Sportsworld North Northumberland League round-up
IN this clash between two good sides, play was even during the first half, but in the final minute of the half, Robert Shepherd scored to give Wooler the lead.
The second half continued in the same pattern but, with 70 minutes played, Craig Henderson doubled Wooler’s lead and set up a frantic 20 minutes with the home side hanging on to their advantage to get their second half of the season off to a good start.
Tweedmouth Harrow...0 Berwick Utd...8
THE result in this tough local derby went the way of the league leaders.
Four goals up at half-time, they made sure of the win with a further four goals in the second half.
Paul Wood, Mitchell Simpson, Simon Hargreaves and Terry James all netted two goals each for Berwick.
Springhill...0 Embleton WR...2
AFTER a good, even game, Springhill were left to rue missed chances.
Chris Chisholm netted after 40 minutes to give Embleton a half-time lead and the same player netted after 50 minutes to give Embleton a welcome win and three valuable points.
Stobswood Utd...0 Longhoughton Rangers...4
THIS game was switched to Westfield Park as the Stobswood pitch was waterlogged and Rangers took full advantage to improve their position at the foot of the table.
In what was good, battling display from the home team, they led by two at half-time, with goals from Gary MacDonald and Robbie Whittle and in the second-half a second goal from Gary MacDonald and a superb 22-yard strike from Gary Taylor ensured a vital win.
Hedgeley Rovers...1 Alnmouth Utd...7
JOHN Wilkie was the hat-trick hero as Alnmouth took the win to move them three points above Hedgeley at the foot of the table.
Other goal-scorers for Alnmouth were Richard Shaw, Stephen Carey, Adam Harris and Ryan Taylor.
Alnwick Town U21...3 Shilbottle Res...2
SHILBOTTLE had the better chances in the first-half and led by a John Mowbray penalty at half-time.
Alnwick came out after half-time and dominated the half with two goals from Judd Donohoe and a Danny Donohoe goal, giving them the points with Lee Patterson scoring a second for Shilbottle.
Bamburgh Castle...2 AFC Newbiggin...2
IN a good, even game, Bamburgh keeper Paul Douglas made some good saves to keep his team in it, but was finally beaten when Bamburgh failed to clear their lines and Tony Messenger scored after 41 minutes to put Newbiggin ahead at half-time.
At the start of the second-half, Mason Armstrong doubled Newbiggin’s lead, but after 60 minutes a good finish from Johnny Love saw Bamburgh pull a goal back and, two minutes later, they were level when Jack Quinlen volleyed home from close range.
Bamburgh had Newbiggin rattled at this point and a Johnny Johnson effort was cleared off the line. With the last kick of the match, Chris Dalton dragged his shot wide from a good position.
Craster Rovers...2 Tweedmouth Rangers...2
IN a wind-spoilt game both teams battled well to see the points shared at the final whistle.
After 10 minutes Tweedmouth went ahead when a long ball over the top of the Craster defence saw Peter MaCaskill run through to score, and when a long throw into the area was missed by the Craster defence, Craig Walker was left with a free header to net a second for the visitors.
A penalty award on 40 minutes saw David Hogg pull a goal back for Craster and in the second-half, with 80 minutes played, a Lee Charlton shot was parried by the visiting keeper but the ball looped over him and into the net for the equaliser.
NFA Minor Cup
Red Row Welfare...1 NCL Chemica Independent...1
(aet Chemica won on penalties)
RED Row had a lot of possession during the half but it was goalless at the interval.
Five minutes into the second half, Craig Robinson gave the visitors the lead, but Red Row fought back and Robert Baker scored an 80th minute equaliser. With no further goals, the game went to penalties with Chemica snatching victory after sudden-death penalties.