Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Eskvale and Cleveland League

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Eskvale and Cleveland League

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LAKES United put up a spirited performance in the semi-final of the D & G Trophies League Challenge Cup against Great Ayton United and a close game reached the final quarter of an hour all square as both sides had scored.

Fitness eventually told in the final fifteen minutes as Great Ayton scored three times to book a final date with Lingdale United who reached the final without playing as Boosbeck were unable to field a side.

In the Eileen Hodgson Bowl, Lealholm picked up their second win as they overcame Brotton Railway Arms 2-0. In a niggly game it was just before the half hour when Lealholm opened the scoring when Clacherty was brought down in the penalty area and Gibson converted the resulting penalty kick.

Shortly after this the home side hit the post with the follow up being put over the bar. Brotton created few chances but Lealholm could not find a second to give themselves a cushion in a game that could have gone either way.

With just two minutes remaining Lealholm sealed the game when substitute Leeman went down the left and from his cross Clacherty's header was blocked but he reacted first to fire in the second for Lealholm. …

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