Tustain Motors Glendale League round-up
In a day of remarkable goals, comebacks and records, Lowick Panthers U10s continued their amazing run of results as they scored seven goals in a match for a third consecutive Tustain Glendale League Saturday.
Incredibly, their opponents, Alnwick Pythons, matched Lowick’s tally in a truly epic 7-7 draw.
“I’m still trying to remember to breathe,” said the Pythons manager, as he tried to regain his shredded composure after a game that saw Lowick’s Hugh Tiser score an impressive five and Alnwick’s Cameron Nichol notch a double hat-trick in a 14-goal bonanza.
However, this titanic battle struggled to compete with the story of fellow U10 rivals Longhorsley.
Lowick and Alnwick may have constructed their own Yul Bryner homage but Longhorsley, despite having only five players, stormed to a 9-4 triumph over Rothbury Rangers.
Sam Burdis may have bagged a hat-trick for the Rangers but Enid Blyton was writing the script as Longhorsley’s Famous Five blasted their way to victory with a seven-goal haul from Dylan Adams.
Elsewhere in the U10 section, Berwick Juniors became the only remaining unbeaten side in the entire league as they defeated Alnwick Vipers 2-0.
Berwick now sit four points clear of second-place Rothbury Rovers who beat Lowick Wildcats 5-0 through goals from Danny Seton, David O’Dowd, Jacob Roberts, Thorsten Robinson and Gareth Rickaby (match report below).
Lowick Lions beat Lowick Tigers 5-0 while Wooler beat Felton 4-1.
In the U12 Division, Rothbury maintained their grip on top spot with a 4-1 win over Lowick Eagles.
Rothbury’s win was secured by a Robbie Young hat-trick.
Longhorsley moved into second spot with a 2-0 win over Eyemouth and goals by Craig Bell (two) Daniel Lowe (two) and Christian Briggs helped Lowick Leopards beat Seahouses 5-0.
Tweedmouth continued their pursuit of top spot by winning 5-0 against Lowick Pumas. The Amateurs are now three points behind Rothbury but with a superior goal difference and a game in hand.
The U14 Division saw leaders Rothbury fall to their second defeat of the season.
Despite an Archie Cartwright goal, the league leaders fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Lowick Falcons with James Cockburn and Buster Briggs scoring for the Falcons.
2-1 was also the score as Wooler U14s beat Seahouses.
Alnmouth did their goal difference a power of good as they beat Berwick Juniors 4-1.
Alnmouth’s Jamie Scott scored a hat-trick which, fittingly, took Jamie’s tally for the season to a magnificent seven.