Late goal sinks plucky Alnwick Town

Alnwick Town FC news and match reports.
Alnwick Town FC news and match reports.

Whickham 3 Alnwick Town 2

Northern League, Division Two

It was late heartbreak for Alnwick Town as a goal in the dying moments robbed them of a deserved point at Whickham.

The hosts had started the game as favourites, sitting in ninth place in Division Two, with 50 points, 17 more than Alnwick, who were in 17th.

And the visitors conceded an early own-goal from Danny Lowes to set them off on the wrong foot (1-0).

But Lowes made amends just before half-time by scoring at the right end to draw Alnwick level going in at the break (1-1).

An early enforced substitution brought Douglas on for Colley.

Just after the break, Stephen Hogg nudged Town into the lead (1-2) but Whickham came back at them to make it 2-2 before that late goal sent Alnwick home empty-handed.