Goals galore for Tweedmouth, Highfields and Wooler in NNL
North Northumberland League
North Sunderland 2
Lowick United 2
After a competitive game, it was honours even at the final whistle.
Shaun Toal gave Lowick the lead but Robert Scott equalised, for North Sunderland midway through the first half to see the game level at the break.
Kris Dixon restored Lowick’s lead after half-time, but a Kevin Elliott goal gave the home club a share of the points.
Alnwick Town Reserves 1
Bamburgh Castle 0
A young Bamburgh side gave a good account of themselves but never really threatened the Alnwick goal, allowing a single strike from Neil McFall after 30 minutes of the first half to settle this game and keep up Alnwick’s challenge at the top of the table.
Amble St Cuthbert 1
Tweedmouth Rangers 6
Amble matched their opponents for the first 30 minutes of the half before Sean Simpson and Andrew Dickson both scored to give the visitors a half-time lead.
A second from Dickson extended the visitors’ lead in the second half before James Davison pulled a goal back after 75 minutes.
In the final stages, further goals saw Andrew Dickson complete his hat-trick, with Lee Dodd and Craig Grieve also on the scoresheet for the Berwick side.
In a game switched to Wooler, it was fairly even during the first half as John Barlow scored for Alnmouth while Connor Cowans and Josh Hall were on target for Wooler.
In the second half, the Glendale side were the much stronger team as a second for Connor Cowans and further strikes by Jack Strangeways, Sam Cowans, Thomas Allan and Kyle Jeffrey sent them back to the top of the second division table.
Highfields United 8
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Ashington West End 2
Highfields started strongly and netted four times during the first half. Ryan Wedderburn and Simon Hargreaves both netted twice before half-time.
West End came more into the game after the break and scored twice through Darren Fawcus and Kieran Richmond, but two goals each from Grant Sharp and Connor Keenan ensured a comfortable win for the home side.
BILCLOUGH CUP 1st ROUND
Craster Rovers 1
Ashington Central 5
This all-second division clash saw the visitors go nap to move into the next round.
Breakers Bedlington 2
Spittal Rovers 1
It was the first division side who held the advantage at half-time, thanks to goals from Jack Anderson and Robert Waugh, but Spittal came back in the second half to score through Dan Cornish to make it tense in the closing stages.
Tweedmouth Harrow 3
After a goalless first half, two goals from Martin Tait, plus a Johnny Blythe strike, gave Harrow the win, with Gareth Jones on the scoresheet for Rothbury.
Embleton Winston Rovers 3
This was a good, even game between two well-matched sides, and it was only settled with the very last kick of the match.
Jordan Trotter gave Embleton the lead, but Gerry Wood equalised before half-time.
Johnny Colley restored the visitors’ advantage in the second half, but Colin Young scored to level the game.
Colley then got his second of the game to give Embleton the win.