Catterick Garrison go top as Richmondshire teams exit North Riding Cup

Two below par performances meant Richmondshire has no interest in the semi-finals of the North Riding Saturday Cup.

Unicorn were well beaten 4-0 at home to Tockwith.

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In windy conditions and on a bobbly pitch, the home side struggled to contain the visitors and were lucky to be only losing 1-0 at half-time after Charlie Allis turned the ball into his own net.

Unicorn’s best chance came from a Liam Reeves smart turn and shot which the keeper did well to tip around the post.

Unfortunately for the home side the wind died down in the second half, meaning they didn’t get the advantage which had helped the visitors in the first.

Tockwith soon scored with a header and then got a third in controversial circumstances when the visiting attacker seemed to grab keeper David Much’s legs and then punch him on the backside when he attempted to block a shot.

The game was put to bed minutes later after a through ball was left to drop by Carl Handley, their striker ran on and tucked past Mutch. Unicorn felt it was a bad day at the office all round.

Richmond Mavericks failed to take their chances and were beaten 3-0 at home to Edgehill.

In the league Catterick Garrison, regained the top spot with a 3-0 win over Leyburn.

Douglas Carson, Jez Mortimer and Harry Catterall scored for Catterick.

Another title contender Colburn might have expected to take all three points from their home fixture against Carperby, who are yet to win a game this season.

However, the game ended 3-3 despite Colburn being 2-0 up.

Things went to form initially with Tom Sweeney and Josh Crisp both going close for Colburn.

A Sweeney corner was then headed home by Crisp.  Colburn doubled their lead when Shane Parkinson played Brandon Bishop in and he shot home.

The game was now end to end. Stand-in Colburn keeper Nige Cole made a good save, before a clever Parkinson flick nearly brought a third for Colburn.

A Carperby free kick flew over, then a fine Bishop effort was tipped onto the bar by Carperby’s keeper.

But then on 38 minutes Carperby pulled one back when a shot by Luke Morland dropped over Cole into the net. S

The strong wind was now in Carperby’s favour and Colburn were having problems clearing their lines.

Just after the hour, some shoddy defending from Colburn gave Morland the chance to draw level.

Colburn now went to three at the back, bringing the energy of Rory Wallace into midfield and this gave Colburn the impetus to press forward. Chances came and went, then on 73 minutes, a good move was completed when Dan Deeney pulled a ball back for Murray to scramble home. 3-2 to Colburn.

Shortly afterwards, Colburn seemed set to make the game safe as the ball fell to Deeney with the keeper on the ground and the goal gaping. But composure deserted Deeney and he blazed his shot wide.

A minute later, Carperby scored a third to draw level again through Scott Lambert. Colburn’s offside claims were brushed aside and they failed to find a winner despite committing numbers forward as the clock counted down.

Hawes won the toss in their game against Spennithorne and chose to play downhill with the strong wind advantage.

It seemed to work as Tommy Calvert put Hawes 1-0 up with a 25-yard free-kick which flew into the top corner.

A cool finish in the 34th minute by Jodi Richardson made it 2-0.

Another wind assisted effort from the edge of the box in the 44th minute by Tommy Calvert made it 3-0.

Spenny made the perfect start to the second half by pulling a goal back in the 49th minute.

They got another goal back in the 72nd minute which pinged in off three defenders, but Hawes held on.

Elsewhere in the league Richmond Town Reserves enjoyed a 3-0 win at home to Reeth.

All three goals came in the first 15 minutes. Rob Fotheringham, Nathan Simpson and Seam Thompson got the goals.

Results

North Riding Cup

Richmond Mavericks 0-3 Edgehill

Unicorn 0-4 Tockwith

League

Catterick Garrison 3-0 Leyburn

Colburn 3-3 Carperby

Richmond Town Reserves 3-0 Reeth

Spennithorne 2-3 Hawes

Fixtures

Dales Cup

Catterick Garrison v Spennithorne

Hawes v Leyburn

League

Carperby v Reeth

Richmond Town Reserves v Richmond Mavericks

Unicorn v Colburn