Bishop Auckland snap up Swales

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MARTIN Swales, who guided Ryhope CW to the Wearside League Championship when the side also won the three domestic cup competitions, has left to join Bishop Auckland.

Swales has been one of the most successful managers in recent years.

Last season, he took Ryhope to runners-up position in the Ebac Northern League Second Division.

Bishops parted company with Tony Lee on Monday night and quickly announced Swales as his replacement.

There are no midweek fixtures in the Wearside League because a representative side will meet Hartlepool Throston at Boldon CA tomorrow night in preparation for the League’s game against the Cheshire League in the FA Inter League Cup on Saturday, October 12.

Sunderland West End boss Andy Colledge is manager with David Woods his assistant and the pair have selected the following squad for tomorrow’s friendly.

Goalkeepers: Graeme Pickering (Silksworth CW), Neil Bussey (Ryhope CW), Lee Burrell (Hartlepool).

Defenders: Ross Kennedy, Brad Foster, Steven Lax (West End), John Bowes (Silksworth), Lee Blackburn, James Smuk (Redcar Athletic), Jason Newall, Simon Pinkney (Richmond Town), Gary Taylor, Kyle Pendergood (Jarrow).

Midfielders: Brett Gillatt, Mark Noble (Easington CW), Lee Smith, Jamie Fryatt (West End), Scott Ryan, Kallum Holbrook (Richmond Town), Chris Macdonald (Jarrow), Mark Robinson (Silksworth), Lance Skelton (Redcar Athletic).

Forwards: David Keithley, Adam McQuillan, Barry Turton, Chris Pearson (West End), Grant Pressling (Jarrow).

H Celtic Nation maintained pole position in the Ebac Northern League First Division with a 1-0 win over Dunston UTS. Paul Johnson got the goal.

Second-top Shildon won 3-0 at Penrith with strikes by Mark Stephenson, Mark Donninger and Sam Garvie.

West Auckland Town appeared to be coasting when they led Morpeth Town courtesy of Stephen Richardson, Stuart Banks and Jonathan Wright.

With 12 minutes left on the clock, Michael Chilton threw the Northumbrians a lifeline and when Jack Palmer cut the deficit to a single goal, West had to hang on for three crucial points.

Marske United were in danger of losing their unbeaten record but in the last minute snatched a dramatic winner at home to Hebburn Town.

A good move by John Alexander opened up the opportunity for Glen Butterworth to give Marske the lead but soon afterwards a mix-up allowed Lewis Lynch to walk in Hebburn’s equaliser.

In the last minute, Liam O’Sullivan drove through a crowded goalmouth to win the game.

Two games were abandoned because of fog. Ashington took a two-goal lead through Glen Taylor and Kyle Oliver but by the half hour mark Consett were back in the game with Luke Sullivan and Michael Mackay both scoring. The referee, though, called a halt during the interval.

Whitley Bay’s home game with Guisborough Town lasted 53 minutes at which stage the Seahorses were leading 2-1 with goals by Paul Antony and Paul Chow (pen). Lewis Wood had given the visitors the lead.

In Division Two, Jarrow Roofing hammered Esh Winning 10-0, scoring nine times in the second half. Dean Nicholson was the only first-half scorer when Esh suffered a 21st-minute blow with the dismissal of James Bambrough for denying a goal-scoring opportunity.

Roofing were rampant in the second period. Stephen Young rifled four goals, Andy Appleby completed a hat-trick with Jamie Marshall and Stuart Nicholson adding to the woes of Esh.

Darlington RA hit Whitehaven for six, with Stephen Butterworth (2),Louis Whensley, Aaron Ramsbottom, Jimmy Muir (pen) and Freddie Huscroft all scoring.

H South Shields will meet West Auckland Town in the First Round of the FA Carlsberg Vase following last night’s 3-1 Second Qualifying Round replay victory at Billingham Town.

Colin White fired the Mariners in front and following Carl Charlton’s equaliser, the visitors went through with second-half strikes from Adam Sharp and Chris Feasey.