New York up to third after win over North Shields Town

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New York moved up to third place above absent Gosforth Bohemian A with a 3-0 win at local rivals North Shields Town.

Gary Stanners bagged a brace and Steven Brown added the third in the North Tyneside derby meeting.

Hazlerigg Victory claimed their sixth successive win in division two of the Tyneside Amateur League to move to within three goals of leaders Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Reserves with a game in hand.

They beat Tynemouth 2-0 with Kurt Blacklock and Dean Hindes on the scoresheet.

Ponteland United Reserves are in fifth and they won 4-2 at Newcastle East End, who won well in the Cup last week but have lost both league games so far. Gareth Brack, Michael Embleton, Daniel Gallagher and Darren Parkes scored for Pont, with Clay Darrell and Harry Johnson scoring for East End.

Stobswood Welfare are sixth after beating Newcastle Medicals 3-1. Jacob Baker and John Spears (2) scored for Stobby, with Alastair Moic scoring for Medicals. The top six are separated by just five points, with Medicals a further six points back and the remaining sides yet to register a point.

Division one is tight as well, with four points separating the top seven clubs. Gosforth Bohemian Reserves are in second, just two points behind leaders Walker Central Reserves, and they won 3-1 at FoWS Diggers. Lachlan Naisby scored a pair and Pete Hall also notched, with Thomas Holden scoring for Diggers.

Just a point behind Bohs in fourth are Chemfica Reserves, who beat North Shields Athletic Reserves 2-1. Carl Lattimer and Steven Spence scored for Fica, with prolific Leeroy Odd on target for Athletic.

Level on points with Chemfica are West Jesmond, who moved up to fifth with a 5-0 win over struggling Heaton Rifles. Stephen Callaghan, Zijad Jasarevic, Jed Manuel, Ali Semmence and Gareth Smith were their goalscorers.

Wardley were in action in the Durham FA Minor Cup, and saw off the challenge of Wear Valley 6-1, with Dean Kirtley netting a hat-trick for them, and Joseph Beattie, Carl Clarke and Aaron Coote also celebrating.