Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hotshots in Great Form

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hotshots in Great Form

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Byline: CHRIS ORD TJFA secretary

THERE was another huge round of TJFA football last week, with 281 fixtures undertaken - two of which were the last two semi-finals for the Rockliffe Park cup finals next month.

There were an amazing 1,321 goals scored with 71 players managing to score hat-tricks or better.

The best scoring performance was by both Dylan Mansell of Hardwick Youth Under-15s and Callum Lester of Newton Aycliffe Juniors Under-18s, who each found the target on six occasions.

Whinney Banks' match against Grangetown Tigers in the Under-10 North Riding second division was a really tight affair.

Banks won 2-1 which means the division is still wide open for the winner and runners-up positions with five teams vying for silverware.

Grangetown's scorer was Bradley Stephenson with Matthew Fleming scoring both Whinney Banks goals.

Kader Athletic sealed the runners-up position in the Under-10s North Riding third division with a 2-0 win over TIBS B. Both Kader goals came courtesy of Jake Walton.

In the Under-11s top flight, Stockton Town won both their league matches to make almost certain of a visit to the end of season presentation evenings.

Noah Ellis scored twice and Conner Rennison once in a 3-0 win over Marton B, followed by a narrow 1-0 victory over a decent Redcar Town A team, with their vital goal scored by Ben Cummins.

Stockton now only need three points from their remaining four matches to guarantee second place, with Boro Rangers almost ensuring the championship with two more wins last week.

Darlington TSC lost 3-0 at home to champions elect 21st Allstars B in the Under-11s fourth division to end their dreams of league honours.

Two goals from Ryan Barnes and one from Jamie Catterick were enough for Allstars, who have ended the season a long way clear.

Greatham B won a 10-goal thriller away to close rivals Redcar Town B to move into second place. Redcar scored four times through Ryan Skelton (two), Owen Clarkson and Harrison McGrath but Joseph Bennett (two) Bradley Hockborn, Clayton Jewson, Adam Orley and Robert Scott ensured Greatham were still vying with Stockton Rangers for second place. …

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