Northern Football Alliance round-up (Saturday, March 16)

Premier Division

Blyth Town turned up the heat at the top of the Premier Division this afternoon as they extended their unbeaten run to 13 games.

Craig Johnson fired the opener into the top corner against Hebburn Reyrolle and although the visitors put up a fight, David Atkinson nodded in number two late on and Kyle Devlin added the third with five minutes to go.

Liam Harris (two), Paolo Black and Craig Brown netted for Whitley Bay A in their win against Shankhouse, who had Chris Rue and Jordan Walsh on target.

A solitary late goal from Ian Irving gave Seaton Delaval the points against Walker Central.

Callum Benson, Liam Callaghan and Darren Walsh crashed in for Killingworth Sporting but Percy Main’s Chris Glass (two) and Scott Pocklington netted at the other end to earn a draw.

Division One

A double from Jordan Watson and Marty Hepple strike saw Cramlington Town ease past Newcastle Uni – and back to the top of Division One.

Ollie Driver also struck twice for Northbank in their success against basement side

Morpeth Town A, with Jamie Hope, Aaron Roberts and Cameron Wilson getting the

other. A Gavin Lowes own-goal gave Town a consolation.

Newcastle Chemfica hit-man Steve McLaughlin crashed in five in a 6-0 drubbing of Forest Hall. Tito Davison grabbed the other.

Iain Harris’s strike gave Bohs three points against Willington Quay Saints.

Robbie Black’s goal for Bedlington Terriers Reserves wasn’t enough as Cullercoats struck twice to take the points.

Division Two

North Shields Athletic took pole position in Division Two with goals from Mark Boyle (two), John Wyres and Anth Etherington at Grainger Park, who netted through Tony Leach and Robert Jefferson.

Wideopen kept their promotion push on track as they hit Alston for six. Ross Dickinson and David Gabbitus both bagged braces with Chris Sword and Leigh Shickle chipping in, while Jason Williams notched the consolation.

Pin Point Recruitment Combination Cup

Paul Hodgson took just two minutes to fire Ponteland United ahead at Heddon in the Combination Cup Semi-Final.

Heddon levelled through Andrew Davison but late goals from Richard Kent and Billy Holden (pen) took the black and whites through to a final meeting with Red House Farm, who just edged out Redheugh.

Paul Newton-Eddy struck twice and Lee Brady was also celebrating with Kev Hay banging in a double for the hosts.

Northumberland FA Senior Benevolent Bowl

Heaton Stannington will play United in the Bowl final as Lee Johnson banged in a couple at Stocksfield and Gary Dixon got the other.

Adrian Sutcliffe’s strike couldn’t force the issue for the Griffins.


Saturday, March 16

The Pin Point Recruitment Combination Cup, Semi-Finals

Gateshead Redheugh 1957 2 Red House Farm 3

Heddon 1 Ponteland United 3

The Pin Point Recruitment Amateur Cup, Semi-Finals

Blyth Isabella v Longbenton pp

Seaton Burn v Birtley St Joseph’s pp

Premier Division

Amble United v Wallsend Town pp

Blyth Town 3 Hebburn Reyrolle 0

Gateshead Rutherford v Carlisle City pp

Harraby Utd v Ashington Colliers pp

Killingworth Sporting 3 Percy Main Amateurs 3

Seaton Delaval Amateurs 3 Walker Central 0

Whitley Bay A 4 Shankhouse 2

Division One

Bedlington Terriers Reserves 1 Cullercoats 2

Gosforth Bohemians 1 Willington Quay Saints 0

Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) 6 Forest Hall 0

Newcastle University 0 Cramlington Town 3

Northbank Carlisle 5 Morpeth Town A 1

Wallington v Hexham pp

Division Two

Alnwick Town Reserves v Cramlington United pp

Grainger Park B C 2 North Shields Athletic 4

New Fordley v Newcastle Benfield Reserves pp

Swalwell v Wooler pp

High Howdon SC 2 Wallsend BC 2

Wideopen & District 6 Alston 1

Northumberland FA Senior Benevolent Bowl, Semi-Final

Stocksfield 1 Heaton Stannington 3