Ashington Town Ladies win to close in on leaders

Ashington Town Ladies made it four league wins on the trot with a well earned victory against fourth placed Whitley Bay on Sunday.

The victory moved them three points behind league leaders Cramlington in the battle for the championship.

First half goals by Sarah Taylor and a stunning shot from the half way line by Lauren Townsend put Ashington 2-0 ahead at the interval, with chances falling at both ends in an entertaining game.

The home side then increased their lead with a fine goal by Danni Hooker and a stunning free kick by Townsend.

Fenwick hit the woodwork before Telfer pulled a goal back for the visitors.

Ashington Town Ladies: Johnstone, Martin, Wright, Grahamslaw, Townsend, Waugh, Taylor, Blake, Hooker, Fairley, Fenwick. Subs: Davis, Crook, Usher, Elliot, Jenkinson, Laughton, Tighe.