MATCH REPORT: Alnmouth hit five to keep their unbeaten league run going

Alnmouth United 5 Tweedmouth Rangers 1

Sportsworld North Northumberland League, Division One

Action from Alnmouth United v Tweedmouth Rangers. Picture by Jane Coltman

Action from Alnmouth United v Tweedmouth Rangers. Picture by Jane Coltman

At the halfway point in their league programme, Alnmouth United maintained their perfect start and increased the lead at the top of Division One to six points after comprehensively defeating Tweedmouth Rangers.

Jordan Frost scored the opener on 10 minutes with a well-placed header 10 yards out from Andrew Murray’s flicked-on Peter Murray corner (1-0).

The lead was doubled on the half-hour when Brett Rogerson set Peter Murray away on goal and he made no mistake to slot past keeper John Patterson (2-0).

Rogerson was supplying again following the interval, finding Frost, whose delicate lob over Patterson found the net (3-0).

It was almost four soon after when a Matthew Robson volley crashed off the bar, while Andrew Marshall’s header from the rebound did likewise but, within a minute, the ball was in the net again anyway courtesy of Peter Murray’s spectacular curling effort from wide left (4-0).

Andrew Marshall’s challenge on a Peter Murray cross completed the home side’s tally mid-way through the half (5-0).

As more United players tried their luck on goal, the visitors were also creating opportunities at the other end.

When the solid back-line of Martin, Wright, Jones and Dawson were evaded, Mick Ashurst displayed customary form between the posts, blocking well during the match from Peter McAskill, Craig Walker and Colquhoun, although Lee Dodd was unlucky to see his stinging drive rattle the woodwork.

The visitors did receive a consolation late on, however, when Craig Howard succeeded from the penalty-spot (5-1).

Alnmouth United: M Ashurst, D Dawson, R Wright, R Jones (D Carey), A Martin (D Turnbull), P Murray (J Turnbull), B Rogerson, L Jefferson, A Murray, M Robson, J Frost.

Tweedmouth Rangers: J Patterson, J Brown, C Howard, K Cromarty, G Steele, C Walker, G Robertson, M Simpson, P McAskill, C Colquhoun, S Dickson, L Dickson, L Dodd, G Baird.

Match sponsor: Schooner Hotel, Alnmouth. Referee: K Appleby.

This Saturday, Alnmouth face second-placed Wansbeck, home, kick-off 2pm.