Northern Alliance round-up (Saturday, September 20)

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

The three north Northumberland sides in the Northern Alliance were all knocked out of cup competitions in clashes that went to extra-time this afternoon.

Wooler were hosting Ponteland United in the Bay Plastics Combination Cup and eventually lost 2-1.

In the Bluefin Sports Amateur Cup, Shilbottle CW fell to the odd goal in seven at Seaton Burn after an extra 30 minutes.

In the same competition, Alnwick Town Reserves took it all the way to penalties after a 2-2 draw at Whitburn Athletic, but eventually lost 4-3 on spot-kicks.

Newcastle Building Society Premier Division

Malcolm Morien’s hat-trick helped leaders Blyth Town to their ninth successive win. Stephen Howes was also on target against Whickham SC as the South Newsham side maintained a six-point lead at the top of the table, writes Jon Tait.

Stephen Brown (two), Michael Armstrong and Zack Brogden fired home for Red House Farm as they beat Ashington Colliers while Whitley Bay A also hit four without reply at Walker Central, Jack Byerley (two), Tom Potter and Chris Brennan doing the business for the Seahorses.

Carlisle City’s James Earl, Chris Major and Ryan Errington netted as the Cumbrians came from behind to take the points at Shankhouse. John Ludlow opened the scoring.

Bede Finnegan and Liam Connolley shot Hebburn Reyrolle in front against Wallington, but the basement side were reduced to ten men and Michael Fenwick (two) and Tom Truscott turned the game on its head for the Greens.

Karl Morrison hit a late winner for North Shields Athletic at Seaton Delaval after an own-goal had been cancelled out by the Red Devils’ Cameron Patrick.

Zak Atkinson hit the only goal of the game for Rutherford in their victory over Killingworth Station.

Northbank went behind to a goal from Borough’s Nick Wood after just two minutes in the Cumberland FA Senior Cup, but hit back to advance with a Tom Lucock double and a Ricki-Lee James strike.

Bay Plastics Challenge Cup

Percy Main went through in style as Chris Laidlaw netted four in their success against Heddon. Sam Thompson added a hat-trick with James Walker (two) and Connor Doherty replying.

Bedlington Terriers Reserves also struck seven times at Hexham as the Tynedalers suffered a second-half collapse. Jordie Miller, Robbie Black and David Gray all netted twice with Josh Monaghan adding the other.

Cramlington Town’s Dan McDonald hit two and Dan Carr and Robbie Eastway got the others as they advanced at Newcastle Uni, who netted through Tom Wilcox, Tom Esplin and Joseph Laver.

Ryan Bell and a late Colin McLelland winner put AFC Newbiggin through after Birtley Saint Josephs had levelled through Lee Cuthbertson while Stephen Rae struck twice for Ponteland United in their extra-time victory at Wooler, who had Luke Strangeways on target.

Goals from Alex Nesbitt, Keiran Dewhirst and Nicky Whitelaw saw Wallsend Boys Club through Cullercoats while Bohemians had Pete Hall (two) Colin McLaughlin and Daniel Ure on the scoresheet at New Fordley with a Colin Dunn penalty in reply.

Bluefin Sports Amateur Cup

Wideopen got back on track with an extra-time victory over High Howdon. Goals from Lewis Allen and Craig Potter were cancelled out by Craig Black and Andy Wade, but the hosts held their nerve and Martin Bell hit the winner.

Another great performance saw Chris Baker also grab an extra time winner for Seaton Burn as they dumped Shilbottle CW from the competition. Nicky Hara (two) and Ryan Spragg added the others while Josh Hay (two) and Michael Brown netted for the Colliers.

Grainger Park’s Shaun Young helped himself to a four-goal haul at Willington Quay Saints. David Gowling was also on target, Anthony Bruce and Glen Johnson replying.

Newcastle Benfield Reserves sent Longbenton spinning out with goals from Michael Baxter (two), Aaron McEwan and Juste Akani. David McDonald and Connor Graham fired in at the other end and Whitburn beat Alnwick Town Reserves in a penalty shoot-out. Gary Archbold struck twice during the game with Town’s Neil McFall and Kenny Collins replying.

Forest Hall’s Matty Smith, Mark Milne, Lewis Walker and Gary Patterson beat the keeper in the victory over Cramlington United, who had Martin Kelly and Simon Gallon on target while West Allotment Celtic A’s Ben Jackson crashed in a treble to see off Lindisfarne Custom Planet. Joe Thompson, Dan Laidler and Ali Scott added further goals for Celtic with Mark Wilkinson and Neil Turner replying.

Simon Price and Lee Turnbull netted for Gateshead Leam Rangers as they took local bragging rights over Swalwell and booked a spot in round two.


Newcastle Building Society Premier Division

Blyth Town 4 Whickham Sporting Club 0

Gateshead Rutherford 1 Killingworth Station 0

Hebburn Reyrolle 2 Wallington 3

Red House Farm 4 Ashington Colliers 0

Seaton Delaval Amateurs 1 North Shields Athletic 2

Shankhouse 1 Carlisle City 3

Walker Central 0 Whitley Bay A 4

Bay Plastics Combination Cup

AFC Newbiggin 2 Birtley St Joseph’s 1

Cullercoats 1 Wallsend Boys Club 3

Hexham 0 Bedlington Terriers Reserves 7

New Fordley 1 Gosforth Bohemians 4

Newcastle University 3 Cramlington Town 4

Percy Main Amateurs 7 Heddon 3

Wooler 1 Ponteland United 2 (AET)

Bluefin Sports Amateur Cup

Cramlington United 2 Forest Hall 4

Gateshead Leam Lane Rangers 2 Swalwell 0

Lindisfarne Custom Planet 2 West Allotment Celtic A 6

Newcastle Benfield Reserves 4 Longbenton 2

Seaton Burn 4 Shilbottle CW 3 (AET)

Whitburn Athletic 2 Alnwick Town Reserves 2 (AET – Whitburn won 4-3 on penalties)

Wideopen and District 3 High Howdon SC 2 (AET)

Willington Quay Saints 2 Grainger Park BC 5