Mixed fortunes for Richmondshire teams in North Riding Cup action

Hawes United in their new kit sponsored by local builders D Moore and M Blackhurst.

The majority of teams were in North Riding Saturday Challenge Cup action on Saturday, with Scotts for Storage Wensleydale League teams enjoying mixed fortunes.

Carperby always looked like winning but missed as succession of chances to make heavy weather of their game against Kader Development.

]The Wensleydale team took the lead when Aidan Simpson’s cross found its way through to Sam Lambert who finished well.

Kader then equalised against the run of play when Carperby gave the ball away when trying to play out from the back, but the home side got back in front before half-time when Luke Dent finished into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

Carperby started the second half well and looked to be in complete control when marauding full back Aidan Simpson drove forward, before finishing into the roof of the net from just inside the area.

The dales team then had four guilt edge changes to seal the win, but were punished for poor finishing when Kader got a goal back when the home side failed to clear before getting a third late on.

Carperby thought they had scored a winner but Sam Lambert’s effort was chalked off for offside.

The  shootout saw both teams score their first four penalties. Carperby keeper Tom Pickard then saved Kader’s fifth, with Sam Lambert hitting the post when he had the opportunity to win it.

Pickard however saved the sixth and Luke Dent stepped up to win it for Carperby.

Hawes also progressed to the next round after their opposition failed to fulfil their fixture.

Leyburn however were knocked out by a combative North Ormesby side who were given two controversial penalties to help them on the way to a 3-2 win.

Youngster Aidan Leahy got his first of the season for Leyburn before the North Riding League side equalised from the spot.

Leyburn top scorer Will Hewson gave Leyburn the lead before Ormesby equalised with another penalty, and then took the lead following a scramble in the box.

Catterick Garrison travelled to play Yarm and Eaglescliffe Reserves who are unbeaten in the North Riding League first division.

Jez Mortimer gave the visitors the lead for his tenth of the season, however Yarm were soon level from the penalty spot and took the lead shortly afterwards when a counter attack carved through a scrambled Catterick defence.

Two more goals from the home side at the start of the second half made their lead look more comfortable.

Catterick’s Steven Macdonald thundered a volley in from long range to pull a goal back but Yarm scored a fifth late on to secured he win.

Askrigg were also knocked out of the cup despite a first senior hat-trick for youngster George Cockerill  in their game against York Shamrocks who triumphed 6-4.

Richard Sunter got the ‘rigg’s other goal.

In the league, Unicorn cemented their position at the top of the table with a 7-1 demolition of Spennithorne.

Bailey Proudlock with the pick of the Unicorn players netting four



North Riding Cup

Askrigg 4-6 York Shamrocks

Carperby 3-3 Kader Development (5-4 Pens)

Hawes H-W Newlands park Hotel

Leyburn 2-3 North Ormesby

Yarm and Eaglescliffe Reserves 5-2 Catterick Garrison


Spennithorne 1-7 Unicorn


Fixtures – 14.10.23

All league

Askrigg v Unicorn

Catterick v Spennithorne

Leyburn v Richmond Town Academy

Reeth v Hawes