North Sunderland march on in Alliance
It’s been another busy week for local sides in the Northern Alliance with many teams again facing three matches in the space of eight days.
In Division 2, Spittal Rovers travelled to take on newcomers Newbiggin on Wednesday and they returned with a 4-0 defeat, their hosts climbing to third place in the table as a result. The Newbiggin goals came from Halliday, Lucsa (2) and Aisbet.
On Saturday, they were back on their travels, at Cramlington Town, and they went down to a 2-1 reverse, losing to a late goal.
Ben Fairbairn thought he had secured a point for Rovers with an equaliser, but Liam McKee popped up to net the winner just ten minutes from time.
Last night (Wednesday) Spittal were home to Newcastle University A, and on Saturday they are home again against Blyth FC.
In the Development Division, North Sunderland continue to make all the runnin g with four wins out of four.
Last Wednesday they won 4-0 against local rivals Lowick, with all the goals coming in the first half courtesy of Harry Woolhouse (2), Adam Weightman and Kevin Elliott.
On Saturday they beat Ashington Reserves 2-1, with Adam Weightman and Chris Hay on target and they hope to keep their run going this week with further games against Morpeth FC (away on Wednesday) and Newcastle East End Reserves (home on Saturday).
Following their home defeat to North Sunderland, Lowick bounced back with a 3-1 home win over Newcastle Chemfica Reserves on Saturday, their goals coming from C Palmer (2) and A Deans.
On Wednesday they were due to face Wooler (away) in another local derby, whilst on Saturday they are home to Gosforth Bohemiens Reserves.
Wooler, meanwhile, continue to have mixed results, with two wins and two defeats from their first four games.
Last Wednesday they went down 8-3 at home to Ashington Reserves, their goals coming from C Cowens (2) and J Spencer, but on Saturday they recovered to record a 2-1 home win over Swalwell, with Cowens and Spencer again on the scoresheet.
Last night (Wednesday) it was Lowick at home and on Saturday they travel away to face Heaton Stannington A.