‘Tackle’ goes crazy on Twitter

Alnwick town v Ryton & Crawcrook . Dan Palmer with ''that tackle''!
Alnwick town v Ryton & Crawcrook . Dan Palmer with ''that tackle''!

Alnwick Town slumped to one of their heaviest defeats of the season on Saturday.

Their 6-0 Northern League, Division Two thumping at home to Ryton and Crawcrook Albion, only eclipsed so far by the 8-0 drubbing at the hands of Norton and Stockton Ancients in mid-September, will disappoint fans after a run of four impressive victories, which included progressing in the FA Vase and Northumberland Senior Cup.

One positive did come out of the match – this picture of an apparent tackle by Dan Palmer, taken by Steve Miller, was shared on the club’s Twitter page with the hashtag ‘canny tackle’.

And it has earned the club plenty of publicity – as of yesterday morning, it had been retweeted 563 times and favourited 197 times.