Reserves face mixed fortunes early on

Alston...3 Alnwick Town Reserves...0


AFTER the long trip to Alston on Saturday Alnwick never got started.

With the team that beat Seaton Burn depleted due to holidays, it was always going to be a tough match and that’s how it proved with Alston putting out a big, physical side.

Alston number eight scored from eight yards out.

Number two came courtesy of some slack defending, allowing the number nine to turn and pick his spot in the far corner.

Alnwick’s only chance of note was a James Davidson shot which deflected onto the bar.

Their third came from a slack pass in the middle of the park allowing the central-midfielder in on goal to score.

Alnwick Town Reserves...4 Seaton Burn...1

IN contrast, Alnwick got off to a great start against Seaton Burn last Wednesday when John Colley crossed from the left and Tom Vickers volleyed home from the edge of the area after two minutes.

Both teams had chances but it was Alnwick who got their second when Vickers this time turned provider when his low cross was converted by David Davidson at the back post.

Alnwick were bossing the game at this stage and were unlucky not to get a third when Vickers had a header cleared off the line and Jordan Trotter had a shot well saved.

Alnwick started the second half as they had finished the first and Jakey Lowes pounced on a defensive mix-up to fire in number three five minutes into the second half.

It was all Alnwick now but they had to wait until the 75th minute for their fourth, but it was worth it.

Jakey Lowes rolled into David Davidson, who hit a screamer into the top corner from 25 yards.

Seaton Burn scored a consolation goal in the last minute when Stu Taylor fired home from eight yards.

All in all, it was a resounding victory for Alnwick Town Reserves in their first home game of the season.