Only two Northern Alliance League games beat the winter conditions, with the majority of the fixture list wiped out – but those two fixtures in Division Two saw an amazing TWENTY THREE goals scored.
Birtley Saint Joseph’s went into second spot with a 14-0 drubbing of Swalwell, with striker Damien Stevens leading the way with a six-goal haul.
Anthony Smith (two), Dan Waller (two), James Bowman, Jamie Dixon, Dan Irving and sub Lee Cuthbertson all got in on the act as Saint Joseph’s ran riot.
Wideopen struck five times to win a nine-goal thriller at Longbenton and move up into fourth spot.
Andrew Shaw grabbed a double and he was joined on the scoresheet by Craig Duncan, David Gabbitas and Leigh Shickle, while Longbenton’s hit-men were carl Clarke (two), Anthony Brown and David Hetherington.
NORTHUMBERLAND FA MINOR CUP
Scott Robson netted a hat-trick in Hexham’s 7-2 Northumberland FA Minor Cup victory over FOWS Diggers.
Stuart Brown, Luke Parkinson, Thomas North and Liam Heenan grabbed the others.
Red House Farm’s Patrick Collins, Roi Tinknell, Paul Newton-Eddy, Jack Bell and Adam Steinmetz all netted as they went into Round Four with a 5-2 win over Blyth Isabella, who had Kris Allington and Jake Miller on target, while nervy Alnwick Town Reserves suffered a derby defeat as they crashed out 4-1 at home to North Sunderland. Stephen Hogg scored, but it was scant consolation for gutted manager Andrew Atkinson after one of their worst displays of the season.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Amble United v Wallsend Town pp
Carlisle City v Walker Central pp
Gateshead Rutherford v Ashington Colliers pp
Heaton Stannington v Blyth Town pp
Killingworth Sporting v Hebburn Reyrolle pp
Seaton Delaval Amateurs v Whitley Bay A pp
Shankhouse v Percy Main Amateurs pp
Stocksfield v Harraby Utd pp
Northbank Carlisle v Cullercoats pp
Gosforth Bohemians v Bedlington Terriers Reserves pp
Newcastle University v Heddon pp
Ponteland United v Wallington pp
Willington Quay Saints v Cramlington Town pp
Alston v Wallsend Boys Club pp
Birtley St Josephs 14 (Fourteen) Swalwell 0
High Howdon S C v Cramlington United pp
Longbenton 4 Wideopen & District 5
NORTHUMBERLAND FA MINOR CUP, ROUND THREE
ALNWICK TOWN RESERVES 1 North Sunderland 4
FOREST HALL v NORTH SHIELDS ATHLETIC pp
GRAINGER PARK BOYS CLUB v Heddon St Andrews pp
HEXHAM 7 FOWS Diggers FC 2
NEW FORDLEY v Belford pp
North Shields Athletic Reserves v WOOLER pp
RED HOUSE FARM FC 5 BLYTH ISABELLA 2
SEATON BURN v NEWCASTLE CHEMFICA (IND) pp
Durham FA Trophy Round 2
GATESHEAD REDHEUGH v Coundon & Leeholme Youth pp