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Hat-trick heroes hit net to beat weather; TEESSIDE JUNIOR FOOTBALL ALLIANCE By Chris Ord League secretary.

Byline: Chris Ord

THE weather relented to afford a few more games last weekend, with a total of 89 league and TJFA Cup matches being played.

There were hat-tricks or better for 27 players, with three of those managing to hit the target six times each.

The players were Connor Berry for Guisborough Town Under-12s, Mitchell Wilson for Darlington RA Juniors A at the same age level, and Charlie Rennie for Boro Rangers in the Under-16s.

It was third against second in the Under-10s Durham Division Two as Wynyard Village hosted Middleton Rangers.

The game went as expected, with the 1-1 scoreline reflecting how close these two teams were, meaning the positions remain the same.

Matthew Ward struck for Wynyard and Harvey Matthias netted for Rangers. Darlington Youth continued their 100% record in the Under-11s seventh division, but were made to work very hard for a 2-1 win over league leaders, Hartlepool Pools Youth.

Jordan Harker and Gary Mitchell struck for Pools, with Dylan McKimmie again on target for Youth.

One of the top games in the Under-14s top flight was another close one as Greatham bagged a vital 2-1 win at Redcar Athletic.

This is a really tough division, with five teams still in with a chance of end of season silverware, but the win for Greatham now makes them real contenders.

The Athletic goal was scored by McCory Carmichael, but Matthew Ridley and Jack Woodward were both on target for the visitors.

Bishop Auckland Kings maintained their stay at the top of the Under-15s second division with a 4-2 home win over Skelton United.

The visitors suffered only their second loss of the season, and they continue to remain favourites due to a number of games in hand, but this is another division where the top four or five teams are all capable of claiming the title.

Skelton's goals came from Bradley Money and Dean Whittaker, with Michael Charlton, Jake McKellar, Gareth McMahon and Sam Parnaby all on target for Kings.

21st Allstars remain top of the Under-16s Division Three with five games remaining despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Thirsk Falcons.

The goals came from Joshua Moore for the hosts and Sam Nugent for the league leaders, while one of the matches of the day took place in the Under-16s fourth division as Whinney Banks battled to a 2-1 win over TIBS with two goals Lewis Dalton for Banks and one for TIBS' Ryan Hamlyn.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Feb 8, 2014
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