Andrews keeps Belford on the up

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ASHBROOKE Belford House climbed to eighth place in the Wearside League, with their third win in five outings this season on Saturday.

Tommy Dobbing’s men just edged hosts Coxhoe Athletic 1-0 at Beechfield Park.

The only goal came in the 15th minute as Lee Andrews pounced to drive the ball into the bottom corner of the net, giving keeper Anthony Lowerson no chance.

Silksworth Rangers went down 3-0 at Prudhoe Town.

Gavin Lisle’s clinical finish from 25 yards left Silksworth goalkeeper Neil Jones helpless after only 10 minutes and, in the 40th minute, he was beaten again, this time by a Nathan Burrell free-kick.

Although they battled hard in an attempt to get back into the game, Rangers failed to do so and it was all over five minutes from time as Malik Kalimba drove in Prudhoe’s third goal.

Willington, the only side with a 100 per cent record, made it seven wins when Darlington Cleveland Bridge succumbed 4-0 to the impressive visitors.

Dean Hanson fired the leaders ahead and before the break Andy Richardson converted a penalty.

Early in the second period, Adam Pinkney made it three and Jason White’s late strike gave a further boost to their goal difference.

At the other end of the table, Wolviston are the only side still pointless.

They scored three times, courtesy of Shaun Gregory, Famara Jaffa and Martin Woodhouse, but still lost 4-3 to Boldon CA, whose match-winners were Kevin Davidson, with a superb hat-trick, and Jack Haughton.

Harton and Westoe CW were well beaten, 3-0 at Hartlepool for whom Dean Lockwood struck all three goals.

Richmond Town are up to second following a nail-biting 3-2 win over Seaton Carew, while Leam Rangers crashed 2-0 to Stockton Town.

Waterlogged pitches caused the postponement of the fixtures at Annfield Plain, Easington Colliery, Peterlee Town and Jarrow.