Victory take division two title with 16th consecutive league win

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Hazlerigg Victory claimed the Tyneside Amateur League division two title with their 16th consecutive league victory, winning 5-2 against the only team who could still catch them, Newcastle East End.

East End made a game of it, netting through Kristian Gilbert and Antonio Marco. But a goal from Kurt Blacklock and doubles from Wood and Dean Gallagher ensured the trophy for Mark Bullock’s side.

North Shields Town had a great 4-2 win against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Reserves, who are now in danger of losing the runner-up spot. Calvin Pringle scored twice for Shields, with Steven Robinson and Daniel Harris also on target, while Nick Bryant and Craig Lowdon scored for Ryton.

New York closed on the top three with a 2-1 win at Newcastle Medicals, with Steven Brown and Paul Jordan netting their goals. Matthew Smith scored for Medicals who are in danger of dropping into the bottom two.

Tynemouth remain bottom after losing to Ponteland United Reserves 1-0, with Gareth Brack scoring the only goal.

Newcastle Chemfica Reserves moved into the final of the Tyneside Amateur Challenge Shield with a resounding 8-2 win over Walker Central Reserves. Craig Robinson netted four times and Steven Spence celebrated a hat-trick, with Richard Bissesur adding the other goal. Michael Begbie and Ronnie Short both netted excellent consolation goals for Walker.

North Shields Athletic Reserves missed out on the chance to reach a second semi final of the season when they went down at home to Wardley in the John Hampson Memorial Trophy quarter final. Dean Kirtley and Nicholas Lowther (2) had Wardley 3-0 up before Dean Bolam and Anthony Skipsey reduced the arrears to a single goal, but it was too late for Shields and Wardley held on.

Lindisfarne Custom Planet moved up to second in division one with a 5-2 win over Gosforth Bohemian Reserves, with the ever-prolific Jonny Storey netting four goals of his own. Mark Wilkinson added the fifth, with another oft-scoring striker Pete Hall netting both of their goals.