Wearside League: Storey book ending for Silksworth as last-gasp effort clinches dramatic win

Silkworth CW's management team (from left): Will Crew, Andrew Stobbart and Michael Curtis.

Silkworth CW's management team (from left): Will Crew, Andrew Stobbart and Michael Curtis.

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Silksworth CW maintained the pressure on the teams at the top of the TWR Bifolds Wearside League table with last night’s dramatic 2-1 win over Cleator Moor Celtic.

Lee Dunn scored for the visitors after just six minutes, with a simple tap-in after a scramble in the box and with goalkeeper Joe Clayton stranded.

However, late in the game and in dramatic fashion, Silksworth scored two goals in the last two minutes when captain Steven Bagshaw scored from eight yards past keeper Luke Miller, who had been the star of the show.

In the second minute of injury time, Adam Storey scored the winner with a 14-yard drive to give the home side their first win over Cleator for four seasons.

Seaham Red Star Reserves recorded their fifth win of the season with a 3-2 victory against Windscale.

However, it was the visitors who took a fifth-minute lead through Reece Fretwell, when his 20-yarder sailed past keeper Shay Adamson.

Five minutes later, Seaham equalised when Brandon Cook fired home after good work down the left.

Two goals in three minutes gave them a 3-1 half-time lead. Michael Bulmer squared the ball for Jordan Thompson to tap home into an empty net after 25 minutes and then, three minutes later, Brennan Ball fed the ball through the Bulmer, who scored again with ease.

Windscale pulled a goal back in the 70th minute when Jordan Bowness tucked in a cross from Dean Fox, but Red Star held on.

Horden CW impressively won their bottom-of-the-league clash 6-1 at basement club Harton and Westoe.

However, Harton opened the scoring on 10 minutes when a shot from Darren Atkinson flew past goalkeeper Paul Griffith. Kurt Matthews levelled from just inside the box and then Peter Crawford’s 10-minute brace, when he beat the keeper twice in one-on-one situations, saw them 3-1 up.

In the second half, further goals from Danny Richmond, with a right foot shot, the goal of the night, a fantastic volley, from Leo Kirkbride, and Steven Usher, four minutes from time, made it six.

Jarrow extended their lead at the top when they fought out a tough 1-0 win at home to Leam Rangers.

Max Kirkham scored after 56 minutes, firing home from eight yards, after a great pass, giving Thomas Peverley no chance.

Redcar Athletic moved into third place with a resounding 6-1 win over hapless Wolviston.

Michael Woodhouse, Sam Webster, two-goal Andrew Jennings, Lewis Wood, with a slick volley, and Charlie Raby did the damage, with Ryan Hebb replying with a direct free-kick.

Coxhoe Athletic recorded their eighth win with a comfortable 4-1 success at Stokesley SC.

Athletic were 2-0 up within 23 minutes. Michael Summerson blasted home from three yards following a corner, and an own goal by Tim Sharples made it two.

Callum Wilson (penalty) cut the deficit, but Coxhoe scored twice late on, Ross Morrow chipping stranded keeper Jonathan Kinson and Scott Young, with the last kick of the match, lobbing the keeper from 20 yards.