Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Four-Midable Danny Fires Guisborough Up to Fourth; NORTHERN LEAGUE

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Four-Midable Danny Fires Guisborough Up to Fourth; NORTHERN LEAGUE

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Byline: Adam Steel adam.steel@eveninggazette.co.uk

GOAL machine Danny Johnson took his haul for the season to 53 as he scored all four in a 4-0 Guisborough win at Ashington which powered the Priorymen up to fourth in the Northern League at the Colliers' expense.

Johnson needed just three minutes to open his account and grab his 50th goal of the campaign, and doubled the lead on the half hour when he chipped the keeper.

The former Hartlepool United and Real Murcia forward completed his hat-trick with a low finish and got a fourth late in the game from strike partner Mikey Roberts' cross.

Johnson, 21, said: "If someone told me in pre-season that I would score so many goals, I would have snapped their hand off. I set a target of 25 to 30 goals with Chardy (Guisborough boss Chris Hardy) and I think I passed that in November.

"Thankfully, I've kept on scoring and whatever happens now I will have had a good season.

"The whole team has been playing well over the last couple of months, and hopefully I can help us finish strongly.

"You would have to say Celtic Nation, West Auckland, Shildon and Spennymoor are the title favourites, but hopefully we can finish at least fifth.

"We are through to the North Riding Cup Final as well, and we want to get a result at Marske tomorrow night and move a step closer to the League Cup final at St James' Park."

Billingham Synthonia dropped two places to 11th following a 3-1 home defeat to Dunston who replaced them in ninth.

Synners made mistakes at the back and felt some costly decisions went against them.

They were 3-0 down before getting on the scoresheet late in the closing stages with a header from substitute James Magowan.

Jamie Clarke's arrival has kickstarted previously floundering Marske.

The veteran striker scored his second goal in two games as the Seasiders built on their midweek win at Ashington with a 3-2 home victory over Crook. …

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