Dale dig deep to sink new boys Snainton Reserves

Thornton Dale had to work hard for their 4-3 win at newcomers Snainton Reserves in the Gordon Harrison Memorial Trophy on Wednesday night.

Star man Luke Hobbs led the line well for the visitors, scoring twice for Dale.

Hobbs’ strike-partner David Elliot also notched as did central midfielder Tom Sigsworth.

Union Rovers 2nds also booked their spot in the next round with a 3-2 win at Heslerton Reserves.

In division one, Kirkdale United suffered a 4-2 home defeat against Duncombe Park.

United made a bad start when a clearance in the second minute was headed back and Dan Drake got on the end of it and gave Park an early lead. This advantage was to last only five minutes when Jamie Harper latched onto a loose ball to equalise.

Kirkdale had some good spells over the next half-hour and passed the ball and moved well but always looked as if they could concede at any time and so it proved following a corner in the 38th minute Park regained the lead.

The second half began with Park gradually gaining the upper hand and when a stray pass out of defence from Kirkdale in the 62nd minute Park took full advantage and went 3-1 in front.

Park dominated much of what remained of the game and added their fourth goal in the 76th minute.

Kirkdale did however keep going to the end and with three minutes remaining Tony Dodds pulled one back and just before the final whistle Harper saw his 25-yard free-kick cannon back off a post.

An Andrew Parkinson hat-trick helped Bagby & Balk to a 6-2 home win against Gillamoor.

Martin Kendal also scored twice for the hosts, with Nick Newcombe also on target.

Brothers Daryl and Ryan Rivis scored the goals for Gillamoor, the former also earning the man of the match plaudits.

Norton United suffered a 4-2 defeat at Union Rovers, Sam Keyworth bagging both goals for the visitors from the left flank.

Sinnington and early pacesetters Rosedale played out a 1-1 draw at Friars Hill.

Striker Rob Preston notched for the hosts, while Kyle Clacherty was on target for Rosedale.

Central midfielder Wayne Moon was man of the match for the Sinners, left-back Ben Tyreman was Rosedale’s star man.

In the other game in the top flight in midweek, Kirkbymoorside Reserves won 2-0 at Heslerton.

Sam Asquith’s brace helped Pickering Knights to a 3-1 division two home success against Thornton Dale Reserves.

Striker Adam Ridley earned the man of the match award for his display, which was capped by a goal.

Another man among the goals in midweek was Gillamoor Reserves forward Ashley Walker, netting twice in their 3-0 triumph at home to Rillington Reserves.

Skipper Patrick Bernstein scored the other goal for Gillamoor, with centre-back Tom Skelton their man of the match.

Captain Matty Gardner was another two-goal hero, his brace guiding Ryedale SC Reserves to a 3-1 win at Aislaby United.

Left-back Alex Ibbotson also netted for the visitors, with Mark Davidson hitting United’s consolation goal.

Central defender Tom Tate was the star man for Ryedale Sports Club, while Aislaby United’s man of the match was Tate’s counterpart Ben Chapman.