Bainbridge strike earns fourth draw in a row

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GIVEN that FA Vase holders Dunston went into Saturday’s contest protecting a 13-match unbeaten run, Ashington were more than happy to extend their recent sequence of draws to four from what was an enthralling clash at Woodhorn Lane.

Yet again, Gary Middleton’s side took the lead through substitute Gareth Bainbridge only to be pegged back when Steven Preen claimed a 72nd minute equaliser.

Sam Hodgson came straight into the side having been signed from neighbours Blyth Spartans with Jordan Mellish making his full debut at centre half, slotting in for injured skipper Liam Atkin, while Andrew Dugdale shrugged off a hamstring strain to take his place in the staring 11.


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