Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Valiant Vigo Earn a Draw

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Valiant Vigo Earn a Draw

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The run-in has produced some valiant performances and relegation-threatened Birtley Vigo put up a spirited display to snatch a 2-2 draw against Felling.

Barry John Boyd put Felling ahead in the first half but a slip-up in their rearguard let in Vigo to level 10 minutes into the second period.

Chris Heron restored the home team's lead and could have had a hat-trick ( but further missed chances allowed Vigo to steal a valuable point.

Felling, chasing third spot, then took on Stormont Main and had a great first half with a brace from returning striker Ray Oshin.

Stormont Main rallied in the second period and a Kennedy bicycle kick gave them hope ( but Felling held on to their lead to give them their highest league placing of the season.

Felling then faced Dunston Social and manager Steve Wraith had to pull on the boots as three games in a week had taken its toll on his team.

They were still in scoring form, however, and won 5-0 with goals from Dean Askins (2), Chris Heron (2) ( his 50th and 51st of the season ( and Wraith.

Duke Of Cumberland faced Stormont Main at Pelaw and never really recovered from a Chris Liddle penalty miss early on.

Stormont Main played scintillating football as they surged into a 3-0 lead.

Dunn came on as a substitute for Duke and managed to reduce the deficit but it was too little too late.

Victoria finally took top spot in the First Division when Riverside Lodge could only field nine players, so opted to play all nine men behind the ball.

The formation almost paid dividends but, with 10 minutes remaining, Ford forced an error in the Lodge defence and a defender put past his own goalkeeper.

With seconds remaining, McCartney did not need any help to tuck his chance away to seal the points.

Two days later Travellers Rest visited the Northumbria Centre and the strugglers gave a great show, proving they have the fight required for the relegation battle. …

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