Wearside League: Silksworth on the up as Bray makes sure of victory

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Silksworth CW moved out of the bottom six with a 3-1 win over Leam Rangers last night.

There were mixed fortunes for two debutants. With 17 minutes on the clock, Lewis Turnbull headed the Colliers in front and, just before the interval, Adam Storey struck following good work by David Stephens.

But midway during the second period, another debutant, Adam Drysdale, scored in his own goal to raise Leam’s hopes. Within two minutes, though, Silksworth again enjoyed a two-goal cushion.

Rob Hall delivered a good corner and Matthew Bray headed wide of keeper Lee Rodgers to seal all three points.

Boldon CA also won by a 3-1 margin at home to Whitehaven, for whom Connor Hamwell cancelled out James Pickering’s first-half strike.

Adam Bell restored the advantage on 65 minutes, but it wasn’t until the last few minutes that Boldon could relax when James Pickering netted.

Despite twice leading by two goals, Harton and Westoe CW lost 4-3 to champions Stockton Town, who scored twice in the last two minutes to spare their blushes.

Stephen Ramsey and Shaun Carroll, with a brace, netted for Harton, with Tom Coulthard (2), James Ward and Matthew Garbutt the matchwinners for Stockton, who have moved into top spot.