The final of the Medals Shield will be between Leyburn and Colburn for the second year in a row.
Colburn beat local rivals Catterick Garrison on Saturday and will be looking to win the title for the third season in a row when they take on the Wensleydale team at Northallerton Town’s ground on Thursday, March 26, kick off 7.30pm.
Saturday’s game was switched to Catterick’s ground and the pitch was in good condition considering the recent weather.
The wind picked up just after kick off and caused Colburn’s back three some early problems.
Catterick took the lead after seven minutes when a long ball was played over the Colburn defence and Liam Ryan in Colburn’s goal was too slow off his line, giving Tim Holland time to pick his spot.
Colburn were soon level however when a swift pass from Tom Sweeney found Brandon Bishop, who laid it across to Chris Hope, whose shot found the top left corner.
Colburn increased the pressure and took the lead with a slightly bizarre own goal.
A Teasdale corner was delivered to the near post, where Dean McCormack somehow managed to divert the ball into his own net.
Catterick came close to an equaliser before the break when a cross shot went narrowly wide.
Colburn increased the lead ten minutes into the second half when Sweeney fed the ball through to Bishop who buried it with a fine strike.
A couple of corners raised the temperature at both ends. Teasdale could have sealed the win for Colburn but lashed the ball against the post from two yards out.
He redeemed himself moments later however when his shot flew, wind assisted, past the Catterick keeper’s flailing arms to make it 4-1.
Last year’s Dales Cup winners began this season’s campaign in style beating Reeth 10-3 to set up a quarter final tie against Colburn in a fortnight.
Stewart Fotheringham opened the scoring with a rocket into the top corner from the edge of the area.
A Thorogood low driven cross found a Reeth defender who could only divert the ball into his own net for 0-2.
Buck were 0-3 up when Fotheringham lofted free kick from just inside the opposition half which caught the keeper out and went straight in.
Jacob Tate put Buck 0-4 up showing great composure in the box to feign a shot taking his marker out of the equation and then power his finish home.
Danny Allen made it 0-5 before half time after Buck keeper Andy Young had released him from a kick out of his hands after grasping the ball off his crossbar from a Reeth shot.
Reeth had posed a threat in the first half and their threat was rewarded in the second, when they opened the scoring through George Veitch, after a mix up at the back for the Buck for 1-5.
Reeth were the better side for 20 minutes after the Buck reverted to 3-5-2 to compensate for an injury to centre back Ken Williams.
However, David Addison got Buck’s sixth thanks to a deflection taking the ball into the top corner from a 25 yard free kick.
Andy D’Arcy couldn’t get his elbow out of the way of a Reeth shot resulting in a penalty which was saved by Young, but the rebound tapped home by taker Kristopher Barker, 2-6.
Terrific wing play from Tate ended with his devilish cross volleyed home by a Edward Anderson for 2-7. Danny Allen beat the offside trap and curled the ball past the keeper for his second – 2-8.
Buck reverted back to 4-4-2 and made it to double figures thanks to two more from Allen including a delicious lob for his hat-trick. The Buck defence went to sleep for Reeth’s third after a free kick into the box was swivelled on by Michael Ellis for another consolation.
In the league, Unicorn maintained their title challenge with a narrow 1-0 win at home to Hawes.
Carperby came from two goals down at half time to draw 2-2 with Richmond Town Reserves.
Edward Lewington and James Muirhead got Town’s goals.
James Spence and Luke Morland scored for Carperby.
Colburn 4-1 Catterick Garrison
Reeth 3-10 Richmond Buck
Richmond Town Reserves 2-2 Colburn
Fixtures 14.3.20 (all league)
Catterick Garrison v Richmond Mavericks
Colburn v Hawes
Leyburn v Richmond Town Reserves
Reeth v Carperby
Spennithorne V Richmond Buck