Peterlee Sunday League: Ewart the star as NSCC grab derby bragging rights – and top spot

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New Seaham Conservative Club moved top of the Second Division thanks to a 3-1 derby success against New Seaham Mallard.

On a day when waterlogged pitches caused a near wipe-out of fixtures, NSCC will be glad they got the go-ahead.

Goals from Ryan Chambers, Dan Gibson and sub Martin Hall steered NSCC home, with Brennan Yuill replying for Mallard.

Mark Ewart stood out for the hosts, with Daniel Flanagan best for Mallard, who remain without a win after eight league games and sit in second-bottom spot.

NSCC are a point clear of neighbours Seaham Marlborough, who have two games in hand, with Wingate Plough Inn two points further back and with three games extra to play.

There was only one other game played.

In the Premier Division, it was top against bottom and there was no upset from basement club Easington Lane WMC, who now with it all to do in the second half of the season to avoid relegation.

Leaders Dawdon Welfare Park maintained their 100 per cent league record with a comfortable 5-0 Green Drive win.

Two goals apiece from Robbie Bird and Kyle Bell, plus an effort from Craig Price, steered Dawdon home, with Daniel Mottram man of the match.

Jordon Garside shone in defeat for battling Lane.

Dawdon’s sixth win took them three points clear of Horden CW Supporters, who have played a game more.

Meanwhile, Dawdon have rearranged their delayed Durham County Sunday Cup second round tie away to Witton Park Rose & Crown. It will now be played on Sunday, January 3.