Hambleton League: Police’s perfect record is ended by Stokesley (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Hambleton League: Police’s perfect record is ended by Stokesley
1:27pm Friday 20th September 2013 in Sport
DIVISION One champions Northallerton Police saw their 100 per cent start to the season brought to an end as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Stokesley SC last Sunday.
Nick Armstrong gave the Police an early lead but their great start to the season was halted as the hosts scored twice to go in front before the break. Chris Walker did equalise for the Police early in the second period but they could not find a winner.
That slip up from the Police allowed Brougton Hibs to take over at the top with a 2-0 away victory at Blue Star. Joe Thompson put the Hibs ahead midway through the first half before Kev Wilson sealed the points after the break.
Henley’s Athletic have enjoyed a fine start to the season and they made it two wins from two matches with a 9-0 victory at struggling Travaux FC.
Shaun Nolan opened the scoring inside the first minute while Nathan Clarke, Tom Keegan and Mark Hemingway made it 4-0 at the break.
Nolan and Hemingway both scored again soon after the restart before Chris James hit a late hat-trick to complete the rout.
Northallerton WMC and Kildale both enjoyed their first wins of the season. The Workies beat visitors Appleton Wiske 7-3. Nathan Hemingbrough, Ross Hodgson and Dan Baxter put the hosts in control inside half an hour but Wiske threatened a comeback as they scored twice before the break.
However, Dan Cardie, Hodgson, Chris Smales and Baxter sealed the points before a late consolation from the visitors.
Meanwhile, Kildale beat Robert Thompsons, 3-2.
Wayne Stephenson scored twice for Kildale with John Bennett also on target, while Dan McAlmont and a wonder strike from Nick Newcombe replied for Thompsons, who are yet to pick up a point this season.
Topcliffe are the new Division Two leaders and are also the only side still unbeaten after a 2-1 home victory over Catterick Village.
Matthew Lawley and Andrew Butler scored the goals.
AFC Beckside lost for the first time this season, 2-1 at home to Ainderby SC. Mark Swanwick put the hosts ahead in the first half and that was the way it stayed until the final 20 minutes when Will Stevenson and Chris Hope won it for Ainderby.
Overnight leaders Cowtons saw their 100 per cent start brought to an end by a 6-3 defeat at Three Coopers. Paul Nicholson gave Coopers an early lead but Gerry Metcalfe brought the free-scoring Cowtons level soon after.
However, Johnny Reyner, Leon Roberts and Nicholson again scored either side of the break to make it 4-1 before Cowtons struck back with a brace from Mark Sims to set up a thrilling finale. But Coopers would not be denied as Roberts and Reyner both scored again in the final ten minutes to seal the points.
West Tanfield have settled in well to life in Division Two and they made it two wins from three matches with a 6-1 thrashing of bottom side Streetlam Farmers. Despite going behind early on to a goal from Romain Labarre, Tanfield hit back through Martin Mason and a Karol Ratajzak penalty before the break, while Rafal Koshanski struck a second half hat-trick before Chris Metcalfe completed the scoring late on.
Brompton-on-Swale have also enjoyed a good start to the season and they came from behind to beat visitors Osmotherley FC 3-1. Craig Collingwood gave Ossie and early lead but David Addison equalised before the break while an Andy Robertson free kick and a strike from Dean Wilson in the second half won it for Brompton.
Osmotherley Rangers and Golden Lion, Romanby fought out a 1-1 draw. Matthew Ranson gave Rangers the lead early in the second half but David Proud earned the Lion a point with an equaliser ten minutes from time.
Other scores – Division 3: Brompton 6 Farmers Arms 1, GLR Romanby 1 Bar One 5, Masham 3 Knayton 3, Northern Dons 2 Jolly Minister 6, The Standard 3 County Arms 1, Vale of York 3 Masons Arms.
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