Tustain Motors Glendale League round-up
In the U12s, Lowick Eagles’ Dylan Newton scored the first goal conceded by Tweedmouth Amateurs this season, thus ending Tweedmouth’s 100 per cent start.
However, their unbeaten record was maintained by Rhys Dixon’s goal for the Amateurs in a 1-1 draw.
Rothbury, however, were unable to take advantage of this slight slip-up as they played out a scoreless draw with Eyemouth in a game that definitely saw defences on top.
Eyemouth have a history of doughty defending as the Borders team won last year’s Glendale League U10 Championship Cup on the back of a scoreless draw in the final, eventually winning the trophy on sudden-death penalties. Although the match had no goals to please the crowd, Eyemouth’s centre-forward offered other diverting entertainments, catching the eye with a Mohican haircut dyed a deep maroon to match the colour of his team’s kit. Maybe this could catch on?
Elsewhere in the division, Seahouses drew 1-1 with Lowick Pumas with Caitlin Duns scoring for the Seasiders and Longhorsley used a 5-0 victory over Wooler to narrow the gap between themselves and leaders Rothbury. Andrew Moon scored a hat-trick for Longhorsley with Tom Davidson adding a further two goals.
The U14 Division is proving an equally close grand tour.
Saturday saw Rothbury’s perfect start to the season punctured as the Coquetdale side were beaten 2-1 by Alnmouth. Aithne Bell and Paul Muers scored the Alnmouth goals while Bailey Patterson notched Rothbury’s solitary reply.
The only points that Alnmouth have dropped so far this season have been to Lowick Rangers in a 3-3 draw and, on Saturday, Rangers again scored three in beating Wooler 3-1.
Three was also a lucky number for Lowick Falcons as Noah Herriot, Declan Calder and Buster Briggs scored in their 3-0 victory over Seahouses.
The U10 division is the only section of the league still to have three teams with a 100 per cent record.
Of the three, Alnwick Vipers beat Lowick Panthers 5-0, a score also enjoyed by Rothbury Rovers in their win over Shilbottle. The third of this leading group are Berwick Juniors and they beat Wooler 7-3.
Again Sam Straughan was among the goals for the Juniors with William Stitt also adding a Berwick brace.
However, the three goals conceded by Berwick meant that Rovers rose to the top of the table with a marginally better goal difference.
Elsewhere Longhorsley beat Lowick Wildcats 6-1. Dylan Adams scored a hat-trick.
The same score saw Alnwick Pythons beat Lowick Tigers, once again Peggy Mein scored for the Tigers – her second of the season. Both Matthew Conway and Cameron Nichols scored three goals each for the Pythons.
Another player who is banging in the goals this season is Seahouses’ William Patterson, surely a potential wearer of the Glendale Maillot Vert, who scored all four Seahouses goals to beat Lowick Lions.
Rothbury Rangers came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Felton. Adam Barnes and Sam Burdis scored for the Rangers as they gained their first positive result of the season. Felton’s two goals were scored by Olly Gibson and Jordan Richardson.