Wooler missed out on a place in the final of the Northern Alliance Cowie Cup when West Jesmond came from two goals down to win 3-2 in their semi-final clash on Saturday.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 10:21 am
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 9:52 am

Two goals from Tait gave Wooler the advantage at half-time.

His first came when he finished well after finding himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and latching onto a through ball and his second came after good work from Connor, who found him in the box, and he made no mistake from close range.

In the second half Wooler remained in the ascendancy until the final 20 minutes, when West Jesmond turned the match on its head.

They pulled a goal back when they bundled the ball over the line following a cross floated in to the back post.

The equaliser came from a corner, and not having leaned from the lesson, Wooler conceded the winning goal from a similar position.

A club spokesman said later: “This was a massive improvement on our last trip down here and although there was a lot of disappointed players afterwards, the effort and commitment shown from all 13 of the lads was outstanding.”

Wooler will have a chance to gain some revenge when the sides meet again in the league at Glendale on Saturday.In the Development Division, North Sunderland’s home game against Morpeth Town Reserves was abandoned after 68 minutes after one of the visiting players sustained a nasty looking injury.

This weekend the Seahouses side are away to Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs in the league when they will be hoping to complete the 90 minutes, and this is expected to be a close encounter as it is 5th v 4th with only two points separating the sides.

Lowick lost 3-1 at home to Wideopen A in the Development Division.Their only goal was scored by Nichol McPherson, and with 15 minutes remaining the Norrh Northumberland side were still in it at 1-1, but Wideopen finished the stronger and two late goals gave them the victory.The result means Lowick have not won in their last 15 competitive fixtures, their last victory being back in August.On Saturday they are away to Ashington Reserves.