Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ravens Round on Rivals with 7-1 Win; N/EAST WOMEN'S LGE NORTHERN DIV

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Ravens Round on Rivals with 7-1 Win; N/EAST WOMEN'S LGE NORTHERN DIV

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THE top two unbeaten sides finally clashed on Sunday as Gateshead Rutherford Ravens comfortably beat title challengers Durham Cestria 7-1 to make it seven wins in a row for the Ravens.

A fantastic first-half display by Gateshead Rutherford saw them go in at half-time 6-0 up.

Lynsey Wilkinson scored scored after 15 minutes before Kate Bearman netted nine minutes later. Four goals inside the final 10 minutes of the half ended the match as a contest.

Wilkinson netted her second, taking her tally for the season to 11, becoming the Northern League's leading goalscorer this season.

Elizabeth Campbell also netted twice, taking her tally to eight goal in three matches, while Kate Bearman also completed her brace.

The shocked Cestrians conceded again shortly after the restart as Tracey Embleton made it 7-0 with her first strike of the season.

Nicole Dack scored from a free kick a minute from time for the Cestrians' consolation goal, who slip down two places to fourth, five points behind the leaders. …

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