South Park Rangers JFC was established in 1978. The men's senior side joined the North Riding Football League in 2021-22 and finished the season as Division One champions. The club have had a decent first half of the season in the Premier Division and have progressed to the semi-finals of the North Riding Senior Cup, following a fabulous 5-3 away win at Northallerton Town recently.
Smith's Dock Park
The club is based in Normanby, around five miles south-east of Middlesbrough town centre. The ground has eight full size pitches with SJP using the roped off one in the far corner, furthest away from the changing rooms.
47 mile drive door-to-door
Current North Ridling FL grounds visited 26/30
South Park Rangers 3(OG 3 Tattersfield 11,36)
Cleveland 3(Thompson 6,86 Sarkodie 45+5)
North Riding FL Premier Division matchday 17v21
6th v 7th
The match got off to a fast start with three goals in the opening 11 minutes. The home team twice took the lead with a free kick from the right wing leading to an own goal and a good finish from James Tattersfield put them 2-1 up, with an equaliser from Dan Thompson in between.
Rangers extended their lead in the 36th minute when Tattersfield got on the end of a fifty-fifty ball ahead of the goalkeeper, which saw the keeper suffer a serious injury and was taken to hospital following the clash. Following a long delay, Clevo pulled a goal back with Sarkodie heading home in added time. After a flurry of goals, the second half was a tighter affair, with the only strike coming late on when Thompson fired home a 30 yard free kick to level it at three-each.