Rhom Hass JOC Youth League - Herrington maintained their 100 per cent record but they were pressed all the way before seeing off the challenge of Lumley 2-1.

Michael Fletcher game them an interval lead and in the second period Jamie Bennett also scored but with nine minutes remaining Shaun Mansfield found the net for Lumley to set up a grand stand finale.

Herrington have a three point lead at the top of the table over Jarrow St Bedes who won 6-3 at second bottom Springboard.

At one stage, Springboard were leading 2-0 through Mark Newby and Neil Archibald but a goal before the interval by David Stephenson put Jarrow back into the match.

Although Andrew Martin scored for Springboard during the second half, there was no stopping Jarrow who found the net on five occasions during the second 45 minutes.

Stephenson completed his hat-trick, David Lennis with a brace of goals and Steven Page Martin also netted.

South Moor, who have lost just once in seven games, were full value for their 8-1 victory at Hetton Juniors where they scored seven times during the second period.

The scores were level at 1-1 at the half way stage after Richard Ives had scored for Hetton and Raisbeck for the visitors.

After the break, Raisbeck scored again, Kelvin Armstrong and Kris Hewitt both bagged a brace and other goals came from Andrew Wright and Karl Muirhead.

Despite a couple of goals by John Bartwick and Shaun King, Lampton Street had 4-2 Saturday defeat at home to Ryhope.

Lampton Street, with only two draws to their credit, have yet to win at eight attempts.

Hetton, who have managed one win in nine matches, are bottom of the table without a point after having three deducted by the League for an infringement of the rules.

New County North Durham Youth League

Despite a hat-trick by Daniel Graham, Leam Rangers went down 5-3 entertaining Cleveland Hall in the Under-16 division.

Adam Carr (3) and Dean Codling (2) led South Shields to victory over Crookhall and Consett snatched the points at Sandhole with the only goal of the game.

Felling Magpies scored no fewer than 17 times at home to Rutherford with most of the goals coming from Craig Garrett (4), Mark White (4), Ian Chippingdale (3) and Paul Wheeler (3).

Ryan Latimer and Richy Walton both recorded hat-tricks for Blaydon who defeated Swalwell 8-2. Both the Swalwell goals were credited to Philip Nordman.

Scott Embleton, David Middlemiss and Matthew Rowell all found the net in Waldridge Park's 3-0 victory at home to Prudhoe and Newton Aycliffe also won by a 3-0 margin at Wear Valley.

In the Under-17 section a hat-trick by David Craggs was the feature of Consett's win at home to Annfield Plain and when Wayne Bone, Kenneth Boyle and David Jeffers all scored twice, Redheugh were comfortable winners when they entertained Wardley.

Auckland & District Ebac Youth League

Craig Mason scored a hat trick to help Chilton YC Under-18s to a 6-0 victory at home to Bishop Auckland in a first round group game. Roy Emmerson (2) and Aaron Wright were the other scorers.

Group leaders Barnard Castle won 2-1 away to Spennymoor Legion to complete a league cup double. Alistair Morgan and Stuart Minney scored for the Barney boys, John Bulmer for the lads from the Legion.

Coundon & Leeholme defeated visitors Willington 1-0 in the same competition thanks to a goal from James Hedley.

Darlington Spraire

Lads and Lasses

At Under-14 Spraire A team grabbed their first point of the season despite going 1-0 down to Newton Aycliffe, goals from Healey, Wilson and Cheesman ensured a 3-3 draw.

A great team performance that was only marred by the injury to Simon Ashton who broke his wrist.

Still at Under-14, the B team continued their run of results this time in the Durham cup against Washington Juniors recording an impressive 5-1 victory goals from Tarren (2) Jakeway, McDonald and Oliver.

The Under-11s entertained Redcar Town in a hard, physical game Spraire nearly opened the scoring but were denied by the post. Redcar then opened the scoring through Lee. Redcar went two up before half time when Julian scored for Redcar. The second half saw Spraire up their performance. Coglan provided the cross for Verity to score. Spraire were now back in the game however Redcar then broke away for Thomas to make it 3-1. With the game fast going away from them Spraire rallied and scored through Hastie with less than ten minutes left it looked too little to late. However Martin had different ideas beating four players before passing to Verity who provided the cross for Leighton to score the late and deserved equalizer. Final score 3-3 man of the match went to Verity.

At Under-17 Spraire conceded more goals in one half than they had in the rest of their league games put together, being 5-0 down at half time left no way back and in a lack-lustre performance Spraire lost 6-0.

At Under-13 Spraire played a friendly against first division Leven Athletic in a good team performance Spraire drew 3-3 goals coming from Ward (2) and Hill.

In mini-soccer at Under-10 in the Teesside league Spraire played Newton Aycliffe winning 1-0 the goal came from Craig Swainston man of the match going to Nicholas Petch. In the following friendly Spraire won 5-1 goals coming from Thomas Smalley (2), Jonathan Blewit, Owen Raper, and man of the match Craig Swainston. In the Cleveland league Spraire beat Hartlepool Crest 4-0 goals coming from Ben Turnbull (2) and two for man of the match Chris Gaffney. In the following friendly Spraire won 5-0 goals coming from Adam Swan, James Park and a hat trick from man of the match Daniel Gordon.

At Under-9 Spraire played Hartlepool Premier in a good entertaining game Spraire found themselves two down at half time. In the second half Spraire rallied with Ashley

Leighton pulling one back as Spraire applied pressure Hartlepool broke away and scored making the final score 3-1. Man of the match went to Jackson Kneeshaw.

At Under-8 Spraire played Cleveland Juniors with two excellent debuts from Joshua Norris and Daniel Steel. Spraire won 3-0 goals came from Kerry Healey and two for man of the match Daniel Bennet.

Spraire Lasses started brightly in their 5-4 won over Blyth, scoring three goals by the half-time interval. Captain and last season's player of the Tyne Tees Girls League winner Rachel McKnight scored two with one from Jordan Atkinson following a mazy dribble.

Blyth hit back strongly scoring two goals only for Atkinson to make it 4-2. Katie McTague in goal for Spraire Lasses held firm making several excellent saves. Laurce Spence back after injury helped by left back Joann Wray steadied the ship both making important tackles. Blyth never gave up scoring again.

Debut girl Keely Edwards played well combining with the hard working Atkinson in midfield with Helen McTague going close to scoring on a number of occasions.

McKnight scored again in the final quarter only for Blyth to score in the final minute to make the result a hard earned 5-4 victory to Spraire Lasses.

The combined Brompton Girls and Spraire Lasses team played a friendly against Rutherford Ravens and drew 6-6.

Danni Shutt scored two with one apiece from Broga Purdhoe, Chloe Atkinson and the equaliser from Clare Peacock.

For Brompton Girls Toni Barwick starred at left back, Harriet Middleton worked hard up front with Helen Briggs and Nicola Wond holding the midfield together.

Spraire Lases all played their part with star performances by Amy Nicholson, Clare Peacock, Danni Shutt and Natalie O'Brien.

l Girl footballers between seven and 14 years should ring Linda and Dave Scott (01325) 253581, John Boy (01325) 284183 or Gill Middleton (01609) 776322 for more details on how to join the Spraire Lasses team