Shildon bounced back to form and revived their promotion hopes with a good 2-1 away win at Whitley Bay on Saturday.

The Railwaymen had picked up only one point from their previous three league games, but they bounced back at Hillheads after going a goal behind.

Former Shildon player Brad Hird put Whitley in front from the spot after 12 minutes, and Shildon levelled with a header by Danny Craggs.

Ben Trotter scored the winner on the hour with a volley from a right-wing cross to put his side into fourth place.

Shildon manager Danny Moore said; “In the first half we had lots of possession without any real end product and Bay deserved to be winning. A change of system helped us back into the game and it's three points on the board away from home.”

West Auckland are now up to eighth in the table thanks to a good 2-1 home win over third placed Consett.

Dale Pearson gave Consett the lead from a through ball, but after Carr was red carded, David Dowson equalised from a rebound.

Alex Francis scored with a powerful strike after 78 minutes for the winner. There was still time for Jake Stafford of Consett to be sent off.

West Auckland manager Gary Forrest said; “It was a good win. We stayed patient after they parked the bus and we struggled to break them down but Francis scored a great goal to give us the deserved 3 points.”

Newton Aycliffe dropped down to seventh after losing 2-1 at leaders Hebburn Town.

Hebburn took the lead with a goal by Ben Dibb-Fuller, and Graeme Armstrong scored his 15th league goal of the season to put Hebburn 2-0 up.

Dean Thexton pulled a goal back on the hour, but they couldn’t force an equaliser.

Manager Colin Stromsoy said; “We were exceptionally unlucky. A 40-yard free kick which was of top quality and a penalty that should never have been given were the difference.

“Hebburn were gracious enough to accept it should have been a draw but football doesn’t work like that. It says everything about our team that we can go to Hebburn who are top of the league and feel aggrieved not to leave with a point.”

Bishop Auckland had a bad day, going down 3-0 at North Shields, all of the goals scored in the second half, two of them in the last ten minutes.

Bishop Auckland manager Ian Chandler said; “We were short of numbers, with two players pulling out at the last minute and another player turned up injured. We pretty much defended all game and our keeper Nick Liversedge was outstanding. The plus point was the return of Darren Richardson but we need more new players still.”

Northallerton are now bottom of the table after they lost 2-1 at home to Ashington.

After a goalless first half, Ashington scored twice within the space of three minutes through Callum Johnston, and Northallerton pulled a goal back through Nick Martin with twenty minutes left.

Northallerton manager Darren Trotter said; “We were nowhere near good enough, it was by far our worst performance of the season “We are looking for a reaction midweek to give us some confidence moving forward.”

Seaham Red Star overtook Northallerton because of their 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland RCA, while Penrith lifted themselves off the bottom by beating Whickham 2-1.

In the second division, Durham City’s new management team of Andy Inness and Ross Flintoft, saw their side lose 2-0 at home to Jarrow in their first game in charge.

Inness said; “It's early days for us as a group and some parts of the game pleased me. Obviously there are bits that need to be better and we'll get there."

Durham are still bottom of the table on goal difference below Brandon, who lost 2-0 at third placed Ryton and Crawcrook.

Brandon manager Rob Bowron said; “We were excellent. Application, effort and organisation were superb. We just lacked a bit of quality at times. Fair play to Ryton they are an excellent side and we have done really well. It was a great reaction from last week!”

Esh Winning are above the other two because they have the best goal difference on the same number of points. They lost 4-0 at home to second in the table West Allotment.

Chester-le-Street are up to fifth after a good 3-2 home win over Willington, who have now dropped to twelfth.

Michael Hepplewhite and Luke Collins 2-0 up, but Willington hit back with efforts by Ashley Davies and Jordan Lee.

However, Hepplewhite popped up with the winner a minute from the end.

Chester-le-Street manager Colin Wake said; “It was a good result but it should have been more comfortable than it was. We dominated the first half but fell off the pace and let them back into the game. Fortunately, we created two good chances late in the game and took one for a well-deserved win.”

Tow Law were on the wrong end of an eight-goal thriller at Easington, losing 5-3 after they were 3-3 at one point.

Dale Milburn and Lewis Teasdale got them back to 3-3 just after half time, but Jack Pounder and Simon Todd scored late goals for Easington.

Tow Law manager Micky Vasey said; “It was a fantastic game of football against a very good Easington side who just edged the game, but I think a draw would have been a fair result.”

Crook Town are now down to 14th after they were beaten 2-0 at home by Newcastle University.

League leaders Redcar Athletic are still unbeaten after twelve games following their 3-0 home win over Birtley.