Camerons Teesside League

CARLIN HOW, after a two-week break, returned to action with a 5-0 thumping against New Marske. Carlin How failed o stamp their authority on the match until the last minute of the first-half when Steve Hampton put Martin Say through down the wing, he cut inside and chipped the keeper for his 12th of the season. In the second period the home side were more on top and five minutes in, a crossfield ball over the New Marske defence by Steve Starsmore was met by Matthew Jones who made it 2-0. An own goal by keeper Stuart Wood made it 3-0 and in the 73rd minute Richard Darcy headed home a Martin Say cross at the back post. Three minutes later Carlin How finished the scoring when Jones was upended in the box but picked himself up and scored from the penalty spot with his second of the match and sixth of the season.

BEADS were looking to avenge a 4-2 defeat by Nunthorpe Athletic but had to settle for a point after a 1-1 draw.

Despite Nunthorpe pushing forward, the first-half was goalless as the BEADS defence held their guests at bay. A good move by Nunthorpe saw Andrew Southern score his fourth of the season five minutes into the second-half after the home keeper failed to collect a corner. In response, BEADS were rewarded when a great pass put Steve Traynor free on the left and he cut inside to equalise in the 72nd minute.

Champions Grangetown Boys Club helped their quest for retaining the title with a 3-1 win over Richmond Town at home.

After five minutes they were awarded a penalty but Richmond keeper James Allis saved but nine minutes later the Boys Club took the lead when Ian McGowan grabbed his eighth of the season. Seven minutes later Richmond ensured the teams went into the interval on level terms with Ian Armstrong's second of the season. On the hour the Boys Club took the lead for the second time when Paul Cassidy scored and four minutes later the Boys Club secured their third win of the season over Richmond when Dave Watson notched.

Guisborough Town Reserves slipped to another heavy defeat when entertaining Cargo Fleet, going down 7-0. Ray Teasdale, who proved to be a thorn in the home side's side, scored the first in the 19th minute and ten minutes later he added a second.

The home side started the second half on top but in the 55th minute Teasdale brokeaway and grabbed his hat-trick goal. He wasn't finished there as in the 63rd minute he added a fourth. The Fleet were well in control and in the 70th minute George Pain made it 5-0 and two minutes later Teasdale added his fifth of the match and 22nd of the season with Paul Jewitt securing the double over Town with his seventh of the season with two minutes remaining.

Hollybush took their game to Acklam and pushed them back but it was to no avail as they lost 1-0. Two minutes before half-time the home side were awarded a penalty, but the Acklam keeper saved the spot-kick. In the second-half the home side pushed forward, only to hit the bar on two occasions while the Acklam keeper pulled off a couple of good saves. With two minutes remaining Alan Oliver finely broke the deadlock in favour of the visitors, giving Acklam three valuable points.

Mackinlay Park, propping up the league, hosted Fishburn Park and drew 1-1. Mackinlay Park took the lead through Graham Murtha before the visitors were rewarded with a penalty which they missed.

Five minutes before half-time Fishburn levelled when Lee Found scored.

Second from bottom Stokesley took a fifth-minute lead at home to Wolviston Reserves but still lost 4-1. Dan Wilkinson put them ahead before Wolviston hit back when Steve Casey scored.

Five minutes later Wolviston went ahead through Andrew Dyson. In the second-half the home side conceded a third through an own goal and with 12 minutes remaining Paul Haigh secured his side's fifth win of the season.

The Thornaby derby started at a fast pace and it was eventual 2-1 winners Thornaby who were on top for the first ten minutes so it was against the run of play that home side Thornaby Youth Club who took the lead when Michael Arif let fly with a cracking shot.

Before half-time Darren Fixture made it all square with his 13th of the season. The second period was fairly even until the hour mark Donat Gomez sealed the win for the visitors.

Not many chances were created in the match between Whitby Town Reserves and Bedale Athletic and both sides settled for a point in a goalless draw.

