Northern League: Easington look for new manager as Paul Frame resigns after 5-5 thriller

Ryhope CW's Josh Home-Jackson is outnumbered as he battles for the ball against Seaham Red Star in Division One.
Ryhope CW's Josh Home-Jackson is outnumbered as he battles for the ball against Seaham Red Star in Division One.

Easington Colliery are seeking a new manager, following Paul Frame’s resignation after four years in charge.

Frame, assistant Craig Parkinson and coach Glen Robson, have departed, with the manager deciding that he could not take the club any further.

In his reign, Easington won promotion from the Wearside League and managed two top-10 finishes in the Northern League Second Division.

Easington are inviting applicants for the managerial vacancy. Anyone interested is asked to contact Paul Adamson on 07947 590795 or Billy Banks on 07967 286559, or email

Frame bowed out after Saturday’s amazing 5-5 draw at Heaton Stannington, the young Easington side rescuing a point after being 5-3 down with two minutes left.

David Vincent got them back to 5-4 with a minute left and then, in dramatic fashion, David Paul completed his hat-trick with an injury-time penalty to grab a sensational point.

Heaton were two up with Ethan Tait’s double, but Michael Cooke’s nice run and shot rallied Easington. Lee Johnson and Paul swapped goals, then Josh Holland made it 4-2 only for Paul to again cut the deficit.

Heaton looked to have won it with Johnson’s 78th-minute strike, but the Colliers hit back brilliantly.

Chester-le-Street remain second-bottom after a 5-1 home defeat to improving Thornaby.

The visitors raced into a 4-0 half time lead through Lewis Murphy, Kallum Hannah (2) and Charlie Marshall. Lee Mole pulled one back after 78 minutes, but Joe Hillerby made it 5-1 soon after.

Leaders Tow Law Town were 2-0 down at Ryton & Crawcrook Albion, but a hat-trick from Dean Thexton and Lewis Teasdale’s strike clinched a 4-2 victory to maintain their five-point advantage at the top.

Esh Winning held Billingham Town to a 1-1 draw, with Callum Boakes cancelling out Chris Dickinson’s opener.

Crook Town lost 5-0 at Blyth, for whom four-goal Gary Day and Stephen Little netted.

Willington claimed a welcome 1-0 home win over Jarrow, with Conor Winter grabbing the only goal.

Hebburn Town had an excellent 3-1 away win at third-bottom Brandon United to go third.

Kris Hughes’s penalty was backed by Callum Smith and Channon North as Hebburn stormed three up before Jack Pounder fired a consolation.