Colliers hit Rangers for six to end a tremendous season

Tweedmouth Rangers 3 Shilbottle CW 6

North Northumberland League, Division One

Shilbottle completed a successful season with this fine victory in a mid-week encounter at the Billendean, Spittal.

With Tweedmouth needing a win to continue their challenge for runners-up spot in the league, an open game was on the cards.

The Colliers opened the scoring after 15 minutes when a drive from Liam Brooks should have been saved by the Tweedmouth keeper. However, the home side had equalised within five minutes before Brooks again put the Colliers ahead with a good header.

The lead was extended on the half-hour when a header from Josh Hay in the box was headed home by Brooks to complete his hat-trick.

The Colliers led 3-1 at the interval but within 15 minutes of the restart Twedmouth had drawn level with two quick goals.

The Colliers were back in front on 75 minutes when Brad Wake put in Josh Hay to finish well.

Tweedmouth’s chances of victory had gone shortly after when a further couple of quick goals from Josh Hay saw him complete his hat-trick and take his personal seasonal tally to 47.

Shilbottle: A Wilson, R Douglas, P White, B Balmbra, R Murray, B Wake, M Graham, C Flanighan, L Brooks, J Hay, R Brown, P Grey, R Harrison.

Shilbottle’s man-of -the-match: Josh Hay.