Johnston and Allen spark Red Star rout

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SEAHAM Red Star hit Chester-le-Street for six to move into sixth place in Division Two.

The goals flowed from Adam Johnston (2), Josh Allen (2), David Palmer and Danny Gray before Anthony Lee claimed an 89th-minute consolation goal for the Cestrians.

Washington were the latest side to feel the wrath of North Shields, who recently defeated Whitehaven 10-0.

It was nearly as bad for the Newtowners, who conceded nine goals and failed to reply.

Keith Douglas rifled four goals with Adam Foster (2), Lee Ellison (og), Gareth Bainbridge and Danny Smart also beating goalkeeper Adam McCann, who couldn’t be faulted for any of the goals.

Elsewhere in the second division, North Shields, with three wins and a draw in four games and a goal difference of 20-0, are third-top, a point behind Birtley Town, who had to settle for a draw with Whitehaven.

Daniel Taggart tapped in Birtley’s opener on 34 minutes and right on the stroke of half-time, Kevin Connolly lobbed goalkeeper Jordan Parker for the equaliser.

Heaton Stannington, promoted from the Northern Alliance, moved to the top of the table when Jonathan Wright scored the only goal against Tow Law Town seven minutes from time. The Tynesiders had captain Joe Weir sent off a minute earlier.

Jarrow Roofing just edged Whickham by the odd goal in seven with Andy Appleby (2), Glen Leighton and Liam McBryde, who re-signed for Roofing from Whitley Bay before the game, on the mark. Mark Fitzpatrick, Anthony Falcon and Kevin Leighton (og) replied.

Kevin Hamilton converted a penalty to cancel out Adam Sharp’s goal for South Shields and earn Brandon United a point, while Esh Winning crashed 6-0 at Northallerton Town, whose match-winners were Jamie Clarke (2), Danny McLachlan (2), Darren Kokes and Grant Hickman.