Saturday 2nd February 2013 Kick off 3:00pm
Northallerton Town FC v North Shields Ebac Northern League Division Two SEASON 2010 - 2011 SEASON 2012 - 2013
Programme Edited by Ricky Butler
Town Crier A note from the Editor Welcome back to the RGPS Stadium for this Ebac Northern League Division Two fixture against North Shields. The bad weather in recent weeks has led to another batch of postponements which means this is actually our first home match of 2013. It all means will probably be playing 2 games a week between and now and the end of the season, more should we enjoy a good cup run. I think the fixture list needs to be revised in future to avoid these problems. If the season started in late-July and finished in mid-May, a winter break could be legislated for, avoiding fixture congestion in the spring. Plus, the pitches between November and February are generally not conducive to good football so the more games that are played in the autumn and spring months the better. Finally I believe crowds would also improve if more matches were played in milder weather. The last thing most of us want to do is stand around in the cold and wet watching football on a horrible pitch. Having a winter break may just attract more â€˜fair weatherâ€™ fans and we could all do with a few more of those right? Today is another massive game for us in our quest for promotion. We enjoyed a very good win at North Shields in September which remains their only home defeat to date. A similar result today would give us the boost we need going into the run-in, but to do that we have to end our recent poor home form. We have not enjoyed a league success here at the RGPS since mid-October so it is important we give our home fans something to cheer about. On that front we are pleased to announce a new arrival in the shape of Billingham Town striker Michael Dunwell. Manager Mark Fanning talks more about him in his column today but I am sure everyone at the club would like wish Michael all the best for a long and successful spell here at the RGPS. Finally I would to offer a warm Northallerton Town welcome to the players, supporters and officials of North Shields AFC. I hope you enjoy your visit and wish you all the best for the rest of the season, after today of course. Enjoy the match, Ricky Butler (Editor)
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From the Dugout with Mark Fanning In Town Today - Profile on North Shields North Shields Pen-Pics We’ve Met Before Ebac Northern League results and tables In Profile – This Week – Ricky Butler Reports on our matches at Brandon United, York City and Esh Winning On This Day – This week we take a look back to 2 February 19 Away match travel – Seaham Red Star and Birtley Town History of Northallerton Town Northallerton Town Pen-Pics 2012-13 Fixtures, Results, Scorers 2012-13 Today’s Squads
Executive Board Executive Chairman: David A Kerfoot MBE Deputy Executive Chairman: Tom D Kerfoot Financial Director: Flo Walker Commercial and Director of Football: David Watson Marketing & IT Director: Jamie Tosh Club Development Director: Mark Walker Football Administration Director: Lesley Clark Football Committee Chairman: Les Hood Press Officer: Ricky Butler Corporate Hospitality: Christine Watson Stadium Management: Les Hood, Dave Rennison, Gordon Tosh Clubhouse & Match Day Catering: Sharon McGilvray Lottery Manager: David Mottershead Kit Manager: Mick Charlton Merchandise: Matthew Walker Gateman: Rob Walker Committee: Pete Jenkins, Steve Craggs, Chris Rogers, Christine Watson, Andy Curtis, Steve Cooke, Steve Clark, Andy Pattinson, Sharon McGilvray. 1st Team Manager: Mark Fanning Assistant Manager & Physio: Martin Collins Goalkeeping Coach: Dave Skelton Acadamy Manager: Dave Goodwin Assistant & Secretary: Keith Caygill Photographer/ Website Manager: Paul Gaythorpe Club Address RGPS Stadium, Ainderby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 8HA Telephone: 01609 778337 General information: firstname.lastname@example.org
From The Dugout with Mark Fanning Good afternoon and welcome to all the supporters, players and officials of North Shields Football Club and today’s match officials. The recent enforced absence from football due to the bad weather has been a positive in one respect, recovering from injuries. Before the recent lay off we were missing James Briggs, Stephen Butterworth and Craig Winter all with long term problems plus a suspended Wayne Gredziak. This afternoon, James Briggs is available for selection whilst both Ste Butts and Craig Winter are back in training and should be fit shortly. With still half a season to play and only three months to play these games in there is no doubt that the squad will be pushed to its limits so it’s vital that we get everyone fit and available as soon as possible and then rotate players to try keep them as fresh as possible. Last week we completed the signing of Michael Dunwell from Billingham Town to strengthen the squad further. Michael has a vast amount of experience and this coupled with his hold up play and goal-scoring ability will add further options to our attacking play. He already knows a number of our squad and I am sure this will help him settle in quickly and soon become a crowd favourite. The league has started to take shape now with Crook Town justifying their pre season favourites tag. They are on a fantastic run which has seen them open a five point gap at the top. Second placed Ryhope have shown signs of a wobble and this has raised the hopes of the chasing pack. Morpeth and Jarrow Roofing have only played 19 & 20 games respectively and the back log of fixtures will surely have an effect on their chances of finishing in the top 3. Seaham Red Star, in third, keep picking up points and cannot be discounted if they can find some consistency against the top clubs. For me the dark horses are today’s opponents North Shields whilst currently sitting seventh they have games in hand and apart from Crook are the team in form. They have only played nine home games and with only one defeat so far at Daren Persson Stadium, they have a great opportunity to get into the top three. That one defeat was of course to ourselves and it was one of our best, if not best performances of the season. We defended well from the front and caused our hosts problems with quick incisive breaks from midfield. At the back our defence was solid and apart from a couple of scares we looked good value for the clean sheet which we duly earned in a 2-0 victory. If we can reproduce that effort from every area of the pitch today then I am confident we can come away with the three points that we need to restart our season. Over the last two weeks we have been able to keep fitness up with training sessions both indoors and outside on a 3G surface. This is not always easy as venues get booked up early and are not cheap. The commitment and effort from the lads has been excellent and they need to bring that into the game this afternoon. Enjoy the game, Mark
In Town Today NORTH SHIELDS FOOTBALL CLUB North Shields Athletic was originally formed in 1896, and played initially in the South Shields & District league. They progressed through the Northern Combination, Northern Alliance and North Eastern League and became a major force in North East Football, outside the Football League, moving to play at Hawkey's Lane around 1900. At least two players, Alan Grenyer and Harry Chambers went on to play for the full England team after starting their careers with North Shields Athletic. Preston Colliery F.C. emerged after the Great War becoming North Shields A.F.C. in 1928, and the club won many honours over the years. They enjoyed tremendous local support with a record 12,800 watching the local derby with South Shields in 1936. Shields won the North Eastern League title and numerous cups but their moment of crowning glory came in 1969. After joining the Northern league they won the F.A. Amateur cup by beating Sutton United in front of 47,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium. Shields were a goal down after only four minutes but won with second half strikes from Richie Hall and Brian Joicey â€“ both laid on by Orrick, a shipyard worker from Byker. The Club, which also won the Northern League Championship and Challenge Cup that same year, were declared joint holders of the European Amateur Cup the following season when the two teams against Italian side Almas resulted in a level aggregate score. In 1982 "The Robins" won 1-0 at Halifax Town in the F.A. Cup 1st Round, Bede McCaffrey scoring the all important goal that year. Walsall was the visitors to Appleby Park in the next round and left with a 3-0 victory. Having moved into the national pyramid by joining the Northern Counties East League, North Shields earned promotion to the Nothern Premier League by winning the title, but financial problems resulted in the club losing the Appleby Park Ground and then reforming to play in the VAUX Wearside League. Since then "The Robins" have enjoyed considerable success, winning the treble of League, Shipowners Cup and Northumberland Senior Bowl in 1998/99. In 2000/01 they finished runners-up to Nissan but won the Monkwearmouth Cup and the Senior Bowl for the second time. They won the Wearside league by eight points in 2002 and the Monkwearmouth Cup again in 2003. Early years back in the Northern League the side typically struggled but of late the club has found itself in the top half of the table and in 2010/11 just missed out on promotion to the first division by 2 points under manager Anthony Woodhouse.
