Northern Football Alliance Round Up (Jon Tait )

Newcastle Building Society Premier Division


Blyth Town’s six month winning run continued as Connor Andrews struck twice at North Shields Athletic.

Anth Moran, David Robinson and Daniel Beresford also chalked up during the victory which saw Daniel Capewell and Craig Boyle hit replies.

Quickfire goals from Kevin Westphal and Dan Chambers for Shankhouse cancelled out Steve Brown’s double for Red House Farm but the hosts won it when Chris Mann curled in late on.

Carlisle City sub Ryan Errington also hit a late winner against Rutherford after Jamie Heath’s opener was cancelled out by Ricky Tanoh and goals late in each half from Connor Johnson and Tom Potter gave Whitley Bay A a win at Ashington Colliers.

Scott Robson and Liam Henderson netted in the second half for Whickham SC as they beat Seaton Delaval and five goals shared between Greg Reardon, Alex Slack, Ben Fenwick, Matty Blackith and Adam Whitehead saw Wallington to a 5-1 success against Hebburn Reyrolle.

Mark McDonnell opened for Walker Central but an own goal earned Northbank a share of the spoils.


Nike First Division


Newcastle University’s Oliver Walker hit four as the Students stunned leaders Percy Main. Graham Allen pulled one back.

Andrew Welsh, Dean Ellis and Keenan Nellis (pen) scored for Bedlington Terriers Reserves as they gave AFC Newbiggin a fright, but Kris Allington and John Bone both hit doubles with Richie Morris also finding the net for the Seasiders.

Cramlington Town raced into a 5-0 lead at Bohemians with goals from Daniel McDonald (2), Mark Nixon, Stuart Kyle and Josh Walsh. Pete Hall and Andrew Dalton bagged replies.

Ponteland also enjoyed a five goal success at New Fordley, with Zac Beweley, Billy Holden, Joe Slade, Stu Taylor and Harry Cook the scorers.

Daniel Hindmarsh scored a hat-trick for Wallsend Boys Club as they beat Newcastle Chemfica, with Alex McKitterick replying, while Tony Smith, James Bowman and Philip Quigley netted for Birtley Saint Josephs at Wooler.


Bay Plastics Second Division


Gateshead Leam Rangers stay on top as Liam Barnett, James Fenwick and Ryan Gibson fired in against Longbenton while Shilbottle CW stay in contention after Josh Hay, Brad McClelland and Matthew Graham crashed in against High Howdon, who pulled one back through Chris Marshall.

Alnwick Town Reserves were just seconds from victory at Willington Quay Saints when Dale Johnson hit a late leveller.

Saints went in fron through Liam Taylor but a Dominic Schievetta penalty and a Ryan Taylor double looked to have earned Town three points. But Glen Johnson pulled one back with an 83rd minute penalty then Dale Johnson shot home in the 90th minute.

Lindisfarne Custom Planet edged out Newcastle Benfield Reserves with goals from

Ryan Smith, Micky Hedley and a Pete Lowery penalty. Mikel Thompson (pen) and Sam Burby replied while Grainger Park’s Shaun Young (2), Robert Jefferson and Michael Rankin gave them a narrow victory over Cramlington United, who had led through Niall Younger (2) and Mark Nicholson.

Wideopen celebrated as Stephen Dodds and Gavin Wood netted in their surprise win at Forest Hall, with Matt Dawson replying, and Adam Bravey and Daniel Wilson were on the scoresheet for Whitburn Athletic at Swalwell.

An Aldair Batista strike and an own goal gave Seaton Burn the points at West Allotment Celtic A. Ben Jackson pulled one back.


Jon Tait


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