Rae doubles up to lead Ryhope CW to big friendly victory
Ryhope CW made it two pre-season wins out of two with a 5-1 success at Jarrow on Saturday.
Mickey Rae’s brace led the way against the Northern League Second Division side, with Josh Home-Jackson, summer signing Robbie Bird and Corey Nicholson also on target.
New-look Washington put up a good fight before going down 3-0 at last season’s FA Vase finalists, Stockton Town.
Easington Colliery ran out 4-1 winners in the Dale Roberts memorial clash with Wearside League newcomers Horden CW, courtesy of efforts from Jack Pounder, David Vincent, Liam Cooke and Michael Cooke.
West Auckland beat a Guiseley XI 1-0, thanks to Mark Doninger’s strike, with Jamie Cobain needing six stitches in his tongue after a clash.
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Darren Richardson’s fine strike and a Kyle Patton brace earned Ian Chandler’s Bishop Auckland a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Whitby Town.
Shildon hit six first-half goals in a 7-2 win at Wearside League side Hartlepool, with Jack Blackford (2), Jamie Harwood, Matty Waters, Ben Trotter, Brad Hird and Billy Greulich-Smith all notching.
Chris Dunwell, Joe Peel, Morghan Claydon and a trialist struck as Crook Town outgunned Wearside League hosts Coxhoe Athletic, while Willington lost 1-0 at Second Division champions Blyth.
Carl Finnigan and a trialist had South Shields 2-0 up at Mariners Park, only for National League North side Blyth Spartans to rally for a draw thanks to strikes from Dan Maguire and Michael Liddle.