Sunderland West End manager has this message for players
Sunderland West End manager Darren Liddle wants his side to find their shooting boots after their goalless draw against Tow Law Town.
The two sides went into the game in contrasting form with the Lawyers arriving at Nissan Sports Ground on the back of a nine-game unbeaten run.
West End were looking for a first win since a 3-1 triumph against Bedlington Terriers in mid-January and a first goal since Lewis Lynn grabbed the final goal in the same game.
A win and a goal continued to evade Liddle’s side on Saturday, but they did claim a point against a Tow Law side that have a chance of gate-crashing the promotion places over the coming weeks.
Liddle said: “We created a couple of half-chances, but it’s not just the forwards that have to take that responsibility.
“The whole team has to because they all can create chances and score goals.
“So hopefully we can work together to improve in the aspect of the game.”
West Allotment Celtic are still eight points clear at the top of the table after they romped to a big win at Chester-le-Street Town.
Matthew Hayton bagged a hat-trick, Dean Walker scored twice and there was a goal apiece for Shane Jones and Abu Salim as Allotment claimed a 7-0 win at Moor Park.
Adam Preston scored twice as Redcar Athletic maintained their own push for promotion with a 4-0 home win against Bedlington Terriers.
Lee Bythway and Connor Smith were also on target for the Teesside outfit.
Crook Town’s impressive form continued as Daniel Maddison scored twice and Christian Holliday and Dane Eltringham were also on target in their side’s 4-0 home win against bottom of the table Durham City.
Ryton and Crawcrook Albion held on to fourth place despite falling to a home defeat against Jarrow.
Two early goals from Glen Hargrave put the visitors in control and they held on for a win despite Callum Turnbull halving the deficit just before half-time.
Billingham Synthonia moved to within a point of the promotion places with an impressive win at Newcastle University.
Danny Earl and Alex Bruton led with way with two goals apiece and Matthew Wilson and Daniel Boyle also found the target as David Dickson’s side eased to a 6-0 win at Kimberley Park.
Heaton Stannington were in prolific form as they claimed all three points from their home game against Brandon United.
Jordan Ray, Richie Hoggins, Michael Haley and Michael Baxter were all on target in a 4-1 win for the Stan.
Washington ended their horrendous run of form as Jack Warriner grabbed the only goal of the game in their win at Willington.
That marked the Mechanics first win in any competition since September – and that came with a 6-4 home win against the same opposition.
Easington Colliery and Esh Winning shared the points with a 2-2 draw at Welfare Park.
The visitors went ahead on two occasions as Alex Goundry, Nick Marley found the net but equalisers from Jack Pounder and Simon Todd ensured that the spoils were shared.