Point enough for Mor­peth to win pro­mo­tion

The Chronicle - - Nufc - By MARK CAR­RUTHERS

MOR­PETH Town were held to a 1-1 home draw by Guis­bor­ough Town but the point was enough to seal their pro­mo­tion to next sea­son’s new-look Evo-Stik East League.

For­mer Sun­der­land striker Stephen El­liott gave Mor­peth a sec­ond-half lead, pounc­ing on a clear­ance and ri­fling a low drive into the net from just in­side the area.

Steven Roberts grabbed an equaliser ten min­utes from time and the points were shared de­spite Ben Sayer go­ing close in the last minute when his shot hit a post.

A late Jack Devlin goal gave New­cas­tle Ben­field a 2-1 win against Dun­ston UTS at Sam Smith’s Park.

Paul Brayson put Ben­field ahead on 56 min­utes with his 45th goal of the sea­son but Mark Fitz­patrick got the vis­i­tors on level terms.

With the game pe­ter­ing out to a draw Devlin fired home in in­jury time to give his side all three points.

Ry­hope CW re­cov­ered from their week­end de­feat against Mor­peth Town with a 2-0 win over Ash­ing­ton. Michael Rae opened the scor­ing on 56 min­utes with a penalty af­ter a foul on James El­lis.

Josh Home-Jack­son added a sec­ond and that was enough to see off any re­sis­tance from the Col­liers.

In Divi­sion Two Bedling­ton Ter­ri­ers threw away a lead as they fell to a 4-1 de­feat at Heaton Stan­ning­ton.

Jack Foalle put the Ter­ri­ers ahead in the 20th minute but that strike was can­celled out by a fine low drive from Jon Wright.

Josh Hol­land put the Stan in front on 37 min­utes as his pow­er­ful strike was spilled by Ter­ri­ers keeper David Ste­wart and crept over the line.

The Stan added a third on the hour mark when Richie Hog­gins tapped home from close range af­ter Ste­wart had par­ried a free­kick from Matthew Parker.

Ja­son White’s sec­ond-half header gave Willing­ton a 1-0 home win against Brandon United.

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