Pin Point Recruitment Northern Alliance round-up
WALLSEND Town closed the gap on leaders Amble United to four points with a win at Gosforth Bohemains, but it took a last-gasp Lee Garwood strike to seal it.
Craig Burke and Liam Anderson put Town in control, but battling Bohs hit back through Craig Allen and Paul Studley.
Amble United’s game was one of three in the division that fell foul of the weather.
Mark Waite shot Cramlington Town ahead against Heddon, who levelled through Andrew Davidson.
Kevin Long restored the Cramlington advantage, but Steven Watson equalised and Davidson added his second to turn the tables.
However, Jordan Watson levelled things again with just four minutes to go.
THE division’s leaders Red House Farm had John Elliott, Shaun Forster and Robert Nolan on target in a 3-2 win over Alston, with Reece Thirtle banging in both of the Cumbrian’s goals.
David Graham netted a double for Harton and Westoe, with Andrew Quinn and Shaun Edwards also finding the net in their 4-1 success over Wideopen, who replied through Will Nutman.
North Shields Athletic fought back from 5-2 down against Whickham Lang Jacks to salvage a point in the match of the day.
John Dienhirst banged in a hat-trick for Lang Jacks and it looked game over as Andy Wilson and Stephen Spoors added to the tally.
But never-say-die Athletic had Matty Donkin (two), Ben Pollock (two) and Gary Farrage fire home in the 10-goal thriller.
There were eight goals at Seaton Burn against Cramlington United, but unluckily for the visitors, they were all for Seaton Burn. Mark Nixon led the way with four and Nicky Hara (two), Andrew Bennet and Chris baker completed the rout.
Goals from Nicky Whitelaw and Andrew Robertson gave Wallsend Boys Club the lead against New Fordley, who earned a point with strikes from Andrew Dalton and Thomas Illingworth.
Another three games in the second division were victims of the snow.