Leopards unleashed on league opponents

Glendale League round-up

Wooler beware...a dangerous beast is stalking the fields of the Glendale Middle School and its name is Lowick Leopards Under 12s.

Appropriately, the leopard is the smallest of the four big cats and the Lowick Leopards are starting the Tustain Motors Glendale League season fresh from a successful season in the Under 10 division.

However, the callowness of the team has not affected their early results as Saturday’s 3-1 defeat of Rothbury demonstrates.

Christian Briggs secured the points for Lowick and, following their victory on the opening day of the season, their second win suggests a glorious season ahead. Their next opponents are Eyemouth.

The Borders team recorded their first victory of the season against the Lowick Eagles, yet will Eyemouth be able to best the Leopards of Lowick?

Elsewhere in the Under 12s, Wooler defeated Seahouses 5-3 with Jordan Hedgecock and Ross Edwards scoring a brace apiece for the seasiders.

Longhorsley joined the Leopards on top of the table with a 2-1 victory over the Lowick Pumas.

Longhorsley were aided by super-sub Jack Corrigan.

His introduction saw him score both goals for Longhorsley as well as gaining his team’s man-of-the-match award.

The Under 14 division saw Wooler again lose in unlucky fashion.

Narrowly beaten in their opening fixture, they were again edged out, this time to a Ryan Young goal in a tight 0-1 encounter with Rothbury.

Seahouses won their first game of the Glendale season as goals by James Aiston, Max Clark and Adam Davidson secured a 3-1 over Berwick.

Lowick Falcons suggested they are the entire league’s ‘score-draw’ specialists with a second draw, this time a 1-1 result against Lowick Rangers.

Falcons took the lead through Ryan Rutter but Buster Briggs ensured a draw for the Rangers.

It was the same result between the Lowick Lions and Felton in the Under 10 division with Jackson Robertson’s goal being cancelled out by a Jordan Robinson finish.

Berwick Juniors defeated Longhorsley 5-0 with Sam Straughan bagging a brace and Seahouses beat the Lowick Tigers by the same margin. William Patterson was the chief goal-scorer for the coastal club.

Goals by Gareth Rickaby (two) and Thorsten Robinson took Rothbury Rovers to a 3-1 win over the Under 10 Lowick Leopards and Wooler recorded a 7-2 victory over Rothbury Rangers, a Sam Burdis double being in vain for the Rothbury side who were making their first appearance in this season’s competition.

Thomas Grey and Cole Harris each scored twice for the Wooler team.

Saturday saw the Glendale League grow to 40 teams as the Lowick Wildcats joined the Under 10 division.

Their opening fixture was a difficult one as it paired them against Alnwick Vipers.

On this occasion the snake proved too wily an opponent and the Wildcats fell to a 5-0 defeat.

So perhaps there is more to be wary of on the Wooler veldt than just young Leopards.