Paul Dummett

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

They've been at Newcastle together since they were nine years old and on Saturday Paul Dummett and Conor Newton wrote another chapter in their friendship as they both started for St. Mirren.

Dummett spent the first half of the season with the Buddies before Newton arrived a matter of days after his pal returned to St. James' Park. Then, when Dummett was sent back to Paisley on transfer window deadline day he had to be content with a spot on the bench for his first match back.

But against Aberdeen, the duo were both in the starting XI and helped Danny Lennon's side register an important point to move within five points of fourth-placed Hibs in a hugely congested Scottish Premier League table.

The scoreline was 0-0 with both Newcastle loanees playing 90 minutes. Newton was booked.

Bradden Inman was Crewe's goal hero in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final first leg in midweek but failed to add to his impressive ratio for Crewe on Saturday as they drew 1-1 at Notts County. He played the whole match.

Curtis Good started Bradford's home game against second-placed Gillingham but came off in the 73rd minute with his side 1-0 down. Alas, there was no change to the scoreline.

And in the Blue Square Bet North, Jonathan Mitchell was beaten by a deflection and a well-taken goal as Workington lost 2-1 at home to Oxford City.

Photograph courtesy of St. Mirren Football Club and Allan Picken Photography