Wooler pick up first away points of season
Spittal Rovers were on the road again on Saturday with a visit to Newcastle East End in the Northern Alliance Division 2.
The Berwick side eventually went down to a 4-1 defeat with Craig Bell’s first half equaliser the only high point for the visitors.
Spittal had recently lost a cup tie on penalties against NEE and were looking to avenge that defeat, but sadly on this occasion they were outplayed by their Tyneside opponents.
The home side’s goalscorers were Dan Whitfield (2), Michael Mullaghan and Lewis Laidler.
The defeat leaves Spittal 11th in the table with 15 points from their 13 games.
On Saturday (February 8) Rovers are home to a Wideopen & District, who are currently 13th in the table.
In the Development Division, Wooler eventually picked up theirs first away points of the season with a hard fought 3-2 win at Newcastle East End Reserves.
Wooler made a good start and were 2-0 up inside the first ten minutes with goals from Tom Allan, who followed up a Connor Cowens effort which came back off a post, and Spencer with a powerful header from a free kick.
The Glendale side then went 3-0 up before half-time with Allan bagging a second after good work in the build-up from Cowens.
Against the wind in the second half it looked as if all Wooler’s good work was going to be undone when they conceded two penalties in a ten minute spell, which enabled the home side to get back to 3-2.
However, Wooler managed to hold out for a welcome three points which puts them 11th in the table on 19 points.
On Saturday Wooler are away to bottom of the table Red House Farm.
North Sunderland went down to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of league leaders Ponteland United Reserves.
The defeat leaves the Seahouses side fifth in the table on 28 points - on Saturday they are away to Gosforth Bohemiens Reserves.
Lowick, without a win since the end of August, went down to a heavy 11-1 away defeat at the hands of Heaton Stannington A, which leaves them 13th in the table on eight points. On Saturday they are home to table-toppers Ponteland United Reserves.