Northern Football Alliance round-up (Saturday, November 23, 2013)

PREMIER DIVISION

In-form Andrew Robertson hit a hat-trick and Connor Johnson bagged a brace as Whitley Bay A maintained pole position with a win over Wallsend Town in a scrappy affair.

Derek Graham and Paul Thompson replied.

Gavin Watt gave Stocksfield the lead at Blyth Town, but the hosts hit back with goals from Christopher Bell and Danny Beresford, with a Josh Miller effort securing the three points.

Mason Stephenson and Stewart Wright were on target for Seaton Delaval Amateurs at Percy Main, who pulled one back late on through sub Sam Thompson.

A hat-trick from Kevin Bruynson gave Rutherford the win over Ashington Colliers. Steven Slaughter notched for the visitors in injury-time.

Martin Urwin, Johnny Basham, Alex Lovett and Aiden McCafferty crashed in for Hebburn Reyrolle in their victory over Wallington, who struck through Dan Thompson, and, despite having John Robson, Carl Begbie and Matty Hayton on target, Walker Central were denied three points when Northbank sub Ross Irving grabbed a late leveller. Josh Calvert and Lee McDermott also scored for the Cumbrians.

DIVISION ONE

Willington Quay Saints took an early lead against Cullercoats when Andrew Breheny hit the net, but the visitors turned things around with goals from Luke Ferguson and Richard May.

Heddon’s Dan Robinson struck twice in an important win over New Fordley. Connor Brown got the other, Craig Dunn bagging a brace for the visitors.

Table-toppers Cramlington Town were held by Wooler. Although Adam Shanks and Ryan Jones netted for Town, Wooler had Stuart Bertram and Jamie Punton on target.

Dan Clements and James Golby both hit doubles in Newcastle Uni’s success against Bedlington Terriers Reserves, who struck thanks to Andy Alexandra and Mark Race, while Redheugh’s Liam Henderson, Kevin Hay, John Dewhirst and Shaun Best shared the goals at Hexham, who got a consolation through Aiden Armstrong.

DIVISION TWO

Longbenton’s Pete Webster was their hat-trick hero at Wideopen, with Chris Sword also netting and David Gabbitus chalking a reply.

AFC Newbiggin kept pace with goals from Ross Muter (two), Gary Bailes and Tony Messenger at Grainger Park, with Kirk Fleming and Robert Jefferson celebrating for the home side.

Daniel Surley’s hat-trick was the highlight of West Allotment Celtic A’s emphatic victory at High Howdon, with Ridi Muteba, Ben Jackson and Sean Allen also getting on the scoresheet and Ryan Errington hitting a consolation while Aiden Bell struck four times in Newcastle Benfield Reserves’ demolition of Swalwell. Jack Gourley got the other and David McDermott replied.

Neither side could hit the target at Cramlington United, who took a point off Whitburn in a goalless stalemate.

BLUEFIN GROUP AMATEUR CUP, QUARTER-FINALS

Second-half headers from Craig Foster and Kevin Regan booked Chopwell a spot in the Bluefin Group Amateur Cup semi-finals as they saw off Alnwick Town Reserves.

They are joined in the last four by Wallsend Boys’ Club, who had Michael Starkie (two), Nicky Whitelaw and Karl Morrison on target at Seaton Burn, who pulled one back thanks to a Dave Hewitt jnr penalty.

Goals from Thomas Williams and James Fenwick saw Gateshead Leam Rangers to an extra-time success against Blyth Isabella.

RESULTS

PREMIER DIVISION

Blyth Town 3 Stocksfield 1

Gateshead Rutherford 3 Ashington Colliers 1

Hebburn Reyrolle 4 Wallington 1

Killingworth Station v Red House Farm pp

Percy Main Amateurs 1 Seaton Delaval Amateurs 2

Shankhouse v Carlisle City pp

Walker Central 3 Northbank Carlisle 3

Whitley Bay A 5 Wallsend Town 2

DIVISION ONE

Birtley St Joseph’s v Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) pp

Hexham 1 Gateshead Redheugh 4

Heddon 3 New Fordley 2

Newcastle University 4 Bedlington Terriers Reserves 2

North Shields Athletic v Gosforth Bohemians pp

Willington Quay Saints 1 Cullercoats 2

Wooler 2 Cramlington Town 2

DIVISION TWO

Cramlington United 0 Whitburn Athletic 0

Grainger Park BC 2 AFC Newbiggin 4

High Howdon SC 1 West Allotment Celtic A 6

Newcastle Benfield Reserves 5 Swalwell 1

Wideopen & District 1 Longbenton 4

BLUEFIN GROUP AMATEUR CUP, ROUND TWO

Chopwell 2 Alnwick Town Reserves 0

Gateshead Leam Rangers 2 Blyth Isabella 1

Seaton Burn 1 Wallsend Boys Club 4