Cup winners Ponteland in Farm reunion
Published at 13:45, Friday, 11 October 2013
THE last time Ponteland United and Red House Farm met in cup competition, it took a penalty from a former Premier League player to separate the teams.
Ex-Sheffield United full back Chris Armstrong scored the deciding pen to see United lift the Combination Cup last year, the black and whites winning 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 scoreline after extra time.
The two teams will recommence battle on Saturday in the George Dobbins League Cup, visitng Red House favourites following their promotion from the Northern Alliance Division One last term.
In the same competition, Hexham travel to a Cramlington Town currently second in Division One, while Premier Division Stocksfield are favourites to profress into the third round when they host Division Two's Newcastle Benfield Reserves.
In-form Wallington travel to Gateshead Redheugh 1957 who play in a division below, while Division Two leaders travel to Gateshead Leam Rangers' Alliance team.
In league action, Heddon have the opportunity to move off the foot of the Alliance Division One table with a result at Cullercoats, while Prudhoe Town make the trip to Coxhoe Athletic in the Wearside League.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1949Friday, December 9, 1949...
A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.