Stockton Town are strong favourites to win the EBAC Northern League title after they won 2-1 at fourth placed Consett on Saturday.

Stockton are now fifteen points clear of second placed Hebburn, with ten games remaining of the season.

Manager Micky Dunwell said; “They were a massive three points, and keep our unbeaten run going. We scored two good goals in the first half and were excellent all round.”

Forer Boro forward Jonathan Franks put Stockton ahead with Kevin Hayes adding another before half time. Ali Ashabeeb scored early in the second half for Consett in the second half, who go to Atherstone in the FA Vase quarter final this Saturday.

In the only other first division game played, Guisborough drew 1-1 with Newcastle Benfield at the King George.

Guisborough’s Mark Robinson cancelled out Peter Glen-Ravenhill’s opener for Benfield.

In the second division, Tow Law lifted themselves up to within two points of the top four promotion places with a 2-0 away win at Ryton and Crawcrook, both goals scored by Matty Moffat.

Manager Micky Vasey said. “It was a good game. We kicked against the wind the first half, defended well and missed a couple of good chances. We dominated the second half, missed a lot of good chances but got two goals in the 15 minutes.”

Redcar are now second after beating Jarrow 3-1 at Green Lane. Jordan Rivis, Adam Preston and Michael Woodhouse scored for Redcar, with Lee Hetherington replying.

Manager Steve Connolly said; “They were difficult conditions for both teams, but we created plenty of chances.”

All the other games in the league were postponed.