Local Northern Alliance teams return to action

After several weeks of inactivity, caused by wet weather and then the festive break, local sides finally returned to action in the Northern Alliance League at the weekend.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 2:42 pm
Action from Lowick v Ashington Reserves on Saturday.
Action from Lowick v Ashington Reserves on Saturday.

In the Premier Division, Blyth Town had a 6-0 away win over Newcastle Chemfica, which kept them third in the table, just a point behind leaders New Fordley.

This weekend Blyth Town are home to Wallington, whilst New Fordley, who didn’t play at the weekend, take on Winlaton Vulcans at home.

In Division 1, Bedlington FC beat Seaton Burn 3-0 at home to move up to fourth place in the table above Blyth Spartans.

This weekend Bedlington face Prudhoe Youth Club Seniors away, whilst Spartans Reserves, who went down to a 6-0 away defeat at Cullercoats in the League Cup, are away to Forest Hall.

Cramlington United, who lost 2-1 away to Willington Quay Saints in the League Cup, are home to Gosforth Bohemiens.

In Division 2, Cramlington Town had a 5-1 home win over Wideopen & District to go third in the table on 24 points. This weekend they are home to Newcastle Blue Star Reserves.

Blyth FC, who didn’t play on Saturday, are this week home to Spittal Rovers from Berwick in the league.

Newbiggin kicked off 2020 with a 2-0 home win over Newcastle East End in the NFA Minor Cup – this Saturday they take on Stobswood Welfare away, hoping to maintain their push near the top of the table – they are currently fourth on 24 points, six behind leaders Haltwhistle Jubilee.

In the Development Division, Ashington Reserves had a 1-0 away win over Lowick, a game in which they also hit the bar twice and the post once.They are ninth in the table but this weekend turn their attention to the cup when they face Newcastle East End at home in the Gardner Cup.

Meanwhile, teams wishing to enter the Northern Alliance for the 2020-21 season are asked to contact league secretary Derek Booth via email at [email protected]

An application form will be forwarded which must be completed and returned to the league secretary no later than March 31.