Hutchinson hits five in goal romp
ANDREW Johnson scored twice to give Bishop Auckland manager Ian Chandler a comprehensive win at his former club.
Kyle Fryatt put the visitors ahead on six minutes as he held off Gavin Caines before chipping the ball over keeper Tom Flynn.
An injury saw Flynn replaced in goal by Liam Powell on 20 minutes but he also hobbled off by half-time, meaning winger Luke Salmon was forced into the role.
Jack Foalle got Bay back on level terms on 55 minutes but the visitors took the lead just six minutes later when Shaun Ryder finished well.
Bishops extended their lead on 73 minutes as Johnson raced on to a long ball, beat two men and rifled the ball past Salmon.
And the striker sealed the win with seven minutes left as Callum Patton beat the offside trap and rolled the ball to Johnson to tap home. CRAIG Hutchinson scored five goals as Billingham Town extended their unbeaten run to 11 games after thumping Durham City 8-4.
The striker had a hat-trick to his name after just 15 minutes and added a fourth inside the half-hour before Jamie Davis scored another.
Davis and Hutchinson inflicted more misery as Town were 7-0 up at half time.
Durham managed to pull four goals back in the space of 20 minutes, but Joe Hillerby added an eighth for the visitors to quash any hopes of a comeback.
With Chester-le-Street Town and Thornaby drawing 0-0, the top two in Division Two, it allowed others to close the gap.
Jarrow moved up to third after picking up a point at home to Billingham Synthonia.
The Synners went ahead through Connor Smith on 63 minutes, but James Connor equalised six minutes later.
Heaton Stannington stretched their winning run to four games after beating Esh Winning 2-0.
Lewis Burns opened the scoring on 39 minutes and Richie Hoggins wrapped up the points late in the game.
Newly promoted Birtley Town also made the most of the goalless draw as they climbed up to fifth.
Connor Lane scored an 87th-minute winner for the hosts as they edged past 10-man Washington at home.
Bedlington Terriers picked up three points against Easington Colliery.
Cameron Fenton put the Terriers ahead on 10 minutes, while John Sherlock and Kevin Westphal added to the hosts’ tally in the second half.
Michael Cooke scored a late consolation for Easington.
Northallerton Town are now level with Easington after they won 3-0 against Crook Town.
Nicky Martin broke the deadlock on 67 minutes before Chris Emms and Kerry Hedley made sure of the three points.
Brandon United twice came from behind to earn a point against Willington.
The visitors had the lead through Dean Thexton, but Sam and Joe Joyce turned the game around in the first half.
Matty Moffat and Bradley Burns made it 3-2 to Willington after half-time, but Brandon responded as Jack Carr equalised on 68 minutes.
Sam Calvert scored a brace for Redcar Athletic as they beat Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 3-1, while West Allotment Celtic beat Tow Law Town 2-0.