Tight games and close scores in Medals Shield quarter finals

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The Medals Shield quarter finals produced some competitive games and close score lines on Saturday.

Cup holders Carperby eventually came out on top in their game against Hawes, who had taken the lead after great work from Luke Wilkinson.

He skipped passed a defender and the keeper before pulling it back for Tommy Calvert to fire home in off the bar from just inside the area.

Carperby got level though when Matty Bradley’s shot from the edge of the area fell to Sam Lambert, who finished from the edge of the six-yard box.

Carperby finished the first half well, but failed to get a second.

The second half started similar to how the first had ended and Carperby got their reward when the impressive Michael Dent was fouled on the edge of the area.

The playmaker picked himself up to fire the freekick into the top corner.

Dent then got his second after he picked the ball up just outside the area and fired it into the opposite top corner.

Hawes kept battling and, after a good break down the right, the ball fell for Ben Fawcett from a Ryan Richardson cross who finished well first time into the bottom corner.

Hawes kept pushing forward but didn’t create too many clear-cut chances and Carperby were able to hold on for the win and make it through to the semi-finals.

They will play Catterick Garrison after they eventually overcame Leyburn.

The Wensleydale side had the ball in the net in the early stages but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Leyburn were ahead shortly afterwards however when teenager Riley Girgan finished a good move.

Catterick’s Jake Oakes drew the sides level midway through the half, smashing the ball home after a driving run from Craig Teasdale.

Will Hewson then finished a clinical counterattack to again put Leyburn in front.

Catterick were back level however when Oakes finished with the last kick of the first half.

Catterick’s experience shone through in the second half with Jez Mortimer combining with the returning Tim Holland to make it 3-2 to the home side.

Connor Dagnall made sure of the win with a volley at the back post following Holland’s pinpoint cross.

Spennithorne secured their spot in the semis with a 2-1 win away at Askrigg.

Goals from Sam and Adam Lane were enough to see Spenni through.

Unicorn had a more comfortable afternoon, beating Reeth 4-0. Brandon Bishop got two, while Joe Lamb and Rory Atkinson also netted.


Medals Shield

Askrigg 1-2 Spennithorne

Carperby 3-2 Hawes

Leyburn 2-4 Catterick Garrison

Reeth 0-4 Unicorn




Carperby v Hawes

Catterick Garrison v Leyburn

Reeth v Askrigg

Richmond Town Academy v Unicorn