Lingdale leapfrog leaders Lealholm

Lealholm lost their place a t the top of the Eskvale and Cleveland League on Saturday, as they were leapfrogged by main title rivals Lingdale, who beat Dormanstown.

A single goal separated the

teams at the interval in an end-to-end competitive, battle.

When the visitors scored the second goal, there was only going to be one winner as they scored four more times.

Jones scored four including two penalties with Smith and Bullock also scoring. Lealholm drop to second after their game was abandoned after Hinderwell’s Ryan Middleton broke a leg.

League secretary Luke Hodgson said: “On behalf of the league we wish him a speedy recovery.”

Boosbeck dropped points

in a ten-goal thriller with Lakes United who were rewarded with their first point of the season.

The home side started well and scored inside ten minutes but Lakes levelled ten minutes later before falling behind again almost straight away.

Two goals before the break sent Lakes into the lead as they fought back. Boosbeck fought hard after the interval and scored three times to lead 5-3 with 15 minutes to go but Lakes battled and reduced the deficit before equalising with virtually the last move of the game.

Clarke was the hero for Lakes, scoring four times to add to Alderson’s goal while Raw scored twice for Boosbeck with Dobson, Thompson and Corner all chipping in.

In the Whitby Benevolent Trophy, Brotton opened the scoring through a Templeman chip but Loftus battled back to level before the break through Winspear. The second half saw lone striker Agar reward his team with two goals and victory as he put in a tireless performance.