Mavs overcome Richmond Town Reserves in cup classic

The first round of the Medals Shield produced a cup classic on Saturday with Richmond Mavericks needing extra time to overcome Richmond Town Reserves.

Mavs twice came from behind before scoring two in added time to make the next round.

Town opened the scoring through Matthew Turnbull after just five minutes. Mavs claimed there was an offside in the build-up, but play was waved on.

Javan Roy Asimba then scored a goal mouth scramble to make it 1-1 at half time.

Sean Thomspon was left unmarked and scored with a header to put Town ahead again, only for Richie Bastow to knock the stanchion out with a 25-yard screamer.

Samuel Pickersgill scored in extra time before David Andrews sealed the win for Mavs after a rampaging run.

Colburn also went through, although had a more comfortable afternoon, beating Carperby 10-2.

Despite starting with ten men Carperby took the lead through a great strike from John Pickard.

After starting slowly and failing to act on their manager’s instructions to play to feet, Colburn eventually equalised just before half-time when Craig Teasdale slotted home after a good ball from Tom Sweeney.

After another slow start to the half, Colburn started to take control.

First Sweeney’s shot was deflected in to make it 2-1, then a Sweeney corner was met by Gardner, whose header flew past the keeper.

Parkinson then set up Sweeney to make it 4-1, before Gardner got his second. Brandon Bishop was then sinbinned for dissent. But being down to ten men failed to stop Colburn from increasing their lead, when Si McGuinness chipped a ball in for Gardner to head home.

Four goals in ten minutes should have taken the game away from Carperby, but Adam Spence scored from a Paul Stephens corner to make it 6-2, after Jaques had been forced into a fine save.

Goals from Parkison and Deeney and two more from Gardner meant there was no late fightback however.

In the final cup game, Leyburn beat Reeth 4-1. Josh Hammond got the home team’s goal.

In the league, Richmond Buck’s poor run of narrow defeats continued as Spennithorne and Harmby proved a tough test.

Jake Gamble-Schofield followed in a free kick, which the Buck keeper spilled, and made no mistake from close range to put Spenni 1-0 up.

Buck knocked politely on Spenni’s door in the first half with half chance shots from Danny Allen and David Addison, but struggled to create clear openings.

When they did Addison glanced a great cross from Michael Ingram wide and Buck remained 1-0 down at half time.

In the second half Spenni looked dangerous from set pieces and were holding firm at the back.

That was until Buck’s stand out player of the match Micheal Ingram’s cross come shot found the net.

There was still time for Spenni to win it from a contentious free kick, 25 yards out.

Lee Thompson’s technique was text book as he sent the ball over the wall and just inside the far post and span off to celebrate with supporters and substitutes and gave Spenni a deserved win.

Elsewhere, Unicorn scored four second half goals without reply to come back from being 4-2 down at half-time.

Two goals from Tommy Calvert and one each from Jordan Iveson and Steven Calvert gave Hawes the lead.

Unicorn were starting to get on top in the second half and pulled it back to 4-3 before Jordan Iveson missed a great chance to put Hawes 5-3 up.

Unicorn pulled it back to 4-4 with a great finish into the top corner before killing the game off with a penalty.


Medals Shield

Carperby 2-10 Colburn

Reeth 1-4 Leyburn

Richmond Town Reserves 2-4 Richmond Mavericks


Hawes 4-6 Unicorn

Richmond Buck 1-2 Spennithorne

Fixtures October 26 – all league

Catterick Garrison v Leyburn

Colburn v Unicorn

Richmond Buck v Carperby

Richmond Mavericks v Hawes

Richmond Town Reserves v Reeth