Northallerton Town v North Shields Head-to-Head Complied by Ian Bolland 2004-05
Div 2 Northallerton Town 0 1 North Shields North Shields 0 3 Northallerton Town Northallerton Town finished in 5th place in the league North Shields finished in 11thplace in the league Div 2 Northallerton Town 1 3 North Shields North Shields 0 0 Northallerton Town Northallerton Town finished in 2nd place in the league and promoted North Shields finished in 12th place in the league
Div 2 Northallerton Town 1 2 North Shields North Shields 4 1 Northallerton Town th Northallerton Town finished in 8 place in the league North Shields finished in 6thplace in the league
Div 2 Northallerton Town 2 2 North Shields North Shields 1 1 Northallerton Town Northallerton Town finished in 9thplace in the league North Shields finished in 4thplace in the league
Div 2 Northallerton Town 2 North Shields 2
North Shields Northallerton Town
Northallerton Town finished in 9th place in the league North Shields finished in 8th place in the league 2012-13
Div 2 North Shields
Our complete playing record at a glance Home Away
P 5 6 11
W 0 2 2
D 2 2 4
L 3 2 5
F 6 7 13
A 10 7 17
Weâ€™ve Met Before STL Northern League Division Two 10/09/2011 North Shields 1, Town 3 Town gave a debut to former Stokesley keeper Adam Pearson. There was almost a goal in the first minute but Gary Mitchell's shot went narrowly over the bar. Town took the lead in the 6th minute when a good move down the right was worked across to Peter Bulmer who jinked his way into the box before blasting the ball home from 12 yards. Bulmer then turned provider as his free kick was headed home by Carl Chillingsworth on 20 minutes. On 43 minutes good link up play between Chillingsworth and Mitchell opened up the home defence again and Mitchell fired across the keeper into the bottom corner to make it three. North Shields scored a consolation on 88 minutes when Keith Douglas chased a through ball and curled the ball home from just outside the penalty area Team - Pearson, Andy Ramsbottom, Hodgson, Shoulder, Hickman , Parkin, Hardy, M Butterworth, Mitchell, Chillingsworth, Bulmer. Subs-Chapman, Shardha, Aaron Ramsbottom, Cook, S Butterworth.
STL Northern League Division Two 14/01/2012 Darlington RA 1, Town 0 Last year when the teams met at Ainderby Road, Town scored 2 late goals to earn a point, this year it was North Shields who scored late goals to earn a draw. Peter Bulmer had already put one effort just wide when in the 10th minute he collected James Bowman's pass, cut inside and beat the keeper from 25 yards to make it 1-0. Town started the second half well and doubled their lead on 68 minutes when Peter Bulmer's superbly flighted free kick was headed home by Craig Winter. But on 86 minutes a quickly taken free kick found James Luccock who fired home to make it 2-1. Then with time running out, John Grey headed an equaliser to snatch an unlikely point. Credit to Shields for battling right till the end but Town will be disappointed that they did not see the game out when victory was in their grasp. Team - Craggs, Hickman, Dunn, Shoulder, Winter, Caisley, Bowman, Parkin, Anderson, S Butterworth, Bulmer. Subs- Breckon, Hemingbrough, Chillingsworth.
Ernest Armstrong Cup Quarter Final 28/04/2012 North Shields 1, Town 2 Town were missing Stuart Jackson through injury and Carl Chillingsworth due to work commitments. The hosts playing with a strong wind at their backs enjoyed good possession and almost broke the deadlock on 12 minutes but Steve Craggs pushed the ball behind for a corner. Town's offside trap was working well much to the frustration of the home players and supporters. North Shields took the lead on 29 minutes when Femi Akinbolu stooped to head home from close range. Town started the second half strongly, Colin Anderson firing narrowly wide in the 46th minute. The equaliser arrived on 55 minutes, when a free kick was not cleared properly Craig Winter calmly stroked the ball into the corner of the net from 10 yards to make it 1-1. Danny Shoulder's free kick found the unmarked Anderson but he headed wide. At the other end Craggs failed to gather a through ball and Grant Hickman was called upon to produce a goal saving clearance. On 78 minutes Anderson broke through and was brought down on the edge of the box. Peter Bulmer had the presence of mind to ask the referee to take the free kick quickly and as the Shields keeper stood on his left hand post lining the wall up, Bulmer clipped the ball over the wall into the opposite corner to make it 2-1. Shields player Paul Gordon was booked for his protests and a late lunge on Danny Shoulder a minute later by the same player saw the hosts reduced to 10 men. Town were grateful to see the linesman's flag raised as Shields threatened an equaliser in the 88th minute. Town were determined not to let their lead slip and saw out the remainder of the game despite sustained pressure from North Shields. Team - Craggs, Hickman, Dunn, Shoulder, Winter, Parkin, Hardy, S Butterworth, Anderson, Mowbray, Bulmer. Subs - McNichol, Caisley, Layfield, Hemingbrough.
