Belford keep up the pressure on leaders

DIVISION ONE

Belford...2 Embleton WR...1

EMBLETON got off to a great start in a game of very few chances when Nick Moore netted straight from the kick-off, with Belford hitting back to equalise through Kevin Greshon after 12 minutes’ play.

Belford went ahead after 25 minutes when Ryan Lillico scored from the edge of the area.

They held the lead until half-time and, with neither side able to score during the second half, Belford took the points to keep them in second place in the division.

Springhill...1

Longhoughton Rangers...2

IN a wind-spoilt game, Longhoughton gained three points to lift them off the foot of the table.

Terry Fannon had given Springhill a first-half lead but during the second-half, goals from Rory Wood and Danny Sykes gave the visitors a welcome win.

Rothbury...5

Tweedmouth Harrow...3

WITH the wind at their backs in the first half Rothbury took full advantage of the win to net four times during the first-half.

Andrew Burgon pulled a goal back for Harrow before half-time.

In the second half, Harrow came more into the game and netted twice through Darren Flannighan and Craig Anderson but Rothbury made sure of the points when they netted a fifth goal.

Goal-scorers for Rothbury were Richard Hooks, Stephen Rennison, Mitchell Ramsay, Stephen Sparrow and Gavin Dick.

Berwick Utd...5 Stobswood Utd...3

BERWICK took a goal lead in an exciting first half through Mitchell Simpson and Gary Fairbairn before Stephan Tweddle pulled a goal back for Stobswood.

Johnathan Brown then added a third for Berwick but Stobswood hit back to equalise with a second goal from Tweddle plus one from Andrew Neil.

After half-time, Berwick hit two more with Mitchell Simpson and Gary Fairbairn both scoring for a second time in the game.

DIVISION TWO

Red Row Welfare...7 Alnmouth...0

THIS was a good game, with Red Row making the most of their chances to stay at the top of the division.

Four goals up at half-time they kept up the pressure after half-time to net three more before the final whistle. Darren Smith and Karl Taylor netted two apiece with Robert Baker, John Charlton and Kevin Bell, also on the scoresheet (full report below).

Amble St Cuthbert...1

North Sunderland...9

AMBLE found themselves six down at half-time but in the second half they came more into the game with keeper Gavin Duffill pulling off some fine saves in a rally which saw Junior Coultain net a 60th minute goal for the home team.

North Sunderland then hit back in the closing stages to score three more before the final whistle.

Ryan Thompson, four, Andrew Robertson with a hat-trick and single goals from Carl Avery and Richard Stanwix made up the North Sunderland total.

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AFC Newbiggin...5

Tweedmouth Rangers...1

ALAN Brown had given Newbiggin a first-half lead but a Lee Dodd free-kick eluded everybody to find the net and see Rangers level at half-time.

A stronger performance from Newbiggin saw Tony Messenger, two, Mason Armstrong and Michael Freathy all score before the final whistle.

Hedgeley Rovers... 0

Bamburgh Castle...4

IN a game between two well-matched sides, it was Bamburgh who made the most of their chances to take the points at the final whistle.

Johnny Johnson had given them a 15th-minute lead and Johnny Moffett and Dan Johnson extended the lead before half-time.

In the second half, Andrew Drinkeld pulled a goal back for Hedgeley but a second goal from Johnny Moffett made sure of a Bamburgh win.

Craster Rovers...3

Shilbottle CW Reserves...1

CRASTER kept up their good run of form to record their third league win in as many weeks.

James Hedley gave them a 10th minute lead with Davy Hogg extending the lead not long after.

Gareth McCann pulled a goal back for Shilbottle with the last kick of the first half.

But a second goal from Davy Hogg in the second half gave Craster the double over Shilbottle (full report below).

Results

Division One

Belford 2 Embleton WR 1; Springhill 1 Longhoughton Rangers 2;Rothbury 5 Tweedmouth Harrow 3; Shilbottle CW v Wooler pp; Berwick Utd 5 Stobswood Utd 3

Division Two

Red Row Welfare 7 Alnmouth Utd 0; Amble St Cuthbert 1 North Sunderland 9; AFC Newbiggin 5 Tweedmouth Rgs 1; Hedgeley Rovers 0 Bamburgh Castle 4; Craster Rovers 3 Shilbottle CW Res 1.