Catterick Garrison and Richmond Town Reserves to contest Dales Cup

The final of the Dales Cup will see Catterick Garrison take on Richmond Town Reserves after both recorded convincing semi-final wins on Saturday.

Due to a quirk with the fixtures, the game between Town and Unicorn was the first time they have played each other this season and was the start of four games in five weeks between the sides.

After a strong opening 30 minutes, Unicorn deservedly took the lead when Dan Diamond found the top corner from 25 years giving Bruno Frankland no chance in the town goal.

Going behind seemed to wake Richmond up and they equalised just before half time as Nathan Simpson finished a through ball from Tom Gilroy.

The second half was a totally different game as Town controlled the play and often had Unicorn chasing shadows.

Matty Turnbull gave them the lead with a deflected effort before Danny Allen scored at the back post after a flick from Mike Elliott.

The highlight of the match was the fourth goal in the dying minutes, every Town player was involved in a 48-pass moving that culminated with Simpson crossing for Scotty Ryan tapping home in the centre.

In the other semi-final, visitors Askrigg started the brighter in their tie against Catterick Garrison, which was played on the Wavell Road 3G.

Askrigg called Mark Birnie in the Catterick net into action twice in the first eight minutes, including a great full-stretch dive to keep one out of the top corner.

Moments later Catterick’s Jez Mortimer suffered a three-inch cut to the head which needed six stitches after a clash of heads.

Catterick took the lead after a slick passing move ended with Mortimer’s replacement, Jake Oakes, guiding home a Craig Teasdale low cross.

Askrigg had two appeals for penalties turned down before Josh Pettler found the corner just before the break to make it 2-0 to the home side.

Pettler then got his second soon after the restart before Craig Teasdale made it 4-0 with a curled stunner into the far corner from 20 yards.

Moments later Teasdale was involved again, this time finding Pettler in the middle who crashed home his chance from the edge to complete his hat-trick.

The energetic Damian Hargreaves then drove past three players before cutting one back to Stephen Fleming.

His back heal was stopped on the line, but Oakes was first to react and swept home the rebound for his second.

Connor Dagnall hit an impressive volley from 20 yards to make it 7-0 before Oakes completed his own hat-trick a tidy finish.

The final will be played on May 27 at a venue still to be confirmed.

Back in the Scotts for Storage Wensleydale League, Richmond Mavericks got revenge for the defeat to Hawes four days earlier with a 6-3 win.

Two goals from Brandon Gredziak, who was playing alongside dad Wayne and brother Preston, and one from James Kelly meant Mavs went into the break with a 3-1 lead.

Brandon Acton, whose brother Macaulay was also on the field, scored with a good finish for Hawes.

Luke Wilkinson made it 3-2 with a finish in off the post and thought he had levelled moments later, but the goal was ruled out for an earlier infringement.

Ben Fawcett did equalise for Hawes on the 83rd minute with a bullet header, but a second yellow for Brandon Acton handed the momentum to Mavs, who scored three goals in the last few minutes to take the points, James Kelly scoring two and Brandon Gredzial also completing his hat-trick.

In the remaining game of the day, Carperby ran out 10-1 winners away at Reeth.

After an early scare that saw Reeth break away and Steven Bainbridge slot home, Carperby dominated the game and ran out comfortable winners.

James Metcalfe equalised before Sam Lambert broke away to score twice, the second of which he won a header, bullied the defender then ran through to finish superbly, to give Carperby a 3-1 lead at half-time.

Carperby scored soon after the restart through Michael Dent’s header, before they went on to score six more.

Sam Lambert completed his hat-trick and his brother Scott also netted, while James Metcalfe got a second.

Billy Rice and Matty Bradley also got on the scoresheet, but the pick of the goals was a freekick from Tim Weatherill that flew into the top corner from 25 yards.

Results

League

Richmond Mavericks 6-3 Hawes

Reeth 1-10 Carperby

Dales Cup

Catterick Garrison 8-0 Askrigg

Richmond Town Reserves 4-1 Unicorn

Fixtures – 15.4.23

All league

Carperby v Hawes

Reeth v Catterick Garrison

Unicorn v Richmond Town Reserves

17.4.23

Richmond Town Reserves v Richmond Mavericks

19.4.23

Askrigg v Unicorn