In a midweek match Whitby Town Reserves entertained Stokesley Sports Club and won 2-0. The home side struck an early blow when Andrew Hall scored as early as the seventh minute. Although Stokesley pushed forward in the second half they were unable to find the equaliser and with only five minutes remaining Hall struck again.

Durham Alliance

Hartlepool Boys Welfare went through to the semi-final of the Mark Blake Trophy when they won 4-2 at Durham Victoria Bridge. Boys Welfare were 2-1 up at half-time before going on to lead 4-1. Although Victoria Bridge were outplayed they created more chances but were unable to put them away. Scorers for Hartlepool were Stewart Gregg (3) and Dave Smith. Victoria Bridge scorers were Lee Pratt and Francis Ward.

Herrington CW beat Sunderland Flying Boat 3-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Paul Taylor. Before half-time Herrington were awarded a penalty and Taylor made no mistake with the spot-kick. In the second-half Taylor made it 2-0 with a header from a cross from Shaun Hardy and his third was a shot from 25 yards into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

Washington Westwood won 4-0, with three goals coming before half- time, against Springwell Village. Paul Diamond (2), Dean Helens and Chris Lindsted were the scorers.

Keeper Lee Southern and centre-half Dave Scott were instrumental in getting Belford House through to the final of the League Challenge cup with a 3-1 win against Seaham The Duke. Both had outstanding games against a strong and skilful Seaham side. Belford were one up at half time with a goal from Joe Holborn, Calvin Magnus and Cameron Marshall scored the other two with John Pinder getting the Duke's goal.

Birtley Town Reserves went down 4-2 at home to Chester's. Birtley went one up with a goal from Paul Freeman before Andrew Huthinson equalised and then Chesters scored again to make it 2-1. Birtley levelled just before half-time through John Curry. After the break, Gavin Brown restored Chesters lead at 3-2 and Hutchinson made it 4-2 with his hat-trick strike.

Hathaway and Cope Stokesley League

Teesside Athletic hung on to top position by virtue of number of goals scored in the league although they had to come from behind to beat Boosbeck Melbourne Tyres 2-1.

Both sides hit the woodwork in the opening 45 minutes but it was Boosbeck who finally managed to convert one of their chances to lead at the interval.

The second-half continued in similar vein but with the wind behind them Athletic bounced back when Chris Ellis chipped home the equaliser.

Ten minutes from time it was Ellis once again who was on the mark to fire home the winner when he slid the ball beneath the Boosbeck keeper.

B and H King's Head were a goal away from leading the table. If they had beaten bottom club Huntsman 8-1 they would have returned to the top.

However, they had to be content with a 7-1 victory with new boy Paul Round hitting four goals.

Brian Crawley set King's Head on their way with two well taken goals before Round hit the first of his haul before the break.

Two more after the break from Round had King's Head coasting, allowing the Huntsman in for a consolation goal before Paul Bennett wrapped up the scoring in the dying stages of the game.

Woodmans Arms paid the price for starting shorthanded against Redcar Coke Ovens by going three goals down in the first 15 minutes and despite producing something of a fight back they eventually went down 4-2.

Peter Noteyoung pulled one back shortly before half time and it was the same player who gave Woodmans some hope of getting at least a point when he beat two players before reducing the arrears still further.

Unfortunately for the Woodmans a couple of good chances went begging late in the game and Coke Ovens made sure of the points with a breakaway goal five minutes from time.

Tanfield Bros. got off to a flier against Ennis Square when Paul Wardell scored in the first minute but sadly for Tanfield two second half goals saw Ennis get back into the game and take all three points with a 3-2 victory.

After Ennis had equalised midway through the first half, Paul Cockburn hit a pinpoint pass for Wardell to lob Tanfield back in front shortly before the break.

In the second-half, Ennis continued to probe down the flanks and it was through this avenue that they equalised with 25 remaining and hit the winning goal with just four minutes remaining.

A goal in each half was enough to see Onyx home to a 2-0 success over Stokesley while Dormans dented Lingdale's mini revival with a resounding 8-0 win