The windy weather may have stopped both sides from producing any kind of good football yesterday, but the Bedlington derby between Barrington Arms and The Wharton Arms was still a good contest, as both sides battled to a 2-2 draw.
The Barrington took the lead just before half-time as a long ball from goalkeeper Simon Brown was flicked on by Roy Pattison to Dylan Williamson.
Williamson then produced a good bit of skill as he flicked the ball over a challenging defender before squaring the ball to David Scott who made no mistake from close range.
Midway through the second half, The Wharton levelled the contest with a long-range screamer from Jamie Chapman, which flew into the net giving the goalkeeper absolutely no chance.
Moments later, The Wharton then took the lead as a free-kick into the box was fumbled by the goalkeeper and Chapman was on hand to take advantage from inside the six-yard box to record his second of the game.
With time running out, it looked as if the scoreline was going to remain 2-1 but some hesitancy from The Wharton goalkeeper allowed David Scott to pinch the ball from him. However, Scott’s goal-bound effort was deliberately handled on the line by a covering defender, giving the referee no choice but to award a penalty and send the offender off.
There was plenty of pressure on the spot-kick but Monkey full-back Calum Donohoe certainly didn’t show any as he clinically dispatched the ball into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal to earn his side a point.
In the other Division One game of the day, Ashington RAOB recorded a 2-0 victory over Riverside Lodge thanks to a brace from Craig Robinson. The Buffs would also like to thank Mel Harmison for deputising in goal, as regular goalkeeper Sean McCafferty was still recovering from a broken finger.
East Chevington defeated Ashington Conchie 4-2 and in the process moved above them in the table to third. Adam Shanks got a hat-trick for East Chevington with the other goal coming from Joe Henderson.
The Ashington goals were scored by Ian Kirkup and Michael Freathy.
The Elephant grabbed a good 4-1 win over Amble Dock Hotel, with Michael Carr notching a hat-trick and the scoring was completed by a wonder goal that was curled right into the top corner by Brian Brodie.