Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Robins Rock to the Top of League; NON-LEAGUE ROUND-UP

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Robins Rock to the Top of League; NON-LEAGUE ROUND-UP

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Byline: Mark Carruthers

NORTH Shields moved to the top of Northern League Division One for at least 24 hours with a 5-1 win at Seaham Red Star.

Robins duo Gareth Bainbridge and Ryan Carr both scored twice and James Luccock added a fifth goal as Brian Smith's side moved a point ahead of Morpeth Town at the top of the table.

Whitley Bay put seven goals past Ryhope CW, with Peter Glen-Ravenhill hitting a hat-trick for the Seahorses in their 7-0 win.

Kyle Patton, Matty Cornish, Liam Brooks and an own goal rounded off a devastating win for Marc Nash's side.

The three points move Whitley Bay up to eighth place in the table.

There were a number of Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup First Round ties played and Division Two Durham City caused a shock as they saw off Division One side Team Northumbria.

A Brad Hird hat-trick helped the Citizens to an impressive 3-2 win against the Students.

The league's second-tier also came out on top against top-tier opposition as Northallerton Town beat Ashington after a penalty shoot-out. …

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