Glendale League round-up
Alnwick Pythons stung Rothbury Rangers to go to the top of the U10 Division of the Glendale League on Saturday.
Rangers, determined to pursue their own title ambitions, answered the Pythons’ early goal (courtesy of Eithan Balmbra) with a Danny Seton strike.
Yet, in the last minutes of the game, two quick goals from Cameron Nichols confirmed a precious victory for the Pythons (full report, right).
Alnwick now lead Lowick Kestrels by the slender margin of an extra three goals scored.
The Kestrels soared to second spot via a narrow 2-1 win over Felton Falcons.
Two goals from Larsson Lambert sealed the deal for Lowick, despite a great strike from Felton’s Ben Riley.
Shilbottle’s recent great run of form was temporarily derailed by a Wooler team who built their victory on the solid form of goal-scorers Thomas Grey and Koen Ross.
Kalvin Inglis, Rowan Davison and Jamie Thresh scored the consolation goals for the Colliers (full report, right).
Longhorsley enjoyed a thumping win over Alnwick Adders as two goals from Jack Reed and an Alan Roskilly hat-trick added up to a five-goal win.
A single Sonny Overton goal wasn’t enough for Felton Foxes as they lost 1-3 to Lowick Harriers and Jay Atkinson’s double only secured a draw for Lowick Ospreys in a 2-2 result against Berwick Juniors.
The U10 match day was completed by Rothbury Rovers’ fine 2-1 win over Seahouses. Gregory Scarpa scored both goals for Rothbury with Robbie Swordy getting one back for the Seasiders.
There were goals aplenty in the U12 Division on Saturday.
Eyemouth scored lots of them in their 6-1 victory over Alnwick Town.
Jamie Mark and Steven Sinton each scored a hat-trick to cement a fine win for the border side.
Lowick Colts kept up their title challenge with a 5-0 win over Wooler with Craig Bell, Adam Deans and Daniel Lowe scoring the goals.
The closest game of the U12 Division saw Seahouses fall to the narrowest of 2-1 victories to Berwick Juniors.
Daniel Osborne scored for Seahouses, but Ryan Middleton and Kyle Johnstone scored the goals that saw Berwick secure their fourth win of the season.
Being a manager is a tough job, especially when your team are struggling to find a win, so huge credit goes to Rothbury U14s Paul Saxon as he inspired his young acolytes to a 4-0 win over Wooler.
Rothbury hadn’t scored a single goal all season and had only gained a single point before Saturday.
Yet, galvanised by a stirring pre-match Al Pacino-like speech, the team were spurred to this magnificent victory.
Alex Law and Louis Stripp scored the goals for the rejuvenated Coquetdale side.
Rothbury face league leaders Berwick Juniors on Saturday.
Berwick beat Seahouses 2-0 with goals from Dylan Barnett and Ryan Ruddick, but they won’t fancy facing a team so obviously buoyed by Saturday’s great result.