Jarrow’s new faces shine in win over Albion

Jarrow joint-manager Dave Bell praised a trio of new signings after his side claimed all three points from their home game against Ryton and Crawcrook Albion.

Jarrow FC manager Dave Bell.
Jarrow FC manager Dave Bell.

With confidence flowing after their FA Vase win against Birtley Town, Jarrow seized control of the game as midfielder Lee Kerr and debutant Peter Jones found the net either side of half-time.

A freak own-goal from Glen Hargrave gave the visitors a route back into the game, but any thoughts of a comeback were ended when Kris Allen restored Jarrow’s two-goal advantage from the penalty spot.

Top goalscorer Adam Lennox rounded off an impressive individual and team display when he fired his seventh goal of the season to secure his side’s third league win of the season.

Despite the result, Jarrow remain in the bottom half of the Division Two table, but the win has moved them to within five points of moving into a place in the top ten.

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He told The Gazette: “All in all, it was a really comfortable win for us in a game where we played well.

“The new signings – Gary Shaw, Peter Jones and Chris Smith – have all settled in well. They are all good lads, and we still have Chris Wallace to add into the mix too.

“We might add one more to the squad, but we will have to see, but I think that things will settle after that.

“We controlled the game really, without any disrespect to Ryton. This is the second win in two games, and we look a better side as we aim to keep this going.”

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Jarrow have the luxury of full week to prepare for next weekend’s tough trip to in-form Billingham Synthonia.