Chasing pack win to close gap on Unicorn

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Wins for Catterick, Hawes and Carperby meant the pressure was maintained on league leaders Unicorn on Saturday.

With Unicorn not having a game, the chasing pack will have been keen to close the gap at the top.

Catterick went behind in their game away at Reeth when Liam Stacey rolled his man and finished well when one vs one with David Tonks in the visitors’ net.

Catterick levelled after 30 minutes after great work from debutant Steven Macdonald, who saw his shot partially saved with Stephen Fleming on hand to tap in.

The visitors were soon in front when Jake Wynne drove a thunderbolt into the top corner.

Two goals from Jez Mortimer and one from Jake Oakes meant it was 5-1 at half-time.

Oakes then rose to head home a Macdonald cross to make it six, before Fleming got his second with a high-quality volley.

Two goals from Connor Dagnall completed the scoring for Catterick, with Jake Procter coming on to score a late consolation goal for Reeth.

Carperby got their fourth win of the season with a 3-0 victory over visitors Spennithorne.

Despite early pressure from the home side, it took 38 minutes for them to find the break through when a Scott Lambert corner was headed home from close range by Tom Barley.

Carperby took control of the game in the 53rd minute when Sam Lambert crossed for Luke Dent to get his sixth of the season.

Carperby had further chances, but did not kill the game until the 87th minute when Barley’s free-kick from the edge of the area was saved by the keeper but substitute Jimmy Spence followed in to ensure Carperby took three points.

Hawes, who were playing in their new kit sponsored by local builders D Moore and M Blackhurst, got off to the perfect start in their derby game against Askrigg when Brett Calvert headed home from a Tommy Calvert corner after five minutes.

Tommy Calvert put Hawes 2-0 up on 38 minutes when he connected with a Ryan Alderson knock down.

Ben Fawcett then made it three a minute later with a good finish from a inch-perfect cross from Tommy Calvert, before Askrigg pulled a goal back just before half-time with a good finish from Richard Sunter.

After the break, Luke Wilkinson put Hawes 4-1 up with a 25-yard screamer, with Ben Fawcett making it 5-1 on 61 minutes.

Youngster Laurie Blades then made it 6-1 on 73 minutes with a back post tap-in, before Ben Fawcett got his second hat-trick of the season on 77 minutes.

Tommy Calvert finished the rout on 83 minutes after finishing a long pass from brother Brett.


Carperby 3-0 Spennithorne

Hawes 8-1 Askrigg

Reeth 2-10 Catterick Garrison

Richmond Town Academy P-P Unicorn


Fixtures – 7.10.23


Spennithorne v Unicorn

North Riding Cup

Askrigg v York Shamrocks

Carperby v Kader Developments

Hawes v Newlands Park Hotel

Leyburn v North Ormesby

Yarm & Eaglescliffe v Catterick Garrison