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Two Blues grab another point

Two Blues grab another point

(Images courtesy of Peter Jackson)

Bishops picked up another point at the weekend when drawing away to Ryhope CW, the game finishing 2-2.

Goalless at the interval the Two Blues took the lead within 23 seconds of the restart, Kyle Fryatt setting up Bailey Judson nicely, the youngster calmly slotting home before a header from Danni Lay ten minutes later levelled matters; another ten minutes elapsed and RCW gained the upper-hand as Robbie Bird turned in a low cross and, as the game motioned towards the final ten minutes, from a corner, Jordan Fielding sets up Darryl Hall who smashes home from a couple of yards.

Elsewhere leaders Hebburn Town were soundly beaten on home turf by Thornaby as both Adam Preston and Jack Bailey gave the Teesside side their first three points back in the top flight; Consett remain second after they defeated visitors Sunderland RCA 3-1, Dale Pearson scoring twice inside the opening twenty minutes for the Steelmen and Guisborough jumped into fourth with a 2-1 win at home to Ashington, Joshua Rowbotham with the winner ten minutes from time, the sides having been level at the half-way stage.

In a local derby Shildon lost 4-0 away to West Auckland, David Dowson with a quick-fire brace early in the second period, whilst their neighbours, Newton Aycliffe, collected a 5-0 win away at Seaham Red Star, Dean Thexton bagging two in each half for a four goal haul.

Although having played a game more than their nearest challengers, Redcar Athletic moved four points clear atop of the Second Division with a 3-2 home win over ten-man Esh Winning as Joe Melvin scored twice in the opening ten minutes for the hosts, Callum Boakes with two in the second period to keep Esh in the hunt whilst both West Allotment and Ryton & Crawcrook suffered defeats.

Former leaders West fell to a 4-0 reverse away to Crook Town, the Black & Ambers two to the good by the midway point in the first with goals from Lee Hume and Callum Johnston before Christian Holliday grabbed a second half brace just past the hour, his second and Crook’s fourth coming from the spot.

Ryton meanwhile slipped up in hosting Birtley Town, Christopher Stevens notching the decisive second in the final minutes whilst Willington lost 6-4 for the second weekend in succession, falling this time to newcomers Newcastle University as both Morgan Clayson and Luke Bailey scored two apiece for the Hall Lane side, the Uni hitting back with goals from Robbie Christie (2), Niza Chilufya (2), Keith Douglas and David Robinson, Chilufya also missing a penalty for the hosts, and an unfortunate own-goal saw the Northern League’s final participant in this season’s FA Cup, Stockton Town, lose 1-0 away to Guiseley.



Guiseley 1 Stockton Town 0


Billingham Town 3 Northallerton Town 1; Consett 3 Sunderland RCA 1; Guisborough Town 2 Ashington 1; Hebburn Town 1 Thornaby 4; Penrith 0 North Shields 3; Ryhope CW 2 Bishop Auckland 2; Seaham Red Star 0 Newton Aycliffe 5; West Auckland 4 Shildon 0; Whitley Bay 0 Whickham 0


Carlisle City 0 Tow Law Town 3; Chester-le-Street 0 Billingham Synthonia 1; Crook Town 4 West Allotment Celtic 0; Durham City 0 Bedlington Terriers 4; Easington 4 Jarrow 2; Heaton Stannington 2 Washington 1; Newcastle University 6 Willington 4; Redcar Athletic 3 Esh Winning 2; Ryton & Crawcrook 0 Birtley Town 2; Sunderland West End 2 Brandon United 2

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