Annandale Hotel v Highland Laddie: A secured a long overdue victory in an open game against Highland Laddie.

Annandale went straight into attack but found Bennett in the visitors goal in fine form, keeping out efforts from Dewing Booth and Leighton. The home team suffered a set back just before half time when Heathcock left the field with an injury, forcing a defensive reshuffle. However the game remained goalless to the break. Annandale took the lead on the hour when Dewing played in Booth who finished clinically. They were soon two up, Leighton hitting a stunning volley from 35 yards which left the unfortunate Bennett beaten. Garbutt then had a chance to finish off the game, after beating four defenders on a mazy run he finished with a weak shot which the keeper saved easily. Poor defending allowed Laddie back in the game, Hislop scoring from close range. Laddie kept up the pressure and wasted some good chances to equalise and forcing Hoggarth in the Annandale goal to make a fine save in the closing stages giving Annadale a deserved victory.

Black Swan v Boosbeck Utd

Black Swan's poor run of form continued as they went down at home to Boosbeck in a gamethat never really produced much, the conditions and a strong wind making things difficult. Black Swan dominated for the first 20 minutes without creating any clear cut chances. Boosbeck began to get into the game towards the end of the first half but again never threatened to score. In the second half with the wind behind them Boosbeck prssd forward and gained a lot of possession, Black Swan only looking dangerous on the occasional break. As the game looked to be heading for a goalless draw, Boosbeck made the breakthrough with ten minutes remaining, The Swan had a couple of chances to equalise but failed to find the target, leaving the visitors to take the points.

Gt Ayton v Goldsborough

The previous meetings between the two teams this season have proved to be close games, with a penalty shoot out deciding the result when they met in the cup. For this fixture however Goldsborough came with players missing which had an impact on the result. Ayton went into the attack from the off going two goals up after ten minutes, striker Davey grabbing a brace, first with a diving header followed by a deft chip which gave keeper, Sanderson, no chance. With Dent having a lone role in attack for Goldsborough they found it difficult to hold the ball nad create any positive attacking play to relieve the pressure on their defence Ayton had time and space to pass the ball around and a 3rd goal came after a number of passes saw the ball laid off for Leng to place his shot past the keeper from 20 yards.. The second half continued with a one way attack on the goldsborough goal but Ayton became over elaborate, attempting to hit long passes that went astray. Goldsborough never gave up and made Ayton work to stay in control. In th 60th minute Goldsborough were awarde a penalty which Marsay converted to pull a goal back. Ayton were soon back on the attack, Busby crossing for Murray whose header sailed over the bar. Busby's next cross found Grainge on the edge of the box, he turned his marker well only to be fouled, giving Ayton a penalty, which Davey blasted home to give him his hattrick. As the hard working Goldsborough side awaited the final whistle some excellent passing between Busby, Ripley and Simpson set up Hyde to score Ayton's final goal with an 18 yard shot close to the post.

Lealholm v Stakesby Arms

Lealholm secured their biggest victory for ten years after defeating the struggling Stakesby team. The first goal came after ten minutes when a back header by the Stakesby defence put Robinson through. For the next 20 minutes neither side looked like scoring then Lealholm opened the flood gates, netting four in the final session of the first half. A 25 yard shot from Brown was followed by a Whitwell header following a corner and the Butler added his name to the score sheet and when a cross from Marne led to Hraland being brought down, Robinson made no mistakes fro the spot to score his 2nd. Stakesby had an early chance to pull a goal back in the 2nd half but this was squandered. After a quiet spell Lealholm again hit a puple patch, Butler scored from close range. Substitute Crooks found the target and Robinson completed his hat trick. Crooks then dribbled through the Stakesby defence to net his second. There could have been more goals but the Stakesby keeper made some fine saves in the last part of the game.

Loftus Ath v Staithes Ath

Loftus made it a trio of wins over Staithes in a tight and competetive game.With Staithes taking the early initiative they took the lead after 10 minutes with a fine finish from Smith. The rest of the first half was end to end but saw no clear cut chances. Injuries forced Loftus to make a doulbe substitution ten minutes before half time and it was super sub Brown who made the difference in the second half. Ten minutes into the half Brown was at the back post for a simple tap in to equalise and 2 minutes later was in the same place to give Loftus the lead. Both teams began to create chances and in the 80th minute Brown completed his hat trick to take the score to 3-1. Staithes pushed forward and forced an own goal from Smithies to put Them back in the match but Loftus dug in and held on til the final whistle for another local derby win.

Redcar Mackinlay P. v Lingdale Tavern

The game started at a fast pace, Redcar having the first chance to score when Agar and Spencer combined to play Nozedar through only for his shot to go over the bar. Keeper Moore then had to save the Tavern again when Agar broke clear. Hood and Ashbridge then began to take control at the back for Lingdale and with Ward and Calvert working hard in midfield, Lingdale took the lead, a Hood free kick was flicked on by Thompson into the path of Dane Breckon, who rounded the keeper to give the visitors the advantage at the break. Mackinlay Park began the second half strongly, Pictor and Agar putting the Lingdale defence under pressure, Hood and Ward working well to keep them at bay. Lingdale incrreased their lead when Ward was fouled 40 yards out, Ball took a quick free kick to Thompson who hit a 30 yard thunderbolt past the helpless Henwood in the Redcar goal, With 10 minutes remainingRedcars sub, Jones, ran at the Lingdale defence and rounded thew keeper to pull a goal back. Calvert and Breckon went close to finishing the game off but Porritt and Magor held firm in the Redcar defence. With no furter goals Lingdale took the points and opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

Whitby Benevolent Cup

Brotton WMC v Hinderwell

With a strong wind behind them, Hindwerwell started the better team, Hicks came close to scoring after just five minutes with an attempt from a tight angle. Bailes then took a free kick from outside the box which Townend, in the Brotton goal didn't see until late forcing a save with his foot, the ball fell to Libby and townend had to once again kick the ball clear. Brotton then began to get into the game and good work in midfield by Bullock and Keegans led to Lyons scoring from a tight angle giving the home side a half time lead. The second half saw both sides playing some good football. With 15 minutes played Hinderwell were awarded a penalty which former Brotton player James stepped up to take only to be thwarted by a fine save Townend. With 15 minutes remaining Hicks beat the offside trap to level the score taking the game into extra time. A body check by the Hinderwell keeper after just 5 minutes saw him being dismissed from the field. Brotton could not make the one man advantage count leaving the game to be decided by a penalty shoot out. Brotton won through to the next round with a 4 - 3 advantage.

Saturday's results: Annandale Hotel 2 Highland Laddie 1; Black Swan 0 Boosbeck Utd 1; Gt Ayton 5 Goldsborough 1; Grosmont 3 Lingdale Utd 3; Lealholm 9 Stakesby Arms 0; Loftus Ath 3 Staithes Ath 2; Redcar Mackinlay Park 1 Lingdale Tavern 2.

Whitby Benevolent Cup: Brotton WMC 1 Hinderwell 1 (aet, 4-3 after penalties).

TOMORROW'S FIXTURES: Annandale Hotel v Redcar Mackinlay Park, Goldsborough v Staithes Ath, Grangetown YCC v Boosbeck Utd, Highland Laddie v Lingdale Utd, Hinderwell v Grosmont, Lealholm v Loftus Ath, Stakesby Arms v Vlack Swan.

Whitby Benevolent Cup: Gt Ayton v Whitby Fishermen.