Wearside League: Petch peach steals show as Ashbrooke Belford House go nap in style

Ashbrooke Belford House (blue and white) take on Leam Rangers recently
Ashbrooke Belford House (blue and white) take on Leam Rangers recently
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Ashbrooke Belford House went nap at home to Jarrow last night and are up to eighth place in the table.

Shaun Petch capped the Wearsiders’ impressive display with an absolute peach of a goal from fully 40 yards.

It was the South Tynesiders who scored first through Liam Clark at Silksworth last night, but from then on Ashbrooke Belford dominated and five goals flowed from Kevin Humble, David Scott, Lee Harrison, Jordan Birnie and Petch, to leave the visitors reeling.

That took the Wearsiders’ goal rush to nine goals in two games.

Right at the end, Andrew Wilkinson claimed a second consolation goal for Jarrow, who slipped to 10th.

Ashbrooke now focus on Saturday’s attractive home clash with table-toppers Redcar Athletic, who have won 11 of their 15 league games so far.

Seaham Red Star Reserves moved up to fourth-from-bottom spot with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Annfield Plain at Seaham Town Park.

Don Naylor’s side made a dream start, scoring with only a minute on the clock when Adam Hepple headed in a corner.

The Plain’s equaliser came as Callum Short was unfortunate to deflect the ball into his own net, but the Star were quickly back in front with a clinical finish from 18 yards by Kyle Bell.

Hepple made it three, scoring his second goal with a powerful run and strong drive and, just before the end, Kristian Wilkinson completed the scoring when one-on-one with goalkeeper Matthew Scott.

Next up for Red Star is a daunting visit to defending champions Stockton Town, who have won 10 out of 11 this term.

Leigh Dunn (2) and Stuart Shaw earned Cleator Moor Celtic a 3-1 win over Wolviston, for whom Ryan Brown notched his side’s only goal just before the end.