Northern Football Alliance round-up (Saturday, November 2)


Malcolm Morien fired in the only goal of the game as Blyth Town beat Shankhouse and moved up into second spot.

Red House Farm suffered a blow at Stocksfield who had Gav Watt and Philip Davison hit the net, with Patrick Collins hitting the reply.

Darren Riddell shot Ashington Colliers ahead against Carlisle City and, although Darren Addison levelled from the spot, the black and whites won it when Joe Moscrop drilled home.

Lee Hamilton was on target for Killingworth Station but Whitley Bay A took a point with a Dillon Blake shot and Percy Main came from behind to draw an exciting game with Northbank.

Nicky Routledge bagged a brace for the Cumbrians and Ricky James got the other, with Chris Laidlaw and two Jordan Miller penalties in a minute levelling things up.

John Paxton, Ben Fenwick, Justin Millican and Jordan Nellis beat the keeper for Wallington as they came from behind to beat Seaton Delaval. Stephen Howes and Daniel Young were on target for the visitors.


Steve Matthews put Wallsend Town ahead in the Archers of Blyth George Dobbins League Cup against Walker Central, but goals from Anthony Studholme, Sam Grieves and Matty Hayton took the visitors into Round Three.


Cramlington Town took pole position in the Division One title race with goals from Cristen Priest, Adam Shanks and Danny McDonald were on target with Dan Robinson striking twice for hosts Heddon.


Liam Donnelly hit a hat-trick in Whitburn’s narrow win over West Allotment Celtic A, with Nathan Capeling also beating the keeper.

Ryan Taylor (two), Lee Dundas and Peter Murray crashed in for Alnwick Town Reserves as they won a mid-table clash at Grainger Park, whose scorers were Kirk Flemming, Nathan Lowdon and Shaun Young.


The majority of Northern Alliance clubs celebrated big wins to advance in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup.

Newcastle Philosophers United were left with plenty to ponder as Cullercoats hit double figures to ease into Round Three, while Jonathon McEnaney struck four times in AFC Newbiggin’s comfortable victory over Bohemians B. Kris Allington grabbed a brace and Michael Angus and Richard Kennedy were also on target.

Aiden Bell netted a hat-trick for Newcastle Benfield Reserves as they were also big winners against Fawdon Park United. Chris Thompson (two), Stephen Thompson, Ben Jefferson (two) and Max Kirkham all got in on the act.

Willington Quay Saints went behind at Ponteland United Reserves through a Carl McGuire own-goal but hit back with strikes from John Foggett, Ryan Ferrier and Liam Taylor to advance.

Paul McLean slammed home a hat-trick as Hexham beat Embleton WR. Mike Robson, Gav Cox and Mark Gibson were also on the scoresheet for the Tynedalers, while Sword bagged a brace in Longbenton’s victory over Seghill. Anthony Brown, Robert Woods and Pete Webster got the others.

Calum Donahoe (three), John Barrett (two), Ross MacKay and Ian Sinclair netted for Bedlington Terriers Reserves as they thumped FOWS Diggers and Kyle Richardson hit two as Cramlington United beat Duns. Mark Nicholson got the other.

James Jeffrey (two) and Stuart Bertram netted Wooler’s goals in their victory at Craster Rovers.

Hexham’s Paul McLean crashed in a hat-trick in the Tynedalers win over Embleton WR, with Mike Robson, Gav Cox and Mark Gibson getting the rest.

Chris Sword (two), Anthony Brown, Robert Woods and Pete Webster scored for Longbenton as they saw off Seghill and High Howdon pulled off a surprise in an all-Alliance affair at New Fordley with goals from Chris Marshall, Chris Phillips and Jason Walsh – Zak Tully and Lee Waugh replying.

Newcastle Uni were also surprise winners in an all-Alliance tie at North Shields Athletic with Jake Salisbury’s double putting them through. John Wyres replied.

Liam Anderson and Craig Cook both fired hat-tricks as Ponteland United demolished Fawdon Park. Andrew Davidson, Stepehn Rae and Dan Wright were also on target and Ryan Spragg grabbed a treble for Seaton Burn in their win over Lynemouth Anglers. Andrew Bennett, Andrew Miley and Chris Baker also found the back of the net.

Steve McLaughlin (three), Dan Sherliker (two), Craig Jones and Gaz Murphy were Newcastle Chemfica’s scorers as they came from behind to beat Heddon St Andrews.

Wideopen were dumped out 1-0 by West Jesmond and although Wallsend Boys Club had David Coulson, Aiser Goyenchea and Nicky Whitelaw on target, goals from Chris Graham, Matty Graham, Liam Brooks and Josh Hay put Shilbottle CW into the next round.


Rutherford went ahead at Coxhoe Athletic when Mark McMeekin slammed in, but the hosts hit five in reply and Hebburn Reyrolle went down 3-0 at Coundon & Leeholme.

Gateshead Redheugh were left to fly the Alliance flag in the competition as Ryan Davenport hit a hat-trick and Liam Henderson (two), and Andy May, Kev Hay, Robert Frame and John Dewhirst got the others in a 9-3 victory over Wingates.


Dan Igo and Simon Hill scored for Swalwell in their 5-2 defeat at Tyne View.

RESULTS (Saturday, November 2)


Wallsend Town 1 Walker Central 3


Ashington Colliers 2 Carlisle City 1

Blyth Town 1 Shankhouse 0

Killingworth Station 1 Whitley Bay A 1

Percy Main Ams 3 Northbank 3

Stocksfield 2 Red House Farm 1

Wallington 4 Seaton Delaval Ams 2


Heddon 2 Cramlington Town 3


Grainger Park 3 Alnwick Town Res 4

Whitburn Ath 4 West Allotment Celtic A 3