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Durham County Harrison League 2016-17

Opposition

    Scorers
Darlington H Lost 2-4

Pearson, Bailey

Sunderland A Drew 0-0

 

Middlesbrough H Drew 3-3

Lavery 2, Bailey

N Tyneside A Won 4-1

Addison 3, Boddy

Redcar & Clev A Lost 1-3

Addison

East North. H Won 5-2

Thynne 2, Pearson, Addison, Twaddle

Stockton A Won 3-2 Thynne 2, Pearson
Newcastle A Won 4-1 Boddy 2, Bailey, Addison
Darlington A Won 4-2 Boddy, Bailey, Pearson, Addison
Middlesbrough A Lost 1-2 Boddy
Sunderland H Drew 1-1 Pearson
Stockton A Lost 3-4 Pearson (2), Boddy

 

 

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Season 2016-17

Derwent & Medomsley Cup

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Season 2016-17

Friendlies

Opposition   Score Scorers
Darlington H Lost 4-5

Lavery 2, OG, Pearson

Leeds Tournament   Winners

 

Leeds H Won 8-1

Bailey 2, Pearson, Lavery, Robinson, Loveday, O'Bien, Boddy

Peter Dunn Trophy   Winners

 

Scarborough A Won 6-1

Boddy 4, Bailey, Pearson

North Tyneside A Won 3-1

Addison, Pearson, Boddy (Pen)

     

 

     

 

       

 

17th May

Stockton 4  Chester-le-Street 3

Harrison Trophy

We went into this match knowing that a win would secure runners up in the Harrison League - no mean achievement! Playing a district match midweek, particularly at this time of the season, is a nightmare and we travelled with very much a weakened team but Stockton also had players missing.

Our start to the game couldn't have been much worse. Slow to the ball and a poor workrate resulted in a four goal first half deficit and not looking as though we were going to get back into the game. However, the second half was much better and three excellent goals from Joe Pearson (2) and Dylan Boddy put us very much back into it. Although a draw would have capped a fine fight back, it would not have made any difference as far as winning runners up spot is concerned. If Sunderland beat Middlesbrough, they will be runners up. If they draw or lose, then Chester-le-Street will be successful

We were pleased that the team did recover in the second half as we didn't want our memory of this year's district team to be the first half performance. We have really enjoyed watching them develop throughout the season

8th April

Chester-le-Street 1 Sunderland 1

Harrison Trophy

The penultimate match of the season against Sunderland turned out to be a hard fought draw. Having drawn earlier in the season, we knew that it would be tight, as you would expect all the play off matches would be. Sunderland came into the game on the back of two draws so, from their point of view, it was essential that they beat us.

The early exchanges were even but Sunderland went ahead when, following a mix up in our defence, they were left with the easiest of chances to score. Things could have been worse shortly after when they were awarded a penalty when when goalkeeper, Damien Suggett, fouled their forward in the penalty area. However, Damien redeemed himself by saving the resultant penalty kick. Half time arrived with Sunderland having been the better team following a lacklustre performance by us.

Changes were made for the second half and this resulted in a much better performance. Praise must be given to Daniel Robinson who marshalled the defence in fine style. Chances at both end were few but, thankfully, we equalised when Joe Pearson scored from the left of the penalty with a great strike which beat the Sunderland goalkeeper. No more chances were created and a draw was probably a fair result following our improved second half display

Only one match remains from an exciting season of district football. A win at Stockton will guarantee runners up spot although Middlesbrough still need to win their two play off games to win the titleFollowing our impressive win against Darlington, we travelled to Middlesbrough Sports Village to play a strong Middlesbrough team. This was the first time a Chester-le-Street team had played Middlesbrough district team and it was also the first playing on a 4G surface


 

25th March

Middlesbrough 2 Chester-le-Street 1

Harrison Trophy

Following our impressive win against Darlington, we travelled to Middlesbrough Sports Village to play a strong Middlesbrough team. This was the first time a Chester-le-Street team had played Middlesbrough district team and it was also the first playing on a 4G surface

It was obvious from the start that this was going to be a tight game against two of the best district teams in the area. Chances were few and far between although Scott Bailey struck the bar with a fine shot from distance. It was Middlesbrough who took the lead from a good goals from their outstanding central midfield player who shook off challenges to beat Damien Suggett with a fierce drive

We battled hard throughout and were rewarded in the second half when Dylan Boddy continued his scoring streak when he beat goalkeeper and defenders to the ball to score from close range

At this point, we were starting to tire on a hot, sunny morning although we generally looked comfortable and were still dangerous on the break. Our problem was that we were giving too many corners away and, from a well directed corner kick, a strong header gave Taylor Mason, who had played well in the second half, no chance. There was little chance to come back from this setback and yet another splendid display of district football ended in defeat.

This has definitely put Middlesbrough in the driving seat as far as winning the Harrison Trophy is concerned but stranger things have happened in football. Every match has been tight and will continue to be so in the new two fixtures

We were proud of our team, both in the way they fight for each other and in the impeccable behaviour they show on the field. What more can you ask for?The first of four play off matches to determine the winners of the prestigious Harrison Trophy began with an away match against Darlington, who had been the outstanding team in the first half of the season. We w



 

 

 

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