North Shields Pen-Pics 2012-13 Femi Akinbolu - Signed from Cullercoats FC, Femi is a natural goal scorer. Took time out in 2011 to go travelling but back now and raring to go. Joe Elliot - Signed from Cullercoats FC. A versatile player, can play in midfield or defence. Back in contention after 6 months at Hebburn Town. JD Hall - Signed from Bedlington Terriers - has great pace and is one of the fittest players in the squad. Second spell with the club having left briefly in 2011. Andy Hay - Centre forward and natural goal scorer. Still holds the record (7) for goals in a single game. Previous clubs include Blyth Spartans, Whitley Bay, Jarrow Roofing, South Shields, Newcastle Benfield and Newcastle Blue Star. Dean Holmes - Top scorer in Northern Alliance in season 2010-11. Signed from Heaton Stannington, scored on his shields debut. Rob Nolan - A prolific scorer, Very pacey attacker. Also useful out wide as well. Adam Forster - An awesome young talent. Played for Blyth Spartans in 2011/12. Great on the ball, without the ball and getting the ball back. Kevin Hughes - Superb re-signing for the club, signed from West Allotment. No nonsense defender who steadies the ship, John Hook - A young, promising full back who has great technique and a keen will to improve. Daniel Patterson - Signed from West Allotment - can play left back, centre half or wing back. Played pro for Queen of the South, previous clubs include Ashington. Ben Richardson - Attacking midfield competitor, a fans favourite with his ability to win the ball and move play forward. Signed from Washington. Keith Douglas - Self confessed North Shields supporter and popular clubman. Became a legend in 2010/11 when the club just missed out on promotion. Looking to get back to his old ways. Michael Robinson - Michael rejoins us for his second spell at the club, a top class keeper. Reliable shot stopper and personal trainer that has made well over 100 appearances for the club.
Philip Robinson - Former Brandon United player with energy to burn. His attitude and ability combined will be a big plus this season. Adam Rowntree - Centre forward signed from Newcastle Benfield - quick, strong, can play wide on the right or through the middle. Adds strength to the squad. Paul Watson - Midfield work horse, fantastic signing for the club. Played for West Allotment and Dunston in 2010/11 - will chip in with goals from midfield this season.
Visitors View Ahead of todayâ€™s game we catch up with North Shields chairman Alan Matthews to get his views on his clubâ€™s season to date.
How would you access your season so far? After a bad start due to loads of injuries we have improved and are playing well.
Which players have impressed you most this season, both at North Shields and elsewhere? Can't separate anyone at North Shields, everyone in the squad is giving everything he has.
What are your expectations for the rest of the season? Having missed out in the last two seasons I have learned not to expect anything in the Northern League. There are far too many very good players throughout the 2nd division to single out a few.
What are your predictions for the match today and what are you expecting from Northallerton? The same answer to both of your questions. Another very hard, competitive game between two very good sides.
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Brandon United 2, Town 1 Ebac Northern League 05/01/2013 By Ricky Butler TOWN began 2013 as they ended 2012, with a disappointing away defeat, this time against a hard working Brandon United side on Saturday. The starting XI showed two chances from the previous weekend's 2-0 defeat at Crook Town. Steve Banks replaced Stu Dunn at left back while James Bowman replaced the suspended Wayne Gredziak. Meanwhile Alex Caisley was recalled to the squad and took his place on the bench alongside Dunn, Marcus Laing and Chris Dickinson. Town dominated the early possession but the home sidesâ€™ work-rate meant that they were restricted to very few chances. On 20 minutes Ian Smurthwaite's cross shot found Carl Chillingsworth 8 yards out, but the keeper produced a fine save to deny him. The best chance of the first half came when Peter Bulmer's cross was not cleared and Jon Burton fired against the post from 12 yards. But Town were rewarded just two minutes into the second period. There looked to be no danger when the ball reached Chillingsworth who was running away from goal, but he expertly hooked the ball over his shoulder and into the far corner of the net his 16th goal of the season. But the lead lasted barely ten minutes. A cross was not cleared by the usually reliable Danny Shoulder and Glen Hendrix seized on the loose ball to fired across goalkeeper Steve Craggs to make it 1-1. Worse was to follow on 70 minutes. A Town corner was cleared to the half way line but Burton was caught in possession and Andrew Blackburn raced clear before firing an unstoppable shot past Craggs to give his side the lead. Laing and Dickinson were introduced in the closing stages but the hosts defended well and despite the ball spending much of the last 20 minutes in the Brandon half, Town created few clear cut chances and it finished 2-1. "It was a totally unacceptable performance and attitude," said manager Mark Fanning. "Too many players were either not prepared to treat this game with the desire and passion required or think they are better than they are. I have spent enough time defending them but that stops now.â€?
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2 Esh Winning Thexton 2
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1 Darlington RA Butterworth
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Ryhope CW Crook Town Seaham Red Star Northallerton Town
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Jarrow Roofing Whitehaven Darlington RA North Shields Morpeth Town Washington Whickham Tow Law Town Ryton & Crawcrook Albion West Allotment Celtic Chester-Le-Street Esh Winning Thornaby Stokesley Sports Club Birtley Town Brandon United Horden C.W. Alnwick Town
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In Profile This Week- Ricky Butler
DOB; 24/06/1968 OCCUPATION; (Sort of) Journalist PREVIOUS CLUBS; I still play for Richmond Town Vets JOINED TOWN; 2012 FAVOURITE TOWN MEMORY; Producing my first match programme and seeing people in the ground actually reading it! FAVOURITE OTHER CLUBS; Arsenal and Dagenham & Redbridge BIGGEST PERSONAL DISAPPOINMENT IN THE GAME; Never getting the chance to ever play at Highbury WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER, PAST OR PRESENT; Dennis Bergkamp (past) and Jack Wilshere (present) FAVOURITE BANDS; Blur, The Specials and The Beatles BEST DRESSED TOWN PLAYER; Steve Butterworth and Adam Emson AND WORST; Everyone else WHICH FOUR PEOPLE, ALIVE OR DEAD, WOULD YOU INVITE TO YOUR ULTIMATE DREAM DINNER PARTY; John McEnroe, George Graham, Dennis Bergkamp and Mila Kulis IF YOU HAD FOUR MINUTES LEFT TO LIVE WHAT YOU DO; Watch Bergkamp’s goal Vs. Newcastle in 2002 on loop BIG BROTHER OR I’M A CELEBRITY; If I have to pick one then I’m A Celebrity EASTENDERS OR CORONATION STREET; Eastenders BLACKBERRY OR IPHONE; Blackberry at the moment XBOX 360 OR PLAYSTATION 3; XBox
Player Stats 2012-13 Player J. Briggs D. Shoulder S. Dunn G. Hickman C. Winter G. Parkin S. Butterworth W. Gredziak A. Emson C. Chillingsworth M. Laing S. Banks C. Anderson J. Bowman A. Roberts I. Smurthwaite J. Burton D. Alderson P. Bulmer S. Hardy S. Grainger S. Craggs
16 21(1) 13(7) 30 19 29 21(5) 18(4) 26(2) 23(3) 23(3) 15(8) 4(3) 9(10) 9(4) 11(8) 4(1) 12(1) 7(3) 3 0(1) 12
Grant Hickman, the only player to start every match this season
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York City 3 Town 0 North Riding Senior Cup Quarter Final 08/01/2013 By Ricky Butler TOWN crashed out of the North Riding Senior Cup at York City but there was certainly no disgrace in the performance against a side who fielded 9 full time professionals. Mark Fanningâ€™s starting XI showed two changes from the weekend's disappointing defeat at Brandon. Goalkeeper James Briggs returned from injury in place of Steve Craggs, with Marcus Laing coming in for Jon Burton in midfield. Meanwhile leading scorer Adam Emson, absent for the previous two matches, was back on the bench alongside Stu Dunn, Alex Caisley, Burton and goalkeeper Dean Hudson. Despite being up against such an accomplished side, Town started well and for half an hour they gave as good as they got. Carl Chillingsworth might even had given them the boost of an early goal when he looked to have got on the end of a Gav Parkin corner, but defender Tom Allan just nicked the ball off his head at the crucial moment. But it was the hosts who made the breakthrough after 34 minutes, although it was a goal gifted to them rather than one they created for themselves. Steve Banks' backpass was a little short and Briggs slipped under pressure from John McGready, leaving the former Darlington man with a simple tap in. And it was 2-0 five minutes later. Reece Kelly looked to be in an offside position when he ran onto Jon Challinor's through ball but the linesman kept his flag down and the speedy winger coolly slotted past Briggs from 18 yards. With nothing to lose, Town came out for the second half looking to get more support to loan striker Chillingsworth and they should have found a way back into the tie five minutes after the restart. Hickman did well to head a Parkin free kick back across the goal but James Bowman put his header wide from 6 yards. Undeterred, Town continued to take the game to their more illustrious opponents and Pete Bulmer saw an effort scrambled off the line by the impressive Allan following another set-piece delivery from Parkin. But the brave stand was over five minutes later. Kelly, who had been lively down the left all evening, whipped in another dangerous cross and McGready was on hand to stab home his second from close range. Challinor then brought the best out of Briggs after a thrilling solo run, but 4-0 would have been harsh on a Town side who should take great pride from their performance.
