Northern Football Alliance round-up (Saturday, November 3)

Action from Alnwick Reserves against Wallsend Boys Club on Saturday (November 3, 2012). Picture by Eddie Budd.
Action from Alnwick Reserves against Wallsend Boys Club on Saturday (November 3, 2012). Picture by Eddie Budd.


Brent Aisbett slammed in a double as Amble United went back to the top of the table yesterday, writes Jon Tait.

The Seasiders were held by visitors Walker Central until the 49th minute, when Josh Hay broke the deadlock.

Aisbett added the second in the 63rd minute and, 10 minutes later, made it 3-0.

Central hit back with goals from Anthony Studholme and Robert Hamilton, but Ross Gair put the gloss on the win in stoppage-time.

Ashington Colliers hit-man Jamie Patterson’s pace took him clear to net four times against Wallsend Town.

The visitors went ahead through Paul Gordon, but Joe Moscrop levelled with a shot into the top corner. Glen Bolton then volleyed in the second and, when Patterson went around the keeper and slid in from a narrow angle, it completed a devastating six-minute spell for the Colliers just before half-time.

Patterson raced through to tuck away three more times after the interval, with Paul Mills netting another in a game in which both sides played some good football.

Patrick Allen let fly with a low drive to put Blyth Town ahead against Percy Main and Jack Donnison grabbed his first senior goal to double the advantage mid-way through the second half. Johnny Mann added a third for Town, who remain unbeaten in the league and are up to fifth spot.

Seaton Delaval’s Rob Haney picked his spot to net the only goal at Killingworth Sporting, who were reduced to 10 men in a tight game with chances at a premium.


The dream is over for Hebburn Reyrolle.

They have lifted the silverware the past two seasons’ running, but their third attempt faltered at the first hurdle as Coxhoe Athletic grabbed a late winner from a disputed corner to send them crashing out.

Oliver Bone did hit the target for Reyrolle, but they were hit on the break with two goals against the run-of-play in a tie that was rearranged to the Wearside outfit’s ground.

And Gateshead Rutherford didn’t fare any better, going out 5-2 at Chester-Le-Street Whitehills, who claimed their second Alliance scalp.

The hosts were three up at the break and although Mark McMeekin notched his first senior goal and Shaun Todhunter was also on target, Whitehills struck twice more to seal the win.


Wallington closed the gap with Heddon to three points as goals from Sam Walton and John Paxton gave them an important win at their promotion rivals. Kevin Urwin netted for Heddon.

Ponteland United continued their move up the table with goals from Daniel Wright (two), Craig Cook and a late Andrew Davidson penalty giving them a good victory over Northbank, whose scorer was Cameron Wilson.


Alston got themselves out of the basement, with goals from Alex Wright and Gregg Irwin giving them an important victory at fellow strugglers Swalwell, who replied through Stuart Rook.


Their were shocks in the NFA Minor Cup first round as two of the highest ranked sides were dumped out of the competition by lower league opposition.

Bedlington Terriers Reserves and Cramlington Town are both flying high at the top of Division One, but went out to North Northumberland League sides North Sunderland and Tweedmouth Rangers respectively.

Goals from Steve McLaughlin (two) and Lenny Lansbury took last season’s beaten finalists, Newcastle Chemfica Independent, through at Willington Quay Saints, whose scorer was Colin Bell.

Wooler have gone all the way to the final in the past as well and they advanced with goals from Luke Strangeways and James Scott, taking them through against Bohs Reserves.

Red House Farm are the top-seeded club left in the competition and they went through as goals from Tom Phillips (two), Adam Steinmetz, Joe Pearson, Paul Newton-Eddy and Dale Pearson gave Newcastle Philosophers United something to ponder.

Hexham’s Scott Robson hit all four in the Tyndalers’ win over Walker Central Reserves and Alnwick Town Reserves striker Stephen Hutchins grabbed four in a stunning 6-1 win over Wallsend Boys Club. Alan Wallace bagged a brace with Michael Starkie replying.

Billy Olechnowicz and Matthew Lavender both struck trebles in Blyth Isabella’s win at Rothbury, with Paul Huck (two) and Andrew Davidson completing the whitewash, while New Fordley’s Lee Waugh was another hat-trick hero in a drubbing of Four Lane Ends Club. Dale Clarke, Steven Ardley, Craig Dunn and John Pearson piled on the misery.

Grainger Park’s Tony Leach had his shooting boots on and also plundered three in a comprehensive win at North Shields Town. Chrissy Robinson and Kirk Flemming got the others.

Matty Smith and Dan Brown were on the scoresheet for Forest Hall in their victory against Bohemians and Tom Stapleton struck twice in Newcastle Uni’s narrow extra-time win against Longbenton.

Carl Morrison and Danny Farrage both bagged braces in North Shields Athletic’s good win over Morpeth Town A and Seaton Burn’s Jack Greenwell, Mark Harmieson, Andrew Bennett and David Hewitt jnr (pen) scored as they saw off AFC Newbiggin.

Scott Dodds (two) and Craig Black were on target for High Howdon but they crashed out at Springhill and David Gabbittas (two), John McGregor, Chris Sword and Michael Strachan netted as Wideopen cruised into Round Two against Lindisfarne Athletic.

Newcastle Benfield Reserves were unlucky to go out 6-5 on penalties at Newcastle Medicals after at ended all-square at 1-1 following extra-time.