Northern Football Alliance round-up (Saturday, August 17)

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Ant Burns and Scott Bowman netted late goals for Killingworth Station on Saturday afternoon in their win over Carlisle City which maintained top spot.

Paul Dunn (two), James Blacklock and Matthew Lynn were Shankhouses’ hit-men as they won at Northbank to keep pace with the leaders, with Mark Worral netting twice at the other end.

David Atkinson’s hat-trick handed Blyth Town the points at Percy Main.

Joe Betts and Chris Bell scored for the Villagers but Atkinson struck a treble – including two from the penalty spot – to win it, while Wallsend Town’s Gav Jones was also successful from the penalty spot with an 89th minute winner against Stocksfield.

Phil Smith and David Hall got the others and Andy Hall notched a double at the other end.

Josh Hay (two) and Lee Harker scored in Ashington Colliers’ success against Hebburn Reyrolle and Gateshead Rutherford’s Sam Moore put them ahead at Red House Farm, with Paul Newton-Eddy claiming the equaliser.

Goals from Stephen Howes (two) and Michael McMullen (two) made sure Seaton Delaval took the points at Walker Central. Phil McCoy scored a consolation.

Late goals from Gav Hattrick and Andy Robertson handed Whitley Bay A success against Wallington.

It appears as if the defensive coaching manuals have been ignored over the summer break as the goals were raining in across the Northern Alliance.


Division pacestters Newcastle Chemfica Independent had Steve McLaughlin (two) and Chris Homans on the scoresheet at Hexham, while Adam Shanks plundered a hat-trick for high-scoring Cramlington Town against Bedlington Terriers Reserves.

Mark Nixon, Jordan Watson, Paul Innes and a Brad Jones own-goal completed the rout – Carl Sayers’ replying.

Stuart Bertram (two) Jamie Punton, Mark Forrest and Kevin Bell netted for Wooler, as they saw off Heddon, and Chris Norris (two), Jamie Dixon, Paul Beat and an own-goal gave Birtley Saint Joseph’s victory over Willington Quay Saints, John Foggett getting the sole reply.

Goals from Ponteland’s Connor Powell, Andrew Davidson and Liam Anderson were cancelled out as Dean Lees, Lee Isbister and Louis Boddy struck for New Fordley.

Liam Henderson (two) and Kev Hay’s goals for Gateshead Redheugh were similarly chalked off by goals from Kevin Walker, Dean Clay and James Ridley for Cullercoats.

Anth Errington, Liam Climpson and Paul Hutchinson all fired in for North Shields Athletic in their win at Forest Hall, who hit back through Paul Ridley and Liam Brown.


AFC Newbiggin drew a blank last weekend but went goal-crazy as Darren Burn slammed in a hat-trick at Chopwell that put them top of the table.

Ross Muter (two), Jonathon McEnananey and Mason Armstrong joined in the scoring with Derek Waters (two) and Kevin Regan netting at the other end.

Jason Walsh scored two for High Howdon at Cramlington United, with Chris Phillips (pen), Nick McDonald and Liam Sword crashing in while Ross Armstrong, Michael Jordan and Mark Nicholson struck at the other end.

Grainger Park’s Nathan Lowdon claimed a treble and Chrissy Robinson and Robert Jefferson (pen) completed the scoring against Seaton Burn, who were reduced to ten men when their keeper saw red, with 16-year old Ryan Spragg netting on his debut and James Foster hitting replies.

Gateshead Leam Rangers Lewis Conroy, Tony Falconer, Liam Craig, Aaron Reynolds and Marc Conroy all scored without reply at West Allotment Celtic A.

Longbenton’s Anth Brown (two), Steven Armstrong, Chris Sword and David Hetherington all beat the Alnwick Town Reserves keeper.

Paul Huck (two) and Matthew Lavender scored in Blyth Isabella’s win at Wideopen and Aiden Bell netted a late winner for Newcastle Benfield Reserves at Wallsend Boys Club.

Paul Bell scored for Whitburn Athletic but Swalwell took a point courtesy of Danny Igo’s strike.



PREMIER DIVISION: Ashington Colliers 3 Hebburn Reyrolle 0, Killingworth Station 2 Carlisle City 0, Northbank Carlisle 2 Shankhouse 4, Percy Main Amateurs 2 Blyth Town 3, Red House Farm 1 Gateshead Rutherford 1, Walker Central 1 Seaton Delaval Amateurs 4, Wallsend Town 3 Stocksfield 2, Whitley Bay A 2 Wallington 0.

DIVISION ONE: Birtley St Joseph’s 5 Willington Quay Saints 1, Cramlington Town 7 Bedlington Terriers Reserves 1, Forest Hall 2 North Shields Athletic 3, Gateshead Redheugh 1957 3 Cullercoats 3, Hexham 0 Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) 3, Ponteland United 3 New Fordley 3, Wooler 5 Heddon 0.

DIVISION TWO: Chopwell 3 AFC Newbiggin 7, Cramlington United 3 High Howdon SC 5, Longbenton 5 Alnwick Town Reserves 0, Seaton Burn 2 Grainger Park BC 5, Wallsend Boys Club 0 Newcastle Benfield Reserves 1, West Allotment Celtic A 0 Gateshead Leam Rangers 5, Whitburn Athletic 1 Swalwell 1, Wideopen & District 0 Blyth Isabella 3.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 (kick-off 6.30pm)

PREMIER DIVISION: Gateshead Rutherford v Northbank Carlisle, Seaton Delaval Amateurs v Ashington Colliers, Stocksfield v Killingworth Station, Walker Central v Shankhouse, Wallington v Red House Farm, Wallsend Town v Hebburn Reyrolle, Whitley Bay A v Percy Main Amateurs.

DIVISION ONE: Birtley St Joseph’s v North Shields Athletic, Gosforth Bohemians v Gateshead Redheugh 1957, Heddon v Bedlington Terriers Reserves, New Fordley v Wooler, Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) v Forest Hall, Ponteland United v Hexham, Willington Quay Saints v Cramlington Town.

DIVISION TWO: AFC Newbiggin v Cramlington United, Blyth Isabella v Newcastle Benfield Reserves, Chopwell v Seaton Burn, Gateshead Leam Rangers v Whitburn Athletic, Grainger Park B C v Wallsend Boys Club, Longbenton v West Allotment Celtic A, Swalwell v High Howdon SC, Wideopen & District v Alnwick Town Reserves.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 (kick-off 2.30pm)

PREMIER DIVISION: Carlisle City v Ashington Colliers, Gateshead Rutherford v Stocksfield, Hebburn Reyrolle v Killingworth Station, Seaton Delaval Amateurs v Blyth Town, Wallington v Walker Central, Wallsend Town v Shankhouse, Whitley Bay A v Northbank Carlisle.

DIVISION ONE: Bedlington Terriers Reserves v Birtley St Joseph’s, Cullercoats v Wooler, Gosforth Bohemians v Cramlington Town, Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) v Gateshead Redheugh 1957, North Shields Athletic v New Fordley, Ponteland United v Forest Hall, Willington Quay Saints v Hexham.

DIVISION TWO: AFC Newbiggin v Longbenton, Alnwick Town Reserves v Whitburn Athletic, Blyth Isabella v Chopwell, Gateshead Leam Rangers v High Howdon SC, Grainger Park B C v West Allotment Celtic A, Seaton Burn v Wallsend Boys Club, Swalwell v Newcastle Benfield Reserves, Wideopen & District v Cramlington United.