Northern Alliance

DEAN Porter grabbed a late winner as Shankhouse stunned leaders Heaton Stannington.

DEAN Porter grabbed a late winner as Shankhouse stunned leaders Heaton Stannington.

Porter got across his marker to flick a corner into the net at the near post in the 81st minute.

Shankhouse were trailing at the break to a Lee Johnson penalty, but the Heaton striker missed a second spot-kick.

They levelled two minutes into the second half through Dean Deagle, before former Whitley Bay A man Porter snatched the late glory.

Sean Sweeney scored twice and also rattled the woodwork on two other occasions in Hebburn Reyrolle’s victory at Carlisle City.

Daniel Grey got Reyrolle’s opener from a corner and City pulled one back as Carl Murphy’s flag-kick flew straight in.

Killingworth Sporting’s Liam Callaghan also hit a double, including one from the penalty spot, in their 3-1 win at Blyth Town.

David Stevenson was also on target while David Atkinson netted from the spot for struggling Town, who have lost their last five on the bounce.

Chris Morris scored his first goal for Rutherford and Joe Hindmarch added a second as they beat Percy Main, while Dan Dunn’s 15th-minute strike gave the points to Ponteland United at Walker Central.

Stocksfield’s James Stoves, Eddie Brazier and Steve Forster all found the net as their side beat Murton, Anthony Dobell’s double replay just not enough.

Ashington Colliers striker David Brown scored twice as they went into the Kicks Leisure George Dobbins Cup final with a narrow 3-2 win over Wallington. Iain Nickalls got the other and also put into his own net, with Justin Millican also on target for Wallington.

Harraby Catholic Club were unlucky not to go ahead at Whitley Bay A , hitting the underside of the bar, then went behind when Mark Davison headed in at the near post. Dan Balmer’s fine solo goal levelled but the Seahorses reached the Kicks Leisure Challenge Cup final with five minutes of extra-time to go via Sean Jobson’s 25-yard effort.


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