The weekend’s wet weather failed to prevent any of the scheduled games taking place in the Wensleydale Creamery League on Saturday.
Colburn took all three points in a fiercely contested game that left the Buck kicking themselves for not making more of their opportunities and letting a half time lead become a full time reversal for the second week running.
Buck presented the ball to the Colburn midfielder who fed Brandon Bishop who shot across Buck debutante between the sticks Andy Young, into the bottom corner giving Young no chance.
Buck lifted their heads and began finding success with their shorter passing and releasing Marshal Thorogood down the left.
It was Thorogood who levelled the scores after 35 minutes from former Colberner Gary Hutchinson, and it was Hutchinson who broke the offside trap to go one on one again on 41.
Hutchinson again selflessly squared for David Addison to convert after time seemed to stand still before Hutchinson decided to pass rather than shoot.
Buck felt they should have had a bigger lead after great chances to Addison who hit the bar and Stewart Fotheringham blazing over.
Buck couldn’t keep their tempo going in the second half and seemed comfortable allowing Colburn to have the ball and shooting from distance. However a Buck midfield mistake allowed the Colburhn striker to go through one on one with Young and finish over the sprawling keeper.
Colburn had the wind in their sails and a wide free kick was met by Nige Cole for a trade mark bullet header to put the hosts ahead once more.
Buck failed to make the most of their Thorogood induced free kicks, with good balls into the box going unmet or squandered.
In another tight game Richmond Town Reserves beat Catterick Garrison 3-2 with two goals from Edward Lewington, including a penalty, and one from Nathan Simpson securing the points for the young Richmond team.
Hawes and Carperby both got their first point of the season with a 3-3 draw.
Carperby took an early lead when John Pickard’s clever flick on was smashed into the corner by Sam Lambert from just in the Hawes area.
Hawes came back strong and managed to go into a 3-1 lead by half time, with both teams having plenty of chances, and Carperby hitting the bar through Adam Spence’s long range effort.
Carperby started the second half with a high press and Adam Spence scored when the Hawes keeper let in his effort from outside the area.
Carperby kept pressuring Hawes and Sam Lambert raced through to equalise.
After that Hawes came back strong and were kept out by some great saves from Scott Lambert, as well as putting a number of chances wide.
Carperby could have still won the contest when Sam Lambert got another chance when through on the keeper but rushed his finish which was easily saved.
John Pickard then hit a long range effort at the death which crashed off the Hawes bar.
Elsewhere, Richmond Mavericks made it four wins on the spin with a 8-2 victory over Reeth.
Gerry Metcalfe opened the scoring after receiving a belter of a pass from Ryan Howe, before Reeth pulled one back through Michael Ellis.
James Kelly made it two after linking well with his brother Owen. James Kelly then scored a goal George Weah would be proud of after a great ball from Brad Galloway who looked like he’d just come home from a night picked out.
On the stroke of half time Mavs made it four with a long throw from Gerry Metcalfe found Howe who jumped like a salmon to head home.
It was a similar story in the second half with Gav Boulton finding Owen Kelly in the box to make it five.
Mavs engine room Davey Andrews made it six after a scramble in the box.
Reeth then pulled one back but Mavs carried on the goal rush with James Kelly completing his hat-trick and Ryan Howe completed the scoring.
In the remaining game, Unicorn put five past Spennithorne without reply.
Catterick Garrison 2-3 Richmond Town Reserves
Colburn 3-2 Richmond Buck Inn
Hawes United 3-3 Carperby
Richmond Mavericks 8-2 Reeth
Unicorn 5-0 Spennithorne
Reeth v Hawes
Richmond Town Reserves v Spennithorne
North Riding Challenge Cup
Kirkdale United v Carperby Rovers
Leyburn v York Railway Institute
Goal Sports FC v Colburn
Richmond Mavericks v Scalby
Richmond Buck v Harrisons Signs