Newton Aycliffe FC travelled to Jarrow Roofing and came away with a 2-2 draw. They started nervously, but came back and should have won, missing several chances and conceding two soft goals.

Roofing took an early lead when centre half Andrew Grant-Soulsby missed a through pass; Knight got through the middle and slipped the ball past Winter. This unsettled Aycliffe, and within a minute they Roofing had another chance, but Winter made a fine save. On three minutes, Roofing hit the post from distance.

Aycliffe started to settle and play their football. On 18 minutes, Grant-Soulsby headed a good chance over from a free kick. Then Jordan Jewson got through and put in a dangerous cross which Roofing put out for a corner. Craig Hutchinson came on for Jewson on 40 minutes and within a minute he had a great chance one-on-one with the keeper, but put his shot wide. However, with a minute he made amends when he latched onto a knock-down in the box and shot past home keeper Regan for the equaliser.

Two minutes into the second half, Stuart Banks dribbled through the back line, but Regan made a sharp save. Then Matty Pennal got through one-on-one, but he too couldn’t beat the keeper. Thibault Charmey came on for Pennal on the hour, was soon in the action. He got a shot away, which Roofing somehow managed to scramble away. Aycliffe were dominating the second half, with Kurt Matthews and man-of-the-match Hutchinson tormenting the Roofing defence.

They got their reward when a pass into the box found Charmey after a good move down the right. His first shot was saved, but he put the rebound away to give Aycliffe the lead. It looked like they would hold on, but in the first minute of injury time, Roofing won a dubious penalty. Campbell stepped up to score, and earn Roofing the draw. The result leaves Aycliffe in 16th position, with four home games to play

Aycliffe followed that draw with another on Monday night against Seaham Red Star. The Star took the lead just before the half hour but Thibault Charmey equalised on 62 minutes to earn Aycliffe a point. The home side suffered a blow in the closing minutes when keeper James Winter sustained a knee injury.

Aycliffe have three home games to finish the season

Thurs 26 April Whitley Bay

Saturday 28 April Consett

Wednesday 2nd May Sunderland RCA