ALNWICK Town this afternoon gained revenge for Ponteland’s last-gasp goal at the end of last season, which condemned them to the Alliance League Premier Division runners-up slot.
They had been leading the table but United’s 3-2 victory over Blyth and their own failure against Heaton Stannington, losing 1-2 at home, meant they were pipped for the title by their Northumberland rivals.
But Alnwick gained promotion to Division Two of the Northern League and today faced Ponteland for the first time since that dramatic final day of the season in a Northumberland FA Senior Benevolent Bowl clash.
They recorded a 0-1 win to take them through to the next round.
Amble United notched an impressive victory themselves in the same competition, winning 0-5 at fellow Northern Alliance Division One side Cramlington Town.
Full report to come on this website and in the Niorthumberland Gazette and Morpeth Herald.
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RESULTS (Saturday, October 8)
Hebburn Reyrolle 2 Whitley Bay A 1
Cullercoats 0 Wallsend Town 1
Gosforth Bohemians 2 Wallington 2
Morpeth Sports 4 Forest Hall 2
Newcastle East End 1 Heddon 6
Newcatle Uni 0 Newcastle Chem Ind 0
Alnwick Town Res 1 Red House Farm 2
Alston 2 Northbank 2
Hexham 0 Seaton Burn 0
New Fordley 3 Willington Quay Saints 5
Wallsend Boys Club 6 Cramlington United 0
Whickham Lang Jacks 1 Bedlington Terriers Res 4
Wideopen 1 Swalwell 0
NORTHUMBERLAND FA SENIOR BENEVOLENT BOWL
Seaton Delaval Ams 1 Heaton Stannington 2
Ponteland United 0 Alnwick Town 1
Blyth Town 4 Walker Central 0
Killingworth Sporting 2 Ashington Colliers 2 (AET Colliers win 5-4 on pens)
Cramlington Town 0 Amble United 5
Prudhoe Town 5 Shankhouse 2
Percy Main 2 Stocksfield 2 (AET Stockfield win 3-0 on pens)
CUMBERLAND FA SENIOR CUP
Carlisle City 1 Harraby CC 2
DURHAM FA TROPHY
Harton & Westoe 4 Stockton West End 3 (AET)
Murton L Sunderland Hylton Colliery Welfare L
Durham Garden House 0 Gateshead Rutherford 3