Silksworth in Gill thrill

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SILKSWORTH CW made it five wins out of six in the Wearside League last night, defeating Jarrow 1-0.

An only goal by Liam Gill on 11 minutes did the damage against the Tynesiders as Silksworth maintained third place in the fledgling table, but Ashbrooke Belford House went down to Whitehaven, who have won four and drawn one of their five games.

A Dan Gullen hat-trick had the Cumbrians on top before David Stephens threw Ashbrooke a lifeline, but Nathan Dryden quickly restored a three-goal cushion. David Christie managed a second goal for the hosts, but Whitehaven were never seriously threatened and ran out 4-2 winners.

Barry Turton rifled a hat-trick and Paul Muir also netted in Sunderland West End’s fine 4-2 home win over Annfield Plain, for whom Malik Klimba clawed back two goals.

Five goals extended Easington Colliery’s super start to the season to five wins on the bounce.

Harton and Westoe became the latest side to succumb to Paul Frame’s side, whose marksmen were Alan Drysdale with a brace, Mark Noon, Scott Huntley and Rhys Weir. David Hopper reduced the deficit when Harton trailed by four goals and later Martin Nugent also struck.

Reigning champions Stockton Town also have five wins under their belt and lead the table on goal difference. Their scorers in a 5-0 win at Boldon CA were Kallum Hannah (2), McCabe, Nicholson and Coulthardy.

Horden CW faced a formidable challenge against Spennymoor Town Reserves, who have taken over from Coxhoe Athletic.

Andy Johnson, who figured prominently in Moors’ Ebac Northern League championship season, bagged a brace in a 6-2 success, with Gavin Brown, Flynn Linklater-Johnson, Ross Morrow and Robert Thompson also on the mark. Horden led twice with Mark Brischuk’s brace.

Liam Davison (2) and Nicky Langston steered Leam Rangers to a tight 3-2 victory at Prudhoe Town, despite strikes from Josh Brooks and Stephen Foster for the home team.

Redcar Athletic conceded their first points to Cleator Moor for whom Leigh Dunn and Josh Chilton netted. James Swann was Redcar’s only marksman.

Hartlepool led through Jamie Davidson until the 88th minute at Richmond Town before Mike Elliott levelled from the penalty spot.

Shaun Ross, Chris Davidson, Peter Twydale and Joe Osborne swept Seaton Carew to victory at Wolviston for whom Chris Burton and Karl Barry claimed consolation goals.