Win of season hauls Park out of trouble

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Fishburn Park put in their performance of the season on Saturday to climb out of the Teesside League first division relegation zone.

Park’s 3-2 win at leaders Thornaby Dubliners followed the previous week’s 5-0 win over Richmond Mavericks.

Fishburn also won 3-1 at Grangetown on Monday to move five points clear of the drop zone.

On Saturday, they started slowly but resolute defending and good goalkeeping kept the scoresheet blank.

Fishburn took the lead when Liam Beckett fired home. Things got better after the break as Mark Waterfield doubled their lead.

Thornaby piled forward and reduced the arrears following a goalmouth scramble.

Park replied immediately when Beckett scored his second of the game. Thornaby were awarded an indirect free-kick inside the area and following another scramble, the ball was forced home.

Fishburn saw out to record a deserved victory.

Fishburn man of the match: Olly Cooper.