Glendale League round-up
Berwick Juniors U10s on Saturday became synonymous with Arsenal and Preston North End as, like their senior counterparts, they finished their regular season undefeated.
In fact, many would say that they had actually improved on these two former Invincibles as Berwick’s league record was flawless, 13 games and 13 wins.
Berwick’s final victory of the regular Glendale season came against Lowick Panthers, who put in a resolute performance to lose narrowly 2-0. Both the Leopards and Berwick Juniors now go into the Glendale Premiership play-offs as two of the division’s top seven teams.
Joining them are Alnwick Pythons who beat Longhorsley 6-1 (report, right).
Both Seahouses and Wooler also finished in the top seven, yet Wooler came out on top in a game featuring both of these teams. They won 7-3 but William Patterson scored his 40th goal in just 13 games for the Seasiders.
Alnwick Vipers and Rothbury Rovers make up the rest of the top seven, the two having yet to play each other to fulfil their regular fixtures.
Elsewhere in the U10 section Felton beat Lowick Tigers 6-1, Olly Gibson and Jordan Robinson each scoring a hat-trick. Lowick Lions beat Lowick Wildcats 7-2, with Kitt Cawthorn bagging a hat-trick for the larger of the two cats.
Rothbury Rangers came back from a goal behind to beat Shilbottle 2-1 (report, right).
The U12 section of the league saw only one fixture on Saturday, Wooler drawing 2-2 against Lowick Eagles.Jordan Hedgecock for Wooler and Ryan Moore for the Eagles scored twice.
Tweedmouth still lead the division but Rothbury could overtake them if they win their game in hand on the Amateurs.
In the U14 division, Rothbury kept ahead of the chasing pack with a thrilling 3-2 victory against Lowick Rangers.
Rothbury are the division’s reigning champions yet they are finding it harder work this season. However, on Saturday they showed the tenacity of true winners to edge out Lowick with goals from Bailey Patterson and Kyle Smith securing the precious three points.
Yet Rothbury can be overtaken by Alnmouth, whose slender 1-0 win, courtesy of a Paul Muers strike, means that Alnmouth could lead the division if they win their game in hand by two clear goals.
In the division’s final fixture on Saturday, Lowick Falcons beat Berwick 5-0 with Niall Jones and Ewan Lee both scoring a double for the birds of prey.