Six-hit Blyth Town up to third in Alliance Premier

A few teams got back to action in the Northern Alliance League at the weekend, although a number of fixtures were again postponed because of the ongoing condition of pitches due to the wet weather.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 11:00 am
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 3:53 pm
Action from North Sunderland v Morpeth Town Reserves in the Development League.
Action from North Sunderland v Morpeth Town Reserves in the Development League.

In the Premier Division, Blyth Town had a good 6-1 home win over Newcastle Chemfica, lifting them up to third place in the table on 25 points, four behind leaders New Fordley with two games in hand.

New Fordley were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cullercoats.

This weekend both sides take a break from league action, with Blyth Town at home to Newcastle University A in the Gardner Cup, whilst New Fordley are away to Blyth FC in the League Cup.

In Division 1, Blyth Spartans Reserves beat Seaton Sluice 3-1 at home to go fourth in the table on 19 points. This weekend they are away to Cullercoats in the League Cup.

Bedlington FC lost 5-2 away to Wallsend Boys Club and on Saturday they are home to Gateshead Redheugh in the League Cup.

Cramlington United had no game on Saturday, but this week are home to Willington Quay Saints in the League Cup.

In Division 2, Blyth FC lost 4-2 at home to Newcastle Blue Star Reserves and they remain fifth on 19 points.

Newbiggin didn't have a game, but are home to Newcastle East End in the NFA Minor Cup on Saturday. Cramlington Town were also sidelined at the weekend, and with no fixture this weekend they will not be back in action until after the new year.

In the Development Division, Ashington Reserves had a good 7-2 away win over Gosforth Bohemiens Reserves in the Gardner Cup – this weekend they face the same opposition in a league game at home, so the players should be familiar with each other.

Morpeth FC drew 3-3 away with Whitley Bay Sporting Club A and this weekend travel to take on Lowick.

Morpeth Town Reserves were on the receiving end of a 12-0 hammering at the hands of North Sunderland, in a game which was switched from Morpeth to Seahouses due to pitch conditions.