Wensleydale League village teams continue good form

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There were victories for two Dales village teams competing in the newly-named Scotts for Storage Wensleydale League on Saturday.

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Carperby’s resurgence was again highlighted by a hard-fought win over Hawes.

In what was an extremely competitive game, Carperby came out on top with a late winner.

Hawes took the lead thanks to Jordan Iveson’s smart finish from the edge of the area in the first half.

Carperby started the second period much brighter and got a deserved equaliser when the impressive Andrew Reynolds won the ball back and gave it to Michael Dent, whose superb pass was controlled and smashed home by Sam Lambert.

Michael Dent was a constant threat and was brought down by Hawes defender Ste Moff for a penalty.

Scott Lambert stepped up to finish confidently into the top corner.

Hawes then got level with about ten minutes to go when Jordan Iveson’s effort deflected off James Metcalfe to go past Pickard in goal.

However, Carperby showed their fighting spirit and got the winner when James Spence’s cross deflected into the path of Scott Alderson at the far post who smashed the ball home for his first goal for the club.

Spennithorne also enjoyed a good win, beating Richmond Town Reserves 4-1 thanks to first-half goals from Hugo Brown, new signing Damon Reaks and Kalem Stanger.

Danney Allen pulled a goal back for Town in the second half but James Stanger sealed the pointes with a goal late on.

Despite rumours of their decline, Richmond Mavericks have won both of their opening games, with Catterick Garrison beaten on Saturday 5-3.

A penalty from Mavs’ Sam Pickersgill and Catterick’s Neil Wright meant the scores were level at the break.

Mavs came out strongly in the second half second half, with goals from Reuben Bainbridge, Pickersgill, Owen Kelly and James Kelly giving the home side a 5-1 lead.

Catterick scored twice through Craig Teasdale and Damian Hargreaves to make a game of it, but the Richmond team held on.

Elsewhere, Unicorn maintained their 100 per cent record with a comfortable 10-0 win over Reeth.

Prolific Liam Reeves scored four, while Connor Dagnall got a brace.

Results – 25.9.21

Hawes 2-3 Carperby

Richmond Mavericks 5-3 Catterick Garrison

Spennithorne 4-1 Richmond Town Reserves

Unicorn 10-0 Reeth

Fixtures – 2/10/21

North Riding Cup

Catterick Garrison  v Civil Service York

Hawes v Yarm and Eaglescliffe

Helperby v Unicorn

Lealholme v Spennithorne

Richmond Town Reserves v Carperby

Scalby v Richmond Mavericks