Alnwick Town bow out of the Benevolent Bowl
Alnwick Town went down to a 5-1 away defeat when they travelled to face Blyth Town in the Northern Alliance Benevolent Bowl on Saturday.
The home side made a good start and opened the scoring after only six minutes.
Alnwick responded and they levelled through Richard Stanwix, who was first to react after Jordan Frost’s header was cleared off the line.
After 39 minutes Blyth went 2-1 up when they found themselves one on one in the area, and that was the score at the break.
In the second half they scored two goals in three minutes around the hour mark to go 4-1 up and the fifth came from a long distance shot after 67 minutes.
On Saturday Alnwick face Wallington at home in the Challenge Cup. On Saturday Wallington went down 2-1 at home to AFC Killingsorth in the Benevolent Bowl.
Meanwhile, in the NFA Minor Cup, Alnwick Town’s Development Squad won 9-0 away to Eden Blyth in a re-arranged fixture.
Goalscorers for Alnwick were: Eggleston (3), Wallace (2) ,Colley, Balmbra, Thorpe and an own goal.
North Sunderland were also in Minor Cup action at home to West Jesmond on Saturday, and they were pushed all the way by the visitors before going through 2-1.
West Jesmond created the lion’s share of the chances throughout the afternoon at a sunny Seafield Park, but a combination of lack of clinical finishing and good goalkeeping from Charlie Caden meant the home side were able to sneak through with late goals near the end of each half.
Gareth Pearson put the Seahouses side 1-0 up at half-time. West Jesmond scored a deserved equaliser midway through the second half, but as they continued to waste chances in front of goal, Sunderland broke and Ryan Thompson netted the winner.
This Saturday North Sunderland are away to Red House Farm in the league.
Wooler were on the road when they travelled to face Gosforth Bohemiens Reserves in the Development League, where they went down to a 5-1 reverse against the side sitting second in the table. Wooler trailed 3-0 at half-time and it was 4-0 just a minute into the second half before Brandon Crombie pulled a goal back. This weekend Wooler are home to Newcastle East End in the Cowey Cup.