanks to Karl Smith’s extra-time winner.
The 90 minutes had finished even with Steve Watson’s opener for the Knights being cancelled out by Kieran Spry’s fine header.
The men of the match were Adam Durrant in goal for Gills and Gary Watson at left-back for Pickering – whose bad day of missed chances was compounded by a nasty injury to Sam Featherstone.