ON THIS DAY â€“ 2 FEBRUARY 1966 By Mark Jones This afternoon we turn the clock back 47 years to February 1966 and an evening that saw the best and worst of European football on the two sides of the Pennines.
Match of the Day 1966 would prove to be an historic year for English football and as preparations continued apace for the forthcoming World Cup Finals, Wednesday 2 February brought a continental fixture to relish to one of the host grounds, Old Trafford. Manchester United was one of English football's powerhouses in the mid 1960s with the "Holy Trinity" of George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton at the height of their powers. 1963 had brought FA Cup success with a final victory over Leicester City, a notable step along United's road to recovery from the tragedy of the Munich Air Disaster. That disaster had occurred as United, who had won the League Championship in 1956 and 1957, returned from a European Cup tie in Belgrade on 6 February 1958 and many felt that it had robbed Matt Busby's "Busby Babes" of the European Cup glory that was rightfully theirs. A driving force in the rebuilding of the club had been Busby's desire to see his team lift the European trophy and 28 April 1965 saw the Holy Grail move within sight once more. A 1-2 defeat at Aston Villa in United's final game of the season was enough to give them the 1964-65 league title, edging out Leeds United on goal difference, and entry to the 1965-66 European Cup. The campaign got underway on 22 September with a 3-2 win away to HJK Helsinki in Round One, with United finishing the job with ease, with a 6-0 second leg victory on 6 October. 17 November 1965 took the Red Devils to Berlin for the first leg of the Second Round, and a 2-0 win against Vorwaerts. The second leg brought a 3-1 home win to progress 5-1 on aggregate. When the Quarter Final draw was made, however, it was clear that the New Year would bring an altogether sterner challenge, as United were paired with Portuguese giants Benfica. This talented Benfica side could be compared to the present day Manchester United in terms of success. As they headed to Old Trafford 47 years ago today they had reached four of the previous five European Cup Finals, lifting the trophy in 1961 (3-2 against Barcelona) and 1962 (5-3 against Real Madrid) and losing the finals of 1963 (1-2 to AC Milan) and 1965 (0-1 to Inter). Having also won the Portuguese League Championship in 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1964 and the Portuguese Cup in 1961 and 1964 they were clearly a team that was used to winning.
The tie would also bring the first of a series of memorable meetings between United's no nonsense midfielder Nobby Stiles and Benfica's mercurial Eusebio which would continue through the heights of a World Cup semi-final and a European Cup Final and the slightly less lofty heights of the Middlesbrough v Benfica pre-season friendly of 1971. The match at Old Trafford did not disappoint as both teams produced flowing football fitting of their status, United at speed and their visitors at a more sedate pace. Charlton, Best and Dunne were the main providers as the home side dominated the early possession, with the forceful Herd a constant threat up front. Benfica had their threats too, though, with Simoes and Pedras dictating their play and Torres busy in attack while Eusebio, while often quiet, looked ready to strike at any opportunity. Herd hit the post with a header and twice had sizzling shots saved and Law fell over his own feet when well placed in front of goal but for all United's good early play, it was the visitors who stunned the 64,035 crowd by taking the lead on 30 minutes, the six foot four inch Torres outjumping the home defence to head home a Eusebio corner. Seven minutes later United were back on level terms. Stiles and Law fed Best who played an incisive pass through to Herd, who drove home the equaliser. A minute before the interval there was even better to come for the home fans. Good work from Charlton recovered a poor corner kick and his cross fell for Law, six yards out, who sharply hooked it home. The Red Devils started strongly again in the second half with Herd, Charlton and Dunne all going close and on 58 minutes they extended their lead. Cantwell lofted a free kick into the area and centre half Foulkes threw himself at the ball to head home at the far post. 3-1 and eight years to the week after Munich, United appeared to be on the verge of a European Cup semi final. Twenty minutes from time, however, Benfica struck back. A cross from the right was hooked back from the by-line by Eusebio and when goalkeeper Gregg misjudged the flight of the ball under his crossbar and fell over, Torres was left with the simple task of converting. (Editorâ€™s note â€“ not related to the current Chelsea striker of the same name then). Law almost restored the two goal advantage, but that proved to be United's last chance as Benfica closed down the game, apparently happy to take a one goal deficit back to Lisbon for the second leg. The general feeling after the game was that the second Benfica goal would prove costly for United. Given the Portuguese side's obvious strength, they appeared now to be clear favourites for the tie. However exciting the match at Old Trafford might have been, though, it is the second leg, which took place at the Stadium of Light (no, not the one on Wearside) more than a month later on 9 March, for which the tie is now remembered as George Best produced perhaps his greatest performance as he led United to a stunning 5-1 win. Even so, this wasn't to be United's year as the giants of Real Madrid proved too high a hurdle in the semi final. The soon to be Sir Matt would not have to wait long for his moment of glory. United won the championship again in 1966-67 taking them back into the European Cup,
which they lifted on a wonderful Wembley night in 1968 against, of course, Benfica. (Editor’s note – I apologise for this turning into a Manchester United history lesson. Yes we know they have won a few trophies. We get it.)
