Wooler only local side to make point in Alliance

Spittal Rovers went down to a 4-2 away defeat at the hands of Ellington in the Northern Alliance Division 2 on Saturday.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 10:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 11:38 am
Action from Wooler v West Jesmond in the Alliance Development League.

Ellington had lost their three previous games, but after Spittal goalkeeper Stephen Mason limped off with an injury to his ribs following the first goal, the home side took advantage to build up a commanding 4-0 lead midway through the second half.

Goals by Craig Bell and Ewan Sherry gave the final scoreline a more respectable look.

The defeat leaves Rovers 11th in the table and this weekend they will hope to bounce back to winning ways when they travel to take on Newcastle East End.

North Sunderland went down to a 3-2 away defeat at the hands of Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs in the Development Division. The defeat leaves the Seahouses side fifth in the table on 28 points.

On Saturday they face a tough home game against the league’s runaway leaders, Ponteland United Reserves, who have built up a 17-point advantage, albeit having played more games than their opponents.

Wooler took a point from a 1-1 home draw in a feisty match with West Jesmond in the Development division.

This was the second meeting in as many weeks between the sides, after West Jesmond came from 0-2 down to win 3-2 in the Cowie cup the previous Saturday.

Connor Cowens gave Wooler a 1-0 interval lead with a goal just before the break, but West Jesmond, who have lost only two league games all season, hit back with an equaliser in the second half.

The visitors ended the game with only nine players on the pitch following a sending off and sin-binning in the final minutes. On Saturday, Wooler are away to Newcastle East End Reserves.

Lowick travelled to Ashington to take on their Reserves in the Development and they went down to 2-0 defeat.

Lowick only had the bare 11 players but they put in a good shift and a penalty save from Archie Little early in the first half gave them some hope.

Chris Briggs dragged a shot wide whilst late in the game Gary Fairbairn was just inches away from a ball to the back post by Kieran Bowell. On Saturday Lowick travel to Heaton Stannington.