WALLINGTON moved level on points with second placed AFC Killingworth in Northern Alliance Premier Division with a 1-0 win over Shankhouse on Saturday.

They have played two games more than the sides above them, but the victory continued the Green’s remarkable form in the division this season.

After losing their first five matches, Wallington have lost just once in the league, and have won their last seven games.

They kicked off in windy conditions on Saturday, on a playing surface which did not encourage passing football.

They took the lead after 15 minutes when John Paxton showed great determination to chase a ball which looked certain to go out for a throw in. He drove into the box from the right hand side and cut the ball back for the the onrushing Kyle Reardon.

The midfielder stretched to control the ball, which wrong-footed a defender, and Reardon found the top corner with a neat side-footed finish.

In a game of very few chances, Wallington looked to be heading for the three points.

But on 80 minutes, left-back Justin Millican brought down a Killingworth winger in the box, and a penalty was awarded.

The resulting spot kick was taken by former Wallington man Ben Turnbull, who struck the ball straight down the middle towards visiting keeper Aaron Carr.

The latter saved the ball with his feet, and the Greens held-on for victory, which saw them move onto 44 points, and keep up their unbeaten record in 2019.