Record-breaking day at the office for Spittal in Alliance

It was a record breaking day for Spittal Rovers in the Northern Alliance on Saturday.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 9:35 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 9:35 am
Action from Spittal v Wideopen.

The Berwick side rattled up a 10-2 home win over Wideopen & District in Division 2, which was their first double-figure win since re-joining the League.

They also had eight different goalscorers, the first time they have achieved that feat in 147 matches.

However, it was not their biggest win, as they beat Craster 11-1 in the North Northumberland League back in 2015.

For the record, Spittal dominated the first half and by the break were 5-0 in front. It was 6-0 before Wideopen scored twice to make it 6-2. Scorers for Rovers were: Wood (2), Lovas (2), Bell, Sherry, Paplavskis, Lambert, Bloomfield and Jeffrey.

The victory keeps Rovers 11th in the table with 18 points from their 14 games. On Saturday (February 15) they are away to Jesmond, who are seventh.

In the Development Division, North Sunderland had a 2-1 away win over Gosforth Bohemiens Reserves.

The win lifted the Seahouses side back up to fourth place in the table with 31 points from 15 games. On Saturday they are away to Swalwell, who are ninth.

Wooler suffered a 2-1 away defeat at the hands of basement side Red House Farm, a result which lifts them off the bottom of the table.

In what was a bad day at the office for the Glendale side, they went in at half-time at 1-1 with Brandon Crombie equalising with a powerful shot from the edge of the box.

In the second half Wooler’s performance levels dropped. They could not find a way through the home defence and the Farmers snatched their winner midway through the period.

Wooler, who are 11th in the table on 19 points, will be looking for an improved showing when they travel again this weekend to take on Wideopen, who are just one place behind them.

Lowick, still without a win since August, went down to a 4-0 home defeat when they took on table-topping Ponteland United Reserves.

Lowick remain in 13th position, but their task doesn’t get any easier when they face second top West Jesmond at home this Saturday.