Elsewhere If the best of European football was on display at Old Trafford 47 years ago tonight, its darker side was on show at Elland Road where the referee sent off three players and took the teams of the pitch for ten minutes to cool down after Police had to separate fighting Leeds United and Valencia players during their Fairs Cup third round first leg match. The match was volatile throughout and fighting broke out between the teams with ten minutes to go after a collision between Jack Charlton and Nito, the Valencia goalkeeper. When the teams returned to the pitch after the referee enforced break it became clear that Charlton and Valencia left back Vidagany had been sent off and shortly after the resumption Lage of Valencia followed them after another incident. Valencia had taken the lead on 17 minutes when confusion between Reaney and Hunter allowed Munoz to dribble round Sprake to score. Leeds equalised after 62 minutes when Giles set up Lorimer and the match finished 1-1. Leeds went on to win the second leg 1-0, but like Manchester United's, their European campaign was ended by another Spanish team at the semi final stage when they lost out to Real Zaragoza. Meanwhile 47 years ago tonight, West Ham United eased through to the League Cup Final, winning the second leg of their semi final 5-1 away to second division Cardiff City, completing a 10-3 aggregate win. None of our local teams other than Leeds had midweek matches but they had all been in action the previous Saturday (29 January 1966). In a big game at Roker Park, struggling Sunderland had beaten Leeds 2-0 in front of 35,942. The result left Sunderland in 16th place with 23 points from 25 games and Leeds 4th on 33 points. Newcastle United was struggling in 19th place on 20 points from 26 games despite a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest thanks to goals from Hilley and Suddick. Liverpool led the league after a 1-0 win against Leicester City at Anfield which took them five points clear of second placed Burnley, who lost 1-2 at home to Chelsea. (Editor’s note – No mention of Arsenal’s 3-1 win at Stoke then? Radford(2) and Howe were the scorers in front of 21,883. And no I didn’t go to this one as it was 2 and a half years before I was born!) Middlesbrough were struggling against relegation in Division Two and were third bottom, on 21 points from 25 games after losing 1-3 at league leaders Manchester City. Jim Townsend scored the Boro goal in front of 25,278. York City was fifth bottom of Division Three on 17 points from 26 games after a 2-2 draw with Shrewsbury Town at Bootham Crescent. Millwall led the division after a 0-0 draw at
Workington on the Friday night, but their lead was cut to a point by Hull City, who won a local derby at Scunthorpe United 4-2 on the Saturday. In Division Four, Darlington was going well in fifth place after beating Notts. County 1-0 at Feethams in front of an impressive crowd of 7,712. Hartlepool United, however, were third bottom after losing 1-4 at Southport.
In the News The headlines in the morning newspapers on 2 February 1966 were made by disturbances in the House of Commons, where 16 protesters were detained after shouting slogans protesting against the Vietnam War from the public gallery. In Adelaide, Australia won the fourth test to square the Ashes series at 1-1, but only after a brief but brave rally by Cowdrey, Barrington and Titmus almost forced them to bat for a second time. England had made 241 all out in their first innings, Australia replied with 516 all out and when England were bowled out for 266 in their second innings Australia completed their victory by an innings and nine runs. Meanwhile, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh had their flight delayed on their tour of the Caribbean after a bomb scare which proved to be a hoax. There was, however, an explosion at a fruit market in Glasgow, the cause of which was unknown but which might, perhaps, have inspired the invention of the smoothie. There was ongoing tension in Rhodesia, where the government of Ian Smith had seized independence twelve weeks earlier, with claims that a secret shadow cabinet had been formed to overthrow his regime. Tension too on the railways where the National Union of Railwaymen refused to call off a strike planned for 14 February. In the shops, Branston Pickle was 1/8d a jar (about 9p in today's money), Crosse and Blackwell beans were 1/1d a tin (about 6p), a 3lb chicken was 8/6d (43p) and a packet of Rich Tea biscuits was 10d (just over 4p). The shop was out of burgers but said they had some coming in at ten to one. Sorry. (Editor’s note – stop horsing around and get on with it!).
For Your Entertainment BBC1's teatime schedule 47 years ago today featured some classic 1960s children's TV, with Jackanory, Champion the Wonder Horse, Vision On and the Magic Roundabout. The evening line up included The Best of Hancock, Softly Softly and the Wednesday Play ("Silent Song"), before highlights of the Manchester United v Benfica match, followed by the 1966 European Figure Skating Championships. ITV had Zoo Time and Space Patrol for children, followed by an evening line up including Crossroads, University Challenge (did you know it used to be on ITV?), Coronation Street, The Rat Catchers, In the West End Tonight, What Price Peace? And Professional Wrestling…..maybe a little ironic having the wrestling, which is basically a fight, straight after the previous programme. (Editor’s note – Wrestling is not fighting, it is just choreographed tomfoolery).
In the cinemas, Doctor in the House, A Study in Terror, The Sands of the Kalahari and Genevieve were doing the rounds. Meanwhile in the music singles chart the Four Seasons were at number five with Let's Hang On!, The Beatles were at four with the double A side of Day Tripper and We Can Work it Out, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass were at three with Spanish Flea, Spencer Davis Group were at two with Keep on Running and the Overlanders were top of the charts with Michelle. So that was February 1966. I'd still rather watch Northallerton Town v North Shields than Manchester United v Benfica! (Editor’s note - I would rather watch paint dry than watch Manchester United play anyone).
Northallerton Town FC is pleased to support the Use Your Head campaign. Football is a passionate game and we know it’s not always easy to keep a lid on bad language when things get heated on the pitch. But swearing and abuse from players is driving fans and families away from Northern League clubs. If you want fans that are passionate and a clubs that’s successful and respected within the community, give bad language the boot and show the game and everyone who supports you week in, week out the respect they deserve.
