Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Grangetown Boys Stay Top after Scrappy Victory

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Grangetown Boys Stay Top after Scrappy Victory

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Teesside League GRANGETOWN Boys Club remain top of the first division after they beat New Marske 2-0 in a tight, scrappy game.

Whinney Banks YCC remain the only unbeaten team throughout the league after their 8-2 win at Redcar Newmarket. Danny Lockwood scored a hat-trick to make it 24 for the season, which was matched by Scot Chaplin.

Thirsk Falcons move up to third place after an emphatic 14-0 victory over North Ormesby with goals from Liam Cook (five), Gareth Barber (four), Joe Boynton (three), Tom James (two).

Northallerton Town move up to seventh with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Fishburn Park, while BEADS FC managed to hold Richmond Mavericks to a 0-0 draw despite having James Allen sent off after half an hour.

Thornaby Dubliners, who won the Division One October team of the month award, lost to Great Ayton United despite taking the lead.

The only second division game saw Billingham Synthonia win only their third match of the season as they came off the better of a nine goal thriller at Middleton Rangers, with James Ascough scoring a hat-trick.

Yarm progressed to the second round of the second division Burness Plate after an extra time victory against Redcar Athletic. Athletic took the lead through Kyran Clark but Jack Dalton scored in the second half to send it into extra time and hit a further three to make it 4-1.

Both teams who were competing in the Durham Trophy were sent packing by the same score.

Billingham FC and Stockton West End both lost 4-3 at Murton AFC and Spennymoore Town Reserves respectively.

There were better results in the North Riding Challenge Cup as four of the seven teams competing progressed.

However, there were tough penalty losses for Loftus Athletic at University of York, and Kader, who entertained Scarborough team Edgehill, and second division October team of the month, Redcar Town, suffered a 2-1 loss at fellow second division side Staithes Athletic. …

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