ASHBROOKE Belford House moved into eighth position of the Wearside League with last night’s exciting 3-2 victory at home to Annfield Plain.
Plain went in front a minute before the interval courtesy of Liam Radditch.
But two goals in as many minutes by Lee Andrews and Stephen Callan turned the tables in Ashbrooke’s favour.
Almost immediately, though, Scott Nicholson restored parity.
It continued to be nip and tuck, but the Wearsiders clinched the winning goal when Andrews struck on 70 minutes.
After putting 10 goals past Prudhoe Town at the weekend, Easington Colliery were again in exhilarating form when they crushed hosts Harton and Westoe CW 5-0.
The Colliers were unstoppable after roaring into a two-goal lead inside six minutes. Brett Gillatt fired past goalkeeper Alan Greenan on four minutes and Kyle Young quickly doubled his side’s lead.
Gillatt then scored the goal of the game in the 20th minute, cutting in from the right before unleashing a tremendous left-foot shot which rocketed into the top corner of the net.
It was just about game, set and match at this stage, but Harton’s defence tightened up and it wasn’t until the 65th minute that David Paul chipped Greenan for the fourth goal.
Soon afterwards, Paul Frame’s side went nap as Michael Patterson tapped the ball into the net.
Easington scored only 37 goals in their first 23 matches but have now racked up 15 in the last two, to move to ninth-bottom spot, well clear of the danger zone.
Boldon CA eased their position near the bottom when they defeated neighbours Jarrow by the odd goal in seven.
Fortunes ebbed and flowed throughout and it wasn’t until the 89th minute that Jason Jones’ side claimed the vital winning goal as Brodie Simpson completed a superb hat-trick.
David Mullen was an early scorer for Jarrow and, on 44 minutes, Carl Young levelled for Bolton.
Peter Cane’s brace had the scores level at 3-3 until Simpson came up trumps with his third goal of a dramatic night.
Michael Woodhouse, Adam Preston (2), Roy Hunter (penalty) and Stephen Barker swept on-form Redcar Athletic to a 5-2 victory over visitors Richmond Town, with Josh Knox and Chris Thornber replying.
Redcar moved into third position but are 13 points behind Ryhope CW and 14 adrift of leaders Stockton Town, whose fixture at Prudhoe Town was postponed because of a floodlight failure.