Three is a magic number for Durham City

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THREE wins on the bounce, nine points, 12 goals and it’s little wonder joint manager Lee Collings is confident Durham City can enjoy a successful end to the season.

Their latest victory was at Mossley, where Durham could easily have won by a bigger margin than two goals.

Goalkeeper Lewis Graham denied Mike Fish with a wonder save in the opening minutes but, by and large, City were in control for most of the match.

David Dowson had a shot cleared off the line and moments later Amar Purewal’s goalbound effort was blocked.

It was no surpise when the visitors went ahead on 25 minutes.

A strong headed interception by Elliott Cutts found Stephen Thompson, who held off defenders before beating home keeper Peter Collinge.

Two minutes later only a splendid save by Collinge from Dowson prevented a second goal.

Mossley attacked in the early stages of the second period without seriously threatening and Tommy English missed a good chance to double the lead when he blasted wide after intercepting a back pass.

Amar Purewal was twice close before the second goal arrived in the 70th minute.

A good ball out of defence by Gareth Ayers found Dowson, who cleverly chipped the goalkeeper.

City maintained the momentum with Dowson and Amar Purewal just wide of the target as their side won at a canter.

Durham City: L Graham, Harbord (Ayre), Ayers, Stephenson, Wilkinson, Arjun Purewal, Amar Purewal, Cutts (E Graham), Dowson, Thompson, English (Pounder).

Ref: Mr T Pinder.

Att: 127.