Storm Babet fails to bring down Wensleydale League schedule

Storm Babet threatened to disrupt the fixture list for the Scotts for Storage Wensleydale League on Saturday, but three of the four scheduled games were ultimately held after pitch inspections.

Carperby made hard weather of their home tie with Reeth, missing several good chances including four headers in front of goal that failed to hit the target.

The Wensleydale side got themselves in front early in the second half when Michael Dent’s through ball was smashed home by Sam Lambert.

They got a nearly identical second shortly after, with Matty Bradley putting the forward through and again Lambert finishing well.

Carperby had most of the play after this but couldn’t get a third against an improving Reeth side which battled well throughout.

Catterick Garrison took advantage of the game between Hawes and Unicorn being postponed to move up to second with a 5-2 win away at Spennithorne.

After a 2-2 draw between the teams a fortnight earlier, Catterick’s finished proved sharper this time around.

Jake Wynne and Craig Teasdale netted in the first half, while Wynne, Gavid Rudd and Jake Oakes scored after the break.

Spenni’s goals were scored by Joe Walker and Lee Thompson.

Elsewhere, Richmond Town Academy got their first points of the season, beating fellow struggles Askrigg 3-1.

Askrigg’s Richard Sunter broke the deadlock, finishing off a Jack Fawcett cross.

The home side again had the ball in the net, only for the goal to be disallowed with the Wensleydale side unsure why.

Richmond got back into the game when Askrigg’s Tom Scurrah kicked out in the box and gave away a penalty.

Town then scored twice more in quick succession to secure the points.


Askrigg 1-3 Richmond Town Academy

Carperby 2-0 Reeth

Hawes P-P Unicorn

Spennithorne 2-5 Catterick Garrison



Carperby v Askrigg

Hawes v Leyburn

Spennithorne v Richmond Town Academy

Unicorn v Catterick Garrison