By Brian Bennett | Photo: Rachel McDonald

Ashington FC’s Lee Mason took his goalscoring exploits to a round dozen for the season on Saturday when his 42nd minute strike clinched a 1-0 victory over Seaham Red Star.

The 31 year old striker stepped forward to take over the role of penalty taker – and successfully netted – after the Colliers had missed spot kicks in their last two matches against Whitley Bay and Penrith.

Newcastle-born Mason said afterwards: “I was always going to take a penalty if we got one awarded today and I was happy with the finish.”

After securing back to back wins (against Penrith and Seaham) Blyth-based Mason – who works for Northumberland County Council – hopes this will be the start of another unbeaten run: “Any sort of win in this league is good because they’re massively tough to come by,” he said, “With two wins on the bounce, we are getting back on track but we need to go on a long run again.”