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Roberts goal earns Northallerton seconds their first point
2:16pm Monday 15th October 2012 in Sport
Northallerton Ladies’ new second team secured their first point of the season with a strong performance against Leeds University sixths on Saturday.
The young Northallerton side put the students under pressure in the early stages, and worked hard as a team to create chances.
Northallerton scored a deserved goal midway through the second half when Rebecca Roberts slotted the ball home after a well worked move on the right wing.
The goal brought Leeds to life and they equalised minutes later with a powerful strike.
Player of the match Carla Luck cleared another Leeds shot off the line, before goalkeeper Rachel Swain made a string of fine saves to make the final score 1-1.
Northallerton firsts saw their unbeaten start to the season come to an end at Harrogate thirds.
Harrogate scored twice in the first 15 minutes and dominated the first half until Sally Hunt’s deflected shot briefly got Northallerton back into the match.
Sarah Hope was unlucky not to level the match when a shot was somehow sent over the bar by the diving Harrogate goalkeeper early in the second period.
Harrogate then took complete control of the game, scoring twice more to make the final score 4-1. Player of the match: Lisa Dennison.
A LATE Hannah Rodgers strike gave Thirsk women the win against Tadcaster Magnets.
Thirsk were in control from the start but could not convert their pressure in the first half.
However, despite an equal second period, Rodgers struck ten minutes from the end handed Thirsk the win.
Meanwhile, Thirsk Men’s first team played away against Sheffield Bankers and were soon two behind. Thirsk attacked well and strikes from Ewan Shepperd and new signing Tom Cheesebrough levelled the score. Paul Doyle got Thirsk’s third but Bankers were stronger finishing 5-3 winners.
Thirsk seconds hosted Wakefield and started well through a Liam Evans deflection. Wakefield countered with three strikes. Dean Porter pulled one back and Ian Foxley levelled with a drag flick to end the game 3-3.
Thirsk Badgers played at Bradford and were soon in defensive action as Bradford struck four goals in the first half.
Thirsk were much stronger in the second half and pulled one back through Jonnie Scaling, but they ran out of gas towards the end with Bradford winning 8-1.
Meanwhile, Thirsk under- 12 boys played their first game against Wakefield and drew 0-0. The second match against Airedale saw Paddy with the only strike to earn Thirsk a 1-0 win. In the third match, Thirsk lost to Harrogate 2-0 despite the game being very even, but Thirsk recovered in game four to earn a fine 0-0 draw against Doncaster. The final match against Hull saw Thirsk dominate with three goals from William and one from Jonathan.
Thirsk under-16 boys were also in action and played Bradford where Joseph Shannon scored to earn a 1-1 draw.
The second match against Leeds Adel saw Jake Bowers score an excellent goal to win 1-0. Match three saw a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield and match four saw the same result against Ben Rhydding despite fantastic play from Thirsk. In match five, the boys lost 5-0 against Nordest.