Northern League: Maddison shows Blyth spirit in Cestrians' fine success

Chester-le-Street climbed to seventh place in the Ebac Northern League's Second Division thanks to an impressive away win last night.

Thursday, 17th August 2017, 10:30 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:23 am
Seaham Red Star (red) take on Marske United in the Northern League last weekend.

The Cestrians rebuilding after relegation, rocked previously unbeaten hosts Blyth with a 1-0 triumph, thanks to a 61st minute goal from Dan Maddison.

Dean Thexton and Matty Soulsby netted in successive second-half minutes for Tow Law Town, but Heaton Stannington rallied to draw 2-2, Dean Imray netting in the final minute, adding to Lee Johnson’s opener.

Brandon United were comfortable 2-0 winners over Crook Town with Anthony Phillipson (9) and Kieran Duffy-Weekes (69) on target, while Esh Winning lost 2-0 at home to Northallerton, who had Stephen Cheeseman and Jack Proctor on target.

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Willington succumbed 3-0 at home to Ryton & Crawcrook Albion, with Martyn Hepple, Liam Anderson and Callum Turnbull (penalty) doing the damage.

Jarrow had Jonny Hirst to thank for their 1-0 derby win over Hebburn Town, his goal coming in the 89th minute.

West Allotment Celtic beat Thornaby 3-1, thanks to Elliot Mitchell’s 11-minute treble.

In Division One, Shildon led twice but North Shields pegged them back twice to draw 2-2.

Michael Rae gave the hosts a 48th-minute lead, but James Luccock equalised on 67. Adam Burnicle restored Shildon’s lead four minutes later, but Gary Ormston levelled at the death.

Consett won 2-0 at Guisborough, with Michael Sweet scoring on 61 and 70 minutes.

Bishop Auckland went down to a very late goal from Ben Harmison, in the 89th minute, as Ashington claimed all three points.

Morpeth Town hammered Whitley Bay 5-0, thanks to Sean Taylor, Curtis Coppen and Liam Henderson, plus two own goals.

Depleted Jarrow Roofing won 2-1 at Penrith, with Olly Martin and David Palmer, with a classy winner, doing the damage.

Team Northumbria won their first game with a 2-0 win over visiting Billingham Synthonia.