Feisty local derby ends with honours even

DIVISION TWO

Craster...1 Embleton...1

IN a even game throughout, which both teams tried but failed to dominate, Embleton had the first major chance, when they were awarded a fortunate penalty on 10 minutes.

Craster keeper Duncan Browell guessed correctly, palming away Joe Sleightholme’s penalty.

Embleton had a more genuine claim for a penalty turned down on 25 minutes.

Kennedy had a good run on 40 minutes but Thorpe raced out to beat him to the ball and the half ended 0-0.

The second half was more of the same until Mike Openshaw scrambled in a goal from a poorly-cleared corner to give Embleton the lead on 75 minutes.

Craster equalised five minutes later, Stephen Watson finishing well from a good cross.

The final 10 minutes was a torrid affair with a real local derby feel.

Straughan and Brown stood out for Craster, while Hall and former Alnwick Town player Ross McKencey did likewise for Embleton.

Craster man-of-the-match: 16-year-old Thomas Davison.

Embleton man-of-the-match: Lee Dundass.