Coastal View & Moor News Issue 17 Turbulent times for Marske By Moss Holtby
and the keeper possibly expecting a cross, he smashed the ball into the roof of the net to make it 1-1. With 90 minutes on the
clock Marske looked to have gained three vital points when Benn Thompson headed in from a corner, but deep into stoppage time they had to settle for a draw when Darren Richardson drilled in an agonising late equaliser. Marske’s next game was a crucial basement battle away to local rivals Stokesley SC, and despite playing for the last half hour with only ten men, grabbed a 3-1 win to lift them three positions further up the table. Stokesley took a shock lead when good play from former Middlesbrough man Nathan Porritt allowed Sangha Indy to score after 17 minutes, but Marske were back on level terms before the interval when Charlton slotted past Justin Hutchinson.
Mark Taylor making his 200th appearance for the club against Stokesley. M
arske’s Jekyll and Hyde form continued over the past month, yet the team did enough to drag themselves out of the relegation zone and climb slightly further towards safety. Following a 3-1 defeat at Billingham Town in mid-October, Marske dropped to 20th in the Northern League division one table, but looked to have bounced straight back at home to Bishop Auckland until they conceded an injury time equaliser. Marske dominated the first half which saw leading scorer Chris McGill hit the bar with a clever lob, then strike partner Danny Brunskill have three thunderbolts saved by the impressive visiting keeper. Just when it looked like being goalless at half time, the Bishop Auckland took the lead with their first attempt at goal following a mistake in midfield.
The second half was much more even with end to end attacks and good saves from both keepers.
United equalised just after the hour mark when Brunskill won the ball on the half way line and switched play to the left leaving Karl Charlton with a clear run on goal. With two players unmarked in the middle
Charlton headed Marske in front just before the hour mark with his third goal in two games, and despite having Lee Donachie dismissed for dissent, the visitors made the game safe in the dying minutes when substitute Rob Jones set up Benn Thompson to score. Marske then won a dull North Riding Senior Cup game 1-0 against Teesside League’s Richmond Town. In a poor game of few chances, the winner was worth waiting for when ‘Basher’ Roberts volleyed home at the near post.
But the Seasiders’ recent revival took a dent in their last home game when Ashington came back from a goal behind to win 2-1 at Mount Pleasant.
After earlier hitting the crossbar, Danny Brunskill put Marske in front on the stroke of half time from the penalty spot after Karl Charlton had been brought down, but the Colliers stepped up a gear after the break and took all three points away with them following goals by Jamie Clarke and Andy Johnson.
On Saturday (19th November), Marske United host Shildon in the Northern League, before travelling to Consett on 26th and hosting Jarrow Roofing at the GER Stadium on Saturday 3rd December.
Chairman wanted G
uisborough Town Football Club is still seeking a new chairman to assist the committee at the Club. The football team achieved promotion to the Northern League First Division in May following the resignation of the previous Chairman in January and are still looking for the right person to assist the committee in the running of the Social Club and look at ways of increasing usage of the Social Club and the football department helped by a dedicated Football Committee and an active Supporters’ Group.
The Social Club has a bar and a function room and the Football division has a number of junior teams and two senior teams in the Teesside League and the Northern League.
The club has strategies and plans in place to raise monies but needs someone who can work within an agreed format with the Committee to increase revenue in both areas (football and social) and help manage and reduce expenditure to continue the good work already achieved. No experience necessary but a willingness to work with the members of the Social Club, Committee and supporters is essential. Willingness and commitment to work within the constitution and club rules are essential.
Informal enquiries are invited by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
with contact details in preparation for a meeting with the Committee.
Sport By John Butterfield
uisborough Town FC had a tough October schedule but the First Division newcomers were able to hold their heads up as they managed to
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draw three, win two and lose two games. The losses came against challengers for the leadership with a lesson in how to win games, at West Auckland, winners of the first world cup who beat the Priorymen 7-3. The draws were Jarrow Roofing 3-3 and Bedlington Terriers 1-1. They did draw with Consett in the First Round Proper of the FA Vase 4-4 but were beaten 3-2 in the replay, so no thoughts of Wembley this season. The victories started with an away win at Tow Law with a solitary goal by David Onions and a great game against South Shields which Guisborough won 3-1. The team continue to consolidate in the lower regions of the table but have many games in hand on some of the teams above them.
The Priorymen achieved promotion without a chairman in place as Sandy McKenzie resigned at the start of the year and they now are seeking a new chairman to work with the new committee in preparation for 2012.
The Priorymen do not have far to travel for the rest of the year as there are several derbies to look forward to beginning with a
visit from the Second Division Champions last term Newton Aycliffe on Saturday 12th, then a mid week home game on Wednesday 16th hosting Spennymoor Town, followed by a home game against Jarrow Roofing on Sat 19th when they will be hoping to avenge the defeat in October. Last season Guisborough Town defeated Marske United in the North Riding Senior Cup final as well as Thornaby, Middlesbrough and Stokesley in earlier rounds. The Priorymen will be travelling to Bridlington to play Scarborough Athletic on Tues 22nd, Friday 25th away at Billy Town and Tues 29th a rearranged game at Sunderland RCA which was abandoned when the floodlights failed earlier in the season. December sees games against Stokesley on 10th Dec and everyone is looking forward to welcoming Marske United on Boxing Day.
We have power O
fficials of Guisborough Town FC have insisted that the club will fight
vigorously for its future – though it has admitted short-term financial problems. Supporters at a packed public meeting on Monday 7 November pledged several thousand pounds to help secure the STL Northern League first division club, which also embraces around 10 junior teams and another senior team playing in the Teesside League.
“There was a real determination to win through. There are problems, but there were also a lot of very positive signs,” said a club spokesman.
The most imminent threat, from electricity supplier E.on to cut off the power supply, was being addressed by local MP Tom Blenkinsop, the club’s president and on Wednesday morning thanks to Tom and his office staff E.on have agreed a payment plan to pay off the debt. That means football will continue at the KGV Stadium and the clubhouse, a regular live
entertainment venue, will also remain open as usual.
The meeting was attended by Richard Bloomfield, a barrister who has acted for several Northern League clubs, and by League chairman Mike Amos. “The football club is crucial to the community. There are some tremendous people here and the league will do everything possible to help them through these challenging times,” said Amos.
Local MP Tom Blenkinsop said: “Great result on the electricity bill. Well done to everyone at Guisborough Town, local business, fans, players, and management, everyone in Guisborough who rallied to the call. Marske United as well. No messiahs needed just a community standing together for its institutions. Unity is strength and we do have the power in more ways than one.” A major new initiative to heighten the clubs’ profile and to address its immediate issues is expected to be launched soon
Sportsman’s Evening G
uisborough Town Football Club will be holding a Sportsman Evening on the 2nd February 2012 and reservations are now being taken with tickets at £25 each or tables can be reserved for groups.
First class entertainment is on offer with the incredibly funny comedian Josh Daniels and ex Liverpool footballer Jan Molby who also
played for Denmark in the World Cup. There will also be pie n peas and the usual games such as Heads or Tails, Irish Bingo, raffle etc.
Please book seats from Chris Garbutt 07979805780
Press Officer: John Butterfield (email@example.com
, twitter @ guistownfc, mobile:07534395235.)
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