Northern Alliance round-up (Saturday, April 11)

Northern Football Alliance round-up.
Northern Football Alliance round-up.

Shilbottle hit-man Josh Hay hit his third hat-trick in as many weeks as the Colliers crashed in nine times against Cramlington United, but there were defeats for Alnwick Town Reserves and Wooler.

Hay’s three-goal haul helped the Colliers to a convincing win in the Bay Plastics Second Division. His strike partner Matty Graham also grabbed a treble, with Phil Grey hitting two and Liam Brooks completing the rout. Nathan Hewitt grabbed the lone reply.

Shilbottle trail leaders Gateshead Leam Rangers by four points with two games in hand after the table toppers’ Thomas Basley netted the only goal at Lindisfarne Custom Planet.

Joe Wallace struck twice as West Allotment Celtic A hit Alnwick Town Reserves for six. Ben Jackson, Matthew Slater, Dan Surley and Sean Allen added the others. Ross Moore chalked up Town’s consolation.

Connor Graham struck twice and Ben Robson added the other in Longbenton’s victory over Wallsend Labour Club, who had Chris Chan on the scoresheet twice with penalties, and Andy Gowing, Steven Thompson and Steve Matthew slammed home for Grainger Park at Whitburn Athletic, with Dan Nolan and Jon Doyle replying.

Ryan Ferriers’ strike for Willington Quay Saints proved the difference against Seaton Burn and Jack Gourley, Tim Lanb and Andy Thomson netted in Forest Hall’s success at Wideopen.

Nike First Division

Goals from Michael Meins and Jordan Wilson for Blyth Isabella condemned bottom club Wooler to their 18th defeat of the season.

At the right end of the table, champions Percy Main crashed to defeat at Bedlington Terriers Reserves with Jordi Miller netting the only goal.

Birtley Saint Josephs went up into second spot as Tony Smith grabbed the winner at Wallsend Boys Club, who were reduced to nine men, and Victor Jefferson struck twice as Cramlington Town beat Newcastle Uni. Danny McDonald got the other with Simon Hay and Ollie Walker getting on the scoresheet for the Students.

New Fordley’s success at Hexham came courtesy of strikes from Matthew Middleton, Lewis Forbes, Jordan Watson and an unlucky Scott Coates own goal. The Tynedalers made a real battle of it with Tom Hacking netting twice and Lewis Loughhead also beating the keeper at the other end.

Newcastle Building Society Premier Division

Carlisle City piled the agony on relegated Hebburn Reyrolle with a ten-goal blitz. Marc Shiel hit a hat-trick with Craig Cherry and Kyle Armstrong both claiming doubles and Chris Major, Rob McCartney and Ryan Errington adding the others in a demolition job with the Cumbrians chasing the runners-up spot. John Murray hit a consolation.

Michael Starkie struck twice to put Walker Central in control against Wallington, but late strikes from Chris Moffit and Rishi Dhand earned the Greens a point while Dillon Blake’s penalty opener for Whitley Bay A was cancelled out by Rutherford’s Dean McCallum.

Kyle Dobson hit the only goal for Ashington Colliers in their success at Whickham Sporting and David Brotherwick’s double – including an 89th-minute penalty – turned things around for Seaton Delaval as they hit back after Rikki Lee James’ opener for Northbank.

Champions Blyth Town were representing the Northern Football Alliance in the FA Inter League Cup but crashed out of the competition 3-2 at Workington’s Borough Park against the Cumberland County League. David Atkinson and Scott Jasper were the scorers.


Newcastle Building Society Premier Division: Hebburn Reyrolle 1 Carlisle City 10, Northbank Carlisle 1 Seaton Delaval Amateurs 2, Walker Central 2 Wallington 2, Whickham Sporting Club 0 Ashington Colliers 1, Whitley Bay A 1 Gateshead Rutherford 1.

Nike Division One: Bedlington Terriers Reserves 1 Percy Main Amateurs 0, Cramlington Town 3 Newcastle University 2, Hexham 3 New Fordley 4, Wallsend Boys Club 0 Birtley St Josephs 1, Wooler 0 Blyth Isabella 2.

Bay Plastics Division Two: Alnwick Town Reserves 1 West Allotment Celtic A 6, Lindisfarne Custom Planet 0 Gateshead Leam Lane Rangers 1, Longbenton 3 Wallsend Labour Club 2, Shilbottle CW 9 Cramlington United 1, Whitburn Athletic 2 Grainger Park B C 3, Wideopen and District 0 Forest Hall 3, Willington Quay Saints 1 Seaton Burn 0.