3:56pm Friday 27th September 2013
IN the preliminary round of the League Challenge Cup last Sunday, Division One champions Northallerton Police thrashed Division Three strugglers Northern Dons 28-1.
In one of the most one-sided games ever witnessed in the competition’s history, Ben Darville scored seven times while Graham Caygill and Sam Vernalls both struck six times each.
Liam Darville and Richard Thompson both scored hattricks, while Chris Walker, Ashley McInerney and an own goal completed the rout. Sean Mccaskill scored a late Dons consolation.
Elsewhere, goals from Lee Donachie, James Wilkinson and an Andrew Murphy brace gave Division One side Stokesley SC a 4-1 victory at Division Two leaders Topcliffe, for whom Benjamin Scaling was on target.
In an all-Division Three clash, Knayton won 2-1 at The Standard. John Martin and John Henry scored for the visitors in the second before Phil Sharpe replied late on for the Standard.
In Division One, Sportsmans FC maintained their 100 per cent start with an entertaining 13-3 victory at Appleton Wiske. Andy Cochrane gave the hosts an early lead but Scott McNichol, with a penalty, Colin Anderson and Andy Ramsbottom soon had the Sporties in control.
Josh Newton and Matthew Jones did reply for Appleton in the first half, but Alex Caisley and McNichol again made it 5- 3 at the break. The second half saw the visitors really open up as Aaron Ramsbottom scored a hat-trick, while Anderson, Caisley, Craig Toman, Shaun Lambert, with a penalty, and Sam Grainger completed the rout.
Broughton Hibs remain top however, despite being held to a 3-3 draw by visitors Northallerton WMC.
Joe Thompson and Kev Wilson twice put the Hibs ahead in the first half, but Dan Baxter twice brought the Workies level.
Thompson appeared to have won it with his second on the hour but Baxter completed his hat-trick in stoppage time to earn his side a point.
Henleys remain unbeaten after a late Tom Keegan equaliser gave them a 2-2 against Blue Star.
Josh Knox had given Henleys a 50th-minute lead but goals from Ryan Leslie and Lee Johnson looked to have given Star a shock victory until Keegan’s late intervention.
Travaux FC picked up their first win of the season with a 6-2 success at Kildale. The game swung from end to end in a thrilling first half as Kieran French, Stuart Brown and Pete Hurry scored for the visitors, with John Bennett and Alex Grange replying for Kildale.
But Travaux pulled away in the second period as a Liam Ryan hat-trick gave them all three points.
Cowtons are the new leaders in Division Two after a 4-3 win over Golden Lion, Romanby.
Dale Middleton gave Cowtons an early lead but David Proud and Lee Shardha turned the match in the Lion’s favour inside half an hour.
Mark Sims then scored either side of the break to put Cowtons back in front but Shardha equalised with less then 15 minutes remaining.
However, Cowtons would not be denied and Sims completed his hat-trick to send them to the top.
Osmotherley Rangers are up to third after a 3-2 win at bottom side Streetlam Farmers, Matty Lamb with a brace and an own goal giving them the points, while West Tanfield dropped out of the promotion places after a shock 5-3 defeat at a Osmotherley FC side who began the day without a point.
Karol Rajadzak, with a penalty, Duncan Terry and a Tommy Smith header briefly put Tanfield back in the match but Ossie sealed the points late on.
Ainderby SC are going in the right direction after beating Brompton-on-Swale 6-2. The match was affectively over as a contest before the break as Chris Hope scored a hat-trick and Tom O’Gorman added a fourth.
Dave Addison and Chris Pickersgill briefly raised Brompton hopes but late Ainderby goals from O’Gorman and Jordan Owen completed the scoring.
Catterick Village are also on the move after beating AFC Beckside 4-0.
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