SILKSWORTH CW were unable to halt Spennymoor Town Reserves’ rise up the Wearside League table last night, but they took their opponents to the wire.
It was not until the 48th minute that Andrew Johnson headed in the opening goal for Moors and when they pressed for an equaliser in the late stages, the home side conceded a killer second goal to Ross Morrow, who took advantage of culpable defending.
Moors are up to sixth, two points behind fourth-placed Silksworth, who have played two games more.
Horden CW just edged past Wolviston by the odd goal in five and it was a close call, with Peter Crawford grabbing an 85th minute winner.
Andrew Lonsdale gave the Colliers a half-time advantage but, within 10 minutes, Christof Chalilopoulos levelled. Dan Turner regained the lead for Horden only for Wolviston to restore parity thanks to Carl Barrie. A draw looked the likely outcome, but Crawford came up trumps.
Josh Allen and Liam Clark (penalty) netted in Boldon CA’s 2-0 win over Seaton Carew, while bottom-of-the-table Harton and Westoe gained only their fourth point, holding Richmond Town to a draw.
Shaun Edwards (penalty) and Tony Harmison struck for Harton, with Adam Taylor and Scott McNichol (penalty) replying.
Fourth-bottom nnfield Plain also drew 2-2, at Redcar Athletic whose marksmen were Lance Skelton and Sam Webster. James Davis and Michael Profit twice had Plain in front.
Despite scoring three times away from home through Carl Winspear, Bradley Staunch and Alan Bird, Hartlepool went down to Cleator Moor, whose match winners were Leigh Dunn (2), Adam Meagan, Luke Close, Craig Scott and Callum Birdsall.