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SUNDERLAND West End consolidated fourth place in the Wearside League when they came from behind to defeat Kirkbymoorside 3-1 last night.

Ryan Rivis was a 10th-minute marksman for the Yorkshiremen at Leyburn Grove, Houghton, but Michael McCabe headed in the equaliser 15 minutes later.

Just before the break, David Clarke toe-poked the ball into the net for West End’s second and, a minute from time, David Keithley completed the scoring with a rasping drive.

Peterlee Town defeated Wolviston 3-2 in a thriller. It took 40 minutes for Andrew Place to break the deadlock, but almost immediately James Parkinson doubled Peterlee’s lead after a splendid move with Dale Spence.

Immediately on the restart Nathan Summersgill reduced the deficit only for Mark Hope to restore Peterlee’s two-goal cushion. However, with three minutes remaining, James Myers converted a penalty to set up a frenetic finale, but Town held on.

Bottom-of-the-table Silksworth Rangers, who have conceded far and away the most goals, produced a greatly-improved performance despite losing 2-0 to second-top Richmond Town.

Liam Darville tapped in following good work by his brother Ben, then a shot from Mark Simms took a deflection off Dean Hannah to double the lead.

Jarrow erased a two-goal deficit in defeating Boldon CA 4-2 in the South Tyneside derby.

Boldon made a dream start, taking a first-minute lead courtesy of Adam Bell, who headed a second on 35 minutes.

Before the interval, though Grant Pressling cut the arrears and in the second period Jarrow’s splendid fightback was rewarded with further goals from Ryan Burton, Paul Trosh and Gary Taylor.

Willington are level on points with second-placed Richmond Town after they went nap against Darlington Cleveland Bridge at Hall Lane.

Chris Hardy was on target after only three minutes, but, in the seventh minute, John McKie fired a penalty equaliser.

From then on though, Willington were dominant with Adam Sakr (2) and Paul Bailes (2) both beating goalkeeper Steve Richardson before Jamie Russell claimed a late consolation for the visitors.

Prudhoe Town eased past Annfield Plain 2-0 with two goals from Kevin Dixon. The first came when he headed in a corner past goalkeeper John Longstaff and after an hour he fired into the net after latching onto a cross.