Clacherty seals Lealholm cup win

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Lealholm picked up their second win in the Eileen Hodgson Bowl as they overcame Brotton Railway Arms 2-0.

In a niggly game, it was just before the half hour when Lealholm opened the scoring when Kyle Clacherty was brought down in the penalty area and Nathan Gibson converted the penalty kick.

Shortly after this, the home side hit a post with the follow-up being put over the bar.

Brotton created few chances but Lealholm could not find a second to give themselves a cushion in a game that could have gone either way.

With just two minutes remaining, Lealholm sealed the game when substitute Arran Leeman went down the left and from his cross, Clacherty’s header was blocked but he reacted first to fire in the second for Lealholm.

Lakes United put up a spirited performance in the semi-final of the D & G Trophies League Challenge Cup against Great Ayton United and a close game reached the final quarter of an hour all square as both sides had scored.

Fitness eventually told in the final 15 minutes as Great Ayton scored three times to book a final date with Lingdale United, who reached the final without playing as Boosbeck were unable to field a side.

Dormanstown entertained Loftus and could only field ten men – and found themselves two down before.

Dowse replied for the home side before the interval.

In the second half, Dormanstown went down to nine men because of an injury and they paid the price as Loftus scored three more to ease to victory.