FIVE out of the seven scheduled games were played in the Hillsprint Hambleton Football Combination at the weekend. The other two were postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

The only division two game to survive the weather, saw bottom club AFC Nags Head, Northallerton visit second placed Great Broughton Hibs reserves, winning 5-4 in a very close game. Jamie Atkinson gave Broughton the lead after 25’. Chris Trotter increased their lead after 30’. Lee Manamley reduced the arrears for Nags on 42’. A minute into the second half Ben Wood equalised for Nags.

A quick-fire brace by Eddy Thornborough on 51’ and 52’ put Nags 4-2 up. Three minutes later Lewis Wood pulled a goal back for Hibs. With ten minutes left Seb Hanratty equalised for Hibs. With the game heading for a draw Ben Wood scored his second goal and the winner for Nags Head on 90’. The win moves Nags up to sixth on goal difference. Hibs remain in second place. Knayton v Thirsk Town and Robert Thompsons v Black Swan, Bedale were both postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

In division three, sixth-placed Catterick Rovers visited top club The Potting Shed and produced the shock result of the day winning 5-1. Ryan Monaghan White gave Potting Shed the lead on 7’. Gus Glass equalised for Rovers. Lee Cowan put Rovers ahead. Shed missed some good chances in the run up to half time.

In the second half Rovers scored another three goals through Glass, Liam Leinster and Callum Wilson to give them the points. Potting Shed created some good chances in the second half but failed to convert any of them. The win moves Rovers up to fourth and Potting Shed down to second.

Second-placed White Bear, Bedale visited fifth-placed Catterick Garrison Football Centre and won 4-1. Euan Findley gave Bear the lead after 6’. Colin Donaldson equalised for Catterick two minutes later. Findley put Bear back in the lead on 12’. Sam Mann scored a third for White Bear on 73’. A minute later Matty Libera scored a fourth for Bear to complete the scoring, give them the three points and move them to the top of the table.

Third-placed Kirklington hosted fourth-placed Leeming United. In a very close game Kirklington won 3-2. Stephen Reid gave Leeming a 1-0 half time lead. James Newcombe equalised for Kirklington on 62’. Kirklington took the lead on 68’ courtesy of an own goal by Leeming. In the final minute Abdou Drammeh equalised for Leeming, however, in the first minute of time added on Ryan Barker scored the winner for Kirklington, who remain third with Leeming dropping down to sixth.

Bottom club Katch, Northallerton hosted next bottom Oddies WMC, Northallerton in this local derby. Katch took the lead after 3’ through Adam Geldart. Will Horner equalised for Oddies on 10’. Two minutes later Paul Harrison put Oddies ahead and were dominating proceedings but unable to turn their pressure into goals. After 32’ Rabar Amin equalised for Katch. Four minutes into the second half Andrew Osgood put Katch into the lead. Oddies hit back with a quick-fire brace by Curt Tasker on 55’ and 57’ to put Oddies 4-3 up. On 60’ Jordan Wallace put Oddies 5-3 up from the penalty spot. Horner added a sixth on 70’. Wallace scored his second with a bicycle kick after 81’ to make it 7-3 Oddies. Amin scored a fourth for Katch after 85’. A minute later Harrison scored his second and Oddies eighth to complete the scoring. The win moves Oddies up to sixth in the table.

Fixtures for December 20 (ko 10.30am)

Division 2: AFC Nags Head, N’ton v Knayton; Broughton & Kirby Hibs Res v Black Swan, Bedale; Thirsk Town v Robert Thompson’s, Thirsk.

Division 3: Kirklington v Oddies WMC, N’ton; The Potting Shed, N’ton v Catterick Garrison Football Centre.