County recognition for Hexham league
Published at 10:52, Thursday, 17 October 2013
HEXHAM and District Sunday League will have a representative in the quarter finals of the Northumberland FA Sunday Cup.
Rivals Haltwhistle Conservatives and Prudhoe Town go head-to-head in the county's biggest competition for Sunday League teams, ensuring the district makes the final eight of the competition.
Haltwhistle go into the tie as favourites as joint leaders of Division One and having already beaten Town 2-0 in the league earlier this season. People should note that the game will be played at Bardon Mill.
Halty's idleness in the league could see them lose ground at the top of the table, a win for Wylam at home to The Falcon Prudhoe enough to knock last year's champions off second spot.
Leaders Stocksfield also have a great opportunity to go three points clear, welcoming bottom club Rose and Crown Bellingham who have just a point to their name so far.
In the other Division One game, Hexham Phoenix entertain Allendale looking to put their exit in the county cup behind them.
There is a massive game in Division Two when the two favourites for the title meet for the first time.
Flawless Prudhoe Social Club could move a staggering 11 points ahead of second placed Bardon Mill should they emerge victorious from the crunch clash. The visitors, however, will be determined to reduce the margin to five especially as they have a game in hand.
Third placed Warden Boatside will be sniffing around for any slip-ups when they play host to second bottom Acomb Welfare, as will both Haydon Bridge Anchor and Dr Syntax Prudhoe when they commence battle at the Bridge.
Bottom club Swinburne Arms Stamfordham, meanwhile, are still on the lookout for their first point of the season and make the trip to newcomers Phoenix Chopwell.
Division One rivals Ryton and Crawcrook Albion and Barrasford will fight it out for the chance to meet Hexham Phoenix in the quarter finals of the Tommy Jackson Presidents Cup.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.