Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ebac Northern League

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ebac Northern League

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DUNSTON UTS quickly bounced back following the shock of losing to Celtic Nation in their previous game and victory over Morpeth Town lifted them into second place, just a point behind West Auckland Town.

It was a fairly comfortable stroll at Craik Park after Michael Dixon gave them a sixth-minute lead as he drove past goalkeeper Karl Dryden from inside the penalty area. Steven Anderson headed against the UTS crossbar and almost immediately Morpeth faced a two-goal deficit after Johnny Wightman beat Dryden from 18 yards.

With 10 minutes remaining any hope Morpeth harboured of saving the game ended when Andy Bulford struck and there were only five minutes remaining as Sean Taylor claimed a consolation goal from the penalty spot.

North Shields are third, only three points off the top with as many games in hand on West Auckland Town, who were held to a draw by fourth-placed Marske United.

Newton Aycliffe have improved since the appointment of Peter Dixon as manager but found their match at the Daren Persson Stadium where the Robins racked up a sixth consecutive victory.

Joe Elliott powered in a header before top marksman Gareth Bainbridge bagged a second half brace to take his total for the season to 18.

Bedlington Terriers slipped back to seventh following defeat at fifth top Bishop Auckland whose marksmen were Kyle Davis (2) and Glen Lane.

Jarrow Roofing produced a strong performance in the last half hour to emerge victors at Penrith and cement sixth place. Two goals up in the first five minutes courtesy of Wayne Phillips and John Campbell, Roofing were pegged back when Grant Davidson and Martin Coleman replied.

At this stage, it was anyone's game but Jarrow redoubled their efforts which were rewarded with strikes by Jamie Street (og), Lewis Teasdale and Campbell.

Ashington left it late before claiming a point against Whitley Bay, who led from the 27th minute through Michael Laws.

Two minutes into added time the Seahorses had Paul Robinson sent off and in the 95th minute Andrew Johnson hit a dramatic equaliser. …

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