The eagerly anticipated clash between last season’s Division One champions Amble Tavern and last season’s runners-up Pegswood resulted in a great 4-0 away victory for Pegswood thanks to an Ashley McAlpine hat-trick – his second in two weeks.
Pegswood now top the table but close behind are Stobswood who recorded their third win with a convincing 6-1 victory over Village Inn.
Red Row showed no signs of rustiness following their free week and made it two from two, overcoming Amble Dock Hotel 7-2 thanks to braces from Kevin Bell and Aaron Carruthers, solitary strikes from Mark Mavin and Adam Shanks and an own goal. Dock’s scorers were Michael Straker and Dane Dawson.
Bedlington Barrington Arms recorded a 6-0 win over Morpeth Chantry. The goals came from man-of-the-match Chris Moffit (two), Calum Donohoe (two), Dylan Williamson and Josh Laverick.
In Division two, Bomarsund maintained their perfect start winning 5-2 against Blackthorn Rovers, who led at half-time. Bomarsund picked up the points courtesy of a clinical hat-trick by Tony Messenger and a goal each from Craig Thompson and Kris Grey. Blackthorn’s scorers were David Heppell and Vitalik Bedakurau. Hot on Bomarsund’s tails are East Chevington who beat River Coquet 8-0 as Darren Smith went one better than last week with a hat-trick.
The remaining scorers were David Shepherd (two), Gary Reid, Jordan Giles and Dean Towers. Felton FC and North End Trap played out a 5-5 draw with two players grabbing hat-tricks. Tony Brown notched three for Felton with Michael Old andJames Jackson grabbing the other two while for North End Trap, Jack Godfrey did the damage with three goals with the other two coming from Stuart Oman. Riverside Lodge overcame Alnmouth Argyle 4-2 courtesy of a Darren Percy brace and a goal each from David Kewn and Scott Hume with Steven Hogg nettimg twice for the Argyle.