Away Match Travel â€“ Seaham Red Star 09/02/2013 Seaham Town Park, Stockton Road, Seaham, County Durham SR7 0HP
Leave Ainderby Gardens towards B1333 / Ainderby Road Turn right on to B1333 / Ainderby Road Turn left on to Romanby Road Turn left on to High Street At roundabout, take 3rd exit on to A167 / Friarage Street At roundabout, take 1st exit on to A684 / Brompton Road Take sliproad left to A19 Take sliproad left At roundabout, take 1st exit At roundabout, take 3rd exit on to B1285 At roundabout, take 2nd exit Arrive at SR7 0HP on the left Distance: 42.5 miles Time: 54 mins
Away Match Travel - Birtley Town 12/02/2013 Birtley Sports Complex, Durham Road, Birtley, County Durham. DH3 2TB
Leave Ainderby Gardens towards B1333 / Ainderby Road Bear left on to B1333 / Ainderby Road Turn right on to A684 / Ainderby Road Turn right on to Leases Road At roundabout, take 1st exit At roundabout, take 2nd exit on to A6055 At roundabout, take 3rd exit on to slip-road Merge on to A1 Keep straight on to A1(M) At junction 63, take slip-road left to A167 towards Stanley / Chester-le-Street At roundabout, take 2nd exit on to A183 / Blind Lane At roundabout, take 4th exit on to A167 / North Road At roundabout, take 1st exit Turn left on to road Private Road Turn left on to road Private Road Arrive at Durham Road Distance: 51.1 miles Time: 1hr 4mins
NORTHALLERTON TOWN FIXTURES AND RESULTS 2012-13 Sat 11th Aug Sat 18th Aug Tues 21st Aug Sat 25th Aug Mon 27th Aug Sat 1st Sept Sat 8th Sep Wed 12th Sep Sat 15th Sep Wed 19th Sep Sat 22nd Sep Wed 26th Sep Sat 29th Sep Sat 6th Oct Sat 13th Oct Tues 16th Oct Sat 20th Oct Sat 27th Oct Sat 3rd Nov Sat 10th Nov Wed 14th Nov Sat 17th Nov Sat 24th Nov Sat 15th Dec Tues 18th Dec Wed 26th Dec Sat 29th Dec Sat 5th Jan Tues 8th Jan Sat 12th Jan Wed 29th Jan Sat 2nd Feb Sat 9th Feb Tues 12th Feb Sat 16th Feb Sat 23rd Feb Sat 2nd Mar Sat 9th Mar Sat 16th Mar Sat 23rd Mar Sat 30th Mar Sat 6th Apr Sat 13th Apr Sat 20th Apr Sat 27th Apr TBA TBA TBA TBA
Guisborough Town (FA Cup) H L4-5 Emson(2), Bowman, Anderson. Crook Town H D3-3 Chillingsworth(2), Emson. Alnwick Town A W4-0 Chillingsworth, Emson(3)(1pen). Morpeth Town H L 0-2 Darlington RA A W2-1 Emson, Winter. Horden CW H W3-0 Roberts, Emson, Gredziak. North Shields A W2-0 Butterworth, Emson. Birtley Town H W4-0 Emson, Chillingsworth, Butterworth(2). Silsden (FA Vase) A W3-2 Emson(2), Butterworth. Esh Winning H L1-2 Chillingsworth. Seaham Red Star HW5-2Chillingsworth(2), Butterworth, Emson, Parkin. Brandon Utd HW4-2 Laing, Chillingsworth(2), Emson. Stokesley SC A W2-0 Laing, Anderson. Whickham HW1-0 Emson. Consett (FA Vase) H D1-1 Hickman. (AET) Consett (FA Vase Replay) A L2-3 Smurthwaite, Winter. Chester le Street HW2-0 Hickman, Gredziak. Whitehaven A D2-2 Butterworth, Emson. Washington H L3-4 Emson, Gredziak, Chillingsworth. Thornaby A W5-3Gredziak(3), Butterworth, Emson. North Ormesby (NRSC) HW4-2Chillingsworth(2), Butterworth, Gredziak. Ryhope CW H D2-2Emson, Gredziak. West Allotment Celtic A W4-1Chillingsworth(2), Emson(2). Tow Law Town H D2-2 Chillingsworth, Shoulder(pen). Tow Law Town A D2-2 Bulmer, Emson. Darlington RA H D1-1 Emson. Crook Town A L0-2 Brandon Utd A L1-2 Chillingsworth. York City (NRSC) A L0-3 Esh Winning A L1-3 Chillinsgworth. Alnwick Town (EA Cup) H North Shields H Seaham Red Star A Birtley Town A Stokesley SC H Whickham A Ryton & Crawcrook H Chester le Street A Whitehaven H Washington A Thornaby H Ryhope CW A West Allotment Celtic H Jarrow Roofing A Morpeth Town A Whickham (BML Cup) H Jarrow Roofing H Ryton & Crawcrook A Horden CW A
Scorers: Emson 23(1p), Chillingsworth 17, Butterworth 8, Gredziak 8, Anderson 2, Laing 2, Winter 2, Hickman 2, Bowman 1, Bulmer 1, Parkin 1, Roberts 1, Shoulder 1(pen), Smurthwaite 1.
History of Northallerton Town Nobody knows the exact formation date of Northallerton Town Football Club, but The Elliott Bowl, a trophy donated by local M.P. Sir George Elliott, was contested for the first time in 1895 carries the clubs name as its first winner. Known variously as Northallerton, Northallerton Alliance and Northallerton Town, the club played for many years on The Bluestone Ground behind County Hall. Many honours were won during this period including The Harrogate and District League Championship, The Richmond Cup, Bedale Cup, Milbank Cup, Orde-Powlett Cup, Dales Cup, Harrogate Invitation Cup and The Alverton Trophy. The Club was forced to leave its Bluestone Ground in 1974 when North Yorkshire County Council put a compulsory purchase order on the ground in order to extend County Hall. (The extensions never took place and the Bluestone Ground still remains a football ground to this day.) The N.Y.C.C re-housed the club on its present Ainderby Road Ground (re-named the Regency Stadium in 2006) where two pitches, a clubhouse, changing rooms and car park were officially opened on August 21st. 1976. Northallerton continued to play in the Harrogate and District League until the end of the 1981-82 season when, with chairman Stan Kirkbride and manager Neil Milestone at the helm, they successfully applied to become founder members of new the Northern League Second Division in 1982. Sadly Mr Kirkbride passed away during that first season of Northern League football and was replaced by Vice-chairman Ron Longstaff. Joining the Northern League was a big step for the club as something like £150,000 had to be raised to upgrade the Ainderby Road Ground to Northern League standards. The Club’s first game in the Northern League was on August 28th 1982 when they were defeated 4-1 at Ryhope. A week later, Town gained revenge with a 2-0 home victory when Ryhope became the first Northern League visitors to Ainderby Road. Early years in the Northern League were difficult but they reached the final of the North Riding County Cup in the 1983-84 season, unfortunately losing 2-1 to York Railway Institute. The appointment of former Burnley, Leeds United and Middlesbrough star Ray Hankin as manager in March 1989 saw an upturn in the club’s fortunes. Hankin guided them to promotion to the First Division in 1989-90 having finished runners-up in the Second Division behind champions Murton. Season 1990-91 saw the club consolidate itself in Division One, but at the end of that season Hankin resigned and his number two Geoff Cane was appointed manager. Under Cane, the Club enjoyed great success in both the F.A Trophy and the F.A Cup - reaching the last sixteen in the F.A Trophy in 1992-93 before going out to Farnborough of the Vauxhall Conference - and in the same season they reached the fourth qualifying round of the F.A Cup before narrowly losing at Accrington Stanley.
