Winning start for Belford, Harrow and Highfields
Rothbury 3-5 Belford
In a fairly quiet game action wise, Belford took a first half lead through Ryan Lillico but Kyle Smith equalised before half time. In the second half Dan Herron gave Rothbury the lead but a goal from Archie Little saw Belford draw level and then go on to win the game with a second goal from Little and two more from Paul Muers. Kyle Smith netted his second of the game for Rothbury before the final whistle .
LOWICK UTD 2
NORTH SUNDERLAND 2
After a good hard physical game both teams had to settle for a point. Aaron Hope gave Lowick a half time lead with Ryan Thompson equalising for the visitors after the break.
Rhys Bloomfield restored the Lowick lead but North Sunderland took a share of the points thanks to a goal from Chris Coe .
SHILBOTTLE CW 0
TWEEDMOUTH HARROW 1
This was a competitive game with not many chances created during the match. A 25th minute goal from Johnathan Simpson separated the teams at half time . During the second half a combination of fine saves from the Harrow keeper and the woodwork meant that at the final whistle Harrow gained their first points following promotion last season.
ASHINGTON TOWN MINERS 5
CRASTER ROVERS 5
In a high scoring match marred by a bad injury to a home player, both teams scored once during the first half to see the clubs level at half time . The second half saw goals galore as both teams netted four times before the final whistle . On target for Miners were Bradley Higgins (3) , Scott Neil and Jamie Larkin while the Craster goals came from Harry Woolhouse (3) , Richard Stanwix and Rhys Hogg .
EMBLETON WR 2
In a game where chances were taken and missed it was Embleton who took the points at the final whistle. Phil Grey gave Embleton the lead at half time and a Ryan Taylor goal doubled the advantage after the break. Jack Strangeways pulled a goal back for Wooler after 70 minutes but Embleton hung on to seal the win .
ASHINGTON WEST END 1
HIGHFIELDS UTD 9
Highfields were on top throughout this game and netted four times during the first half with Sheldon White scoring for West End. The visitors continued to dominate after half time to add five more before the final whistle. Goalscorers for Highfields were Grant Sharp (4), James and Connor Keenan (2 apiece) and a single strike by Myles Wilson.