Consett won the Durham Challenge Cup for the first time in eleven years when they beat Dunston UTS 4-2.

Consett took the lead after 12 minutes, when a clearance by Consett keeper Kyle Hayes was picked up by Michael Mackay, who ran through and fired past Dunston keeper Niall Harrison.

And the same tactic worked again a few minutes later, with Mackay again finding space to fire home from the edge of the box.

It got better for Consett on 26 minutes when Mackay beat two defenders and set up Michael Sweet who beat Harrison with a low shot.

However, Dunston gave themselves a lifeline on 31 minutes with a strike by Dale Burrell.

Mackay was denied his hat trick in the second half by a great save by Harrison, but Consett gave themselves some breathing a space when Sweet’s low shot was fumbled over the line by Harrison.

Dunston pulled a goal back through Michael Hall’s lob, but they had Burrell sent off for an off the ball incident in stoppage time.

In the Northern League, Marske are now looking strong favourites for the title after they beat Seaham Red Star and leaders Morpeth drew with Seaham. Marske now need 13 points from seven games for the title.

Marske scored the winner when Adam Wheatley headed in from a corner just before half time.

Morpeth were held to a 3-3 draw by Sunderland RCA.

The RCA took the lead after 19 minutes when Dylan Elliott ran through and fired past Karl Dryden, then Colin Larkin burst through and made it 2-0. Joe Walton pulled a goal back for Morpeth, then Liam Henderson levelled from 25 yards. Sean Taylor then made it 3-2 with a header before Larkin levelled from the spot following a foul.

Shildon’s hopes of finishing third were boosted when they beat Newcastle Benfield 2-1 at Dean Street.

Benfield took the lead with a strike by Scott McCarthy, but Billy Greulich-Smith levelled with a header before half time. He then fired the winner in the second half.