The Wensleydale Creamery League has a new leader after Saturday’s results.
With Richmond Mavericks again not having a league fixture, Catterick Garrison and Unicorn both took the opportunity to leap-frog last year’s champions.
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Goals from Luke McCormack, Damian Hargreaves and sub Jeremy Mortimer gave Catterick all three points away at Spennithorne.
Unicorn put 11 past Struggling Reeth, despite Charlie Job getting an early goal for the home side.
All the early pressure came from Colburn in their game against Leyburn, but the first shot on target was Leyburn’s after ten minutes
Colburn continued to press, Callum Sheridan, part of a new pairing up front for Colburn, with new signing, Chris Hope, had a chance but his effort was blocked.
Next it was Dan Deeney whose header from a Craig Teasdale cross was well saved, then Simon McGuinness headed over from a Teasdale corner.
Sheridan was played through with the keeper to beat, but was again thwarted, but just on the break Dan Gardner fired Colburn ahead after good play from Hope.
At the start of the second half, Hope met Teasdale’s corner with a decisive header to double the lead.
But seven minutes later, Colburn were pegged back, when Leyburn halved the deficit.
Colburn surged further ahead when Hope was brought down, and Gardner struck a fine penalty. Teasdale’s free kick then speared its way straight into the far corner to make it 4-1.
On 73 minutes, Deeney sent a fine cross over which was met by Sheridan’s header at the back post. Shortly afterwards , Leyburn pulled another goal back to make it 5-2 which is how the game ended.
Elsewhere, Hawes enjoyed a good win away at Richmond Buck.
Buck were perhaps too pleased with themselves at half time with a one nil lead thanks to Marshal Thorogood benefiting from the remnants of a David Addison shot.
Karl Latcham in the Buck goal had made two top quality saves in the first half to keep the Buck’s sheet clean.
Pacey Thorogood was downed twice by the Hawes rearguard and goalkeeper in the first half with bruises to show but hobbled back into the action with some hindrance.
Hawes started the second half strongly and pulled it back to 1-1 on 50 minutes with a good finish from Thomas Wallis after good pressing on the buck defence from Kory Spink.
Jordan Iveson made it 2-1 with a cool finish after hounding the under pressure Buck defence.
Iveson then made it 1-3 on 67th minutes with a brilliant solo effect, before Spink made it 1-4 in the 70th minute which all his team mates thought he had put wide.
Man of the match Iveson put Hawes on cloud nine in the 72nd minute with his hat trick and Hawes’s fifth.
At 5-1 with fifteen minutes remaining a cross from Connor Metcalfe which found the net, and a penalty from Steward Fotheringham gave the Buck some hope but Hawes were ultimately too strong to let their lead slip.
In the remaining game, Richmond Town Reserves won 4-1 away at Carperby.
Edward Lewington bagged a hat-trick, after Mark Swanwick scored in the opening minutes.
Next week, Mavs play Catterick in a game which could have a big bearing on the outcome of the championship.
Carperby 0-4 Richmond Town Reserves
Colburn 5-2 Leyburn
Reeth 1-11 Unicorn
Richmond Buck 3-5 Hawes
Spennithorne 0-4 Catterick Garrison
Fixtures – 30.11.19
Carperby v Reeth
Hawes v Colburn
Leyburn v Richmond Town Reserves
Richmond Mavericks v Catterick Garrison