Team Northumbria last night won their first trophy as a Northern League club when they beat Chester-le-Street in a penalty shootout in the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Trophy.

Chester started well with a goal by Nick Kane, and they were given another boost before half time when Chester keeper Kyle Barlow saved a Gavin Donogue penalty.

However, Team Northumbria equalised through Graeme Cairns at the start of the second half.

In extra time, Chester got their noses in front again five minutes into the second period of extra time through Kane again, but within two minutes Tom Davies equalised.

But Chester lost their nerve in the shootout, missing their first three penalties, while TN converted theirs.

For Chester's manager Stuart Sherwood the result was a big disappointment, as it was his last game in charge as manager.

TN director of football Paul Johnson said: "We pretty much sat off too deep in the first half and allowed them to play their long ball game which stole them a goal, but in the second half when we pressed higher and played out from the back we found it easier to play through them so goals were inevitable. "We got caught by the individual effort for their second goal and fair play their lad did very well to score, but to come back again to equalise showed great character from our players and when it came to penalties, which is always a lottery, I think our confidence possibly showed through with three good pens and a great save from Andy Jennison to win it for us. "Overall I think with the way the season went and the way we always try to play we deserved something and the cup finishes things off as good reward to the lads for sticking with our passing game."