North Northumberland League roundup

DIVISION ONE

Alnmouth United continue to head Division One after winning away at Rothbury.

Andrew and Peter Murray, Ryan Taylor and Brett Rogerson were the Alnmouth scorers, with Chris Coe, Michael Old and Jackie Angus on target for Rothbury.

Lowick United have also made a good start and goals from Ewan Sherry, Myles Wilson (two) and Andy Metcalfe saw them beat Red Row Welfare, whose goals came from Paul Smith (two) and Kevin Bell.

Bamburgh Castle 4 Highfields United 1

Bamburgh had two Darren Egdell efforts saved before Chris Bell forced home from close range on 26 minutes.

Nick Moore went close then extended the lead, striking a Danny Johnson through-ball first time past Ferrow.

Bamburgh began the second half well and created plenty of chances, but it was Simon Hargreaves for Highfields who pulled one back against the run of play (2-1).

Antony Parkin was introduced on the hour and was almost on target immediately, glancing Moore’s cross goal-bound and Ferrow tipped wide.

Soon after, Parkin was felled in the box and Moore netted on the rebound after seeing his initial penalty saved (3-1).

Parkin capped a good return to Bamburgh when concluding the scoring for a comfortable win (4-1).

Man-of-the-match: Nick Moore. Match sponsor: Stablewood Coastal Cottages.

North Sunderland 1 Wansbeck 2

In what was a tight game, North Sunderland took an early lead through a Ryan Thompson penalty.

Despite North Sunderland looking to be in control, Wansbeck equalised against the run of play with a scrappy goal.

In the second half, Wansbeck took the lead as a corner was not cleared properly by the home defence, and Jonny McGurk punished them with a clinical strike from the edge of the box.

The game then degenerated as North Sunderland had a perfectly good goal ruled out, and had a cast-iron penalty shout turned down.

Despite North Sunderland ending the match on the front foot, Wansbeck took the spoils 2-1. North Sunderland man-of-the-match: Alan Stephenson with a fine display in central midfield.

DIVISION TWO

Amble St Cuthbert took over at the top as a Reece Ramsay hat-trick and two from Liam Ramsay saw them beat Wooler Reserves, whose goals came from Kyle Jeffrey and James Guthrie.

Belford dropped off top spot at Berwick as a David Hainsworth hat-trick plus a Ritchie Green goal gave Springhill the win, with Neil Jefferson netting for Belford.

Debutant club Eglingham FC netted three times through Aaron and Jordan Beattie, plus a James Byrne goal, but Craster Rovers netted seven times as Evan Moir, Wayne Scott and Lee Pattinson all netted two, with a single strike from Mathew Sullivan making up the final total.

Jordan Turnbull and James Dixon were the Embleton marksmen, but two goals from sub Terry James, plus strikes by Jordan Richardson and Johnny Blythe, saw Tweedmouth Harrow win.