Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Stl Northern League

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Stl Northern League

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Byline: MALCOLM PRATT

THE game of the day in the STL Northern League was between champions Spennymoor Town and runners-up Consett. Not surprisingly, the sides shared the points.

Peter Jameson rescued the Steelmen with a first-half penalty save from Keith Graydon but he was powerless in preventing Gavin Cogden heading the home side in front.

Cogden could have made it two when one-on-one with the goalkeeper but Jameson somehow managed to keep the ball out of the net with his outstretched foot.

Moors went down to 10 men with Cogden's dismissal and Consett claimed the equaliser as Michael Mackay beat Craig Turns from the spot.

Newcastle Benfield were quickly out of the blocks at Guisborough Town, where they established a three-goals lead by half time courtesy of Johnny Mann, Michael Chilton and Phil Lumsden.

Luke Bythway threw the newlypromoted Teessiders a glimmer of hope but Paul Baker's men were never in danger and Shaun Bell sealed a comfortable victory.

South Shields twice equalised but failed to prevent Bedlington Terriers claiming all three points.

New signing from Durham City, Tommy English, made an impressive debut giving the home side an early advantage but Alex Benjamin restored parity within three minutes.

Fortunes ebbed and flowed and after Stephen Richardson restored the lead to Bedlington, Yanis Galas equalised.

It was Terriers who finished the stronger side and goals by Anthony Shandran and Stephen Bowey gave them a perfect start.

Whitley Bay appeared to be heading for victory when they led Dunston UTS through Paul Robinson and David Pounder, but after Andrew Bulford struck at the other end, he earned a point for his side with a late equaliser.

Ashington led for almost an hour through captain Chris Scott, who scored direct from the corner flag but had to settle for a point at Norton and Stockton Ancients, for whom Callum Brown levelled.

There was a remarkable game on Teesside where Jarrow Roofing defeated Billingham Town 5-4. …

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