Richmondshire teams progress in North Riding Cup

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Richmondshire teams enjoyed success in the first round of the North Riding Saturday Challenge Cup on Saturday.

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Four of the six local teams which had fixtures progressed to the next round.

Carperby won their first game of the season with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Kirkdale United.

Kirkdale started the first 15 minutes with the lion’s share of possession but failed to break Rovers’ solid back line.

Carperby then came into the game and started to take advantage of the wide pitch with a spell of possession of their own.

Carperby defender Dave Fullerton cleared the ball off the line then they broke forward with Josh Huitson’s long pass into Sam Lambert who beat the Kirkdale defence before scooping the ball over the onrushing keeper to put Rovers ahead on 30 minutes.

The second half started much the same as the first with Kirkdale pressure and after ten minutes they got an equaliser when they tapped in a scrappy goal.

Carperby came back strong and went back in front when John Pickard’s long range effort beat the keeper with 23 minutes left.

Carperby then defended well to hold on, with the most notable incident being when Seth Etches was booked having taken out the Kirkdale winger with a tackle that would of been classed as high in the Rugby World Cup.

Leyburn had a good 9-5 win away at York Railway Institute, while Colburn thrashed Goal Sports 8-2.

Richmond Mavericks narrowly beat Scalby, of the Scarborough and District first division 3-2.

Richmond Buck again threw away a half-time lead, losing 403 at home to Harrison Signs.

The visitors who play in the York Football League division one, were a goal down after two minutes when Marshal Thorogood latched onto a ball over the top down the right channel and thundered the ball into the roof of the net.

Harrsion Signs were level as their striker cut in from the left and powered the ball past the Buck keeper Andy Young into the bottom corner.

Another great save from the visitors’ keeper to deny Allen was shortly followed up with a Allen goal as he volleyed a defensive header into the bottom corner.

The York team drew level soon after half time and then went ahead from a controversial uncontested head injury drop ball on the edge of the Buck area, resulting in a half-volley cross and header into the net with the Buck players and supporters looking bemused and confused at the new rule.

Buck sub Michael Ingram picked his man out from a wide area, supplying a tap in for Connor Metcalfe to level the scores at 3-3.

But Signs had the edge and a quality free kick from the left into the box found its target and another header decided the game.

Catterick Garrison were also knocked out, losing 5-3 away at Thornton Dale.

In the league. Richmond Town Reserves and Spennithorne played out a 1-1 draw, with Edward Lewington’s goal for Town being cancelled out by a equaliser from Jake Gamble-Schofield.

Hawes recorder their first three points of the season with a 3-2 away win at Reeth.

Reeth took the lead through Doru Matees but Hawes levelled from the restart, with Jordan Iveson finishing after a good ball split the Reeth defence.

Iveson got his second on 52 minutes from a Steven Calvert corner which was flicked on to the back post by Dan Richardson where Jordan was on hand to stab home.

Jordan then got his hat trick on 60 minutes when he pounced on a mix up in the Reeth defence.

Reeth pulled it back to 2-3 with a screamer from Lewis Williams but Hawes held on for the win.



Reeth 2-3 Hawes

Richmond Town Reserves 1-1 Spennithorne

North Riding Cup

Kirkdale 1-2 Carperby

Leyburn 9-5 York Railway Institute

Goal Sports 2-8 Colburn

Richmond Mavericks 3-2 Scalby

Richmond Buck 3-4 Harrison Signs

Thornton Dale 5-3 Catterick Garrison

Fixtures – all league

Carperby v Catterick Garrison

Hawes v Spennithorne

Leyburn v Richmond Mavericks

Reeth v Colburn

Unicorn v Richmond Buck