Harton and Westoe CW v Stockton Town FC
Stockton Town were without Tom Coulthard and Kallum Hannah for this away fixture at Harton and Westoe. This gave the opportunity for youngsters Ben Priestley and Macaulay Langstaff to again confirm their abilities.
Stockton won 2-0 but it should have been a lot more.
After 6 minutes Stockton were awarded a penalty that Chris Stockton duly dispatched after Ben Priestley reacted quicker than everyone else in the area and was upended after being first to the loose ball.
Stockton almost got a second after 32 minutes Max Craggs sent a shot from outside the area that the Harton goalkeeper Jak Wells just managed to get his fingertips to tip the ball against the post.
The goal of the game came just before the half time interval, a fine passing move that swept up the entire pitch saw 18 year old Macaulay Langstaff pounce to drilled the ball past Wells.
The second half continued in the same vein with Stockton Town completely dominating possession again but the final pass was proving elusive kept the score at 2-0.
Longstaff inspired by his second senior goal, had a great chance to make it 3 after 57 minutes but his low shot went wide of the post.
Then came the bad luck after 67 minutes, Matthew Garbutt shot through the crowded penalty area, with Wells well beaten and the ball heading for the back of the net, the ball struck Adam Nicholson, the Stockton player could not get out of the way and the ball bounced clear.
Stockton Town now need 14 more points to win the league after this result, Stockton kept a 26th clean sheet and this was the 10th double of the season.