Chopwell one step away
Published at 14:46, Friday, 03 January 2014
A REPEAT performance of Saturday will see Chopwell into the cup final in their debut season in the Northern Alliance.
After returning from Gateshead Leam Rangers 4-2 at the weekend, a result which shot them to third spot in Division Two, Chopwell go into tomorrow's Amateur Cup final four tie against the same opponents full of confidence.
In league action, Wallington's title challenge resumes when they host Carlisle City in the Premier Division. The Greens, who lie one point off top spot, will hope to replicate their fantastic display when they blew City out of the water in the 4-0 triumph in cup competition earlier this season.
Meanwhile, Stocksfield will join visitors Shankhouse in ninth place if they are successful in their goal of picking up maximum points. The hosts endured a torrid time when the teams were paired in the Northumberland FA Senior Benevolent Bowl, reduced to nine men before going down 2-0.
Heddon's fight to beat the drop from Divison One continues with a trip to Bedlington Terriers Reserves, a team they lost 5-3 to all the way back in August.
They have it all to do and will be praying rivals Ponteland United slip up at New Fordley.. However, United go into the encounter on the back of a fantastic 5-3 win over high flying Gateshead Redheugh 1957.
Prudhoe Town travel to Sunderland West End in the Wearside League, while Northern League strugglers Ryton and Crawcrook Albion are at South Shields.
On Sunday, Tynedale Ladies could create some breathing space at the top of the North East Women's Football League as they aim to do the double over main challengers Lowick United Ladies. Dale defeated Lowick 5-2 recently which has put them two points clear with two games in hand.
Meanwhile, Prudhoe Town Ladies look to continue their impressive climb up the table when they visit Easingwold Town.
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