Back to back wins for Alnwick Town

It was League Cup day in the Northern Alliance League with local sides in action in the first round.


Alnwick, Rothbury and Wallington all progressed to the second round, with defeats for Red Row, North Sunderland, Lowick and Wooler.

Alnwick, following on from a 2-1 midweek league win over Newcastle Chemfica, when they picked up their first points of the season, travelled to Wideopen and returned with an 8-0 victory to their credit.

Rafael Jake headed in two corners to give Alnwick a 0-2 lead. Ryan Douglas and Kieran Hogg made it 0-4, Ross Moor and Richard Stanwix made it six and Thomas Forster and Stanwix completed the rout.

Last night (Wednesday) Alnwick we re home to New Fordley in the League, and on Saturday they are away to Gateshead Rutherford in the Challenge Cup.

After the game manager Paul Yeadon said: “Wideopen made it difficult for us in the first half, but kicking with the wind in the second half we were a lot better. We had to adapt to a small pitch, but the lads did well and it’s good to get two wins back to back.”

Rothbury won 5-2 away to Felling Magpies and will play Proudhoe YC Seniors at home in the second round.

Coe gave Rothbury the lead after six minutes, with Loughborough netting a hat-trick and Williams bagging their other goal.

On Saturday Rothbury are home to Gosforth Bohemiens in the Combination Cup.

North Sunderland lost 5-1 away to Gateshead Rutherford with Ross Stanton scoring their consolation goal. On Saturday they are back in Cup action in the Cowey Cup at home to Newcastle East End Reserves.Wooler knew they were up against it, drawn at home against Premier Division side Cullercoats, and so it proved, with the visitors recording an 8-0 victory. On Saturday Wooler are home to Red House Farm in the Cowey Cup.

Lowick were 2-0 down at half-time away to Stobswood, but goals from Dan Tulley and Chris Briggs got them back to 2-2, only for the home side to net a third. On Saturday Lowick are home to Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs in the Cowey Cup.