Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Football: Perfect 10 Keep Boys' Club Third; Local Football JACK HATFIELD SPORTS TEESSIDE LEAGUE

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Football: Perfect 10 Keep Boys' Club Third; Local Football JACK HATFIELD SPORTS TEESSIDE LEAGUE

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DIVISION ONE GRANGETOWN BC 4, DARLINGTON RA RES 2

IN one of only three First Division matches played, Grangetown ensured they remained third in the table as they denied resurgent RA a third away victory on the trot.

After an even first 25 minutes, Andy Doddy gave the Boys' Club a 1-0 lead with his fifth goal of the season.

A sixth of the campaign from Andrew Blenkharn pulled it back to 1-1, which remained the half-time score.

But the hosts pulled away after the break, with Shaun Portas, Gary Lloyd and Darren Morrison goals giving them a 4-1 lead.

Mark Ward's sending off provided RA with a faint glimmer of hope and Jordan Patterson added a consolation late second seven minutes from time.

GUISBOROUGH QUOIT CLUB 1, BEADS 0

BEADS remained top of the table with a three-point gap despite suffering their first defeat of the season at a resilient Quoit Club.

Both sides had chances without making an impression in a hard-fought first half.

But the pace picked up after the break and Brian Combellack got the only goal of the game in the 62nd minute.

BEADS upped the ante to try and find a way back but the Quoit Club soaked up everything they threw at them, with Steve Smith a rock at the back, and Gary Round and Richard Playforth going close on the break.

Second-placed Kirkbymoorside now have a game in hand on BEADS after their match against Thornaby Dubliners fell victim to the weather.

WHINNEY BANKS 1, DARLINGTON RUGBY CLUB 3

MICHAEL Barnett started and finished the scoring as his double helped the Rugby Club to convert a convincing away win.

Barnett struck with 10 minutes gone and in the final minute - taking his tally for the season to eight - after Whinney Banks failed to cash in on a string of chances.

Craig Owens had drawn them level just after the half hour mark but Johnny McWilliams restored the Rugby Club lead just before half-time. …

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