Alliance Roundup 29/09/18



First half braces from Keith Douglas, 7 and 20 minutes, then Niza Chilufya, 34 and 36 minutes, set leaders Newcastle University on their way to opening up a ten point lead atop of the Premier Division following a 7-0 win over Seaton Delaval on Saturday.

Making it five before the interval via Olly Walden the Students went on to add two more in the second period, taking their league tally to 66 in 15 games when Lefteris Alambritis and Lee Scott scored; Chilufya already has 22 league goals this season with Walden on 12 and Scott 8.

Beneath the leaders Ponteland slipped up when they were held to a goalless draw at home to North Shields Athletic and Newcastle Blue Star moved within touching distance when they saw off visitors Alnwick Town 2-0 courtesy of goals in the opening quarter from Richard Coulson and Martin Soulsby, the latter being afforded the luxury of missing a penalty shortly before the interval as well.

AFC Killingworth and Gateshead Rutherford both collected 3-1 home wins over Wallington and FC United of Newcastle respectively, Killy netting all four goals in their win with Malcolm Morien notching a brace and Lee Johnson the other; Rutherford meanwhile fell behind early on when Dillon Swan opened the scoring after just five minutes with Antony Blackburn levelling on the half hour.

Midway through the second half the hosts took the lead through Shaun Todhunter and Niki Langston sealed all three points a minute later.

Percy Main were involved in the days’ other goalless draw when they were held by AFC New Fordley whilst the games at Newcastle Chemfica and Shankhouse featured five goals apiece.

Chemfica saw off a strong challenge from Whitley Bay A, Hylton Hubb netting at the end of each half for the visitors, the first coming after both Sam Grieveson and Steve McLaughlin had scored in the opening half hour, the second after Fergus Lynch had wrapped up the points midway through the second.

At Shankhouse they went into a two goal lead against Gateshead A via an Anderson penalty after ten minutes and Marshall just before the break; McKeown got the visitors back into the game shortly after the restart and McGeoch equalised after 65 minutes however the Hoose had the last word when Oliver Young nipped in to strike the winner four minutes from time.


Blyth Town maintained their three point gap at the top of the First Division after Sam Watts scored the only goal of their win away to Wallsend Boys Club whilst second place Bedlington also had a narrow win, 2-1 against visiting Wallsend Community, who led through Dale Hudd, Adam Ord and Tommy Wilkinson netting either side of the interval for the points.

Cullercoats remain third but were felled when at Felling Magpies, Adam Byron with the only goal whilst Winlaton joined them after they won 2-1 at Gosforth Bohemians as Ben Gardner and Dean Hendry gave them an interval lead, Josh Spurling making for a nervy final half hour with a goal eight minutes after the break.

Hebburn U23s edged a seven-goal thriller in their top ten clash at home to Seaton Burn, the visitors taking a two goal lead through Mcallum and Day inside half hour, Maddison pulling one back before the break; Scott and Stansfield then afforded the hosts the lead with an hour gone before Ryan Spragg levelled with twenty minutes to go, John Hobbs bagging the winner with five minutes remaining.

Andy Murray served up three aces for Blyth Spartans Reserves as they won 6-2 away to Forest Hall, Karl Lazzari offering a double and Liam Shanley the other whilst Mark Atkinson and Harry Johnson netted for the hosts and Hexham won 3-1 away to Red Row Welfare, Hamish Forsyth and Dylan Mabumu putting them two up inside the opening thirty and, although Max Anderson pulled one back before the break, Kurtis Harvey wrapped the points up with the third just before the hour mark.


Recently installed as leaders, Whitley Sporting Club have a narrow one point lead atop of the Second Division after they, and second place Rothbury, both won at the weekend.

The Sporting Club edged a nine-goal thriller away to newcomers Burradon as Adams and Atkinson both scored twice for the leaders, Seaman the other whilst a brace from Cartwright and one apiece for Allison and Walker made for a tasty game.

Rothbury meanwhile are enjoying life in the Alliance and claimed a 5-1 win on Saturday when on the road at Seghill, the visitors three up at the break courtesy of a Tony Brown penalty and a brace from Daniel Thompson; Maneesh Rai notched a consolation just after the restart but Sam Proudlock made it four on 66 minutes and, with seven minutes remaining, Thompson claimed his hat-trick and Rothbury’s fifth of the day.

Camlington United moved clear in third as they scored six on the road at Stobswood and Jesmond fell when at fellow newcomers Ellington. United wrapped up a 6-0 win thanks to braces from Taylor and Younger, one for Pulman, and an own-goal, five coming in the first half, whilst at Ellington the hosts enjoyed success when Liam Thompson scored twice alongside goals from Jordan Lashley and Calum Donohoe, James Milner replying.

Nine goals were netted at Wideopen as visitors Spittal won 6-3, Aiden Rutledge scored a hat-trick as Gateshead Redheugh won 6-1 away to Cramlington Town, Atkinson and Fitzgerald gave Coundon & Leeholme the points at home to Blyth FC, Ryan Priest replying and Whitburn defeated visitors Willington Quay Saints 2-0, Joe Warren in the first and Alex Chapman in the second with the goals.


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