Hat-trick hero McClelland seals victory for Alnwick Town

Alnwick Town FC news and match reports.
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Alnwick Town 3 Ryhope Colliery Welfare 1

A hat-trick from Brad McClelland took Alnwick Town back to winning ways this afternoon.

The black ‘n’ whites came out on top in an exciting game against a side who were nine places above them in the Ebac Northern League, Division Two going into the today’s clash.

Twenty minutes from kick-off, McClelland beat the keeper to put Town in the lead 1-0.

Half an hour into the second half and McClelland found the spot again, beating the Ryhope keeper to a long ball.

The visitors got a goal back to take the score to 2-1.

Ten minutes later, Riddell was booked and K Douglas came on for J Colley.

In the last throes of the game, McClelland sealed the deal with his hat-trick.

Next Saturday, Alnwick host Pickering Town in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase.