Alnwick sunk by Hogan double

Alnwick Town FC news and match reports.
Alnwick Town FC news and match reports.


Alnwick’s season was due to finish on April 23, but due to the poor winter weather postponements have meant an extension to the season.

This was a game Esh Winning needed a point to avoid relegation, and their victory consigned Birtley to the drop.

Alnwick went into the match on the back of a run which had seen them win six out of their last seven, and when they took a first half lead, Tom MacPherson budling the ball in from a corner, it looked as if the run might be extended.

Esh Winning gave notice of their attacking intention with a shot just wide, but at hal;f-time it remained 0-1.

Luc Glasoer had to make a good save early in the second half from Lee Hogan, but he could not prevent the home side drawing level through Hogan, whose shot found a way into the net at the near post.

And ther same player was on the mark again just a few minutes later to turn the match on its head.

Alnwick tried to force their way back into contention, creating several opening, but they failed to find a way through as conditions worsed with a snow and hail storm turning the already greasy pitch in a mudbath.