TWO closely matched sides locked horns when Wallington hosted Cullercoats in Northern Alliance Premier Division.

It was a windy encounter at Oakford Park, which the visitors won 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Hylton Hub.

The game could have gone either way, but Cullercoats leapfrogged their Scots Gap-based hosts to go eighth in the league table.

Wallington were reduced to 10 men in the second half when John Paxton saw red for dissent, after a penalty claim was turned down.

However, the numerical disadvantage didn’t stop the Greens from pushing forward, and in the closing stages, Justin Millican came close to levelling the scores. Unfortunately for Wallington, his effort struck the post.

The Greens will host second bottom side Whitley Bay Reserves on Saturday.

Junior football

Ponteland Blacks were defeated 4-3 by Montagu Reds. Their scorers were Ben Kershaw, Rhys Johnson and Joseph Nicholson, while Wes Scott was man of the match.

Throckley Magpies were winners over Ponteland Munich by the same scoreline. This time around the scorers were Kershaw (2) and Nicholson. Scott was again named star man for his influential performance.