Newton Aycliffe manager Deano Browne admitted a feeling of deja vu after they were held to a 3-3 draw at Guisborough on Saturday.

In the FA Cup earlier in the season, Guisborough keeper Jordan Nixon went upfield and scored a last gasp equaliser, this time it was Steven Roberts who scored in the third minute of stoppage time.

Aycliffe were 3-1 up going into the last ten minutes, and Browne said; “We’re massively disappointed to not come away with three points. We were the better team for 85 minutes and should have been three or four goals up, a moment of madness from one of our players has cost us the game. It was deja vu from the FA Cup.”

Ben Wood ran through and gave Aycliffe the lead after 19 minutes, but Guisborough levelled with a good strike by Anthony Hume.

Stuart Thompson fired home from 25 yards to give Aycliffe the lead again just after half time, then Marc Costello headed the third.

But Guisborough came back in the last few minutes. Brian Close pulled one back in a goalmouth scramble, and after Aycliffe’s Alan Harrison was red carded, Steve Roberts levelled from the edge of the area.

Bishop Auckland were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Ashington to keep them in fourth place.

They took the lead after 16 minutes through a deflected shot by Shaun Ryder, but Jack Butler levelled for Ashington.

Chris Salmon fired Bishops back into the lead soon after the restart, but Zak Atkinson headed Ashington level.

Callum Munro put Bishops 3-2 up with a great header, and they had a goal disallowed before the Colliers levelled in stoppage time through Tony Stephenson.

Bishop Auckland manager Ian Chandler said; “It was a poor display, we were well below our usual standards. Ashington never stopped and were troublesome all day. In simple terms we missed too many chances and conceded far too easily. However, that's seven games unbeaten now.”

Bishops striker Callum Patton has signed for EvoStik League club Whitby.

Shildon and West Auckland drew their local derby 0-0 at Dean Street in a game of few chances.

West Auckland manager Gary Forrest said; “A draw was a fair result. The lads were disappointed with their performance, but it shows how far we have come.”

In the other first division games, leaders Consett beat North Shields 6-3 at Belle Vue to keep them three points clear of Dunston UTS, who won 4-2 at Ryhope CW.

Ten man Whickham came from behind to beat Whitley Bay 4-3 thanks to two goals by Damien Stevens, while Newcastle Benfield are now eighth in the table after beating Seaham Red Star 3-1.

Sunderland RCA drew 0-0 at bottom club Penrith in the other game.

In the second division, Chester-le-Street have now dropped to fourth after losing 4-0 at a steadily-improving Billingham Synthonia under manager Jamie Pollock.

Chester have picked up just one point in their last three games, and manager Colin Wake said; “We were deservedly beaten as we were second best all over the pitch. We never got started and man for man we were poor. The result has been coming as the performances of late haven't been good enough.”

Northallerton are now in third after they won 3-0 at Washington, thanks to two first half goals by Nicky Martin and a third by Aaron Ramsbottom.

Northallerton manager Darren Trotter said; “It was another excellent result. It was our fourth clean sheet in a row which is very positive. We’re not playing our best. But the results are still coming, so no complaints. Washington are a good side and will climb the table with the players they have.”

Willington’s hopes of pushing their way into the promotion race were dashed when they were beaten 6-2 at Thornaby.

Craig Ruddy missed a penalty for them when they were 1-0 down, and by the 51st minute they were 5-0 down.

Scott Oldfield pulled a goal back for Willington, and after Thornaby went 6-1 up, substitute Lewis Graham, who is usually a keeper but went on as an outfield player, scored another consolation.

Crook Town had a good 2-0 home win over Easington, thanks to goals by Liam Jarvie and youngster Cameron Holliday and lift them up to 13th.

Manager Jamie Tunstall said; “It was a fantastic team performance in which the lads deserve all the credit. We asked some pretty stern questions of them over the last week or so and the reaction has been great. If we can find that level of work right and desire most weeks, our quality will see us win more games than not. Easington are a good team so we're delighted to get three points.”

Tow Law are fourth from bottom after losing 2-1 at Redcar Athletic, Ibi Hassan scoring their goal. Manager Steve Murray said; “Even though we had a depleted squad, it was a close game.”

Esh Winning are level on points with Tow Law thanks to a good 2-0 away win at Ryton and Crawcrook, with goals by Joe Mole and Jonny Swift.

Esh manager Tony Boakes said; “It was a hard-fought win. We defended very well and took our chances.”

Second bottom Brandon lost 3-1 at home to Bedlington – Jordan Lee scoring their goal – while bottom club Durham City, with former Newcastle full back Olivier Bernard in charge, lost 5-0 at home to Heaton Stannington.