Town take hit from top-of-the-table Shields

Alnwick Town FC news and match reports.
Alnwick Town FC news and match reports.

North Shields 3 Alnwick Town 0

NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION 2

Alnwick were looking to move away from the relegation zone as they took on top-of-the-table North Shields at The Daren Persson Stadium this afternoon, but it was not meant to be.

The teams battled against the bracing wind throughout the game with Shields’ first ball in the net ruled offside.

Town played well to make it 0-0 at half-time, despite further chances from North Shields.

But the home side dominated after the break with Michael Tait turning home the cross from the free kick to make it 1-0.

Ten minutes later Ryan Carr smashed the ball home from 20 yards making it 2-0.

And the third came just minutes before the end of the match.

Alnwick also saw K Hogg, A Jobson and K Elliott all booked in the second half.

Town will next be in action on Tuesday night when they take on Norton and Stockton Ancients at St James’ Park.