Wearside League

SECOND-bottom Annfield Plain produced a much-improved performance but still went down 5-3 at Seaton Carew.

SECOND-bottom Annfield Plain produced a much-improved performance but still went down 5-3 at Seaton Carew.

The north west Durham side made a dream start when Alan Robinson and Ross Nicholson struck within the opening 19 minutes, but Seaton turned the tables with Lee Jones and Craig Lines each bagging a brace each.

A second goal from Nicholson threw the outcome wide open but, as they pressed in search of an equaliser, Annfield left the way open for Dale Campion to secure all three points for the home side with his late strike.

Harton and Westoe were also involved in a high-scoring game at Easington Colliery, where fortunes ebbed and flowed.

Keiran Gettings and Jack Honour had Easington comfortably in front but Harton hit back through Jack Burrell (2) and Stephen Telford.

With only five minutes remaining, Honour was again on target for the equaliser.

Gateshead Leam Rangers also shared the points at Hartlepool, whose marksmen were Josh Glazier and Graeme Brown. Tony Falcon and Leon Kane replied for the Tynesiders.

Prudhoe Town failed to halt Richmond Town’s challenge for the championship.

Their hopes just about ended when they leaked three goals to Mark Simms, Kallumn Holbrook and Chris Patterson in the opening 26 minutes. However, Kevin Dixon did manage a consolation.

Jarrow were held to a goalless draw by Coxhoe Athletic and an only goal from Reece Little proved sufficient for Cleator Moor Celtic at Kirkbymoorside.

Willington withstood a spirited fightback from Peterlee Town to triumph 2-1.

Chris Hardy and Danny Lee had them two goals up by half-time, but when Anth Rogers struck for the Newtowners on 86 minutes a frenetic finale ensued.

Stockton Town remain in pole position after defeating Darlington Cleveland Bridge.

MALCOLM PRATT

 

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