Maiden wins for Wooler, Lowick and 'Sunderland in Alliance
The Northern Alliance League finally got underway in earnest over the past week with the majority of teams playing two matches on Wednesday and Saturday.
In Division 2, Spittal Rovers opened their account when they took a point from a 2-2 home draw with Ellington on Wednesday, their goals coming from Bloomfield and Sherry. On Saturday, however, they lost 3-0 at home to Haltwhistle Jubilee, who made it two wins out of two with James Charteries netting a second half hat-trick.
Last night (Wednesday) Spittal were away to Newbiggin. On Saturday they are away to Cramlington Town and next Wednesday they face Newcastle University A at home.
In the new Development League, Lowick, North Sunderland and Wooler have all registered their first wins.
On Wednesday, Lowick lost a highly entertaining game 5-4 away to Morpeth Town Reserves, the game only being decided in the last minute when Lowick conceded a penalty.
But on Saturday they bounced back and beat Whitley Bay Sporting Club 4-1 with two goals from Jordan Briggs, and one each from Steven Fairbairn and A Deans.
Last night Lowick were home to North Sunderland. On Saturday they are home to Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs, and next Wednesday it is another local derby away to Wooler.
North Sunderland won their opening fixture 1-0 at home against Wooler last Wednesday with Adam Weightman scoring the only goal,of the game.
They followed this up with another 1-0 home win over Wideopen A on Saturday, Weightman again scoring the only goal of the game to make it two wins out of two. After Wednesday’s game at Lowick, the Seahouses side face Ashington Reserves at home on Saturday and Morpeth FC away next Wednesday.
Wooler, following on from their defeat to North Sunderland, bounced back with a hard-earned 5-4 home win over Newcastle East End Reserves on Saturday.
Tom Allen, who scored twice, netted the winning goal with a late penalty, their other goals coming from Crombie, Strangeways and Spencer.
Last night Wooler were home to Ashington Reserves. On Saturday they are home to Swalwell and next Wednesday it is home to Lowick.