Northern Football Alliance League round-up (Saturday, August 31)

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Premier Division

Malcolm Morien smashed in SIX times as Blyth Town turned around a 2-0 deficit to beat Killingworth Station 7-2 this afternoon.

A Michael Bowman penalty and Michael Turner shot had put Station in charge at the break, but David Atkinson pulled one back from the spot – then it was the Morien show.

Jordan Miller hit the only goal at Ashington Colliers in the 71st minute to give Percy Main their first points of the season. Miller let fly from 25 yards to win it.

Paul Gordon and Chris Garwood netted in the first half to give Wallsend Town victory at Walker Central and Paul Newton-Eddy, Mark Sheeran and Martin Souslby were on target for Red House Farm at Northbank, who had Mark Worrall pull one back from the penalty-spot.

Stephen Howe struck twice in injury-time to hand Seaton Delaval a thrilling win over Carlisle City. Michael McMullen hit the other with Simon Tucker and Robert McCartney scoring for the Sky Blues.

Connor Johnson’s 53rd opener for Whitley Bay A was cancelled out by a leveller from Shankhouse’s Lee Gustard in the 74th minute.

Division One

Steve McLaughlin and Dean Laycock both struck twice for Division One leaders Newcastle Chemfica Independent at New Fordley, who ran them close with goals from Lee Waugh (two) and Zak Tully.

North Shields Athletic’s Sean Millington hit a hat-trick in their win at Cullercoats, while James Peel, Stuart Brown and Liam Heenan netted for Hexham at Gosforth Bohs, who pulled one back through Tavis Couling.

Gareth Pearson bagged a brace in Wooler’s victory over Birtley Saint Joseph’s, with Stephen Hutchins also on target and Anthony Smith notching the consolation.

Robbie Eastway, Simon Scobie and Simon Cunningham scored Bedlington Terriers Reserves’ goals as they beat Willington Quay Saints.

Forest Hall have tended their resignation from Division One.

Division Two

Darren Burn’s late double put AFC Newbiggin back on top of Division Two.

Wallsend Boys Club led thanks to Michael Starkie’s strike, but Burn turned things around.

It ended all-square in the other game at the top, with Robert Woods and Chris Sword netting for Longbenton against Gateshead Leam Rangers, who levelled courtesy of Tom Williams and Nicky Lowther.

Chopwell hit six at West Allotment Celtic A. John Meadow, a James Corney own-goal, Kevin Reagan, Andrew Smith, Craig Forster and Dean Owen made up the tally, with James Walker (two) and Matt Slater successful at the other end.

High Howdon’s Nick McDonald and Jason Walsh scored against Wideopen, who claimed a precious point thanks to goals from Kev Ord and Paul Henderson.

Nathan Lowdon, Shaun Sager, Robert Jefferson and Paul Fradgley were celebrating strikes in Grainger Park’s success at Newcastle Benfied Reserves, who had Chris Thompson on the scoresheet.

Goals from Collins and Hall saw Alnwick Town Reserves edge out Cramlington United, who scored courtesy of Waite.

Danny Igo and Shaun Stonehouse crashed in for Swalwell at Seaton Burn, who pulled one back thanks to Dave Hewitt’s late penalty while Isabella took the points at Whitburn.

RESULTS (Saturday, August 31)


Ashington Colliers 0 Percy Main Amateurs 1

Blyth Town 7 Killingworth Station 2

Gateshead Rutherford 3 Wallington 3

Northbank Carlisle 1 Red House Farm 3

Seaton Delaval Amateurs 3 Carlisle City 2

Shankhouse 1 Whitley Bay A 1

Walker Central 0 Wallsend Town 2


Bedlington Terriers Reserves 3 Willington Quay Saints 0

Cullercoats 0 North Shields Athletic 3

Gosforth Bohemians 1 Hexham 3

New Fordley 3 Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) 4

Wooler 3 Birtley St Joseph’s 1


Alnwick Town Reserves 2 Cramlington United 1

High Howdon SC 2 Wideopen & District 2

Longbenton 2 Gateshead Leam Rangers 2

Newcastle Benfield Reserves 1 Grainger Park BC 4

Seaton Burn 1 Swalwell 2

Wallsend Boys Club 1 AFC Newbiggin 2

West Allotment Celtic A 3 Chopwell 6

Whitburn Athletic 1 Blyth Isabella 2