NNL joins forces with Combination
The North Northumberland Football League, which was left with only five clubs, has decided to join forces with the Newcastle-based Northern Combination.
After losing Newbiggin, North Sunderland, Lowick and Wooler to the Northern Alliance, there was a danger that the league could fold altogether. Now, the remaining sides, including Alnmouth, Amble St Cuthbert, Craster/Embleton and Alnwick Development, will join the Combination, which organisers have said will be regionalised to allow for local fixtures.
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NNL chairman Anthony Hogg said: “It’s a sad day as the NNL has a strong tradition, but we couldn’t run with five teams.”