Colburn beat local rivals Catterick Garrison to go third

Colburn had won their previous four games scoring 22 goals in the process but knew the fixture against local rivals Catterick Garrison would be a tough game.

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The game kicked off with Catterick a man short and Colburn raced into an early lead when pressure down the left found Tom Sweeney at the near post. He turned the ball across the box for Luke McCormack to strike.

More good work from Colburn seemed to indicate a one-sided game, but after seven minutes Catterick were back on terms when Harry Jaques had an Allisson Becker moment, losing control as he tried to play the ball out.

Colburn continued to press, keeping Catterick penned in their own half, but a rare excursion up field led to them going ahead, when yet another case of shambolic defending from Colburn’s defence presented the home side with a second.

Colburn responded incisively a minute later when they broke down the right. The ball reached Shane Parkinson, who lifted the ball over CGFC’s keeper, with a hovering McCormack on hand to prod the ball over the line

Files in Catterick’s goal was waging a one-man war of resistance. In quick succession, he turned two Sweeney efforts past the post and saved a fierce shot from distance by Dan Gardner.

Other Colburn efforts flew high or wide, and better decision-making in the final third might have borne fruit, but the scores were level at half-time.

In the second half, Colburn swept forward in wave after wave of attacks.

Gardner had a header well-saved, and Teasdale struck the bar with yet another header. Something had to give, and just after the hour, McCormack was brought down in the area.

Up stepped Ashley McInerney to nervelessly dispatch the resulting penalty. Luke Hamilton then volleyed wide, before McCormack set off on a mazy run from halfway, outpacing the Catterick defence.

As he reached the goal area, he shot but Files blocked his shot. McCormack then squared the ball to a lurking Sweeney, who fired home.

Colburn then contrived to give Catterick a third goal, with dithering defending from the centre backs. So after 75 minutes it was 4-3. But five minutes later, two goals in a minute from McCormack sealed the win.

For the first, he was played in by Bishop and for the second the assist came via a defence-splitting pass from brother Dean.

Richmond Buck were back to a near full strength team this week for their home match with Spennithorne after being down to the bare bones for last weeks 6-0 thumping to Colburn.

Buck started the stronger and combined winning the 50/50s with some flowing football to find themselves 2-0 up at half time thanks to two goals from Micheal Ingram, assisted both times by man of the match Danny Allen.

Spenni battled well in the second half but occasionally overstepped the line with dangerous challenges.

A red card for Spenni came, however from a goal-line handball after Darren Smith had met a inch-perfect corner from Stew Fotheringham, with the Spenni man appearing to elbow Smith’s goal bound effort off the line.

Fotheringham dispatched the penalty without showing any nerves and put the points heavily in Buck’s favour.

Buck’s Ken Williams was sent off with ten minutes to go for descent towards the ref as Williams felt one particular Spenni player had gone too far with his bone-crunching tackling.

Williams went too far with his colourful language and saw red. Buck rounded off the day with a deserved goal from Danny Allen and assist for Adam Wardle who also deserves a mention for his much improved performance.

Elsewhere, title hopefuls Richmond Mavericks and Unicorn both won.

Mavs beat Richmond Town Academy 3-0 with goals from Richie Bastow, Owen Kelly and Andrew Pritchard.

Unicorn travelled to Hawes, winning 4-2. The home side’s goals were scored by Tom Calvert and Jordan Iveson.


Catterick Garrison 3-6 Colburn

Hawes 2-4 Unicorn

Richmond Buck 4-0 Spennithorne

Richmond Town Academy 0-3 Richmond Mavericks

Fixtures – 9.3.19

Dales Cup

Carperby v Spennithorne

Reeth v Unicorn

Richmond Town Academy v Leyburn


Colburn v Hawes