Martin pile-driver earns a deserved point for Alnmouth

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Alnmouth United 1-1 Seaton Burn

Alnmouth began their end of season run in of three matches a week for the next three weeks with a hard fought draw on a sunny bank holiday evening with one of their main runners up spot rivals.

Following a Jonny Quinn free kick, a stunning Andrew Martin pile-driver into the top corner of the net from beyond 25 yards gave the Seasiders a slender interval lead.

But within a couple of minutes of the turnaround the visitors levelled when a corner was partially cleared only for David Hewitt to find a route back into the net from the edge of the area.

The same player almost hit the target again soon after as he ran clear from a probable off-side position but fortunately for the sleeping linesman, as Mick Ashurst advanced to narrow the angle, his strike hit a post.

Both sides went close on occasions with half chances as the game progressed; Kieron Ellis going closest for Seaton Burn while Andy Murray was unlucky not to be awarded a penalty for Alnmouth as he twisted and turned around a series of defenders before being apparently tripped as he shaped to pull the trigger.

In the end however, having applied so much effort, both sides were probably satisfied to share the spoils.

ALNMOUTH UNITED 3

FOREST HALL 1

This Wednesday night match delivered another three points for Alnmouth, but as usual they were forced to come from behind after their customary disjointed and sluggish start to the game.

For their sharpness and more cohesive play, visitors Forest Hall fully deserved their lead gained on the half hour when a simple ball down the middle saw Richie Kadar outrun the rear-guard to slot past ‘keeper, Dane Dawson.

The apparent shock appeared to finally wake the home side, who began to at last threaten, and were duly rewarded shortly before the break when Danny Donohoe made an incursion down the left before he switched play to the right to find Andy Murray, who cut in to skip around defenders before firing past ‘keeper Ian Todd.

After the turnaround, United continued where they left off and were ahead when Donohoe made the scoresheet himself chesting down an Andrew Martin cross then chipping over the advancing Todd from the edge of the area.

Following Matt Robson’s felling in the box as he shaped to take a shot, Judd Donohoe ensured a comfortable ending to the game for Alnmouth as he tucked away the resultant spot kick on the 70 minute mark.