New season kicks off in the NNL

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The North Northumberland League kicked off a new season on Saturday.

Alnwick Town Reserves got off to a winning start after stepping down from the Northern Alliance, and there was also a victory for Spittal Rovers, playing their first competitive game after being reformed during the summer.

Division One

Alnwick Town Reserves 6 Rothbury 1

Alnwick began their season in style to take the points at the end of the game.

They netted twice in the first half with Dan Herron scoring for Rothbury.

In the second half Alnwick pressed on and netted four more before the final whistle.

Jake Morrison and Kyle Kennedy with two each and single strikes by Judd and

Danny Donohoe made up the Alnwick total.

Amble St Cuthbert 2

Lowick Utd 0

Last seasons Division Two champions got off to a winning start as they left it late to secure the points at the end of a close fought game.

After a goalless first half Reece Ramsay put Amble ahead and made sure of the points with a second goal in the last minute of the game.

North Sunderland 0

Red Row Welfare 2

Two first half penalties from Darren Smith gave the visitors the lead at half-time with neither side able to add to the score line during the second half.

Belford 2

Bamburgh Castle 6

In a high scoring first half Kevin Greshon netted twice for Belford but Bamburgh netted five before the half-time whistle.

The second half was a quieter affair with just a single goal for Bambrugh before the final whistle.

Johnny Johnson (three) Will Farmer (two) and Peter Maughan were the Bamburgh scorers.

Bedlington Breakers 3

Tweedmouth Rangers 3

Breakers raced into a three goal half-time lead thanks to goals Jordan Lashley (two) and Michael Freathy.

Tweedmouth hit back after the break to take a point with goals from Craig Walker (two) and Craig Howard.

Division Two

Craster Rovers 1

Embleton WR 5

Phil Grey, Chris Chisholm, Joe Sleighthome, Jake Wilkin and Jason Imeson all scored as Embleton won this local derby with Andrew Hogg on target for Craster.

Forresters FC 2

Springhill 2

Forresters began life in the league with a share of the points at the final whistle.

They trailed to a single goal at half-time but Bradley Higgins netted twice to salvage a point.

Springhill’s goals were scored by Michael Yule and David Hainsworth.

Highfield Utd 2

Ashington Town Central 5

Central began their league life with the long journey to Berwick, but completed a convincing win as four goals from Mark Taylor and a Ross Adams effort gave them the points.

Jay Dagleish and Robert Curle were the Highfields scorers.

Tweedmouth Harrow 1

Spittal Rovers 2

Spittal made a winning return to the league as they took the points form this local derby.

Robert O’Neil gave Harrow a first half lead, but two James Woollett goals saw Spittal ahead at half-time.

Neither team could add to the score line during the second half.

Wooler 7

Alnmouth 0

Wooler were the days highest scorers as they netted seven times without reply against Alnmouth.

Josh Hall and Connor Cowans with two each and single strikes from Ryan Carr, Mark Punton plus and own gaol made up the final Wooler tally.