Spennithorne dent Hawes’ title hopes

League leaders Hawes saw their Scotts for Storage Wensleydale league title aspirations suffer on Saturday when they were held away at Spennithorne.

Spenni took the early through Jack Crook, before Lee Davison made it 2-0 just before the break

Hawes played a better in the second half and pulled a goal back in the 49th minute with a Tommy Calvert effort.

After knocking on the door, Hawes finally equalised with ten minutes left through Luke Wilkinson.

Richmond Mavericks reduced the gap at the top to just a point with a 13-0 demolition of Reeth.

Sam Pickersgill got five, while James Kelly netted four.

Elsewhere in the league, Richmond Town Reserves travelled to Catterick Garrison for the second time in a week, knowing the home side would be looking to avenge last weeks heavy loss.

Richmond were struggling for a side on the morning of the game and at one stage it looked like management duo of Ramsay and Mudd would be pulling on the kit for the first time this season.

Garrison started brightly and took an early lead through Walker.

Lewington carried on his fine form and scored the equaliser on 19 minutes from a tight angle after Bishop flicked on a long throw from Spence.

They took the lead on 33 mins as Lewington got clear down the right and square for Beresford to tap home.

It was 3-1 minutes later as Bishop hit a lovely 40 yard ball over the top which Beresford took first time as he lobbed the advancing keeper.

Beresford completed his hat-trick early in the second half as he was found by Pearson and finished into the bottom corner.

Garrison pulled it back to 4-2 as Town failed to clear a corner and the final touch came off Spence as his despairing block looped over Walker to give the home side some hope.

Ramsay was having a fine game in an unfamiliar right back position and on 70 minutes he strode forward and finished a fine square ball from Lewington into the top corner.

Town’s man of the match was goalkeeper Mark Walker who made some excellent saves at key moments of the game.

Results – 5.3.22

Catterick Garrison 2-5 Richmond Town Reserves

Reeth 0-13 Richmond Mavericks

Spennithorne 2-2 Hawes

Fixtures – 12.3.22

Catterick Garrison v Richmond Mavericks

Richmond Town Reserves v Carperby Rovers

Boro Rangers Reserves v Unicorn