Three-way fight for title could go anywhere

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THE STL Northern League championship is still all to play for and one-time leaders Sunderland RCA could yet have a hand in its destination.

West Auckland Town went into Saturday’s game at Ashington with the decision firmly in their own hands.

A win would have seen them celebrate for the first time in 51 years, but when the Colliers came out on top, it brought Spennymoor Town and Dunston UTS back into contention.

The outcome could be decided tonight when Moors and UTS clash at the Brewery Field.

A win for Jason Ainsley’s team will see them retain the title for a third consecutive year, but victory for Dunston would put them in the driving seat. They would be crowned champions if they defeat RCA on Thursday night.

If tonight’s game finishes in a draw, West Auckland can celebrate.

They went in front through Mattie Moffat, but were hit by a Marc Walton hat-trick.

Spennymoor beat Billingham Synthonia courtesy of Gavin Cogden (pen) and Stephen Richardson.

An only goal by Chris Swailes proved enough at Shildon to keep Dunston’s hopes alive.