Alnwick Town went down 3-1 away to Whitley Bay Reserves in the Northern Alliance Premier Division at the weekend.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 8:01 am
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 10:28 am
Action  from the game between North Sunderland and Newcastle Chemfica Reserves. Picture by Steve Miller.
Action from the game between North Sunderland and Newcastle Chemfica Reserves. Picture by Steve Miller.

Alnwick were hoping to build on their 5-1 home win over Wallington the previous weekend, but they came unstuck at Hillheads.

The first half was a scrappy affair, but the home side led at the break with a goal from Potts.

In the second half Bay extended their lead with a second goal from Charters.

Alnwick then had a player sent off, but they managed to pull a goal back for 2-1.

However, with their man advantage,Whitley finished the stronger and a third goal secured them all three points.

North Sunderland went down to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs in the Development Division.

The Seahouses side’s goal was scored by Kevin Elliott and Fraser Tait was named as ‘Man of the Match.’

The defeat sees North Sunderland drop to sixth place in the table on 22 points, although they do have games in hand on a lot of the teams around them.

On Saturday they are due to travel to take on struggling Morpeth Town Reserves, who are second from bottom with only one point to their credit.

Wooler went down to a 3-2 home defeat against top of the table Ponteland United Reserves.

The visitors took an early lead, but the Glendale side hit back to equalise through Brandon Crombie, who flicked on from a free kick.

In the second half Wooler continued to work hard and they took the lead when Gregor Sharp finished well at the front post.

But Ponteland are not the league leaders for nothing and they levelled at 2-2 from a corner before grabbing the winner 15 minutes from the end.

On Saturday Wooler are away to Whitburn & Cleadon in the Gardner Cup.

Lowick fought out a rare 0-0 draw against lowly Morpeth Town Reserves.

Lowick battled hard throughout the 90 minutes and at the final whistle were disappointed not to take all three points.

After a run of ten successive defeats, during which time they had conceded 42 goals, this was a welcome point for the ‘Tractor Boys,’ who will be looking to build on this when they take on 11th places Swalwell in their final game before the festive break.