City of Durham: THE Under-9 Dragonflies marched onward with two fantastic victories at the weekend.

In the first game a top of the table clash with Newbottle the Dragonflies took control early on with some fantastic passing football which was not easy on a very windy day, two fantastic strikes from man of the match Stevie the rocket Ramm and a bullet from the edge of the box into the bottom corner from Luke Sproates saw the Dragonflies win 3-0.

The City of Durham Dragonflies continued unbeaten with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Boldon Colts with a fantastic hat-trick from Stevie the rocket Ramm who was man of the match once again.

Redcar Town: THE Under-15s surged four points ahead in the TJAFL league Division One after beating keen rivals Marton FC 2-0 when Callum Revely netted a brace.

The match was played on a brand new surface and the conditions were perfect despite heavy overnight rain.

Marton started very quick and bright and dominated the early exchanges through some great work by Jonathan Taylor. However, Redcar got going and created several openings with some brilliant passing and movement.

With his back to goal, Callum Revely showed the art of holding the ball up and with great support work by Jonathan Grounds and Gavin Jackson, Redcar turned the Marton defence twice in ten minutes and Revo, who sold his markers, cleverly scored twice to help his team take the points.

Redcar have now scored 22 goals for no reply in three games and are well worth their top spot.

Chester-le-Street Town

THE juniors maintained their challenge at the top of the Fairs Software Tyneside Junior League with a 4-0 victory over Consett in a swirling wind on Saturday afternoon.

Man of the match Paul McDonald opened the scoring for the Cestrians against his former club when he netted from close range in the 15th minute. McDonald made it 2-0 in the 35th minute after good work by Robert Draper and then David Lowther set up Andrew Smith to make it 3-0 in the 44th minute as Smith lifted the ball over the advancing keeper. Smith added a fourth on the stroke of half time.

Consett made more of a game of it in the second half with some good movement particularly up front however, they couldn't find a way past the Chester rearguard and didn't force keeper Shaun Beckwith in to a single save.

It was a comfortable win for Chester considering they were without a few players, including defender Andrew Coulson who fractured his leg and ankle in a college game on the previous Friday.

Manager, Andrew Muxworthy, singled out forward Paul McDonald for special praise after the game, saying: "Paul has scored eight goals in the last five matches. We've put him under pressure since Dan Graham joined Middlesbrough, and he has responded by converting most of his chances."

With both Durham County Under-18s and Schools Under-19s in action tomorrow, the Juniors' next match is scheduled for the February 8 when they visit New Hartley in the semi-final of the League Cup.

Chester-le-Street: Shaun Beckwith, Gary Draper, Mark Rome (Harry Flynn 55), Michael Renshaw (David Lowther 27), Karl Haggon, Robert Draper, Andrew Murray, Jonathan Taylor, Paul McDonald, Steven Dawson (John Liddle 70), Andrew Smith. Sub not used: Craig Watson.

Apollo Doors Gateshead Youth League

Low Fell opened up a clear lead at the top of the Under-11 division when they defeated Winlaton 6-1. Ricky Fenwick struck a hat-trick and Jordan Nellis bagged a brace of goals. Low Fell are now three points in front of Heworth, who were without a game, but Heworth have two matches in hand.

Two goals by Jake Day enabled Redheugh to defeat Hebburn Reyrolle and Beamish comfortably saw off the challenge from Consett while Blackfyne put eight goals past Felling who managed only three in response. Paul Bell struck twice for Felling as did Matt Swinburn for Blackfyne.

There are also new leaders of the Under-12 division. Leam Rangers Y moved into pole position with a 2-1 victory at home to Low Fell when Andrew Lee scored both goals.

Leam Rangers Y are now three points ahead of Chopwell and Leam Rangers G who were without games.

Tom Gowland rifled four goals for Beamish, who defeated Blaydon 6-2. David Dewhirst scored both goals for Blaydon.

Elsewhere there were 2-1 victories for Cleveland Hall at Whickham Fellside R and Consett in their game with Redheugh.

One game was played in the U12 League Cup and Leam Rangers G easily had the better of Winlaton winning 8-3 when most of the goals were scored by Johnnie Dobson, Stephen Ives and Mark Patterson who all bagged a brace.

In the Under-13 Subsidiary Cup Low Fell B and Redheugh drew 1-1 while Leam Rangers easily overcame Blackfyne 6-1. Chris Noble scored twice for Leam Rangers.

