Seaham Red Star Reserves remain third from bottom in the Wearside League following last night’s 3-2 defeat at home to Richmond Town.
David Paul boosted Red Star with his 20th-minute opener, but, within five minutes, Mark Sims beat the offside trap for the equaliser.
Richmond then built up a two-goal cushion, scoring twice in six early second-half minutes. Scott Ryan headed past goalkeeper Chay Adamson, who was beaten again as Sam Joyce tapped home from close range.
Seaham battled back and Paul outpaced the visitors’ defence before rounding keeper Carl Latcham and slotting into an empty net. But an equaliser eluded them, as Richmond held firm.
Seaham are nine points clear of Wolviston, who, along with Murton, occupy the two re-election places, but they have played five games more.