Alnwick Town 3 Ryhope Colliery Welfare 1
A hat-trick from Brad McClelland took Alnwick Town back to winning ways this afternoon.
The black ‘n’ whites came out on top in an exciting game against a side who were nine places above them in the Ebac Northern League, Division Two going into the today’s clash.
Twenty minutes from kick-off, McClelland beat the keeper to put Town in the lead 1-0.
Half an hour into the second half and McClelland found the spot again, beating the Ryhope keeper to a long ball.
The visitors got a goal back to take the score to 2-1.
Ten minutes later, Riddell was booked and K Douglas came on for J Colley.
In the last throes of the game, McClelland sealed the deal with his hat-trick.
Next Saturday, Alnwick host Pickering Town in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase.