Town are held despite scoring four

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BLYTH Town Reserves shared eight goals with High Howdon Social Club at the weekend.

Martin Robinson and Scott Sherington were both on the scoresheet twice for Town in their Tyneside Amateur League division one game.

But Scott Dodds and Paul Patton were also double scorers as they denied Blyth all three points.

Meanwhile, in the North East Amateur Challenge Shield group A, Cramlington Town A were beaten 2-1 by Winlaton The Queens Head, with Christian Priest scoring the consolation goal.

The other game in group A saw a brace from Rob Woods as Longbenton beat Chemfica Reserves, who replied through David Jones.

Longbenton are now level on four points with Ponteland United Reserves and Winlaton, with Chemfica on three and Cramlington trailing with one.

Both games in Group B were 2-2 draws.

Lindisfarne Athletic shared the points with Wardley, who had Aaron Coote at the double. Lindy’s levellers came from Jonny Storey and Mark Wilkinson.

North Shields Town and Heaton Rifles also had to settle for a share of the spoils. Gary Blythe and Ian Cottiss struck for Shields, with Mark Freath and Nigel Hull celebrating for Rifles.

Heaton, Lindisfarne and Shields are now level on five points, with Wardley a point behind and Gosforth Bohemians A on three after three draws.

West Jesmond sealed the division one title with a 1-0 victory at New York.

Douglas Cranston grabbed the vital goal.

Having already reached two cup finals and began their Selcray Bowl campaign with a win, this could be a season of unprecedented success for Chris Barr’s men.

Walker Central’s 6-1 win over Cullercoats Reserves was therefore rendered meaningless, although Gavin Cushin will be glad to see his side return to form after a difficult run of late.

David Tulip nabbed a hat-trick and Paul Bell, Craig Atkin and Billy Thompson also netted. Ross Beal scored the Cullercoats consolation.

A quirk of the Selcray Bowl draw saw Gosforth Bohemians Reserves and Gosforth Bohemians A placed in the same group, and the battle of the Bohs at Benson Park saw the Reserves 1-0 winners thanks to a Nick Chance strike.