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Bishops Miss Chance to go Third

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Bishop Auckland missed a chance to go third in the Ebac Northern League First Division when they lost 3-1 at Team….

…..Northumbria on Monday night.

Bishops got off to a bad start after just 3 minutes when John Redhead scored from a through ball to put TN ahead, but they levelled on 24 minutes when a TN defender turned an Arran Wearmouth cross into his own net.

Phil Lumsden was dismissed for TN, but Bishops had a bad last 20 minutes. Graeme Cairns restored TN’s lead, then Bishops midfielder Dion Raitt was dismissed for two yellows on 76 minutes.

Two minutes later, John Sherlock made it 3-1.

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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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