Northern League: Shildon rely on Billy to make point

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Shildon failed to draw level on points with Ebac Northern League Division One leaders Morpeth Town after being held to a 1-1 draw by Ashington last night,.

Callum Johnston had the visitors ahead after 14 minutes, but Billy Greulich-Smith levelled on the hour mark.

Bishop Auckland were on the wrong end of a 2-0 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Newton Aycliffe.

Ben Trotter opened the scoring after 29 minutes, and Kurt Matthews doubled their tally to lift them out of the relegation zone.

North Shields won 2-0 at home to Team Northumbria, courtesy of Joe Robson and Gareth Bainbridge.

Stockton Town impressively beat Dunston UTS 3-1. Kevin Hayes, Joseph Carter and Christopher Stockton struck, with Liam Thear replying.

Hebburn Town moved up to second place in Division Two after a 5-0 defeat of Alnwick Town.

Paul Chow stole the show with an impressive hat-trick, netting in the 13th and 19th minutes, before wrapping up the night with a last-gasp penalty.

Gary Shaw made it 3-0 in the 21st minute, and it was four by the break as Jack Donaghy (31) got in on the act.

Esh Winning and Willington played out a 1-1 draw. Damon Ellis gave Willington a third-minute lead, but they had Matty Moffat sent off in the 77th minute and Callum Boakes levelled a minute later.