Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Victory Makes Room at the Top

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Victory Makes Room at the Top

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Byline: Wearside League

Stokesley blasted the title race wide open with a gritty 2-0 win away at table-topping Cleadon.

There were chances galore at both ends in the first half but it was goalless at the break.

In the second half both sides became more cautious, but when the chances came Stokesley were clinical in front of goal.

The opener came as James Alsopp pounced on the hour and with Cleadon chasing the game Stokesley took advantage as Jonathon Newton found space to drill home a late second.

The result, Cleadon's first defeat in 18 games, knocked the long-time leaders off the top and allowed in-form Whitehaven to take pole position with a 4-1 win over lowly Coxhoe.

And Stokesley - back to their best after a sluggish start - moved within two points of the top.

TEESSIDE ATHLETIC continued their wobble with a 1-0 defeat away at Jarrow.

Lowly Jarrow got the winner just before the break as Hutchinson netted after a corner. …

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