Major ground redevelopment was carried out while Cane was in charge - a new grandstand with seating for 150 spectators was erected together with covered terracing for a further 400 spectators. The open ends behind both goals were also terraced, making the Ainderby Road ground the envy of many. The Club will always be grateful to Geoff as without him most of this work would not have been completed. Unfortunately, off the field disagreements were taking place which resulted in Cane leaving the club at the end of the 1992-93 season. Sadly Geoff passed away in 1995, aged 46. Town were now a force to be reckoned with in the Northern League and they won the League Challenge Cup in 1993-94, when they beat Blyth Spartans 2-0 in the final at Brandon. But this was to be the last game that Northallerton Town Football Club was to play. Disaster struck during the summer of 1994 when they were declared financially insolvent in the High Court and were ordered to close down. Had this happened during the playing season then there is not much doubt that the club would have folded. Fortunately there was still time before the new season started for a local businessman to come forward and rescue the club, this despite vandals breaking into the ground and daubing slogans on the stand walls and breaking all the windows in the clubhouse. A new committee was formed and the club was able to kick off the 1994-95 season under the new name of Northallerton F.C. 1994. Still in the First Division of the Northern League, the opening game was Northallerton, League Cup winners, against Durham City, League Champions, in the annual Cleator Cup. After playing a 1-1 draw after extra time, Durham won the cup on penalties. With no money available to reimburse players there was a mass exodus, and many players from local football leagues were brought in. Although these players gave their all it was no surprise when they were relegated at the end of season 1994-95. During season 1995-96, the Club gradually got back on its feet, but after a poor opening the Committee decided that players could once again be reimbursed and many of the club’s former players returned resulting in the Club finishing in a respectable 5th place in the league. During the summer of 1996 the Club was allowed to reinstate the name “Town” to once again become Northallerton Town Football Club (1994), and under the joint guidance of the management duo of Mickey Sell and John Woods, they won promotion back to the First Division when they won the Second Division Championship. For personal reasons both Sell and Woods resigned as joint managers at the end of 1996-97, although both remained at the club, Woods as assistant manager and Sell as an occasional player. After making a disastrous start to life back in the First Division (winning just three points from the first twelve games) the Club appointed former Bristol Rovers, Middlesbrough, Carlisle United and Darlington star Archie Stephens as their manager. But they fared no better, and, after finishing second bottom, they were relegated back to the Second Division. Stephens, and his assistant Woods, left the club by mutual consent at the end of the season.
Peter Mulcaster was appointed manager at the start of the 1998-99 season, and he guided the club to a commendable fourth place in the league. But in the February of his second season (1999-00), with the club lying in third place and one of the favourites for promotion, he surprised the club with his shock resignation in order to take the vacant managerâ€™s job at Spennymoor United. He was replaced as manager by the experienced ex-Guisborough Town boss Micky Hodgson, but after failing to win promotion at the first attempt, Hodgson and his assistant Peter Bell left the club at the end of season 2000-01. Peter Mulcaster returned to take over for his second spell as team manager at the start of the 2001-02 season, but after two seasons in charge and failing to get the team promoted, it was mutually agreed that he should leave the club at the end of season 2002-03. The very experienced former Whitby Town captain Paul Burton was appointed manager at the start of the 2003-04 season. Under Burton, Town regained First Division status when they finished runners-up in Division Two at the end of the 200506 season, where they also reached the final of the North Riding Senior Cup for the first time in their history - losing 3-1 to York City at Bootham Crescent. The following season (2006-07) they again reached the Senior Cup final - losing 5-0 to a strong Middlesbrough side at Billingham Synthonia. Burton surprised the club at the end of the season by handing in his resignation for what he claims were personal reasons. He was replaced by the vastly experienced Andy Toman, who lives in the Town, but he resigned after just the one season. Toman was replaced by Alan Robinson, but on the eve of the season Robinson shocked the club with his resignation as he was going to start a new life in Thailand. Ex-Doncaster Rovers player Martin Speight and former Norton & Stockton Ancients manager Stuart Dawson - who were to have been Robinsonâ€™s assistants - were appointed as joint managers, but following a run of poor results, Dawson left the club in early January. Speight was then appointed sole manager but results failed to improve and, following the heavy 5-1 home defeat by Ashington at the end of March, he also resigned. Mark Fanning, who had been part of the coaching staff at Darlington FC, was appointed and he is now in his fourth season as manager. Last season, Fanning guided the club to their first silverware in 18 years when they came from behind to beat Second Division champions Team Northumbria 3-2 in the final of the Ernest Armstrong Cup.
Northallerton Town FC – Pen-Pics 2012-13 STEPHEN CRAGGS - Age 25 (Goalkeeper) - Starting his third season at the club, Stephen’s previous clubs include Sunderland FC, Crook Town and Darlington RA. JAMES BRIGGS – Age 27 (Goalkeeper) – First season with the club having signed from Billingham Town, where he spent the last two seasons. Briggsy was previously with Norton, where he was part of their promotion winning side. DANIEL SHOULDER – Age 33 (Right Back/Centre Half) – Experienced defender now in his third season at the club. Player’s Player of the Year for the past two seasons and new Club Captain, Danny’s previous clubs include Shildon, West Auckland and Darlington RA. CRAIG WINTER – Age 28 (Centre Half) – The son of former Premier League referee Jeff, Craig is a very experienced defender who’s previous clubs include Darlington FC, Bradford, Marske United, Bishop Auckland, and is now in his second spell at Northallerton. GRANT HICKMAN – Age 21 (Centre Back/Right Back) – Signed from Darlington FC, Grant made his debut in the relegation season 2008/09. He was the only ever-present in 2010/11 and was winner of Management Player of the Season that year. ANTHONY ROBERTS – Age 33 (Defender) – Now in his second spell with Northallerton having signed this season from Marske United. ‘Basher’ is an experienced defender who has played for Guisborough Town and Norton.
IAN SMURTHWAITE – Age 21 (Centre Midfield / Centre Half) – Tough tackling midfielder is now in his fourth season at the club. ‘Smurf’ returned to Northallerton last October, after a short break in the USA. He had previously been at Darlington FC. STEPHEN BUTTERWORTH – Age 22 (Centre Midfield) – Following a coaching stint in USA, Stephen is now in his second season with the club. Previous clubs include Darlington FC and York St John’s. WAYNE GREDZIAK – Age 32 (Striker) – Signed from Durham City this season, Wayne is a proven Northern League goalscorer. Previous clubs include Shildon and Bishop Auckland, this is Wayne’s second spell at Northallerton. CARL CHILLINGSWORTH – Age 36+ (Striker) – Veteran striker Chilli has played at Whitby Town, Bishop Auckland, Guisborough and Billingham Town, but every time he leaves Northallerton, ‘Boomerang’ always comes back. COLIN ANDERSON – Age 25 (Striker) – Starting his second spell with the club following a successful season in the Teesside League with Richmond Town, where he finished as the league’s leading scorer. SAM GRAINGER – (Defender) – Graduate of the Academy side, Sam has moved into the first team squad this season.
