Mortimer crush Cibos in battle to end second

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Burradon moved back to the top of the premier division with this away win against Tynemouth Gunner.

In a very even game, the Gunner outplayed Burradon early on, playing well above the standard their position in the division. Once Burradon’s Andy Wright took control, the visitors got to grips with the home side. It took a late goal from Phil Arnott to make the points safe with a 3-1 win for Burradon.

Scoring for the Gunner was Chris Appleby. Further goals for Burradon came from Cameron Patrick and Andy Wright.

Whitley Bay Cibos went down at home 5-2 against Ashington Mortimer. Both these sides are vying for the runners-up spot. On target for the Cibos were James Mobberley and James Milner. Milner was also their star player. Scoring for the Mortimer were Greg Dance and Ross Waldie, with two each. Michael Thompson added the other. Star man was Darren Riddell.

Newbiggin had a fine win at home against Blyth Comrades. They beat their visitors 5-3 in a very good game. Goals for Newbiggin came from Darren Burn and Tony Messenger with two each. Steven Sanderson scored their other goal. Alan Thain was their star man. Scoring for the Comrades were Terry Self, Michael Meins and star man Steven Bell.

The first division title race has had a few twists and turns recently.

Title favourites North Shields Albert were held at home to 2-2 draw with Ashington Grand Street. Goals for the Albert came from Richard May and Colin Dougal. Replying for Grand Street were Graham Buller and Shaun Laing. Star players were Fraser Bell for the Albert and Daniel Purvis for Grand Street.

North Shields Gunner’s chances of promotion increased with a 1-0 win away against rivals Monkseaton Hunting Lodge. The only goal of the game came from James D Ridley. Star players were Andrew McCartney for the Lodge and keeper Mark Robinson for the Gunner.

Earsdon Red Lion won by the odd goal in five at home against High Street. Goals for Earsdon came from Michael Hartley, with two, and Daniel Cave. Star man was Ian Irvin. Jason Smart scored both goals for High Street, and Anthony Goldie was their star player.

Blyth Seahorse had a fine win away against the Milbourne Arms. They beat their hosts by 2-0. Star player for the Milbourne was star defender Paul Katz. David Reid scored both goals for the Seahorse, and their star player was Paul Cotterill.

Division two saw a top-of-the-table clash between Ashington Grand and Blyth South Beach. In a very close game, the Grand just edged it by the odd goal in three. Goals for the Grand came from Ryan Lonsdale and Luke Bunting. Daniel Day scored for South Beach.