Two goals from the returning Arron Martin gave Newark Town immediate revenge against Tideswell United on Saturday.

They had suffered a 3-1 home loss the previous week, but hit back strongly for a timely victory in the Central Midlands League North.

The opening exchanges between the two teams were even but, with 12 minutes played, Arron Martin was unfortunate not to give Newark the lead as a floated 25-yard shot rebounded off the bar.

He went close soon after when he lobbed the ball just over the bar following a neat flick from Will Nelson.

The woodwork then favoured Newark as a long-range effort from Tideswell struck the angle of post and bar with keeper Nathan Burrows blinded by the sunlight.

Further efforts went just wide of the post for the home side while Newark went close to taking the lead at the break, but Tyler Martin missed the target.

The deadlock was broken in the 63rd minute by Arron Martin, whose angled shot beat the keeper and found the corner after good work from substitute Cole Maule.

Eight minutes later the score was doubled.

Freddie Daws won the ball and found Tyler Martin. He played in Arron Martin, who hammered a drive past the keeper.

He went close to a hat-trick but headed a Purves free-kick just past the post.

Tideswell pulled one back six minutes from time to ensure a nervous final few minutes, but Newark held on to claim the three points.

It was their second victory in a row in the league, following a 4-0 midweek victory over Bilsthorpe.

The match was re-arranged after an early abandoment in the previous fixture.

Newark made sure of the win with a Tyler Martin double and one apiece from James Lloyd and Chris Dobbie.