Another two goals for Andrew Johnson – making it in six in his opening four league games – and one from Adam Strong gave Bishop Auckland a 3-1 win at Norton. A late deflected shot from Sonny Anderson was all the home side could manage in return as the Two Blues moved up to third in the league ahead of this afternoon’s games. Shildon, 3-1 winners at Tow Law Town thanks to two goals from Warren Byrne and one from Craig Price, are just behind in fifth. Lee Hamilton replied for the Lawyers, who are still without a point after four games.
After going the whole of last season without an away win, Morpeth Town picked up their first three points with a 2-1 victory at North Shields. Keith Douglas’ third goal of the season equalised a second half opener from ex-England schools international Eddie Dines before Stephen Anderson hit a 90th minute winner for Nick Grey’s side. A crowd of over 150 turned out despite the torrential rain, but the Robins are now third bottom of Division Two with just a single point from their first three fixtures.