Wooler progress to the Cowey Cup semi-finals
Wooler progressed through to the semi-final of the Northern Alliance Cowey Cup when they beat Newcastle East End Reserves 3-2 at a rain-soaked Glendale on Saturday.
This was another closely contested game between the two sides, and was Wooler’s second victory of the season over their opponents following a 5-4 League victory earlier in the campaign.
Wooler found themselves a goal down inside the first ten minutes when a Newcastle winger cut In from the left byeline and chipped the home keeper.
But Wooler fought back and levelled the scores after half an hour with Tom Allen finishing well from a Connor Cowens cross.
Into the second half and it remained 1-1 until the hour mark when East End took the lead for the second time, their striker finding the bottom corner after breaking through and finding himself one on one with the keeper.
But the lead didn’t last long with Cowen’s tapping in from close range after an Allen shot had been blocked.
The winning goal came with 15 minutes remaining when an initial shot from Allen was well saved by the visiting keeper, but the ball bounced up, struck a defender in the face and landed in the net.
On Saturday Wooler are back in Cup action when they travel to take on Whitburn & Cleadon in the Gardner Cup.
North Sunderland picked up another win and three valuable points when they won 2-1 away against Red House Farm at Kingston Park in the Alliance Development League.
The Seahouses goalscorers were Harry Woolhouse and Gareth Pearson.
North Sunderland have now won six of their eight games, only losing one, and they are currently fourth in the table on 19 points, ten behind leaders Ponteland United Reserves, but having played four games fewer.
They also have games in hand on the other two teams above them in the table, Gosforth Bohemiens Reserves and Morpeth FC.
On Saturday they are home to Winlaton Vulcans in the Gardner Cup.
Lowick’s home game against Wideopen A was one of a number of games postponed locally because of a waterlogged pitch. On Saturday they will hope to go again when they are at home against Gosforth Bohemiens in the Gardner Cup.