Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Steelies Reach Another Cup Final; HATHAWAY AND COPE STOKESLEY LEAGUE

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Steelies Reach Another Cup Final; HATHAWAY AND COPE STOKESLEY LEAGUE

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LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINALS GRANGETOWN YCC 1, ACKLAM STEELWORKS 2

ACKLAM Steelworks made it through to their second final of the season after beating Grangetown YCC thanks to two late penalties.

Earlier, they had struggled to cope with Grangetown's pressure and had fallen behind when Sam Noteyoung crossed for Kenny Portas to fire into the top corner of the net.

Grangetown should have doubled their advantage in the second period when only a great save from Craig Bishop denied them.

Fifteen minutes from time a handball in the area resulted in the first of the Steelies penalties which Ben Wheatley duly dispatched.

Five minutes later Wheatley fired his second spot-kick in the opposite corner after Richie Cook had been brought down in the area.

COULBY NEWHAM 4, THE MINERS 2

COULBY Newham will be Acklam's opponents in the final but they were pushed all the way by The Miners.

The Miners took the lead on 10 minutes with a well-placed header but their lead lasted just five minutes as James Myers ran down the wing before setting up Paul Rae for the equaliser.

Myers chipped home on 35 minutes to put Coulby ahead but The Miners were soon back on level terms following a scramble in the area.

The second half saw the visitors doing their best to regain the lead but it was Coulby who scored next when Antony Peacock beat two men before crashing the ball home from 20 yards out.

Five minutes later, Coulby took control of the tie when Myers found Johnny Mason whose low drive made sure of his side's place in the final at Stokesley Wednesday

CLIFF WELLS TROPHY SEMI-FINALS BULL'S HEAD 2, STOKESLEY 9

FOR the second time in six days, Stokesley put nine goals past the Bull's Head, this time booking their place in the Cliff Wells Trophy final.

Two first half penalties, converted by Lee Lannigan and Kevin Hugill, helped them on their way with Steve Macdonald, John Bennett, Brett Humphries and Luke McLoughlin also getting their names on the score sheet before half time.

Adam Hind scored the Bull's first half goal but further strikes from Hugill and McLoughlin kept Stokesley well on top.

Luke Cox managed a second for the home side but it was Stokesley substitute Manfred Teh who had the last word, producing an excellent turn and finish from 10 yards.

Stokesley will now meet St Mary's College Old Boys after The Smithy failed to get a team out for their scheduled semi-final.

MIDWEEK LEAGUE GAMES ST MARY'S COLLEGE 2007 3, GRANGETOWN YCC 1

TWO first half goals from Tony Wilson set St Mary's College 2007 on their way to victory against Grangetown YCC.

His first came on 10 minutes when Paul Smith and Ben Cotts combined to release Ryan Mackey who squared the ball back for Wilson to drive the ball home.

With Rob Allen turning in a man-of-the-match performance at the heart of the College defence, the home side coped well with any threat from Grangetown. …

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