Mixed fortunes for new clubs in league

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THE new clubs in the Tyneside Amateur League enjoyed mixed fortunes in division two on Saturday.

Chopwell began their campaign with an emphatic 7-1 win at Gosforth Bohemians A, with Rowland Lee bagging a hat-trick, Alan Rennison netting a brace and further strikes from Irving Ruddock and Craig Willis.

Stobswood Welfare meanwhile were also heavy away winners at fellow newcomers North Shields Athletic Reserves. David Larris grabbed a pair while Stefan Tweddle, Josh Derbyshire and Stephen Gibbard were also on the scoresheet.

Four Lane Ends Club were also celebrating victory in their first game as they beat Ponteland United Reserves 2-1. Liam Chilvers and Steven Morrison were on target for Four Lane Ends, with Daniel Gallagher scoring the consolation for Pont.

Kenton Bar Community lost out by the odd goal in five to Newcastle Medicals, despite goals from Jordan O’Neill and Grant Raynor.

New York got their division one campaign off to the ideal start with a 3-1 success at promoted Lindisfarne Athletic, who had the ever-prolific Jonny Storey on target. Steven Craig, Billy Simmonds and Danny Henderson won it for New York.

Walker Central Reserves and Cullercoats Reserves shared four goals at Monkchester Green. Luke Fergusson’s brace for Cullercoats was cancelled out by Jonathon Wright and David Jelley.