First defeat of season for ’Sunderland in Alliance
North Sunderland suffered their first defeat of the season in the Northern Alliance Development League at the weekend.
After five wins and a draw the Seahouses side eventually came unstuck when they went down 2-0 at home to Heaton Stannington on Saturday, leaving them third in the table. This weekend they will look to get back to winning ways when they take on Gateshead Rutherford (away) in the League Cup.
Wooler had a 4-2 home win over Whitley Bay SC A, which lifted them to eighth in the table. Goalscorers for the Glendale side were Allan (2), Tait and Sharp. On Wednesday they had lost 5-2 away to Heaton Stannington A, with Cowens and Tait their players on target.
This weekend Wooler face a difficult home fixture against Premier Division side Cullercoats in the League Cup.
Lowick suffered a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Newcastle East End Reserves with Warcup scoring their only goal. Last night Wednesday Lowick hoped to bounce back away to Ashington Reserves and on Saturday they are away again to Stobswood Welfare in the League Cup.
In Division 2, Spittal Rovers moved up to 12th place in the table with a 4-2 away win over Wideopen and District on Saturday.
Rovers made it back to back wins for the first time since mid January, winning at Lockey Park for the fourth consecutive season in the process thanks mainly to the contribution of Marco Lambert - the playmaker netting two majestically taken goals to help Scott Mitchell's men to a deserved victory.
The opening goal came from Craig bell, set up by Mark Weatherburn and Paul Wood.
The home side hit back almost immediately to equalise before Rhys Bloomfield broke and hit the side netting for the visitors. He then had a header disallowed for offside.
Lambert restored Spittal’s advantage with a stunning strike from all of 40 yards, making it 1-2 at the break. But early in the second half Wideopen equalised for a second time.
Bloomfield smashed home a third as Spittal went back in front and Lambert curled in a pass past the keeper for the fourth.
This Saturday Rovers are home to Newcastle Chemfica in the League Cup.