Northern Alliance round-up (Saturday, March 15)

Northern Football Alliance round-up.
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PREMIER DIVISION

Walker Central hit a late winner at Ashington Colliers to maintain top spot.

Dave Brown had shot the Colliers in front but second half strikes from Phil McCoy and a late Anthony Studholme effort kept Central’s noses in front.

Red House Farm kept up the pressure as Michael Armstrong bagged a brace at Killingworth Station. Paul Newton-Eddy netted the other with Martin Roper grabbing the consolation.

Blyth Town hit five without reply at Wallington. Malcolm Morien (2), Conner Andrews, David Atkinson and David Robinson did the damage while Paul Dunn also struck twice for Shankhouse at Percy Main. Peter Snowdon and Gary Yates got the others with Matty Robinson netting twice in reply.

Hebburn Reyrolle’s Martin Urwin, Jamie Lawson (2) and Stephen Cockburn were all smiles as the bottom side beat Northbank convincingly and Stocksfield shared the spoils with Whitley Bay A. Andrew Hall and Declan Stokle were the Griffins’ hit-men with Andy Robertson and Ryan McGorrigan on target for the Seahorses.

It ended goalless between Rutherford and Carlisle City, this mainly being thanks to Rutherford keeper Owen Little who produced a couple of brilliant saves.

DIVISION ONE

A Chris Anderson penalty got Division One leaders Cramlington Town off to a good start against Cullercoats and further goals from David Mason and Kev Long secured the points.

Second-placed Chemfica slipped up at Bedlington Terriers Res who had Mark Race, Reece Farell and Andy Mogwo on target. Chris Homans replied.

Louis O’Donahue’s double gave Bohemians the points at Redheugh, who netted through Scott Robson and a late winner from Francis Storey gave Heddon victory at Hexham.

Luke Strangeways and Michael Saunders shot home for Wooler in their draw with North Shields Athletic, who had Daniel Capewell and Scott Jasper on the scoresheet while Dan Wright’s first half goal gave Ponteland United a win over Willington Quay Saints.

Joe Watson, Jesse Walkin and Joseph Laver struck for Newcastle Uni but Lee Cuthbertson (2) and Shaun Todhunter replied for Birtley Saint Josephs in a six-goal thriller.

DIVISION TWO

Division Two leaders Longbenton were held to a draw by Whitburn Atheltic. David Short netted for the Bulls but Liam Donnelly netted for Athletic.

Wallsend Boys Club are shaping up to be promotion contenders and Chris Brennan struck twice in their win over Grainger Park. Michael Starkie got the other.

Ross Muter, John Bone (2) and Mick Angus kept AFC Newbiggin’s title hopes on track at Wideopen and Curtis Miller netted a hat-trick in Isabella’s victory at Cramlington United. Dan Gray had given them a shock with the opener, but further goals from Andy Davison and Micky Meins completed the turnaround.

Daniel Cotton went one better with four in High Howdon’s win over Swalwell. Chris Marshall got the other with Danny Igo replying.

Jonny Dobson, James Fenwick, Lewis Meech and an own goal completed the Gateshead Leam Rangers tally at Alnwick Town Res, with Neil McFall the Town targetman.

Newcastle Benfield Res hit-man Andy McBride plundered a treble in his side’s fourth win on the bounce against West Allotment Celtic A. Chris Thompson added another with Ben Jackson the Celtic scorer.

RESULTS

Premier Division

Ashington Colliers 1 Walker Central 2

Gateshead Rutherford 0 Carlisle City 0

Hebburn Reyrolle 4 Northbank Carlisle 0

Killingworth Station 1 Red House Farm 3

Percy Main Amateurs 2 Shankhouse 4

Stocksfield 2 Whitley Bay A 2

Wallington 0 Blyth Town 5

Division One

Bedlington Terriers Reserves 3 Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) 1

Cramlington Town 3 Cullercoats 0

Gateshead Redheugh 1 Gosforth Bohemians 2

Hexham 0 Heddon 1

Newcastle University 3 Birtley St Josephs 3

Ponteland United 1 Willington Quay Saints 0

Wooler 2 North Shields Athletic 2

Division Two

Alnwick Town Reserves 1 Gateshead Leam Rangers 4

Cramlington United 1 Blyth Isabella 5

High Howdon S C 5 Swalwell 1

Longbenton 1 Whitburn Athletic 1

Newcastle Benfield Reserves 4 West Allotment Celtic A 1

Wallsend Boys Club 3 Grainger Park B C 0

Wideopen & District 0 AFC Newbiggin 4