Northern Alliance round-up (Saturday, April 5)

Northern Football Alliance round-up.
Northern Football Alliance round-up.

Premier Division league leaders Walker Central were held at Seaton Delaval.

The Red Devils took an early lead through Michael Fenwick but Central turned things around with goals from Jack Nicholson and John Robson (pen). Kevin Westphal headed the leveller.

Red House Farm piled on the pressure but couldn’t find a leveller as they went down at Ashington Colliers, who went ahead with goals from Brett Robertson and Joe Moscrop (pen). Zak Brogden pulled one back but Farm lost ground in the title race.

Blyth Town’s Malcolm Morien hit a hat-trick in their 7-1 victory over Northbank. David Robinson, David Atkinson, Jason Ritchie and Connor Andrews got the others – Andy Griffiths hit the consolation.

Andy Robertson struck five times – including two penalties – in Whitley Bay A’s big win at Wallington. Liam Harris and Chris Bell added the others with Jake Walton and Dan Thompson the Green’s scorers.

Marc Shiel hit the only goal for Carlisle City at Hebburn Reyrolle and Percy Main led at Killingworth Station with strikes from Ryan McKee and Sam Thompson. Mark Dixon got Station back in it with a 45-yard lob and Michael Bowman made it all-square from the penalty spot. Dixon headed in the winner at the back post.

Phil Murray (two) and Derek Waters scored for Stocksfield in their draw with Shankhouse, who replied through an own goal, Lee Gustard and a Chris Rue penalty. The Griffins almost won it but hit the post late on.

Division One

League leaders Cramlington Town left it late as they came from behind to beat Bohemians. Andrew Renton shot the visitors ahead early on but Jordan Miller levelled in the 76th minute and Kev Long won it five minutes later.

North Shields Athletic had Scott Jasper, Ryan Bailey, Anthony Keith, Scott Evans and Anthony Skipsey on target in their convincing win at Ponteland United and Michael Hutchinson and Scott Robson were Redheugh’s scorers in their win over Newcastle Uni, who netted courtesy of Joe Watson.

Chris Connor hit Cullercoat’s winner against New Fordley and Luke Strangeways struck twice in Wooler’s success against Hexham. Jamie Punton and veteran player-manager Barry Guthrie – who’s been hitting the net for over three decades, chipped in with the other – at the grand age of 48! Stuart Brown, Thomas North and Gavin Cox were the Tyendaler’s scorers.

Division Two

Darren Walker’s hat-trick put Blyth Isabella in contention for the Division Two title as they beat Grainger Park. Che Aisbitt and Andrew Haigh got the others, with Chrissy Robinson notching a reply.

John Bone, Kris Allington, Mason Armstrong and Darren Burn fired in for AFC Newbiggin at High Howdon, who pulled one back though Daniel Cotton, while Jordan Bolton, Dean Mulholland, Ryan Gibson and Thomas Williams struck for Gateshead Leam Rangers in a good victory over Wallsend Boys Club.

Mark Anderson, Andy McBride, Keiran Ranson, Stephen Thompson, Ben Jefferson and Lewis Walker chalked up for Benfield Reserves as they hit Cramlington United for six and Chris Grant shot Swalwell ahead against Seaton Burn, with Ryan Spragg grabbing the equalier.

Andy Smith struck twice in Whitburn Athletic’s success against Alnwick Town Reserves. Levi Collins added the other with Neil McFall pulling one back.

Results

Premier Division: Ashington Colliers 2 Red House Farm 1, Blyth Town 7 Northbank Carlisle 1, Hebburn Reyrolle 0 Carlisle City 1, Killingworth Station 3 Percy Main Amateurs 2, Seaton Delaval Amateurs 2 Walker Central 2, Stocksfield 3 Shankhouse 3, Wallington 2 Whitley Bay A 7.

Division One: Cramlington Town 2 Gosforth Bohemians 1, Cullercoats 1 New Fordley 0, Gateshead Redheugh 2 Newcastle University 1, Ponteland United 0 North Shields Athletic 5, Wooler 4 Hexham 3.

Division Two: Gateshead Leam Rangers 4 Wallsend Boys Club 0, Grainger Park B C 1 Blyth Isabella 5, High Howdon SC 1 AFC Newbiggin 4, Newcastle Benfield Reserves 6 Cramlington United 0, Swalwell 1 Seaton Burn 1, Whitburn Athletic 3 Alnwick Town Reserves 1.