Richmond teams pay tribute to deputy head before derby game

Richmond Mavericks and Richmond Buck players pay tribute to Dave Clark.

Richmond Buck’s game against Richmond Mavericks was preceded by a tribute to popular teacher Dave Clark on Saturday.

Mr Clark, deputy head at Richmond School, who was well known and liked by many of the players, died last Monday while walking his dogs.

Mavs won the game 7-0, although the one-sided scoreline didn’t reflect the quality of the game.

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Before the kick off the 2 Richmond teams held a minutes silence to pay our respects to Mr Clark, a man who had influenced so many peoples lives over the years and such a sad loss to the community.

Mavericks got off to a pretty cagey start to the game and struggled to get into any sort of rhythm, this was in part to the Buck pressing hard and not allowing Mav’s much time on the ball.

A lot of the good work came down the Mavericks left hand side, with Scott Fenney and Sam Pickersgill linking up well and it was Pickers that set up the opening goal, playing In Andrew Pritchard, who very rarely misses those chances.

The Buck then had a couple of very good chances, with Ethan making two very good saves from one on ones and then he almost gifted the buck a goal by passing to their forward who thankfully shot wide when he had an open goal to aim at.

Scott Fenney then settled any Maverick’s nerves by curling one in from 25 yards with just over half an hour gone and if this was looking like the goal of the game that was short lived as Andrew Pritchard then smashed a cracking effort into the roof of the net, after being played in by Adam Dunwoodie.

Just before half time Mavs made  it four. A cross came in, which Dan Johnson attempted an overhead kick on, which he completely missed, but whilst everyone was stood in shock at DJ’s attempt Sam Pickersgill got on the end of the loose ball and slotted home with DJ claiming the assist!

Mavs went in at half time 4-0 up but Fabio wasn’t happy with the level of performance, pointing out that if the Buck had taken their chances the score would be a lot closer.

The second half saw Mavs controlling the play and passing the ball a lot better which led to Sam Pickersgill getting his second from the penalty spot, after winning the penalty himself. Shortly after that Pritchard scored his hattrick goal after Darcy had made a good save from an Owen Kelly strike.

Owen Kelly wasn’t going to miss out on the goals though and shortly after ran on to a great pass from Ryan Howe, which left him one on one with the Buck keeper and he smashed it into the bottom corner.

Colburn travelled to Carperby, coming away with all three points after 4-0 win, which again was more even than the scoreline suggested.

Rory Wallace converted to make it 1-0 after three minutes before Stuart Murray was thwarted from close range by Carperby’s keeper.

The home side then had a shot that flew over, and the next half hour was even.

Colburn’s decision making in the final third was letting them down, and Carperby’s neat football was creating chances for them.

Priestley was forced to make a couple of fine saves, and Tom Sweeney sent a shot wide.

Just before half-time, Sweeney’s corner flew straight into Carperby’s net, but the ref spotted some pushing and the goal was disallowed.

In the second half chances went wide from Colburn’s Sweeney and Brandon Bishop.

Just after the hour, Colburn doubled their lead when Sweeney set up Craig Teasdale, who rifled his shot past the keeper.

Luke Hamilton and Simon McGuiness then combined to present Murray with a opening, and he duly beat the keeper, at the second attempt. Five minutes before the end Murray played Charlton in, and his goal bound shot was diverted into the net by the unwitting defender.

Richmond Town Reserves got over their narrow defeat to Mavs last week with a 4-1 win at home over Leyburn.

Town did it the hard way though after being behind at half-time through a Sam Lane effort.

Goals from Tom Carnegie-Brown, Harry Beresford, Matthew Turnbull and a penalty from Edward Lewington secured the win for the Richmond team.

Elsewhere, a 15 minute hat-trick from Liam Reeves helped Unicorn defeat the striker’s former club 7-2.

Thomas Keegan got two, with Mathew Bateson and Sean Radford also netting.

Kalem Stanger and Lee Thompson scored for the Spenni.



Carperby 0-4 Colburn

Richmond Buck 0-7 Richmond Mavericks

Richmond Town Reserves 4-1 Leyburn

Spennithorne 2-7 Unicorn


Fixtures – 3.10.20

North Riding Saturday Challenge Cup

Richmond Buck v Tockwith

Richmond Town Reserves v Great Ayton United

Walnut tree v Colburn

Catterick garrison v TIBBS FC

Spennithorne v Brooklyn


Hawes v Leyburn

Reeth v Carperby

Richmond Mavericks v Unicorn