DURHAM’S UniBond League misery continued when they were thumped 7-0 at home by Buxton.

Whitby beat Stocksbridge 2-1 at the Turnbull Ground. The visitors took the lead with a Mark Ward penalty, but Whitby levelled through Liam Gildea and grabbed the points in the last minute thanks to Andy Campbell.

In the Blue Square North, Blyth lost 3-1 at home to Eastwood Town.

Gateshead scored three goals at title-chasing Stevenage Borough – but were still on the wrong end of a 5-3 defeat.

Gateshead took a 38th minute lead but then conceded three in six minutes. Undaunted the Tynesiders twice pulled back to within a goal of Stevenage in the second half and were pressing for an equaliser when Michael Bostock confirmed Boro’s win in injury time.

“We took the game to Stevenage and were unlucky not to claim at least a point,” said manager Ian Bogie.

“The three goals just before half-time proved to be the difference. While I was disappointed to concede five goals there was plenty of positives to take from the performance against a side that won the FA Trophy last season and are second in the table.”

Stevenage striker Charlie Griffin headed a Craig Baxter free kick into his own goal to give Gateshead the lead then immediately lobbed Gateshead keeper Paul Farman after a James Curtis headed backpass fell short. Yemi Odubade made it two, Griffin headed the third before Daryl Clare scored twice after the break, his first goals for Gateshead, but Griffin completed his hattrick and then Bostock scored from distance in injury time.