MOST First Division sides were in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.
Ryton produced possibly the best performance of the day beating Billingham Synthonia on Teesside. An early goal by Carl Paterson rocked Synners and just before the end, Tony Healer hit the second.
Ashington played at Woodhorn Lane for the first time and beat Ossett Albion courtesy of Gareth Bainbridge and Alan Hogg.
There was a scare for the Colliers as Shaun Kelsey converted a penalty but the home side held on.
Bedlington Terriers beat Team Northumbria with goals from Martin Humble, Gareth McAlindon and Scott Robson and Newcastle Benfield Bay Plastics were in scoring mode on Humberside.
Goole proved were no obstacle and goals flowed from Lee Hamilton with two, Michael Chilton and Stephen Young, making his debut following his transfer from Morpeth Town.
Paul Chow (2), Tony Woodhouse and Paul Robinson swept Whitley Bay home at the expense of Billingham Town but all the goals at Filtrona Park were credited to Selby Town who ended 4-0 in front.
One goal by Michael Dixon was sufficient for Dunston Federation against Harrogate Railway and a single goal in the 89th minute by skipper Brett Renshaw cost Tow Law Town their place at Garforth Town. West Allotment Celtic lost to Shildon whose scorers were Andrew Richardson, Stephen Walklate (pen) and Dion Raitt. Wayne Clarke put the ball into his net for Celtic’s equaliser.
Jarrow Roofing are at Bridlington Town tomorrow for their replay. Kevin Davison and Eifion Williams were their scorers in a 2-2 draw.
Crook Town play Armthorpe Welfare at the Millfield Ground on Wednesday after Dale Sherrington earned them a second chance.
Penrith were beaten at home by Clitheroe when their only scorer was Wayne Robertson and Stokesley SC also made their exit at Wakefield.
Two games were played in Division One and Chester-le-Street remain pointless after losing at Seaham Red Star who were two goals up through Anthony Robson and Ross Gardiner before Robert Draper replied.
Spennymoor Town are the early leaders after defeating Northallerton Town with goals from Mark Foster, Graeme Robinson and Jamie Clarke. Mark Scott headed into his own net for Northallerton’s equaliser.
Esh Winning are within three points of leaders Whitehaven in Division Two.
They went nap at Guisborough with goals from Nicky Martin (2), Michael Fort, Craig Coates and Tony Hanson. Greg Booth and John Ryan (2) replied.
No fewer than 21 goals have been scored in Hebburn Town’s last three games. Seven were recorded as they beat Sunderland RCA 4-3 thanks to Stephen Rutherford, Michael Armstrong, Daniel Grey and Shaun Carroll. Gary Shields, Dean Goodwin and Andy Jennings responded for RCA.
Andrew Innes was Birtley Town’s only scorer in a 2-1 defeat at Marske United but Derek Waters’ penalty was enough for Washington at home to Prudhoe Town.
North Shields claimed only their second point from six games holding Thornaby to a goal-less draw.
Much-fancied Horden CW suffered a 5-4 defeat at the hands of rejuvenated Brandon United.
Afolabi Shenoki scored three against his former club with Ian Pritchard and Paul Dixon also on target.
Chris I’Anson also hit a hat-trick with Kevin Devine Horden’s other scorer.