Alnwick Town Reserves...1 Red House Farm...2
Northern Alliance, Division Two
ALNWICK Town Reserves slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Division Two table-toppers Red House Farm.
The encounter was a good test for the newly-promoted Reserves side to gauge how far they have come this season.
Alnwick went ahead when Alan McFall crossed from the left and James Davison lost his man to power a header past the keeper.
Red House levelled through a Jack Bell header.
Despite being pegged back, Alnwick kept the ball well and had numerous chances, including a Dave Hubbard glancing header and an effort from young Regan Turnbull who was making his debut.
At the other end, Alnwick stopper Henry Woodcock pulled off a number of great saves from the prolific Rob Nolan.
But Red House won the match at the death.
Zack Brogden burst through from midfield into the box and was adjudged to have been brought down but it looked like the ball was running away from him and he made the most of the challenge.
Chris Mann converted the penalty.
It was a bitter pill for Alnwick to swallow as they had matched Red House in every department and deserved something from the game.
Alnwick are away to Willington Quay Saints on Saturday. Meet at St James’ Park at 12.45pm, team from Woodcock, Saunders, Trotter, Hubbard, Dundas, A McFall, Lowes, Moffet, Kidd, Davidson, Hutchins, Davison, N McFall, Stephenson, Hogg, Turnbull, Colley, Tate.