Thornton hot-shots march to cup victory

Thornton Dale show off their new kit sponsored by Lavenders Tea Room and Deli    Picture: Keith Sales
Thornton Dale show off their new kit sponsored by Lavenders Tea Room and Deli Picture: Keith Sales

Thornton-le-Dale, wearing their new kit sponsored by Lavenders Tea Room and Deli, beat Amotherby & Swinton Reserves 6-0 in the first round of the North Riding FA Saturday Challenge Cup.

Dale took the lead after seven minutes, a good right wing move by Craig Barnes and Simon King whose cross found David Elliot, who opened the scoring.

They doubled their lead after 25 minutes when a Chris Preston corner was superbly headed into the visitors goal by Danny Russell.

In the last five minutes before half-time, Dale took a four-goal lead with further goals scored by Elliot and Tom Sigsworth.

In the second half Elliot completed his hat-trick after 55 minutes – his first of the season. In the last minute Luke Hobbs scored his side’s sixth and final goal.

Man of the match for Dale was midfielder Tom Atkinson.

Ryedale Sports Club reserves continued their stunning start to the campaign with a 7-0 hammering of visitors Gillamoor Reserves in division two.

The hosts started brightly and had eight chances in the opening 25 minutes with Marc Dobson, Ryan Boyes, Jamie Fewster and Matty Gardner all having one on one with the keeper, but missing the target.

On 37 minutes a clearance by Ryedale keeper Tim Wincup for Dobson to head on for Gardner to race clear and side-foot into bottom corner for 1-0.

Three minutes later Boyes’ corner was headed in by Heath Brown, and just before half-time, Ben Thompson took a free-kick from 40 yards to pick out Brown to head into top corner to make it 3-0.

After a bright start to the second half by the visitors, Ryedale added a fourth just before the hour mark, a great through ball from Brown set up Gardner to round the keeper and slot into the net.

One minute later Gardner closed down the Gillamoor keeper who hit the ball against him, the ball flying into the net to make it 5-0 and complete the striker’s hat-trick.

In the 70th minute the move of the match created the sixth goal, with some great one-touch football between Steve Stead, Fewster, Thompson and Dobson, the latter threading the ball for Boyes to chip the keeper.

Dobson made it 7-0 with a left-footed strike from a great ball by Thompson.

This was a great all-round team performance but joint men of the match were Brown and 17-year-old Jamie Fewster, who is maturing with each game

The match ball sponsor was JLA Joinery.

In the other second division game, Rillington Athletic Reserves fought back for a 1-1 draw at Snainton Reserves.

Gillamoor romped to an 8-0 home win against Slingsby in the Ryedale Hospital Cup.

Josh Tateson banged in a hat-trick, while star man Daryl Rivis scored two and there was one apiece for Craig Ibbotson, Luke Tateson and Scott Simpson. Neil Foster was man of the match for Slingsby.