Hat-trick for Barker as Shields win

HAT-TRICK hero Barker helped North Shields Under-10 girls continue their recent good form as they came from behind for the first time this season to beat third placed Wylam 5-1.

In a tough encounter, Wylam took a surprise lead in the first minute, but two quick goals from Barker gave Shields the advantage.

Gardener’s missed penalty was virtually forgotten about when Barker completed her hat-trick in the final period, before Stephenson completed the scoring to keep Shields at the top of the premiership.