Middlesbrough go top of the Championship once again tonight thanks to a late equaliser from new signing Jordan Rhodes.
It means Boro are now a point clear of Hull at the top of table on 57 points after their game against MK Dons finished 1-a- piece.
Elsewhere Hartlepool lost in League Two at home against Stevenage. The final score there was 2-1.
One of the region's largest offshore engineering firms, OGN, says its had to shed 2 and a half thousand jobs, in just 3 months.
The company, based on Tyneside, says global investment in the sector has dried up.
One industry expert has warned that the North East must brace itself for a difficult few years.
Jonny Blair reports on the state of the industry: