Panthers are the magnificent seven (again)

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IN a day of remarkable goals, comebacks and records Lowick Panthers Under 10s continued their amazing run of results as they scored seven goals in a match for a third consecutive Tustain Glendale League Saturday.

Incredibly, their opponents, Alnwick Pythons matched Lowick’s tally in a truly epic 7-7 draw! “I’m still trying to remember to breathe,” commented the Pythons manager as he tried to regain his shredded composure after a game that saw Lowick’s Hugh Tiser score an impressive five and Alnwick’s Cameron Nichol notch a double hat-trick in a fourteen goal bonanza.

However, this titanic battle struggled to compete with the story of fellow Under 10 rivals Longhorsley. Lowick and Alnwick may have constructed their own Yul Brynner homage but Long Horsley, despite having only five players, stormed to a 9-4 triumph over Rothbury Rangers. Sam Burdis may have bagged a hat-trick for the Rangers but Enid Blyton was writing the script as Longhorsley’s Famous Five blasted a way to victory with a seven goal haul from Dylan Adams.

Elsewhere in the Under 10 section Berwick Juniors became the only remaining unbeaten side in the entire league as they defeated Alnwick Vipers 2-0. Berwick now sit four points clear of second place Rothbury Rovers who beat Lowick Wildcats 5-0 through goals from Danny Seton, David O’Dowd, Jacob Roberts, Thorsten Robinson and Gareth Rickaby. 5-0 was also the score as Lowick Lions beat Lowick Tigers. Wooler beat Felton 4-1.

In the Under 12 division Rothbury maintained their grip on top spot with a 4-1 win over Lowick Eagles. Rothbury’s win was secured by a Robbie Young hat-trick. Long Horsley moved into second spot with a 2-0 win over Eyemouth and goals by Craig Bell (2), Daniel Lowe (2) and Christian Briggs helped Lowick Leopards beat Seahouses 5-0. Tweedmouth continued their pursuit of top spot by winning 5-0 against Lowick Pumas, the Amateurs are now three points behind Rothbury yet with a superior goal difference and a game in hand.

The Under 14 division saw leaders Rothbury fall to their second defeat of the season. Despite an Archie Cartwright goal, the league leaders fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Lowick Falcons with James Cockburn and Buster Briggs scoring for the Falcons. The Lowick team are just one point behind Rothbury yet with an identical goal difference. 2-1 was the score as Wooler Under 14s beat Seahouses. Alnmouth did their goal difference a power of good as they beat Berwick Juniors 4-1. Alnmouth’s Jamie Scott scored a hat-trick which, fittingly, took Jamie’s tally for the season to a magnificent seven.

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