The biggest win in the competition, however, was recorded by Blaydon, who hammered Low Fell C 9-1. Viv Graham (3), Andrew Davidson (2) and Kevin Morland (2) scored most of the goals.

Cleveland Hall ended a nine-goal thriller at Consett with a 6-3 success, thanks to a hat-trick from Stephen Edwards and two goals by Chris Stephenson.

Two games were played in the Under-14 division. Redheugh moved into second place behind Blackfyne with a 2-0 victory over Cooperhall and Blaydon defeated Felling 7-1 when Craig Watson and Shaun Seagers both bagged a brace of goals.

Blaydon strengthened their grip on the leadership of the Under-15 section defeating Beamish 9-0. Chris Hill (3), Lee Craggs (2) and Liam Bell (2) were all among the goals.

In other fixtures Cleveland Hall saw off the challenge from Blackfyne 3-0 and Ryton defeated Consett 3-1.

One tie was played in the Under-15 Division Cup and Felling romped to a 9-3 success at Rutherford where Calvin Byrne rifled six goals and Dan Marshall scored twice.

New County North Durham Youth League

Birtley are still two points ahead of Consett in the Under-16 division following their 4-2 victory over third from bottom Blackfyne. Although Matthew Edgar bagged a brace for Blackfyne, Birtley finished comfortable winners.

Scott Reay rifled four goals in Consett's 9-1 defeat of Wardley to keep the Steelmen just two points adrift of Birtley, although the leaders have a game in hand.

Cleveland Hall's title aspirations received a setback when they lost for the first time this season visiting Blaydon, who were 2-1 winners.

Blaydon leapfrogged Cleveland Hall into third position, four points adrift of Birltey and the sides have played the same number of matches.

Cleveland Hall are now fourth from top and are six points behind Birtley having played two games fewer than the leaders.

In the Under-16 division league shield Leam Rangers defeated Beamish 3-2. Robbie Dixon bagged a brace of goals for Leam Rangers and so too did Simon Stewart for Beamish.

One game was played in the Under-17 division and there was victory for Leam Rangers, a result which enabled them to open up a clear lead at the top of the table. They hit Blaydon 7-2 when most of the goals were scored by Peter Fairless and Andrew Hetherington who both struck hat-tricks. Leam Rangers are now three points ahead of Blackfyne with a game in hand on the second placed side.

Fairs Software Tyneside Junior League

Oone game went ahead and Chester-le-Street consolidated pole position with victory at Consett, who are still pointless after nine outings.

The Cestrians comfortably secured a 4-0 success when both Paul McDonald and Andrew Smith netted twice. They are now five points ahead of Redheugh, who have two games in hand and both Walker Central and West Denton are also in contention.

At the bottom of the table both Consett and Prudhoe are pointless and North Tyneside College are minus 15 points after having 18 points deducted for early season infringements.

Rohm and Haas GOC Hetton Youth League

Lumley boosted their chances of clinching the championship when they inflicted a first defeat of the season on second top Jarrow St Bede's, who previously boasted a 100 per cent record. Lumley though, romped home after establishing a two goals interval lead with a brace by Lee Smith.

When Wayne Booth made it 3-0 Jarrow faced an impossible task and never threatened to get back into the game. Lumley now lead Jarrow by nine points, but their rivals have three matches in hand so it is still all to play for.

There was some good news for Jarrow, however, because Ryhope and Herrington, who are also in contention for the title, fought out a goalless draw.

At the other end of the table, Sacriston celebrated their first win of the campaign when they defeated Lambton Street 3-1.

The Wearsiders scored in the first half with a penalty by Kevin Morton, but Sacriston went in at the interval 2-1 up with strikes from Simon Rowell and Gregg Coates. Ashley Bridge made the points safe for Sacriston with a second half strike.

Sacriston moved off the bottom and have three points whereas Grindon Dunlop, whose game with Hebburn was postponed, are now in basement position without a point. They have played three fewer games than Sacriston while Lambton Street are third from bottom with four points from seven matches.

Coxhoe Boys

Seven players shared 11 goals as Coxhoe Under-14s went goal crazy on Sunday. They put 11 past Peterlee in a good team performance in which everyone played well although their opponents didn't do badly as the scoreline suggests.

The magnificent seven on the scoresheet were Liam Short (2), Michael Owen (2), Lee Soppitt (2), Jamie Lawson (2), Daniel Purvis, Paul Arnott and Carl Sanderson.

This Sunday they face stiffer in the form of Durham County Boys in an Invitation Cup game to be played at Kelloe WMC, kick-off 12.30pm.