Three unbeaten Glendale League teams walking in a row, then one concedes an unfortunate deflected goal in the last minute of a top of the table clash and then there were two...
Such was the tale on Saturday, as the hitherto unbeaten Tweedmouth Amateurs lost their impressive record in the cruellest way possible. With only minutes to go in a goal-less top of the table clash with Rothbury, a wayward Alex Law shot was inadvertently deflected into the Tweedmouth goal off the back of a Tweedmouth defender.
The Rothbury players celebrated as if they’d won the title and well they might celebrate as the goal introduced yet another dramatic twist into an U12 title race that now leaves three teams within touching distance of the top spot. Rothbury lead Longhorsley with Tweedmouth just behind but with a game in hand over their closest rivals.
Longhorsley cemented their second spot with a 4-2 victory over Seahouses whilst Lowick Pumas beat Wooler 3-1. The Eagles of Lowick beat the Leopards of Lowick with a narrow 3-2 victory, goals by Dion Trafford, Ryan Kerr and Edward Jones were just enough to edge past the Leopards who saw Daniel Lowe and Craig Bell get on the score sheet.
Rothbury also lead the U14 division. The Coquetdale side recorded a 2-1 victory over Berwick Juniors with Joe Hale scoring both of their goals. James Moore replied for the Borders team.
Alnmouth returned to winning ways after losing their unbeaten record to Lowick Falcons. The seaside outfit had goals from Jack Barker and Mitchell Knox to thank for a 2-1 victory over Lowick Rangers. The Falcons capitalised on their previous victory with another win on Saturday, this time over Wooler. Declan Calder, Owen Rae and Niall Jones scored the goals in the Falcons 3-1 victory.
Rothbury Rovers, like Alnmouth U14s, lost their unbeaten record last time out but they too bounced back with a 5-0 victory over Longhorsley. Rovers had previously been beaten by Berwick Juniors and the Berwick team cemented their top spot on Saturday with a 5-0 win over Shilbottle. Elsewhere Wooler beat Alnwick Pythons 6-4, Alnwick Vipers beat Lowick Lions 6-1, Seahouses beat Felton and Lowick Panthers beat Lowick Wildcats 7-2. Rothbury Rangers beat Lowick Tigers 6-1 with Sam Burdis scoring all six goals for Rangers