Golden oldies and a fish supper

Alnwick Antiques 39 Novocastrians 22

Under floodlights last Friday evening, 28 golden oldies, some not seen since the demise of the Fighting Fifths some years ago, returned to grace the pitch at Greensfield and do battle with Novocastrians.

On the field, the Alnwick pack reigned supreme with Novos’ scrum retreating at every encounter.

The visiting backs, however, gave a good account of themselves and it required some serious tackling by the hosts to limit their scoring.

Alnwick emerged victorious 39-22 with ‘young’ Stu Grey as man-of-the-match, ably supported by his 27 fellow Antiques.

Off the pitch, fish and chips with a beer or wine was provided to the numerous spectators for a modest sum and a thoroughly enjoyable night was had by everyone.