Alnwick Tn Res...3 Cramlington...0
IT took a while for Alnwick to get started against bottom-of-the-table Cramlington on Saturday.
But after 10 minutes, Alnwick created what turned out to be the first chance of many when John Colley and James Swordy combined, but the latter’s shot was tipped onto the post by the away keeper.
John Colley had a couple of chances when he was put through, first by Keiran Hogg then David Davidson, but couldn’t convert.
Totally against the run of play Cramlington nearly scored when the number nine hit the bar.
Frustation was starting to creep into their game and they were wondering if they were going to rue their missed chances with James Swordy also missing some good chances.
Alnwick finally converted a chance when James Swordy played in John Colley to fire home.
The second half was more of the same, with Alnwick missing chances and with 1-0 never being comfortable it was starting to get a touch nervous for the home team, thinking the away team could nick a goal.
But they were awarded for their endeavour when they scored two in quick succession, first when Keiran Hogg crossed low for John Colley to tap home his second, and then he turned provider when he played in David Davidson to score a third.
On another day, Alnwick could have scored into double figures but were just thankful the missed chances didn’t come back to haunt them.
Saturday’s match is away to Wallsend Boys Club, meet at St James’ Park at 12.15pm.
Alnwick Town Reserves from: M Armstrong, J Trotter, L Dundas, C Bickerton, A McFall, J Lowes, K Hogg, D Davidson, C Kidd, A Tate, N McFall, J Colley, A Stephenson, A Hutchins, G McCann, J Davison, T Parker.