Look North for lead­ers of league

Sunday Sun - - Football -

NORTHALLER­TON Town re­turned to the top of the North­ern League Di­vi­sion Two ta­ble with a 2-0 win at sixth-placed Whick­ham.

The North York­shire club had to wait un­til mid­way through the sec­ond half for Stephen Cheese­man and Shaun Hud­son to se­cure vic­tory.

Heb­burn Town had an out­side chance of go­ing top but suf­fered a sur­prise de­feat at Crook Town.

Kyle Mor­ris’ goal main­tained new man­ager Chris Lax’s pos­i­tive start.

David Robin­son’s only goal of the game saw Blyth AFC close in on the pro­mo­tion places at home to Jar­row.

Both teams ended the game with 10 men, David Hen­der­son and Max Kirkham re­ceiv­ing their march­ing or­ders fol­low­ing a brawl.

Ch­ester-le-Street beat fel­low strug­glers Dar­ling­ton RA and moved out of the bot­tom three while RA dropped to sec­ond­bot­tom.

Kieran Meghran scored for the visi­tors be­fore half-time.

RA wasted the op­por­tu­nity to level in the 53rd minute when Jim Wil­son missed a spot-kick.

Aaron Reynolds then pun­ished the hosts in the 66th minute.

An­other penalty was awarded for the home side in the fi­nal 10 min­utes. Glenn Don­ald­son con­verted but the Ces­tri­ans held out.

West Al­lot­ment moved fur­ther away from rel­e­ga­tion trou­ble af­ter beat­ing bot­to­mof-the-ta­ble Al­nwick Town 2-0.

Zayd Muhammed opened the scor­ing just af­ter the hour mark. Bruno Men­des-Cor­reia then put the ic­ing on the cake in in­jury time.

Bran­don United slipped into the bot­tom three af­ter their 5-0 ham­mer­ing at home to Willing­ton. Matty Mof­fat, Michael Brown, Jay White, Con­nor Lowes and an own goal saw Willing­ton move up to 12th.

Esh Win­ning went ninth af­ter a game with seven first-half goals. Cal­lum Broakes scored twice – one be­ing the opener and the other mak­ing it 2-2.

Shaun Reay’s penalty made it 3-2 to Esh but the home side re­sponded again as Bradley Hird also added his sec­ond.

Con­nor Halpin got struck in the 44th minute to make it 4-3 Esh be­fore Daniel Mann made sure of the win in the 75th minute.

Ry­ton and Crawcrook Al­bion earned back-to-back wins af­ter beat­ing Eas­ing­ton Col­liery, thanks to sec­ond-half goals from Sam Moore and Mar­tyn Hep­ple. JOR­DAN CRONIN

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