Ryhope continue their goal streak

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RYHOPE CW continued to power ahead in Division Two and another five goals against Thornaby took their tally to 59 from just 13 games.

Richard Playforth (2), Richard Jordan, Nathan Johnson and Chris Winn netted with Chris Howard replying.

Seaham Red Star’s fortunes have been transformed and after struggling against relegation for all of last season, they are now on the fringe of the promotion race.

It was a close call at home to Esh Winning though. Dan Olusago broke the deadlock on 80 minutes and he struck again in the last minute.

In added time, Red Star’s Craig Malley was sent off for disputing the decision to award Esh a penalty which Chris Smith converted.

Chester-le-Street conceded two spot-kicks in the space of a minute at Morpeth Town and had goalkeeper Matthew Crook sent off.

Michael Chilton was an early marksman for the Northumbrians but the Cestrians then went into the lead thanks to Michael Hepplewhite and Lewis Lynch.

Jordan Fry restored parity before the home side were awarded a couple of penalties which enabled Chilton to complete a hat-trick and a 4-2 victory for his side.

Horden CW led through Peter Crawford before they too paid the penalty for a foul in the box. Richard Hodgson equalised and 11 minutes later he scored Crook Town’s winner.

Washington just edged West Allotment Celtic thanks to Martin Roper and Daniel Young. David Beaumont had equalised.

An only goal by Lewis Wilson 17 minutes from the end earned Birtley Town the points at Alnwick Town while Chris Goss, Darren Reay and Daniel Smart

maintained Jarrow Roofing’s promotion challenge with victory over Whitehaven.