HEXHAM U16 Girls were 2-0 winners over North Shields in a match described as a brilliant advert for girls’ football.

Playing at home, Hexham went into the fixture a point behind their opponents in the Pin Point Girls’ League.

But they had a score to settle, after North Shields ran out 6-1 victors the last time the two sides met.

The game was played at quite a pace, and Hexham got their first goal midway through the first half.

A long clearance from the goalkeeper picked out Josie Cawood, who slotted the ball home.

North Shields saw plenty of the ball in the second half, but the Hexham girls’ positive attitude and work rate made it difficult for the North Tynesiders.

A second goal came after some neat passing split the North Shields defence, and Cawood scored her second from a tight angle, to secure three well-deserved points for Hexham.