League and cup wins for Wensleydale teams

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There were league and cup wins for all three Wensleydale teams playing in the Scotts for Storage League on Saturday.

In the Medals Shield, Carperby progressed to the semi-final after a late winner against Richmond Mavericks.

In a well contested game Carperby thought they had got in front early when Scott Lambert threaded a good through ball for brother Sam and the number nine fired home, but the ref had already blown for offside.

Mavs nearly went ahead when a corner wasn’t cleared and Carperby keeper John Pickard saved superbly from a close range effort.

The Wensleydale team had a lot of possession and Sam Lambert fired just wide from the edge of the area after some great link up play with Dent, Tim Weatherill and Scott Lambert.

Carperby pressed well as the game got into its final stages, but it looked destined for extra-time until Sam Lambert got passed two defenders down the right, played a one two with Paul Stephenson before firing across the six yard box.

The ball fell to Michael Dent at the back post who managed to control and slide the ball home for a dramatic winner in the second minute of added time.

The cup game between Catterick Garrison and Unicorn was also a close affair, with the Richmond team eventually winning after extra-time.

Catterick came back three times after going behind.

Unicorn’s first was a penalty from Tom Keegan after a handball by Gavin Rudd.

Neil Wright equalised after receiving a cushioned pass from Damian Hargreaves.

Stuart Murray finished when one-on-one with the goalkeeper to give Unicorn a 2-1 lead at half-time.

After the break Jez Mortimer reacted first to equalise for Garrison, before Carl Handley put Unicorn ahead for a third time.

Wright then grabbed his second of the game to take it to extra-time.

Shane Ketley then grabbed a winner with five minutes left before the game went to penalties.

In the final cup game, Spennithorne beat Reeth 8-1, with James Stanger getting a hat-trick and Jack Crook two.

Luke Circo continued his good form with a late consolation goal for Reeth.

In the league, Hawes reduced the gap to leaders Catterick with a 4-2 win away at Richmond Town Reserves.

Town took the lead with a fine long-rang strike from Matty Turnbull, before Hawes’ Tommy Calvert equalised with a cool finish after a smart one-two with Macaulay Acton.

After the break, Hawes went 2-1 up in the 50th minute with a driving header from centre half Stephen Moffitt from a Jack Cloughton cross

Hawes went 3-1 up in the 72nd minute with a neat finish from man of the match Tommy Calvert

Academy made it an interesting last 15 minutes when they pulled it back to 3-2 through Danny Allen.

But Ben Fawcett put Hawes back in command in the 81st minute when he ran the full length of the pitch to slot home.




Richmond Town Reserves 2-4 Hawes

Medals Shield

Carperby 1-0 Richmond Mavericks

Catterick Garrison 3-4 Unicorn

Spennithorne 8-1 Reeth


All league


Richmond Town Reserves v Askrigg


Hawes v Unicorn

Richmond Mavericks v Carperby

Spennithorne v Reeth