DUNSTON UTS moved into seventh place in the Northern League Division One table after they came out on top in an entertaining affair at Guisborough Town.
In-form striker Mark Fitzpatrick won the game for Chris Swailes’ side, as his 77-minute header gave them their fourth win in five league games.
Dunston had taken a two-goal lead thanks to Liam Thear’s brace, but they were pegged back when Steve Roberts struck two goals of his own.
That made it six goals in three games for the Guisborough striker.
However, Dunston recovered and Fitzpatrick got the decisive goal to give them a 3-2 win.
Team Northumbria inflicted a first away defeat of the season on Newcastle Benfield with a 1-0 win at Coach Lane Campus.
A fourth-minute goal from striker Andrei Ardelean ensured that Team North secured their second win of the season. Their visitors could have taken a point with the likes of John Campbell, Paul Brayson and Richie Slaughter all going close.
In Division Two, a Shane Jones brace gave Heaton Stannington their first league win of the season at West Allotment Celtic. Luke Parkinson gave West the lead after 21 minutes, only for Jones to get the Stan back on level terms four minutes later with a close-range finish. With just over five minutes to go until the break, Jones scored again to give his side a first win at the fifth attempt.
Elsewhere in Division Two, Brandon United were 3-1 winners against Esh Winning. Vincent Gash was Brandon’s match-winner as he hit a hat-trick to give them their second win of the season. Daniel Kent had got Esh back on level-terms after Gash’s first-half opener. The game was subject to a lengthy delay after a serious injury to Brandon’s Luke Thompson.