New York lose ground at the top in an eight-goal thriller

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NEW York lost ground in division one of the Tyneside Amateur League when they lost a dramatic game 5-3 against Blyth Town Reserves.

In a game where both sides were reduced to ten men, Danny Henderson netted for the 29th time this season, and was joined on the scoresheet for the visitors by Paul Jordan and Michael Eggleton.

Blyth, however, won it through a goal from Chris Dobey and braces from Scott Sherington and Martin Robinson.

Walker Central Reserves came from a goal down to beat High Howdon Social Club 5-1 to move ten points clear at the top.

Scott Dodds had given Howdon the lead as early as the second minute, but they were to rue a crucial penalty miss as a Jonathon Wright hat-trick and strikes from Craig Atkin and Sam Grieveson saw Walker home.

Neighbours (FoWS) Diggers continued their impressive form of late with a resounding 5-0 win at Newcastle Medicals.

A header and a tap-in from Chris Maddocks either side of a Matty Hayton lob had Diggers three goals to the good at the break.

Medicals pressed after the break but were unable to find a way back into the game, and Chris Chan and Hayton added further goals late in the game.

Blyth Isabella meanwhile thrashed Grainger Park Boys Club 8-1 at Newburn.

The remaining division one clash between Cullercoats Reserves and Gosforth Bohemians Reserves fell victim to a waterlogged Links Avenue pitch.

The division two game between Cramlington Town A and Chemfica Reserves was also postponed.

Division two leaders Winlaton The Queens Head continue to stutter as Lindisfarne gained an impressive 4-4 draw at Shibdon Park.

Ryan Latimer (2) and Matthew Fothergill continued their private battle for the golden boot and were joined on the scoresheet for Winlaton by Chris Henderson.

Lindy, however, claimed a share of the spoils thanks to a pair from secretary Rod Fleming and further counters from Nicky Hunt and Ross Seaman.

North Shields Town picked up their first point for six games in a 2-2 draw with Wardley.

Lewis Hayward and James Ridley were the Shields marksmen, while Jay Curry and secretary Chris Gray earned Wardley their point.

Ponteland United Reserves meanwhile picked up another impressive victory, 5-2 over Gosforth Bohemians A, thanks to a hat-trick from John-Paul Sanderson and a brace from Matty Robinson.

Bohs‘ goals came from Colin McLaughlin and Daniel Ford.