Northern Football Alliance Round Up (Jon Tait)

Saturday 21st March 2015

Newcastle Building Society Premier Division

Blyth Town maintained a bumper 19 point lead at the top of the table as David Atkinson bagged a brace at Rutherford.

Scott Pocklington was also on target before Ross Nicholson pulled one back from the penalty spot.

Northbank’s Ashley Pattinson was also successful from the spot against Whitley Bay A, but missed a second penalty in the closing moments. The game was, however, already won.

Craig Boyle shot North Shields Athletic ahead at Carlisle City but the Cumbrians hit back with a Marc Shiel hat-trick and a James Earl effort and goals in each half from Kevin Westphal and Stephen Hogg saw Shankhouse win at Wallington.

Matty Hayton bagged a brace in Walker Central’s victory over Seaton Delaval and goals from Simon Patterson and Jack Pinchen gave Killingworth Station three points against Whickham Sporting.

Dylan Armstrong and Dave Brown were Ashington Colliers’ hit-men against Red House Farm who hit back twice through an own goal and a Paul Parker effort to level before Michael Armstrong slotted in a late winner to round off an exciting clash.

Nike First Division

Second half strikes from Michael Hogg, John Bone and Ross Muter gave AFC Newbiggin the points against Hexham but Percy Main remain 13 points clear at the top. The Seasiders have two games in hand.

Wallsend Boys Club’s Jordan Robertson netted an early winner at Cramlington Town and Newcastle Uni went fourth with goals from Reece Huntley (2), Charlie Rew and an own goal in their 4-3 victory over Cullercoats and a Daniel Carr brace saw Blyth Isabella successful at New Fordley.

Peter Scott, Chris Hibbit and Gary Cook were Ponteland United’s scorers against Bohemians and Lee Cuthbertson struck twice in Birtley Saint Joseph’s win over Bedlington Terriers Reserves. Tony Smith, Martin Guy and Kevin Wright were also on the scoresheet with Ryan Cockburn the Terriers scorer.

Fraser Tait netted for basement side Wooler against Newcastle Chemfica, but goals from Liam Heenan, Tommy Bainbridge and Alex McKetterick gave the visitors the points.

Bay Plastics Second Division

Gateshead Leam Rangers took a huge step towards the Division Two title with a win at rivals Shilbottle CW.

David Lucas got the only goal of the game to stretch the Rangers lead at the top to ten points – but the Colliers have three games in hand.

A Dale Johnson own goal and a Callum Bodzinski strike in the first half saw Longbenton win at Willington Quay Saints, though the Bulls were made to sweat when Glen Johnson pulled one back and High Howdon dented Lindisfarne Custom

Planet’s promotion hopes with goals from Declan King (2) and Chris Marshall. Adam McCulloch netted a consolation.

Reece Chapman shot West Allotment Celtic A ahead against Swalwell in the 75th minute but late goals in the last ten minutes from Chris Grant, Matt Neve and Danny Igo gave Swalwell the points.

Callum McAllister shot Seaton Burn in front against Alnwick Town Reserves in the first half. Chris Carr added a second in the 72nd minute and a late double from Ryan Spragg put the gloss on the win while Shaun Young hit a hat-trick in Grainger Park’s success against Forest hall. Andrew Davidson added the other and Jamie Anderson replied.

Liam Roberts bagged a brace in Whitburn’s victory over Wideopen. An own goal completed the tally while Jared Dowd scored at the other end.

Second half efforts from Cole Dixon and Juste Akani gave Newcastle Benfield Reserves a win at Cramlington United.

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