Sunderland West End mark first appearance at new home with win
Sunderland West End marked their first appearance at their new Ford Quarry home by collecting all three points with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Carlisle City.
Kieron Martin scored West End’s first ever goal on their new home patch and Owen Imeson’s late strike ensured they claimed a fine win, despite Sam Atkinson pulling a goal back deep in injury-time.
The win also means that West End have lost just one of their opening five league games and they currently sit in the top five of the Division Two table.
West End manager Darren Liddle reflected on their impressive win over the Cumbrians and challenged his side to build on their good start to the new season.
He said: “We dominated the ball, we played well, everybody did their job and it was lovely to be back at Ford Quarry, to get a win and to see the old faces that used to come and watch us.
“It’s an excellent start to the season but we have worked hard for it.
“We probably could have had even more points but it’s a good start and it’s now about improving on it.
“I am sure we can do that.”
Chester-le-Street Town produced a fine display to prevent Easington Colliery returning to the top of the table.
Colin Wake’s side claimed a 3-0 win at Welfare Park thanks to a brace from Liam Dixon and a Dan Hepplewhite strike.
Adam Lennox’s goal was enough to help Jarrow see off Willington at Perth Green and a brace from Dean Walker gave West Allotment Celtic all three points from their visit to Redcar Athletic.
Former Celtic star Didier Agathe claimed his first point as Durham City manager as D’Andre Wainwright’s brace helped them to a 2-2 home draw against Tow Law Town.
The Bermudan striker scored either side of a Michael Brown equaliser and a Barrie Smith penalty to secure a share of the spoils for his side.
Crook Town battled back from two goals down to snatch a point in their home game against Billingham Synthonia.
Dan Chapman and Ian Ward looked to have put Synners on their way to an impressive win at Millfield – but Matty Crossen and Jamie Tumilty found the net to deny them all three points.
A prolific second-half display from Heaton Stannington helped them to a 4-2 win at Esh Winning.
Channon North and Max Stoker scored during the opening half-hour to put Esh in control – but the Stan roared back after the interval thanks to goals from Jon Wright, Lewis Burns, Kevin Carr and Richie Hoggins.
Goals from Dale Milburn and Kai Hewitson weren’t enough to help Brandon United to a home win against Birtley Town.
The United duo found the net to turn the game on its head after Kelvin Thear had cancelled out Milburn’s early opener.
And the Hoops completed the comeback to secure a 2-2 draw thanks to a Kaleb Young equaliser seven minutes from time.
Niza Chilufya and Blake Wood helped Newcastle University battle back from a goal down to take three points in their home game against Ryton and Crawcrook Albion after Louis Anderson had put the visitors ahead.