Tustain Motors Glendale League round-up
In one of the most competitive U14 Glendale League competitions for many years, Rothbury gained some precious breathing space at the top of the table with an excellent 4-1 win over Alnmouth, their nearest rivals.
An Alnmouth triumph would have given the Seasiders an advantage over their Coquetdale counterparts, but this quality clash saw Rothbury, the reigning champions, display their championship pedigree with goals from Andrew Apthorpe, Billy Donkin and Bailey Patterson (two).
Four-one was also the score in Lowick Falcons’ meeting with Seahouses.
Lowick’s win saw them move into second place in the league as Buster Briggs and Dean Cockburn both scored a pair of goals.
The third U14 game of the day saw Wooler defeat Lowick Rangers 2-1.
Wooler’s captain Josh Hall led from the front with a well-taken goal and Gregor Sharp added to the Wooler tally.
In the U12 league, Tweedmouth Amateurs remained top courtesy of a narrow 3-2 win over Lowick Leopards.
Thomas Malcolm scored twice for Tweedmouth and Jack Jeffrey scored the third.
Tweedmouth have a significantly-better goal difference than Rothbury, their main competitors for the title, yet Rothbury have a game in hand over the Amateurs.
Rothbury’s 4-1 win over Lowick Pumas means the title remains under Coquetdale control.
Two goals from Alex Law and further strikes from Josef Laverty and Louis Stripp means that as long as they keep winning then the trophy is Rothbury’s.
Longhorsley’s bid for the U12 top spot took a blow on Saturday as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Lowick Eagles.
Eyemouth United beat Wooler 4-1 with Jammie Mark and Steven Sinton scoring the Eyemouth goals in the remaining U12 fixture.
The only division that has been decided is the U10s, yet Berwick seem determined to add the Premiership Cup to their league title.
This Saturday saw the beginning of a mini-league cup format and Berwick threw down the gauntlet to the other sides in the competition by defeating Lowick Panthers 5-0.
The Panthers have been one of the most improved sides in the league, yet they had no answers to a Berwick team moving ominously up through the gears.
Berwick’s nearest competitors in the league have been the Alnwick Vipers and they kicked off their cup campaign with a 4-1 win over their fellow reptilians, the Alnwick Pythons.
The most spectacular result of the day came in the Seahouses versus Wooler U10 game.
Last Saturday, in the league, Wooler won 7-3 but in the cup, on Saturday, it was Seahouses who triumphed 7-3.
What a difference a week makes.