Best of nine

Alnwick Town Vipers U10...5 Wooler U10...4

Glendale League U10

A TYLER Henderson hat-trick helped Alnwick Town Vipers to their first win of the season.

Starting the match at the foot of the table, the Vipers had a point to prove after the side, largely made up of Year 4 players, found themselves outmuscled by bigger Year 5 boys in their early season fixtures.

Alnwick raced into an early 2-0 lead with two goals from Henderson, both made by fellow forward Gabriel McCall. But they were pegged back and goals in the 12th and 13th minutes brought Wooler level.

Alnwick regained the lead before half-time thanks to a goal from McCall, who was set-up by Tadhg Burke.

Henderson completed his hat-trick in the second half, latching onto a ball over the top from McCall to score Alnwick’s fourth, before McCall scored his second, putting Alnwick 5-2 up with 10 minutes to go.

However, Wooler hit back immediately to make it 5-3 and then scored their fourth with two minutes remaining. But Alnwick just managed to hang on for the win.

Alnwick Town Vipers: Josh Middleton, Luke Ingram, Josh Chrisp, Ben Pettifer, Tadhg Burke, Gabriel McCall, Tyler Henderson, James Dodds.