Northern League

News: Former Northern League chairman handed senior vice president title

Former Northern League chairman handed senior vice president title

Mike Amos – the former chairman of the Northern League – has been awarded the title of Senior Vice President.

Mike stood down at the end of last season after 20 years as chairman and 30 years’ involvement in the league.



Northern League Diary November (Phil Hurst)

Northern League Diary – November

Rain, and lots of it, was the defining feature of the month. It’s tough enough planning a schedule when games are being constantly moved to accommodate the various cup competitions at this time of year, without additionally having to negotiate your way around those dreaded words ‘match postponed – waterlogged pitch’. Consequently, November included my first blank footballing Saturday in three seasons, a couple of matches I hadn’t initially intended to take in, and much frantic checking of Twitter for updates of inspections as the deluge continued unabated.  (more…)

Ray Simpson’s mid week round up

In the Camerons Brewery Brooks Mileson Northern League Cup, crisis hit Durham City won 3-2 at Crook Town on Tuesday night.
Crook took an early lead through new signing Damon Ellis, but Durham levelled through Thomas Colledge.

Northern League Round up ( Ray Simpson )

Shildon manager Gary Forrest believes that the Railwaymen’s defence is the platform for success after they beat fellow Ebac Northern League First Division title challengers North Shields 2-0 at Dean Street on Saturday
The Railwaymen have improved their defence this season, and Forrest said; “We’ve kept nine clean sheets in the league this season, and at any level of football that takes some doing. We looked solid against Shields, and that’s thanks to the central defensive pairing of Carl Jones and Gary Brown.
“They’re playing well together, and throwing themselves in front of everything. All the other players have the same attitude, and that is a good foundation.” (more…)

Ray Simpson’s Northern League Round Up

Northallerton Town manager Danny Mellanby quit after Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat by Billingham Synthonia – even though they’re firmly in the Ebac Northern League Second Division promotion race.

Northern League Diary – September (Phil Hurst)

Northern League Diary – September


September is always a busy month in the football calendar, with no shortage of games to attend and a climate which is still conducive to good pitches and, occasionally, shirt sleeves. It’s also when you get a decent feel for how the season is likely to progress, especially for the local teams you see most often. Accordingly, I haven’t felt the need to venture too far off a well-trodden path of late. So, with travel costs kept to a minimum, this is the story of my Northern League adventures over the past four weeks. (more…)

Ray Simpson’s Northern League Round Up


Shildon manager Gary Forrest told his players that nothing is definite yet as they closed in on the Ebac Northern League First Division title with a nervous 3-1 home win over Durham City on Saturday.

The Railwaymen must win their last league game at Bedlington Terriers on Wednesday night to clinch their first title since 1940 in their 125th year, and optimism was high on Saturday that they could achieve the second leg of their trophy quest following the news of Bedlington’s 6-2 home defeat by relegated Celtic Nation. (more…)

Northern League Round Up ( Ray Simpson )


Shildon manager Gary Forrest has told his players to treat the Ebac Northern League First Division like a cup competition after they comfortably won 6-0 at relegated Celtic Nation on Saturday.

Shildon will win the league if they win their remaining three matches against Sunderland RCA and Bedlington (away) and Durham City (home), but any slip up will hand the league title to Marske United, who play their last game against relegated Celtic Nation on Tuesday night. (more…)

Ray Simpson’s Northern League Round Up

Shildon manager Gary Forrest says that the Railwaymen’s visit to Morpeth Town on Wednesday could have a big bearing on the destiny of the Ebac Northern League First Division title after they beat Whitley Bay 1-0 at Dean Street on Saturday
Patched-up Shildon have five games remaining and need to win them all to lift their first title for seventy years, otherwise Marske United will almost certainly become champions. (more…)