Ray Simpson’s Midweek Round-Up

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A late goal by Alan Harrison earned Newton Aycliffe a point against Seaham Red Star in the Ebac Northern League First Division on Tuesday night.

Seaham went close twice through Craig Lynch early in the game, while Ben Wood almost opened the scoring for Aycliffe.

Lynch found his scoring touch with a good shot to open the scoring 10 minutes after half-time, but right at the death, Harrison fired the equaliser.

Ashington and Whitley Bay drew 1-1.

Callum Patton put Whitley into the lead from a good pass by Thibault Charmey, but Ashington levelled through Ben Harmison’s effort.

Chester-le-Street moved off the bottom of the table with a 4-2 away win at Sunderland Ryhope CW.

Chester led with a goal by Dan McGuire, but Ryhope levelled just before half-time through Thomas Bott’s shot into the top corner. However, Chester moved up a gear after the break, and Dominic Laws scored twice in 3 minutes.

Kyle Davis pulled a goal back, but Laws completed his hat-trick and gave Chester the points.

Northallerton Town reached the final of the Ernest Armstrong Cup by beating Billingham Synthonia 2-1.

Northallerton took the lead on 13 minutes with a Tom Atkinson penalty after he was fouled, but Synners levelled on 54 minutes with a header by Conor Winter.

However, Northallerton quickly regained the lead with a header by Jack Proctor, and late in the game Synners had midfielder Nathan Mulligan sent-off for two yellows.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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