Win for ladies but loss for Alnwick first team
There were mixed fortunes for Alnwick Town at the weekend with a win for the Ladies and a defeat for the men’s first team.
The Ladies triumphed 10-0 over Prudhoe Town at Greensfield on Sunday in the NE Women’s League, and now they sit second in the table on 21 points, 12 behind leaders Sunderland West End, but with four games in hand.
The teams are now due to meet in a crunch match at St James’ Park in Alnwick this Sunday (February 9).
Michelle Stewart continued her goalscoring form by netting a hat-trick against Prodhoe. Catherine Johnston netted twice and there were further goals from Georgia Laoot, Amy Lawson, Jade Eaton, Ash Grisdale and Caitlin Black.
The men’s first team lost 5-1 away to Blyth Town in the Northern Alliance Premier Division and remain 12th in the table. This Saturday Alnwick are away to North Shields Athletic.
In the Development Division, Wooler eventually picked up theirs first away points of the season with a hard fought 3-2 win at Newcastle East End Reserves.
Wooler made a good start and were 2-0 up inside the first ten minutes with goals from Tom Allan, who followed up a Connor Cowens effort which came back off a post, and Spencer with a powerful header from a free kick.
The Glendale side then went 3-0 up before half-time with Allan bagging a second after good work in the build-up from Cowens.
Against the wind in the second half it looked as if all Wooler’s good work was going to be undone when they conceded two penalties in a ten minute spell, which enabled the home side to get back to 3-2. However, Wooler managed to hold out for a welcome three points which puts them 11th in the table on 19 points.
On Saturday Wooler are away to bottom of the table Red House Farm.
North Sunderland went down to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of league leaders Ponteland United Reserves. The defeat leaves the Seahouses side fifth in the table on 28 points - on Saturday they are away to Gosforth Bohemiens Reserves.
Lowick, without a win since the end of August, went down to a heavy 11-1 away defeat at Heaton Stannington A, which leaves them 13th in the table on eight points. On Saturday they are home to table-toppers Ponteland Reserves.