Match Reports

MONDAY 28/12/2020
PREMIER DIVISION
Ponteland Utd 2 v 3 Blyth Town
Zac Bewley 6 mins   Adam Johnson 19 mins
Louie Calvert 48 mins   Adam Johnson 56 mins
    Shaun Gibson (P) 65 mins
Newcastle Blue Star FC v Burradon and New Fordley
1ST DIVISION
Cramlington United P Haltwhistle Jubilee
FC United of Newcastle  0 v 1 Prudhoe Youth Club FC Seniors
    Craig Fairley 86 mins
Hebburn Town U23 P Hexham
Rothbury FC P Forest Hall
2nd DIVISION
Stobswood Welfare P Willington Quay Saints
Gateshead Redheugh 1957 P Spittal Rovers        
3RD DIVISION
Morpeth FC 2 v 1 AFC Newbiggin Central
Ross Donnelly   Jordan Hancock
Liam Robertson    
Newcastle East End Reserves 2 v 2 Whitley Bay Sporting Club A
Ross Dickinson x 2   Mario Carangelo
    Own Goal
Red House Farm P Blyth Town U23           
Wooler P North Sunderland F.C.    

Due to the inclement weather only 5 out of the 12 scheduled games were played.

In the Premier Division the Newcastle Blue Star groundsman and committee worked tirelessly to ensure the match against Burradon and New Fordley could go ahead, albeit with a later KO after obtaining permission of the League Secretary. Despite their efforts the match, although an entertaining affair, ended in a goaless draw. This was the Burradon players first match for 2 months and they were obviously short of match practice but grew into the game as it progressed and had chances to take all 3 points.

The other game in the Premier Division was switched to a Ponteland Utd home game and played at Druids Park. The hosts took the lead on two occasions, Zac Bewley in the 6th minute and Louie Calvert in the 48th. Adam Johnson equalised twice direct from free kicks for the visitors, Blyth Town, in the 19th and 48th minutes. The match was decided by a Shaun Gibson penalty in the 65th minute to give the Blyth team the 3 points which moved them up to 5th in the table.

In the only 1st Division game to be played Prudhoe Y C Seniors increased their lead at the top of the table with a hard fought 1 v 0 win at FC Utd of Newcastle. The late winner, 86th minute, was scored by Craig Fairley.  

Both scheduled 2nd Division matches were postponed.

Morpeth FC stretched their lead at the top of the 3rd Division to 5 points when, in a match switched to the AFC Newbiggin home ground, they came out on top 2 v 1. The Morpeth counters were scored by Ross Donnelly and Liam Robertson with Jordan Hancock scoring the consolation for the Newbiggin team who are in their first season in the Competition and holding a steady mid table position.

Newcastle East End Reserves v Whitley Bay Sporting Club A was also played at Druids Park and ended in a 2 v 2 draw. A Ross Dickinson brace counted for the home team goals, a Mario Carangelo effort and an OG earned a welcome point for the visitors.

This entry was posted on December 28, 2020

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