Late Town goal seals cup victory

Lancaster/Laidler cup final'''Alnwick Town U21s celebrate their opener in their victory over North Sunderland
Lancaster/Laidler cup final'''Alnwick Town U21s celebrate their opener in their victory over North Sunderland

Alnwick Town U21s...2 North Sunderland...1

Laidler/Lancaster Cup Final

DARRYL McNeill was the cup hero for Alnwick Town U21s, as his last-gasp strike saw his side lift the Laidler/Lancaster Cup on Saturday.

The black ’n’ whites came from behind to beat North Sunderland 2-1 in the final.

The contest was played in front of a good crowd at Alnwick’s St James’ Park ground, but it was North Sunderland who took the lead when Ryan Thompson scored a first-half penalty.

However, just before the interval, Alnwick equalised, thanks to a volley from Peter Murray.

And that’s the way it stayed until about five minutes from time, when McNeill stepped up to fire Alnwick to victory.

l Alnwick Town is looking for anyone who wants to join any of the club’s management teams next season.

Anyone interested should send a brief outline with relevant qualifications and level you are interested in to Cyril Cox, secretary and vice-chairman development, 19 Melness Road, Hazlerigg, Newcastle NE13 7BN. Or call 0191 236 6456.

The closing date is Saturday, May 19.

The club is also looking for volunteers to help with the development of its junior section.

All the coaches are FA qualified, CRB checked and hold a valid First Aid certificate.

It is also looking for players for next season for U8s, U9s, U11s and U16s.

Anyone interested should contact Paul Yeadon by emailing Paul.Yeadon@northcountryleisure.org.uk or by calling 07974 755841.

l Saturday saw two other matches in the North Northumberland League. Rothbury FC defeated Shilbottle 3-1 in Division One (report below), while AFC Newbiggin beat Tweedmouth Rangers 4-2 in Division Two.