Silksworth on the up as last-gasp Robinson seals thrilling win

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Silksworth CW improved their position near the bottom of the Wearside League with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Hartlepool last night.

The Colliers romped into a two-goal lead, but Pools dramatically turned the tables and were 3-2 ahead going into the last 20 minutes.

Kieran Mitchell side-footed the ball past visiting goalkeeper Elliott Hogg for Silksworth’s opener, and Scott Mould celebrated his debut, finding the net following a corner.

At this stage, Silksworth were coasting, but two goals in three minutes by Elliott Beddows immediately before the interval set the Colliers back on their heels.

John Stephenson then fired Pool into the lead, but, after Rob Hall levelled on 72 minutes, substitute Mark Robinson grabbed a stunning 88th-minute winner.

Victory took Silksworth up to 14th place, a point better off than rivals Ashbrooke Belford House.

Murton were on course to claim only their second point of the season when they were holding Horden CW to a draw with just three minutes left on the watch – but they then conceded twice.

When Chris Tarn was brought down, Michael Patterson converted a seventh-minute penalty for Horden, but Murton hit back for Michael Coates to level.

Patterson fired Horden ahead again and on 88 minutes completed a man-of-the-match hat-trick, giving the new management team of Martin Mulcaster and Robbie Ferguson a winning start to their reign.

Redcar Athletic leap-frogged Sunderland West End and Stockton Town into pole position with a thumping 7-1 win at home to Jarrow, for whom Andrew Wilkinson scored his side’s only goal.

The seven goals were shared by two players. Adam Preston rifled four goals and Andrew Jennings hit a hat-trick.

Waterlogged pitches caused the postponement of the game between Seaham Red Star Reserves and Sunderland West End, and at Harton and Westoe CW where Annfield Plain were due to visit.

West End are a point behind Redcar with two games in hand, while champions Stockton Town are a further point down with three games in hand on the leaders.