Spennymoor Under-13s sealed promotion with an excellent 4-2 win over league leaders Rickleton. Jason White took his season's total to 39 with two excellent goals and Ross Molloy took his total to 24 with a close range effort. Matthew Whittle crowned his man of the match performance with a header in the final minute.

With one game remaining Spennymoor still have an outside chance of taking the title.

Auckland and District EBAC Youth League

Willington under-18s rang down the curtain on the Auckland and District EBAC Youth League season with a 1-0 victory over Coundon & Leeholme juniors to win the South West Durham Presidents Cup in a superb final at Spennymoor United's Brewery Field on Saturday.

The win was consolation for Willington who lost 4-3 to Bishop Auckland in the Lady Eden Hospital Cup final earlier in the week. The destination of the Presidents Cup was decided by a late goal, Martin Hopps scoring after a fine run and cross by Daniel Lee.

"Both teams did extremely well, it was a very close game played in a good spirit and was a credit to junior football," said Willington manager Rob Lee, "we had six under-16s in our side but I am proud of every one of our team." Lee will have twelve of his squad still available for next season.

The three trophies associated with the league went to three different sides, Coundon & Leeholme beating Bishops 3-0 to win the league cup. Last season Willington won all three trophies. Bishops retained the league title, with Willington as runners-up.

Richmond Town

THE Under-14s continued their marathon of games with three matches in seven days.

Last Wednesday they travelled to Marton to play Marton B. Due to exams and other sporting events Richmond only had ten players. Richmond went down to an early 2-0 scoreline but just before half-time J Wooff scored. In the second half Richmond worked really hard and piled on the pressure but were not able to convert the efforts into goals until close to the end when K Holbrook scored. Final score was 2-2.

Two days later Richmond Under-14s were at home to Cargo Fleet Juniors. Richmond went behind early in the match but midway into the half K Watts volleyed in an equaliser. In the second half of this physical match K Holbrook converted a penalty and J.Wooff added a third. A great display by all the team in a very physical match.

Then on Tuesday, May 13 the Under-14s played Billingham Town at home and won 2-1. Richmond started confidently making chances and then N Fisher put one away to take the lead. Richmond held a strong defence throughout and after a great ball from J Wooff Richmond scored again. Billingham pushed on in the second half and had a glimmer of hope later on but it failed to come to anything.

Richmond Under-13s were away to Hartlepool Crest and lost 2-0. A disappointing display saw a lethargic Richmond Town lose two second half goals. Needing to win to keep promotion hopes alive Richmond were lucky to be level at half time. Positional and personnel changes were made to chase the win that was required, however it was Hartlepool who scored the goals to win the match.

Everyone at the club wish the Under-14s and the Under-15s good luck for their cup finals this weekend at the University of Teesside, Saltersgill Pavillion, Middlesborough. Kick off at 10.30am. All are welcome to come along and cheer the players on. Contact W Prosser on (01325) 718924 for directions.

* Richmond Town Football is holding a fund-raiser on Sunday at the Turf Hotel, Richmond at 7.30pm. It is a Race Night to help raise funds towards the running costs of the club. Everyone is welcome to attend and help raise funds and have fun at the same time