Hathaway and Cope Stokesley League - Thornaby Village 3 v 1 Stokesley

Thornaby Village continued their progress up the league with Mark Casey putting them ahead after 15 minutes. Neil Nelson brought Stokesley level scoring after an earlier shot had rebounded back into play but the Village regained their lead by half time when Dean Melville scored with a thundering thirty yard volley. With the game evenly balanced, it took a second half goal from Geoff Bent to secure the points for the Village.

Ennis Square 2 v 2 North Skelton

Wayne Gent beat two men before firing home to give Ennis the lead on twenty minutes and early in the second half they went further ahead when Craig Green field broke down the wing before curling the ball into the top corner. Not for the first time this season however, Ennis failed to hold on to their lead and two goals in the space of ten minutes gave North Skelton a share of the points.

North Riding Challenge Cup rd. two

W'man's Arms 3 v 0 Marton C. Graft.

Following a minutes silence as a mark of respect for Antony, Woodman's produced one of their best performances of the season to reach the next round of the competition. Anthony Parkes opened the scoring on 15 minutes cutting in from the left before slotting the ball into the bottom corner of the net and ten minutes later, Chris Mothersill beat the offside trap before rounding the keeper. Ten minutes from the break, Glynn Kavanagh rounded off another good move to make it 3-0 and although the Woodmans did not add to their goal tally in the second half, they were rarely troubled by the visiting attack.

Thornaby Mandale 10 Catterick Vill. 0

Despite being unbeaten in their own league so far this season, Catterick Village were no match for the current Stokesley League leaders. The Thornaby side built up a two goal advantage by half time but after the break, they took complete control hitting another eight goals. Hat-tricks from David Poole and Andrew Dyson did the bulk of the damage while Lee O' Toole and Stephen Lambert made their contributions with two goals apiece.

B & H King's Head 7 v 0 Redmire

King's Head had no problem disposing of their cup visitors getting off to an excellent start with diving headers producing first half goals for Brian Crawley and Lee Johnson. A Paul Round hat trick added to the King's Head tally while Jonathan Bell and Jason Sollett with another header rounded off the scoring.

Bull's Head 3 v 2 Leyburn

Bulls had to come from behind in their North Riding tie at home to Leyburn and they left it very late before booking their place in the next round. A brilliant solo run from Richard Bailes brought the Bulls back on level terms after Leyburn had taken an early lead and shortly before the interval, Mark Bailes put them ahead when he got on the end of a pin point centre. Twenty minutes from time, Leyburn equalised but with just a minute to go and the game seemingly heading for extra time, Bulls Head were awarded a penalty which Richard Bailes converted.

Edgehill 2 v 4 South Bank United

South Bank United also had to twice come from behind needing Terry Strange's penalty conversion to equalise an earlier goal from Edgehill. By half time, United were trailing once again but a fine second half display saw them bounce back in style. Substitute Graham Cousins toe poked home a second equaliser early in the second period before he crossed for Anthony Reed to head United in front with 15 minutes remaining. In a tense finish, both sides had chances but United won the tie when Tony Leach scored from the penalty spot after Andrew Truscott had been brought down by the Edgehill keeper.

Hawes 3 St. Mary's College 3 (aet)

Hawes won 3-1 on penalties despite College taking the lead twice in normal time through Mark Allinson in the first half and Phil Bellerby in the second. Hawes came back level on both occasions however and went ahead themselves in the first period of extra time. A Dave Aspery goal brought the sides all square for a third time to take the game to a penalty shoot out. Unfortunately for the College, they could only find the back of the net once in four attempts from the spot while Hawes converted three of their attempts.

Arthur Reed Shield first round

Stockton Elementis 8 v 2 Black Horse

Paul Johnson gave the Black Horse an early lead but once Graham Lynn had levelled, Elementis were rarely troubled again. Mark Allison and Chris Tyson gave Elementis the cushion of a two goal lead by half time and after the break they continued the pressure. Despite another outstanding performance by Graham Millar in the Black Horse goal, Elementis coasted home with Allison completing his hat trick and Stephen Darbyshire hitting two. Mark Lowe completed the Elementis scorers while John Shepherd was on target for the Black Horse.

* Events on the field were overshadowed this week by the death of Anthony O'Sullivan who was a key player for Woodmans Arms FC (formerly Marske Machine Co. FC) during the 1997, 1998 and 1999 seasons.

During this time, Antony had the distinction of being awarded the Hathaway & Cope League , 'Player of the Year' award for two consecutive seasons. He will be missed by all, particularly by his friends at Woodmans Arms FC and by members of the league who knew him.

P W D L F A GD Pts

Thornaby Mandale 9 8 1 0 34 12 22 25

M'bro' Post Office 11 7 1 3 37 16 21 22

B+H Kings Head 7 7 0 0 25 6 19 21

Redcar Coke Ovens 10 6 0 4 31 22 9 18

St. Mary's Coll OB 8 5 2 1 28 8 20 17

Ennis Square 11 4 3 4 26 29 -3 15

Bull's Head 8 4 1 3 26 19 7 13

Thornaby Village 11 3 3 5 30 26 4 12

Coulby Newham 10 3 3 4 32 31 1 12

South Bank United SC 7 4 0 3 21 20 1 12

The Grenadier FC 9 4 0 5 17 23 -6 12

Stockton Elementis 8 3 1 4 17 17 0 10

Stokesley SC 11 2 2 7 21 32 -11 8

North Skelton FC 10 2 2 6 18 32 -14 8

Woodman's Arms 11 2 1 8 13 27 -14 7

Black Horse 7 0 0 7 4 60 -56