Staithes mix it with title-chasers

WITH only a small squad of players, Staithes Athletic continue to pull off good results against teams fancied for the championship battle.

A Richard Ward penalty sent Staithes into the lead against Boosbeck United on Saturday, while Simon Bowes also scored for the home side. Taking control of the game in midfield, Craig Marsay was outstanding for Staithes, not allowing the Boosbeck players time on the ball.

Staithes’ dominance of the game should have resulted in more goals with numerous chances created and missed.

Boosbeck goals came from Danny Walton and Shane Breckon,

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