Big things expected from Prudhoe Big Club
Published at 12:31, Friday, 16 August 2013
BIG things are expected from Hexham Sunday League newcomers Prudhoe Social Club.
The anticipated return of the town’s Big Club has had people talking over the summer months, and manager Mattie Thompson has called on his wealth of contacts to assemble a strong squad together.
Players with plenty of Division One experience have dropped down to join the club, and they are expecting to be mixing it with the big boys next term.
They will not the only team approaching the new season full of confidence of lifting the trophy, Bardon Mill going into the new season on the back of an eye-catching pre-season programme.
With higher ranked scalps to their names during the summer, they are looking to go one step further after missing out on promotion last year.
Haydon Bridge Anchor were another to just fall short in their push to move up last term, and they should be there or thereabouts again despite losing top scorer Jay Keelan.
After a tough season in Division One saw them pick up just two wins, Dr Syntax Prudhoe have been active in the transfer market and are targeting an instant return to the higher division.
But new boys Phoenix Chopwell cannot be written off and Liam Haney is another well-contacted man who will ensure that he has a squad decent enough to open up the promotion battle.
Having changed their name from Newbrough Argyles, Warden Boatside are looking to do their new sponsors proud and aim at improving on seventh spot achieved last year.
They are expected to be in a mid-table battle with both Hexham Hearts and Acomb Welfare, both teams showing promising signs last year but lacking the consistency to truly push on.
The highlights of the season last term for bottom club Swinburne Arms Stamfordham came in their two league victories, and they will be targeting an improved points total as they get under way with a trip to the ‘Tax on Sunday.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.