Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Football: The Gee Force Goes to Town; Wade Associates Northern Alliance Premier Division and Division One

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Football: The Gee Force Goes to Town; Wade Associates Northern Alliance Premier Division and Division One

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PETERLEE Town's chairman Les Measor has to be given credit for bringing his club back from the brink.

Just a few weeks ago the Town's footballing future was shrouded in doubt.

However, Measor has been very busy, appointing a new joint management team and importing an almost complete new playing squad from the Teesside area.

Measor's moves seem to be paying off and a midweek 1-1 draw with Newcastle University was followed by a first-round victory in the Bosch Power Tools Challenge Cup.

Visitors Heddon had lost 2-1 at Peterlee in a league game three weeks previously, and they suffered an identical fate in Saturday's cup-tie.

Damian Gee opened the scoring for Peterlee midway through the first half, but five minutes before the break Liam Heenan put Heddon back on terms.

With eight minutes to go, however, Peterlee had the last word and a second strike by Gee settled the issue.

Due to the league's involvement in the first round of the FA's National League System Cup, only two league games were played in the Premier Division.

After securing their first point at Peterlee in midweek, Newcastle University were beaten 3-0 at home by an improving Seaton Delaval side.

The visitors powered their way to a third win on the trot with strikes by Billy Barrass (2) and John Amos.

The University stayed on the bottom rung with Northbank still second from bottom.

The Cumbrians were 3-1 victims at Ashington Colliers, who were in front after only five minutes when a cross was headed home by David Brown.

Shortly after the break, the home side's lead was doubled when Paul Key netted from the edge of the penalty area.

And Ashington confirmed their superiority with a third goal as Lee Gustard beat the offside trap to score.

Northbank managed a late consolation goal through Liam Gray, but will have to improve next weekend when they return to

Ashington in the Challenge Cup. …

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