STEPHEN BANKS - Age 26 (Defender) – Signed this season having played first division football last season with Tow Law Tow. Former clubs include Jarrow Roofing, Esh Winning and Chester-le-Street.
GAVIN PARKIN - Age 25 (Midfield / Striker) – Gav, a cultured midfield player, has previously played with Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Consett and Norton & Stockton STUART DUNN – (Full-back) Promising young full-back in his second season of senior non-league football after impressing in the Teesside League with the Academy side.
NATHAN HEMINGBROUGH – Age 22 (Midfield) – Nathan is in his first full season having moved up from the Academy side last season. Was a member of the Ernest Armstrong Cup winning squad. ALEX CAISLEY – Age 22 (Midfield) – Another to come through the Academy side and also part of the cup winning squad, Alex was previously with West Auckland. MARCUS LAING - Age 26 (Midfield) – Signed this season from Thornaby, who he joined from Billingham Town. Marcus was also a member of the Norton promotion winning side. ADAM EMSON – Age 28 (Striker) – Proven first division goal-scorer, Adam signed this season from Stokesley. His previous clubs include Thornaby, Shildon and Consett.
JAMES BOWMAN - Age 25 (Full-back) - Now in his second spell with the club after a spell with Hallem FC. Originally with Town in 200910, James previously played for Darlington RA DAVID ALDERSON – Age 26 (Midfield/Defence) - 'Aldo' is a solid and intelligent defender or defensive midfielder who also brings with him experience of promotion from the second division in his time at Norton. Previous clubs include Darlington RA and Norton & Stockton Ancients.
PETER BULMER – Age 22 (Winger) – Popular winger rejoined the club recently after spells at Consett and Norton. Previously played for Coxhoe
JONATHAN BURTON – Age 19 (Defender) - New signing from Marske United. Left-sided player Jonathan, who is son of former Town manager Paul, can play in defence or midfield. MICHAEL DUNWELL – (Striker) – Michael is an experienced Northern League forward who joined Town from Billingham Town.
Management Team MARK FANNING - Age 48 (Manager) – Became manager at the end of 2008/09 season which saw the club relegated from the first division, he is now starting his fourth full season in charge. Mark previously managed at Ferryhill Athletic, Willington and Horden. MARTIN COLLINS – Age 47 (Assistant Manager) – Agreed to take up the role at the start of the 2009/10 season, the clubs Statto is also qualified to cover the physio role. Previous clubs include Hurworth and Crook Town as a player and Darlington All Stars as coach.
Esh Winning 3, Town 1 Ebac Northern League Division Two 12/01/2013 By Ricky Butler TOWN paid the price for a poor first half performance as they slumped to a fourth consecutive defeat at Esh Winning. Manager Mark Fanning made three changes to the side that had fought so bravely at York City in midweek. Out went James Bowman, Pete Bulmer and Ian Smurthwaite, with Adam Emson, Wayne Gredziak and Jon Burton all coming in. After a bright start from Town, it was the hosts who soon began to get on top. They should have gone ahead after 15 minutes when the impressive Stephen Thompson brushed off three challenges and beat James Briggs from 18 yards, but Danny Shoulder got back just in time to make a dramatic goal-line clearance. Darren Morton and Craig Coates then missed presentable opportunities for the hosts before Esh finally went in front ten minutes before the break. Kevin Hamilton whipped in a dangerous cross from the right and former Town striker Neil Campbell arrived to turn the ball home at the near post. And even worse was to follow seven minutes later. Coates floated a harmlesslooking ball into the Town penalty area and Darren Kokes somehow managed to squeeze it in at the near post. The second half needed to be better but within five minutes of the restart Town found themselves 3-0 down. Kokes slipped in Coates down the right and after Briggs had saved his initial effort, the winger coolly slotted home the rebound to leave Town with a mountain to climb. But with everything going against them, Town rolled up their sleeves and finally showed the fighting spirit so badly lacking up until then. With 35 minutes still to play they gave themselves a lifeline when Emson was released down the left by Gav Parkin and he raced past full back Adam Ward before crossing low for Carl Chillingsworth to turn home from close range. It was all one-way traffic now as Town had the hosts pinned back for long spells. Chillingsworth should have made it 3-2 with twenty-five minutes remaining after another superb left-wing cross from Emson, but with the goal gaping he could only head over the top. Emson did have the ball in the net soon after, after a lovely flick from Chillingsworth, but the linesman on the near side had already raised his flag for offside even though it looked a close call.
Todayâ€™s Squads Northallerton Town To be selected from Stephen Craggs James Briggs Grant Hickman Stuart Dunn Danny Shoulder Craig Winter Gavin Parkin Stephen Butterworth Peter Bulmer Carl Chillingsworth James Bowman Marcus Laing Wayne Gredziak Alex Caisley Nathan Hemingbrough Ian Smurthwaite Sam Grainger Stephen Banks Adam Emson Anthony Roberts Michael Colman David Alderson Jonathan Burton
North Shields To be selected from Daniel Patterson Ben Richardson Joe Elliott Adam Forster James Harmison Keith Douglas Dean Holmes Femi Akinbolu John Hook Sean McCafferty Jonathon Hall Michael McKeown Robert Nolan Michael Robinson Phillip Robinson Paul Watson Adam Rowntree Robert McCrudden Andrew Hay Stuart Wright Kevin Hughes Michael Watson Jonathan Ball Scott Blandford Niall Harrison Keiran Wrightson Andrew Bowman Elvis Ewruje
Manager: Mark Fanning Assistant: Martin Collins Player Coach: Craig Winter
Manager: Graham Fenton Assistant: Andy Bowman
Match Officials: Referee: Jeff Marr, Stockton-on-Tees Assistant: Steven Monkhouse, Eston Assistant: Bernie Hines, Marton
Next Home Match: Stokesley SC Saturday 16th February 2013 Kick off 3pm
Todayâ€™s Division Two Fixtures Alnwick Town Brandon United Crook Town Morpeth Town Ryhope CW
v Esh Winning v Horden CW v Darlington RA v Stokesley SC v Chester-le-Street
Ryton v West Allotment Celtic Thornaby v Whitehaven Tow Law Town v Seaham Red Star Whickham v Jarrow Roofing Washington v Birtley Town (played Friday)
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