✔920 Oakleaf Sports Complex

Newton Aycliffe YFC Seniors 3-3 Richmond Mavericks
Wearside League Division 2
Thursday 2nd May 2024

Newton Aycliffe Youth FC Seniors have won the Wearside League 2nd Division in their debut season. The club stepped up from the Durham U-23s, where they won the league and cup double, based at the Oakleaf Sports Complex. The sports ground has four pitches, with the senior side using the ground running parallel with School Aycliffe Lane, closest to the changing room block and car park. 

Oakleaf Sports Complex 

School Aycliffe Lane, 

Newton Aycliffe 



29 mile drive door-to-door 

Current Wearside League grounds visited 42/43

I picked up Lee & Katie on the way, and we were joined by Harvey Harris who was also in attendance. 

Newton Aycliffe YFC Seniors 3(Murray 10 Thompson 47 Peart 74)

Richmond Mavericks 3(Shields 28 Caiterall 83 Bainbridge 87)

Wearside League Division 2 matchday 19v20 (1st v 2nd)


The champions faced runners-up Richmond Mavericks in their final home match of the season. They took an early lead when a corner kick was met with several headers in the box, with Richard Murray having the last touch from close range. The visitors drew level in the 28th minute, when Joe Shields cut inside and fired home from just outside the penalty area. 

Substitute Sam Thompson got on the end of a left wing cross to connect at the far post to restore the lead straight after the restart, then Steven Dawson set up Ryan Peart for the third with fifteen minutes remaining. 

The hosts looked to have the match wrapped up the Mavericks hit back with two goals in the final seven minutes to grab a point.  A right-wing corner fell to George Caiterall to scramble in, then a Rueben Bainbridge effort from outside the box finishing the scoring at three each.

The clubs meet again in the 2nd Division Challenge Cup final and Aycliffe also have a Washington Aged Peoples Trophy Final to look forward to, in their pursuit to win a treble.

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