Easington Colliery took the final promotion place in a chaotic playoff final against Newcastle Blue Star.

The 2024/25 Northern League Division One roster is all but complete, as Blyth Town and Easington Colliery clinch promotion from the second division.

Sunderland RCA drop down to Division Two in their place, as Bishop Auckland and Heaton Stannington leave for the Northern Premier League East.

Easington Colliery beat playoff favourites Newcastle Blue Star at Scotswood yesterday evening, seeing off the Tyneside outfit by two goals to one with a late double.

Former Steelman Reece Kenney cast a shred of doubt over the Colliers’ lead come an extensive stoppage time, receiving his marching orders for a second bookable offence.

A Nelson Ogbewe strike at the death proved too little too late for Newcastle Blue Star.

Easington join Blyth Town in ascending to the premier division, the Northumbrian outfit near infallible across the course of the season.

Blyth scored a tremendous 105 points with a mere five losses, 16 points clear of their closest rivals in second.

The promoted pair replace Bishop Auckland and Heaton Stannington in Division One, as Sunderland RCA take up a spare place in Division Two.

With no geographical fit facing relegation from Step Four, one place remains in the Northern League, yet to be determined by the Football Association.

Redcar Athletic would like to congratulate Blyth Town and Easington Colliery on their respective promotions, we look forward to welcoming you to Green Lane in the coming campaign.

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