Roberts doubles up for extra-time shock

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SPENNYMOOR Town’s hopes of a quadruple ended last night when they went out of the Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup at Guisborough Town.

Mikey Roberts broke the deadlock for the Priorymen on 56 minutes and the game was deep into added time when Sonny Andrews threw Moors a lifeline.

The game went into extra time and after Adam Gell restored the advantage to the hosts, Leon Carling conceded an own goal for Spennymoor’s second equaliser.

A penalty shoot-out was looming, but, in the very last minute, man-of-the-match Roberts clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory for Guisborough.

The Durham Challenge Cup tie between Shildon and Dunston UTS also went to extra time.

Andrew Bulford’s goal deservedly had Dunston ahead at the break, but Shildon hit back in the second half for Sam Garvie to level.

Shildon secured a 2-1 win with Karl Jones scoring the winner on 99 minutes and the home side successfully survived the final 15 minutes after having Darren Richardson sent off.

In the Second Division, North Shields extended their lead at the top to 11 points with a 3-1 victory at Northallerton Town.

Following a goalless opening half, Joe Elliott set the Robins on their way to a 13th consecutive victory when he bagged a brace of goals. James Howlett reduced the deficit before Ben Richardson made sure of all three points with his last-minute strike.

Jarrow Roofing are up to second – their highest position this season – following a convincing 4-0 win at Brandon United.

Stuart Nicholson and Paul Gardner had Roofing in a comfortable position before Brandon went down to 10 men on 72 minutes with the dismissal of Mark Ferguson for a handling offence.

Ace marksman Liam McBryde converted the resultant penalty and three minutes later he again beat Brandon goalkeeper Dan Peterkin to make it four.

At the other end of the table, Alnwick Town claimed a useful 2-2 draw in an eventful game at home to Willington.

Keith Douglas was an early marksman for the hosts, but Willington rallied to lead with two goals from Corey Nicholson. With only four minutes left, Tom Vickers hauled Alnwick level.

The game was marred in the 65th minute when Alnwick’s James Kennedy and the Willington pair of Ryan Mundell and Aidan Goodey were simultaneously red-carded.

In Division One, Penrith jumped two places to seventh-bottom when they drew 3-3 at Newton Aycliffe.

Stuart Owens, Terry Hedley and Tom Atkinson netted for Aycliffe with Richard Faustino, Steven Rigg and Grant Davidson on the mark for the Cumbrians, who played for 47 minutes with 10 men after Curtis Wood was dismissed.