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Blyth Spartans sign defender David Atkinson on permanent deal after he leaves Carlise United

On-loan defender David Atkinson has signed for Blyth Spartans permanently – subject to final confirmation – after leaving parent club Carlisle United by mutual consent.

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Ashington defender James Harmison. Picture by Ian Appleby

Injury time Newcastle Benfield goal dumps Ashington out of League Cup

A goal deep into stoppage time by Newcastle Benfield striker Paul Brayson sent Ashington spiralling out of the League Cup after a 3-2 defeat at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday evening.

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Ashington FC manager Steve Harmison.

Ashington boss Steve Harmison says ‘sob stories cannot continue’

Paul Brayson ended Ashington’s hopes of winning any silverware this season when his 94th minute strike for Newcastle Benfield proved to be decisive in the League Cup clash at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night.

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County side advance to championship semi-finals

Northumberland County Schools’ U18 team finished off their league campaign in style with a victory over arch rivals Durham Maiden Castle.

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Treammates congratulate Stephen Turnbull after he scored Blyth Spartans' second against Nantwich Town. Picture by Bill Broadley

Set-piece goals put Blyth Spartans on top of league

Two set-piece goals saw Blyth Spartans go top of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division as they comfortably beat Nantwich Town at Croft Park on Saturday.

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Ashington FC head coach Ian Skinner. Picture by Ian Appleby

Ashington head coach frustrated by derby game’s postponement

Ashington FC head coach Ian Skinner expressed his frustration after Saturday’s derby match against Whitley Bay was called off due to a frozen surface.

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Ashington striker Damien Stevens. Picture by Ian Appleby

Ashington striker Stevens ahead of schedule for return from injury

Ashington FC striker Damien Stevens is ahead of schedule with his rehabilitation programme and has pencilled in a return to action by the end of next month.

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Only four games in Blyth Wansbeck Sunday League survive the weather

The weather decimated most of the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League fixtures, with only four surviving freezing temperatures.

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Teams wanted for six-a-side football league in Ashington

A six-a-side league based in Ashington has places available for teams to enter.

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New Ashington signing Pearson wants a goal and a win to mark birthday

Ashington FC’s latest signing would like nothing better than to make an immediate impact for his new club when the Colliers take on local rivals Whitley Bay at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday.

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Ashington suffer ninth defeat in 14 away games this season

Ashington broke new ground on Saturday with a first ever visit to Ryhope CW – but they returned empty handed.

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Blyth Spartans captain Robbie Dale. Picture by Bill Broadley

Dale goal enough for Blyth Spartans to see off the ten-men of Coalville

Blyth Spartans came away from the Mander Cruickshank Stadium in Coalville on Saturday with three important points following a 1-0 win.

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Ashington FC head coach Ian Skinner. Picture by Ian Appleby

Ashington head coach calls an end to ‘hard luck stories’

After watching his side go down 2-1 against Ryhope CW on Saturday, Ashington FC head coach Ian Skinner reeled off several reasons why his outfit are still searching for their first win since December.

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Ryan McGorrigan in action for North Shields before his move to Ashington. Picture by Ally Middleton

McGorrigan returns to Ashington after signing from North Shields

Ryan McGorrigan has returned to Woodhorn Lane and the North Shields-born striker is looking forward to a second period with the club.

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Stobbart scores five in Ashington Station Lounge’s 8-1 cup win

The Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League got back under way at the weekend with a number of cup games.

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Two late goals see New Hartley beat Wallsend Boys Club

Two of the region’s most successful clubs came head to head on Saturday and opened the year with a great advert for junior football.

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Ashington FC's Andrew Bulford. Picture by Gary Welford

Ashington beaten by injury time Bishop Auckland goal

Ashington were dealt a late body blow as Bishop Auckland substitute Jonathan Wright scored a stoppage time winner in their Northern League game at a bitterly cold and windy Heritage Park on Tuesday night.

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Ashington FC head coach Ian Skinner. Picture by Ian Appleby

Ashington head coach witnesses ‘cruel side of football’

Ashington FC head coach Ian Skinner witnessed the ‘cruel’ side of football after watching Bishop Auckland snatch a 1-0 victory at the death in their Ebac Northern League first division game at Heritage Park on Tuesday night.

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Blyth Spartans' Daniel Maguire in action. Picture by Bill Broadley

Maguire hat-trick gives Blyth Spartans perfect start to 2017

Blyth Spartans started 2017 in fine style as Daniel Maguire’s hat-trick helped them recover from a poor first half showing to claim a 3-2 Evo-Stik Premier League win over Workington.

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Morpeth Town FC are expecting a good following of fans at South Shields in Saturday's FA Vase tie. Picture by Jane Coltman

Morpeth Town ready for tough tie at South Shields in FA Vase

Morpeth Town FC travel to South Shields Mariners Park on Saturday in defence of the FA Vase they won last year at Wembley in May.

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