New Hartley hit seven in new kit

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NEW Hartley Juniors beat Chester-le-street for the second week running to stay top of the Durham Youth League with their sixth win in as many games.

It was the visitors who took the lead on only two minutes when Thompson slotted past Dodds in the Hartley goal.

But the home side responded with three goals in four minutes with Scott Lowery equalising then Brad McClelland netting twice.

A shell-shocked Chester side pulled one back through Gibb from the penalty spot, but Hartley stepped up a gear with Nathan Watt making it 4-2 before Marc Heaman blasted home the fifth.

McClleland then completed his hat-trick from the spot and Watt got his second of the game to make the final score 7-2.

Before the game New Hartley were presented a new set of strips by Sharron and Kenny Herron from The Keel Row pub just outside Seaton Delaval.

Kenny said: “We couldn’t think of a more successful side to sponsor than New Hartley Juniors, they are well known throughout the area.

“I loved John Maley senior, who ran the club for 52 years until his sad passing last year, he must have won more trophies and honours than any other local non league manager around, and his sons, John and Michael, are making sure the silverware keeps on coming in and we wanted to play a part.”