North Shields Town beaten by promotion chasers

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Several games again fell victim to the weather in the Tynesie Amateur League, but three fixtures did manage to beat the conditions and get the go-ahead.

The battle for promotion from division two is hotting up, however, with five teams still in with a chance of joining Hazlerigg Victory in division one next season.

Stobswood Welfare did their chances the power of good with a 5-0 win over North Shields Town.

Rob Baker bagged a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Stefan Tweddle, Daniel Cornish and John Spears.

Gosforth Bohemian A, however, missed the chance to move into second spot when they went down 3-1 to Newcastle Medicals.

An uneventful game was brought to life just before half-time as first Bohs were reduced to ten men, before Medicals opened the scoring.

Just after the break they added a second, and despite huge pressure from Bohs, who hit the woodwork several times, Medics added a third to seal the win, despite a late consolation from Colin McLaughlin.

Jimmy Bell, Mark Tobin and Jonathan Wood scored for Medicals.

In division one, the only game to be played saw bottom club Heaton Rifles earn a point in a 2-2 draw at North Shields Athletic Reserves.

Craig Boyle and Daniel Hunter scored for Athletic, but a brace from Lewis Strong got Rifles their point, also in no small part thanks to some great goalkeeping and a double goal line clearance from Alex Robson.

The league require a new secretary for next season.

Anyone who may be interested in the role can contact current secretary Brad Malcolm at bradmalcolm@hotmail.co.uk