North Sunderland still unbeaten in Alliance

The games have continued to come thick and fast for teams in the Northern Alliance with two fixtures each in the last week.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019, 9:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 11:15 am

In Division 2, Spittal Rovers has mixed fortunes with a 3-2 home defeat in midweek against Newcastle University A followed by a 3-1 home win over Blyth FC on Saturday, when Bell (2) and Lovas were the scorers.

With the early season midweek games now finished, play resumes to Saturdays only, and this weekend Spittal are away to Wideopen.

In the Development Division, North Sunderland remains unbeaten with five wins and a draw out of six, putting them one point behind early leaders Ponteland Reserves.

On a Wednesday the Seahouses side dropped their first points in a 2-2 draw away to Morpeth Town, but on Saturday they got back to winning ways with a 5-4 home win over Newcastle East End Reserves. Goalscorers were Adam Weightman (2), Max Clark, Stephen Rutter and Ross Stanton. On Saturday North Sunderland are home to Heaton Stannington A.

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Wooler beat Lowick 1-0 in a local derby in midweek with J Strangeways netting the only goal. On Saturday they lost 4-1 away to Ponteland Reserves with C Cowans their goalscorer.

Last night (Wednesday) the Glendale side were away to Heaton Stannington A and on Saturday they face Whitley Bay Sporting Club A at home.

Lowick, following their defeat at a Wooler, also lost at home on Saturday, 4-0 against Gosforth Bohemiens Reserves. On Saturday, Lowick are home again against Newcastle East End Reserves.

Meanwhile, the region’s top side, Alnwick Town, are still searching for their first win of the season. Alnwick, who play in the Alliance Premier Division, had their first three Saturday league games postponed, due to the weather and unforeseen circumstances.

They lost their three opening league midweek games against Percy main (5-1), Newcastle Blue Star (5-1) and Blyth Town (3-0).

On Saturday, they narrowly lost 1-0 away to Yorkshire Amateurs in the FA Vase, the goal coming in the 85th minute. Last night they were due to play Wallington at home and on Saturday are home to Ponteland.