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Friday, 25 April 2014

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Sutcliffe provides birthday bonus

A LAST minute winner from Adrian Sutcliffe saw surprise package Wylam extend their lead at the top of Division One of the Hexham & District Sunday League..

Sutcliffe, who celebrated his 27th birthday the following day, was again the hero for the leaders as he popped up to secure a 3-2 success over Hexham Phoenix.

With little to separate the two teams, the last gasp decider added to earlier strikes from teammates Michael Gilroy and Dan Beresford.

They moved four points clear as Stocksfield were shocked by second bottom The Falcon Prudhoe, strikes from Rob Grainey and Tommy Wanless not enough for the visitors.

A great display from the young hosts earned them a 3-2 success, their goals coming from Lee Blackburn, Steven Henderson and Paddy Finnerty.

Prudhoe Town were denied three points on their travels to Barrasford, Andy Milburn’s opener for Town cancelled out in the dying moments by Tony Lancaster who made his return from a long injury lay-off.

It ended all square at Clara Vale, as Ryton and Crawcrook Albion and Allendale played out a 1-1 draw too.

It is not even Christmas but Prudhoe Social Club are already celebrating their promotion to Division One following their 3-1 victory at third placed Warden Boatside.

At the first time of asking, the newcomers secured a top two finish with strikes from Craig Moffat, Stefan Rainbow and Marc Sagar clinching the success.

Bardon Mill need just one win from their remaining three games to join them in the higher division as they continued their good run of form.

Two goals from Rob Hayes and further strikes from Gavin Renwick, Neil McDonald, Josh Currah and Thomas Wilkie saw them to a 6-0 triumph over second bottom Acomb Welfare.

Dr Syntax Prudhoe’s pursuit of third spot was boosted with a narrow 2-1 success over Phoenix Chopwell, Scott Robson and Steven Charlton getting the goals.

Bottom club Swinburne Arms Stamfordham picked up their second point of the season as they held hosts Hexham Hearts to a goalless draw.