Wooler fight back for win over Chemfica

The weather took it’s toll on the Northern Alliance League at the weekend with a number of games postponed because of rain on Friday and waterlogged pitches.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 8:51 am
Updated Monday, 30th September 2019, 10:06 am
Action from Wooler v Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs on Saturday.

Spittal Rovers were due to travel to Tyneside to take on Gateshead Redheugh in a Division 2 fixture, but the game was called off early in the morning.

Rovers, who currently sit 12th in the table with seven points, will now take on Coxlodge at home in the NFA Minor Cup, with their next league fixture being against Newcastle Blue Star Reserves at home the following week.

In the Development League, Lowick’s away trip to Red House Farm was also postponed - they will now face Amble Masons at home in the second round of the NFA Minor Cup this weekend.

North Sunderland, who have lost only one of their seven games played so far in the league, were without a fixture - they will now take on West Jesmond at home in the Minor Cup on Saturday, with their next league game away to Whitley Bay Sporting Club A.

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This meant the only local side in action at the weekend was Wooler, who took on Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs at home.

And for the second week in a row the Glendale side had to come from 2-0 down at half-time to win.

There were some harsh words at half-time, but Wooler responded with an improved second half performance, winning the game with two goals from Liam Nesbit and one each from Tom Allan and Brandon Crombie.

After their first half set-back, Allan initially got the home side on the scoresheet, finishing from close range after Nesbit’s initial effort was stopped by the keeper.

Nesbit then got his side back on level terms with a header at the back post following a cross from the right.

The third and goal of the game came as play entered the last five minutes, Nesbit connecting sweetly with a half volley from outside the box, rifling it into the top of the net. With almost the last kick of the game Crombie sealed the victory with the fourth, tapping into an empty net following a break by Connor who squared to leave the simplest of finishes.

Next up for Wooler is a home game against Rothbury on Saturday in the Minor Cup.