Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boys' Club Are the Champions; Your Weekly Round-Up of All the Action from around the Region's Local Football Scene JACK HATFIELD SPORTS TEESSIDE LEAGUE

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boys' Club Are the Champions; Your Weekly Round-Up of All the Action from around the Region's Local Football Scene JACK HATFIELD SPORTS TEESSIDE LEAGUE

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GRANGETOWN Boys' Club secured the league championship for the first time in eight years despite being held to a 2-2 draw by Richmond.

Richmond had needed the victory to wrest the trophy from the Boys' Club.

Grangetown got off to a great start in front of a good crowd, when a Richmond Town player put through his own goal, with no danger from a Boys' Club player.

Six minutes later Colin Anderson, with his 33rd goal of the season, pulled it back to a 1-1. Five minutes before half-time Josh Keogh, with his first goal of the season, smashed home a thumping shot from 20 yards to give the Boys Club a 2-1 half time lead.

In the second half Richmond pressed forward and had a number of good chances, but they failed in front of goal until the 90th minute when Tom Keegan pulled it all square at 2-2, but leaving very little time to clinch the victory they so desperately needed.

Referee Kevin Blackburn who controlled the match exceptional well, with excellent support of his assistants Peter Cassidy and Michael Yendall, blew his whistle for full time to the delight of the players and followers of Grangetown Boys' Club, who along with Richmond Town were presented with their winners and runners-up trophies by the league secretary.

Nunthorpe Athletic sealed fourth place after coming from behind to beat Norton WMC 3-2 at home.

Daniel Mohan's fifth minute opening goal for the visitors was cancelled out by a Chris Bivens header for a 1-1 score at half-time.

Glen Smith gave Nunthorpe the lead with his second of the season before Norton's Richard May made it 2-2 on the hour, with John Cairns scoring his eight of the campaign for Nunthorpe's winner and their 13th victory.

Matthew Chilton scored a hat-trick as double cup winners Richmond Mavericks signed off from the league with a 3-1 home win over Stokesley. …

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