Alnwick and Wooler lose out in Alliance

Northern Football Alliance round-up.
Northern Football Alliance round-up.

It was a bad day for north Northumberland teams in today’s Northern Alliance.

In Division One, Wooler went down to AFC Newbiggin while Alnwick Town Reserves lost to Lindisfarne Custom Planet in Division Two.

Shilbottle’s home game against Gateshead Leam Rangers was postponed.

Newcastle Building Society Premier Division

Seaton Delaval new boy Callum Gibson struck twice in the Red Devil’s win over Rutherford and Robbie Vallance hit the only goal as Northbank beat Hebburn Reyrolle.

Nike Division One

AFC Newbiggin narrowed the gap at the top to 11 points as Brent Aisbitt hit a double against strugglers Wooler. Ross Muter and Jonathon McEnaney got the others, with Sam Aldridge pulling one back.

Newcastle University’s Jake Salisbury also netted a couple in the Students win over Bedlington Terriers Reserves with Allan Olumese also beating the keeper. Calum Donohoe replied.

It ended all square at New Fordley whose hit-men were Martin Douglas and Danny Young against Cramlington Town but goals from Dean Mickle and Danny MacDonald made sure both sides took a point.

Dan Hislop’s second-minute strike was enough for Blyth Isabella to take the points at Ponteland United.

Bay Plastics Division Two

Performance of the day saw goals from Mitchell Ramsey and Michael Old put bottom side Wideopen in charge at Grainger Park and although Shaun Young pulled one back just after the interval, the visitors held on for just their second win of the season.

Chris Chan netted a hat-trick for High Howdon in their success against Longbenton. Chris Marshall and Dean Blacklock got the others, while Connor Graham replied with a double.

Andrew Breheny struck in each half of Willington Quay Saints victory over West Allotment Celtic A and Seaton Burn’s Chris Carr was another striker to net twice against Swalwell. Danny Igo hit a consolation.

Dan Johnson, Andy Thompson and Matty Dawson scored as Forest Hall made it three wins on the bounce against Whitburn, who had Ross MacAuley on target, and goals from Peter Lowery, Stephen Thompson and Liam Mulligan saw Lindisfarne Custom Planet win at Alnwick Town Reserves. Ryan Taylor was on the scoresheet for Town.

Ronnie Short, Michael Baxter, Phil Watson and Michael Trodd fired in for Newcastle Benfield Reserves against Cramlington United with Nathan Hewitt scoring at the other end.

Northumberland FA Les Todd Senior Benevolent Bowl

Matty Hayton and Steve Hurd fired in second half goals at Ashington Colliers to take Walker Central into the semi-finals of the competition.

Blyth Town’s Josh Miller, Dan Beresford, Stephen Howes and David Robson got on the scoresheet as they advanced at Red House Farm’s expense, an own goal resoring parity for some time, while Whitley Bay A’s Dillon Blake, Chris Brennan and Andy Robertson were celebrating as they knocked out North Shields Athletic to go into the last four.


Newcastle Building Society Premier Division

Killingworth Station P Carlisle City P; Northbank Carlisle 1 Hebburn Reyrolle 0; Seaton Delaval Amateurs 2 Gateshead Rutherford AFC 0

Nike Division One

AFC Newbiggin 4 Wooler 1; Birtley St. Josephs FC P Cullercoats P; Gosforth Bohemians P Newcastle Chemfica Independent P; Hexham P Wallsend Boys Club P; New Fordley 2 Cramlington Town 2; Newcastle University 3 Bedlington Terriers Reserves 1; Ponteland United 0 Blyth Isabella 1

Bay Plastics Division Two

Alnwick Town Reserves 1 Lindisfarne Custom Planet 3; Forest Hall 3 Whitburn Athletic 1; Grainger Park Boys Club 1 Wideopen and District 2; High Howdon Social Club 5 Longbenton 2; Newcastle Benfield Reserves 4 Cramlington United 1; Seaton Burn 2 Swalwell 1; Shilbottle C W P Gateshead Leam Rangers P; Willington Quay Saints 2 West Allotment Celtic A 0

Northumberland FA Les Todd Senior Benevolent Bowl

Ashington Colliers 0 Walker Central 2; Blyth Town 4 Red House Farm 1; Shankhouse F C P Wallington P; Whitley Bay A 3 North Shields Athletic 1

Durham FA Trophy

Whickham SC P Sedgefield Netpark P