Lealholm need 12-goal win to snatch title

Lealholm would have to beat Eskvale and Cleveland League leaders Lingdale Utd by 12 goals on Saturday to stand any chance of snatching the title.

Lingdale effectively have the title in the bag after last night’s 5-2 win over bottom club Lakes United.

The East Cleveland side are three points clear at the table top heading into their last fixture this Saturday (Apr 18), against second-placed Lealholm, and such is the superiority of their goal difference, Lealholm need nothing short of a 12-goal victory to claim the unlikeliest of titles.

This past weekend, Dormanstown finished their league programme in style at the weekend, as they beat Boosbeck 5-1 and stopped the visitors taking third place in the table as they stayed fifth.

Two goals each from Aaron Calpin and James Hindess with Daniel Greatrex adding the fifth saw Dormanstown home.

Great Ayton also finished in style as they beat Hinderwell 5-1 to finish sixth with the visitors finishing fourth.

Brad Malone put Great Ayton in front before Michael Gill added a second.

Paul Wilson pulled a goal back for Hinderwell but Alex Grainge restored the two-goal advantage for the home side before the interval.

The second half saw Andy Wilson add two more goals for Great Ayton as they eased to victory.

Loftus entertained Brotton in the Eileen Hodgson Bowl and a single strike from Hall saw Loftus win the game as they as they booked their place in the final.

Lakes United entertained neighbours Dormanstown in their recent clash and a single goal decided the game, this time in favour of the visitors, who remain unbeaten so far in this competition as they look for a place in the final in their first season.