Seaton win to cut gap at top


The Chronicle - - Grassroots Sport Junior Football -

SEATON Carew closed the gap on Un­der-14 Premier­ship lead­ers Heaton Hawks to just two points thanks to a 5-2 win at Mon­tagu and North Fen­ham.

Donny Tap­ping scored a hat-trick and Alex Thomp­son added a brace.

In Divi­sion One, bot­tom side North Shields Ath­letic se­cured their first vic­tory of the sea­son - 4-1 against fourth-placed Pon­te­land United.

Gabby Tal­lah­wal­lan con­trib­uted two of the North Shields goals.

Wideopen took on Walker Cen­tral in Divi­sion Two and ran away 5-1 win­ners, mov­ing up to fourth in the process – Cameron Hed­ley and Lev Kir­sopp scor­ing two goals apiece.

New­cas­tle West End closed the gap on Divi­sion Three lead­ers Lan­g­ley Park to eight points af­ter a 4-1 suc­cess against Elling­ton Ju­niors Liam Wil­son and Mabruk Ti­jani bag­ging braces.

Divi­sion Four lead­ers Tynemouth United over­came North­burn Wan­der­ers in em­phatic fash­ion, Ol­lie Joyce on the mark four times.

Sec­ond-placed New­cas­tle East End stayed three points be­hind fol­low­ing a 6-2 ver­dict against Tynemouth United Yel­lows – Bai­ley Strong with two coun­ters for East End.

Cram­ling­ton United Ash­ing­ton Col­liers 4-2.

In Divi­sion Five, Whit­ley Bay and New­cas­tle West­gate played out a 2-2 draw.

■ THE top two in the Un­der-15 Premier­ship de­feated were both in ac­tion at home – and both se­cured three points in tight games.

Lead­ers Whit­ley Bay Sport­ing Club beat Heaton Hawks 3-2 – Oliver Cook and Joseph Hands net­ting for the Hawks.

New­cas­tle City Mi­lan kept pace with the lead­ers thanks to a 3-1 re­sult over their sis­ter club New­cas­tle City Juve – James Robinson, Dil­lan Short and Karl Wil­son the play­ers on tar­get.

In Divi­sion One, Walker Cen­tral tri­umphed 6-2 against bot­tom-of -the-ta­ble New­cas­tle West End.

Whit­ley Bay Sport­ing Club saw off hosts Wallsend Boys Club thanks to a brace from El­lis Robert­son.

There was just one fix­ture played in Divi­sion Two where New­cas­tle Blue Star - who are in fourth – de­feated fifth-placed hosts Whit­ley Bay 3-1.

Gary Somerville, Alex Dixon and El­liott Best were on the score­sheet.

Divi­sion Four lead­ers Blyth Rangers were sur­pris­ingly held to a 3-3 draw by mid-ta­ble Cram­ling­ton Unite Pan­thers.

Whit­ley Bay nar­rowly ac­counted for Heaton Hawks 2-1.

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