Newbiggin win Stephen Carey Cup for third year
Newbiggin FC came out on top for the third successive year as worthy winners after beating their opponents Alnmouth 10-0 in the final on Saturday.
Alnmouth never gave up against a Newbiggin team which plays three leagues above them.
Also on Saturday, hosts North Sunderland came back from 2-0 down to grab the third place play off shield, winning 3-2 against Alnwick Town over 35's.
Earlier in the week, in the two semi-final matches, Newbiggin edged out North Sunderland 2-1 in a keenly contested game, whilst Alnmouth beat Alnwick Town O35s.
All the players involved in the competition were a credit to their clubs and played in the good spirit of the event, which helped raise the grand total of £763, which will go to help local injured players in the coming season.
Special thanks also go out to a long list of people who have helped make this event such a success:
North Sunderland FC for hosting the Memorial Cup and groundsman Dave Moor who also sponsored the final match ball; officials Mick Hornsby, Ross Young, Stu Watts and John Patterson who all donated their expenses to the charity; match sponsors Alan Macfarlane Electrician, Tom Wilson Rothco Wills & Estate Planning; food sponsors King Kebab, Trotters Family Bakers, Lewis's Fish Restaurant; kitchen helpers Kristin Thompson, Pete Thompson and Kathryn Thompson; and Michael Fawcus for taking the photos.
*Alnwick Town Ladies continued their pre-season build-up with a number of games over the past week.
The first team recorded a 3-1 home win over Blyth Town with goals from Stewart, Johnston and Sprot, whilst the development team beat Hartlepool United U18s 5-2 with a hat-trick from Russell, a goal from Conagher and an own goal.
On Sunday the first team lost 7-0 against a strong Middlesbrough side.
*Alnwick Town Development were in action in a pre-season game on Saturday when they faced Spittal Rovers, winning 3-2.