Alliance fixtures hit by wind and rain
It was a difficult day for teams playing in the Northern Alliance League at the weekend with the majority of games hit by high winds and driving rain.
And not for the first time this season a number of matches fell by the wayside because of the weather.
In Division 1, Blyth Spartans Reserves went down to a 1-0 away defeat at the hands of Forest Hall, leaving them seventh in the table on 19 points.
This weekend, Blyth Reserves take on Whitburn & Cleadon at home in the league.
The game Red Row and Seaton Burn started, but was abandoned midway through the second half with the visitors winning 2-3.
Red Row, who are currently third in the table, this weekend are away to Whitley Bay Reserves in the league, whilst Seaton Burn, who are 13th, face Felling Magpies at home.
Bedlington FC were away to Prudhoe Youth Club Seniors, where they went down to a 5-0 defeat. They will be looking for better fortune this Saturday when they take on Rothbury in the Combination Cup at home.
Cramlington United did not have a game on Saturday – this weekend they are away to Hexham.
In Division 2, Cramlington Town had a big 8-2 home win over Newcastle Blue Star Reserves, keeping them second in the table behind leaders Haltwhistle Jubilee. This weekend they face Newbiggin in the Amateur Cup at home.
Newbiggin, who are level on points with Cramlington Town, had a 3-0 away win over Stobswood Welfare at the weekend, and means both sides will go into the cup clash in high spirits.
Blyth FC led Spittal Rovers 2-0 at home but had to settle for a 2-2 draw. On Saturday they are away to Ellington in the league.
In the Development Division, Ponteland United continue to set the pace following their 4-0 away win over Wideopen A, but Morpeth FC, who won 3-0 away to Wooler, are on their tails. They currently trail by 13 points but have played five games fewer. This weekend Ponteland are away to bottom of the table Red House Farm, who have yet to secure a point, whilst Morpeth FC are away to Chemfica Am s.