Athletic not on right track as they suffer first loss of the season
UNDER-16, U-17 AND U-19 DIVISIONS
WALKER Central, second in Under-16 League Division One, defeated North Shields Athletic 7-4 condemning the table-toppers to their first defeat of the season.
Walker now sit four points behind North Shields with two games in hand, Harrison Mann and Kieran Hagan both netting braces for them.
Newcastle Westgate closed the gap on the top two in Division Three with a 3-1 victory at Ponteland United.
Ronaldo Paiva nabbed a brace and Steven Surtees added the third.
In Division Four, Tynemouth United beat Kingston Park 5-1 - Ben Carr netting a hat-trick for the table-toppers - and Ashington Town defeated Bedlington FC 6-1. ■■FOURTH-PLACED Longhoughton Rangers and second-placed Wideopen Juniors played out a 3-3 draw in Division One of the Under-17 League.
Ben Cooper claimed all three for Rangers while Ben Fisher, Connor Ritchie and James Lawton netted for the visitors. ■■CRAMLINGTON Town consolidated their fourthplaced position in the Nigel Voules Championship with a 1-0 success over bottom-of-the-table Ashington Town in the only match played at under-19 level.