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Late drama sees Old Malton St Mary’s and Terrington Glory derby end even
3:25pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Sport
IT ended all square as Old Malton St Mary’s and Terrington Glory clashed in the York Minster Engineering League for the first time in their history.
Promoted Terrington were underdogs against the premier division champions but came within seconds of taking the spoils, Robbie Baker’s late equaliser for St Mary’s securing a 3-3 draw.
It was probably a fair result and, while Terrington were disappointed to concede so late on, it was a fine effort and increased their unbeaten away run to 11 games.
They also stayed fifth in the table, with St Mary’s remaining fourth, but now eight points behind leaders Dunnington, who were the only team in the top six to pick up maximum points.
Glory settled quicker and produced a goal of real quality to break the deadlock.
A flowing one-touch move down the right saw Ben Richardson split the home back four open for the first time in the game.
Both Mikey Brown and Jordan Grose raced clear, with Brown brushing aside his partner to arrow a rocket-shot from the right-hand angle of the box into the top-left corner.
Glory, with their tails up, should have built on that lead but the tide slowly turned with the home side beginning to dictate play and the visitors struggling to keep the ball.
Ben Gill kept the lead intact with two fine saves in quick succession, but the hosts were knocking on the door more and more and got their deserved equaliser on the half-hour as slack defending gifted Scott Preston the ball in the box and he slotted home.
St Mary’s took the lead minutes into the second period – in controversial fashion.
A corner was cleared to the edge of the box, and a shot struck another home player before finding Danny Fogg, who, despite strong claims of offside, played on to poke the ball home and score for the fourth game on the trot.
A tweak to their formation on the hour mark saw the premier division new-boys look dangerous again. Half chances started to come, and on 70 minutes they side drew level, pouncing on an error by the Malt back line.
Goalkeeper Gill collected a corner and punted the ball downfield. The defence dallied, allowing Grose to flick a header on to frontman Brown. His pace took him clear before he again finished well.
With the wind in their sails, and the home side now panicking, Terrington struck again before anyone could draw breath.
Andy Park, Glory’s man of the match, stole the ball on half-way, before playing in Dave Bradshaw. His flick with the outside of the foot found Brown on the edge of the 18-yard box, and he in turn slotted in Grose who, and with the ‘keeper rushing out, showed great awareness to dink the ball over him for his first ever goal in Glory colours.
St Mary’s tried to respond but Glory looked the more likely to add to their lead, with only a close offside decision ruling out Bradshaw’s lobbed header and the same player being denied a penalty when the referee deemed he had been fouled outside the box.
However, with the game entering injury time, Glory were guilty of over-playing at the back, and when possession was gifted away, the hosts took full advantage, as the ball found its way to Baker, who half-volleyed from 20 yards in off the inside of a post.
Malton & Norton kept in touch with the leading sides in division one as they chalked up an 18th game without defeat, winning 3-2 at Wilberfoss despite trailing twice.
Dave Burrows’ opener was cancelled out by Chris Hodgson, then Sam Hall equalised for the Ryedale side after Mark Hughes had put Foss in front again.
Marcus Godsell struck for the third game on the bounce to win the game.
Church Fenton White Horse pushed their unbeaten home run to 12 games as they beat Amotherby & Swinton 3-2. John Langrick, John Marshall and Jake Longstaff were on target for Church Fenton, with Matty Bean and Matty Webster replying.
Goals from Tom Everatt and Callum Dunning earned Amotherby & Swinton Reserves a 2-2 draw with Heslington in reserve ‘A’.
Thorpe Reserves recorded their first win of the season by beating Stamford Bridge Reserves 4-2 in reserve ‘C’. Jamie Broughton and Bryon Summers shared the Thorpe goals, with Bobby Templeton hitting both for the visitors.