After a good 1-0 win against Ashington colliers in midweek, Blyth Town played host to another derby game on Saturday when Shankhouse were the visitors.
Blyth looked to improve on a dismal record against their old rivals and started off against a strong wind and created three great first half chances only to see them snatched at.
They were thankful to keeper Earle who made two great saves just before half-time.
The second half started and finished with Blyth dominating, and on 51 minutes Herron flicked on a Lisle cross for his first goal of the season.
And two minutes later Howes opened his account with a great finish from a Atkinson cross.
Blyth continued to dominate but missed chance after chance and it took to the 81st minute for Bowman to score his first goal for the club with a delicate chip over the keeper.
Blyth entertain Killingworth on Wednesday, August 20, at 6.15pm, then host North Shields Athletic on Saturday at 2.30pm.