St Mary's College 0 BEADS 5 (att 10)
Back in August I watched St Mary's pull off what appeared to be a surprise win at BEADS. Since then the College have shown it was no fluke, while BEADS have been having an average season.
With both sides in mid table I expected a close game, but instead the visitors won with the ease that I thought I'd see when they met first time. BEADS scored early, didn't take long to add a second, and were 3-0 by half time.
The game's best goal, a terrific strike from distance that found the top corner perfectly, made it 4-0 early in the second half. Goal number five came towards the end.
St Mary's were disappointing, but they managed some decent football towards the end and, although the game was lost long before, were a little unlucky not to score in the closing minutes.
Teesside League venues are often basic, and St Mary's use one of three pitches in the college playing field (what was St Mary's is now known as Trinity College). I'd expected it to just be roped off, but was pleasantly surprised to find it was railed along both touchlines, with a pair of dugouts and a few advertising boards on one side.