Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

West End Start New Year in Style

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

West End Start New Year in Style

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IT'S a new year but the same old order at the top of the North Riding Football League Premier Division.

Stockton West End stay in front after a 4-0 home win over St Mary's 1947. Goals from Sean O'Brien, Chris Peacock, Josh Haley and debutant Ryan Cane made the difference.

Boro Rangers are two points behind in second with a game in hand after a 5-2 victory at Thornaby Dubliners. Harrison Davies' penalty put Dubs ahead, before Paul Blake levelled right at the end of the first half.

Stu Rose put Rangers in front, on the hour, Jamie Lisle gave them a two-goal advantage 15 minutes from time. Rose put the result beyond doubt ten minutes from time, with Blake making it five in the final minute. Joe Walton added a last-gasp consolation for Thornaby.

Third-placed Yarm & Eaglescliffe edged a nine-goal thriller at BEADS. Dan Lockwood put the Middlesbrough side ahead, but two quickfire goals from Matthew Jenkinson and Dom Tiffany put Yarm in front.

Sean Mackin made it 3-1 just before the half hour, with Liam Forster putting the visitors 4-1 up before the break.

Lockwood grabbed a second for BEADS, but Dan Hawkins quickly made it 5-2.

Dean Harper and Robson Jinks then netted to set up a nervy finale, but Yarm hung on.

Staithes Athletic are now four without a win after a second half show from hosts Bedale.

Damon Reaks struck just before the hour, with late goals from substitute Colby Swales and Colin Anderson sealing a 3-1 Dale victory.

Grangetown Boys Club overtook Athletic with a hard-fought 3-2 win at Thirsk Falcons.

Dan Lambert, Ryan Emmerson and Kieran Stares found the net for Boys Club.

Thirsk's day got worse as bottom club Kader grabbed a point at Fishburn Park, to closed the gap on second-bottom Falcons to two points with a game in hand. Sean Oddy notched both for Kader, with Callum Halley and Adam Warrilow on target for their Whitby hosts.

Redcar Newmarket won the Redcar derby against Redcar Town. Michael Dowse found the only goal of the game to settle it. …

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