Medals Shield throws up quarter final thrillers

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The quarter finals of the Medals Shield produced some cracking games on Saturday.

Richmond Mavericks played out a thriller with rivals Unicorn, eventually winning 4-3 after extra time.

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Shayne Ketley put unicorn into the lead on the half hour, but a worldie from Brandon Gredziak and a header from James Kelly gave Mavs the lead at half-time.

A Liam reeves goal meant it was 2-2 after full-time, but Mavs progressed thanks to goals from Sam Pickersgill and James Kelly in extra-time. Mavs also had keeper Ethan Lansdell to thank for some good work between the sticks.

This tie between Hawes and Colburn was played at Askrigg as Hawes’ pitch was unplayable.

Colburn just had the bare 11 for a fixture which has a lot of history behind it.

Hawes took the lead after 20 minutes through Tom Calvert, but Colburn responded on 36 minutes when Shane Parkinson levelled after being set up by Dan Gardner.

Shortly before half time Colburn were awarded a penalty, which was put away by Brandon Bishop to give Colburn the lead, and the same player claimed another goal shortly afterwards after being put in by Dan Deeney before half time.

After the break, Hawes clawed back a goal to make it 3-2 through Steven Calvert, but Colburn looked to have settled things just after the hour, when Craig Teasdale fired home.

But Hawes decided made the final few minutes twitchy for the visitors when Tom Calvert got his second. However Colburn clung on to claim the win.

Buck were disappointed with the way they capitulated against Catterick Garrison.

Garrison were 3-1 up at half-time thanks to goals from Damian Hargreaves, Liam Walker and Luke McCormack.

Stew Fotheringham took the credit for the Buck’s first half reply with a wide free kick that was headed into his own net by a Garrison defender.

Buck withstood Garrison pressure either side of half-time when they were down to ten men after a sin bin worthy protest against Garrison’s third goal.

Buck were back in the game on the hour when Jacob Tate found the top corner from 25 yards out with pin point accuracy.

Buck had a spell of pressure and extra time looked a possibility until Garrison turned the screw, breaking Buck’s offside trap on numerous occasions through Tim Hollands guile and Luke McCormack’s deadly finishing saw Garrison cruise to victory and into the semis.

Elsewhere, Leyburn beat Spennithorne 4-1 with James Stanger getting three and Kalem Stanger the other. John Russell got a consolation for Spenni.


Medals Shield 

Hawes 3-4 Colburn

Leyburn 4-1 Spennithorne

Richmond Buck 2-6 Catterick Garrison

Richmond Mavericks 4-3 Unicorn


Richmond Town Reserves P-P Reeth

Fixtures – 23.11.19

Catterick Garrison  v Spennithorne

Colburn v Leyburn

Reeth v Unicorn

Richmond Buck v Hawes

Richmond Town Reserves v Carperby