Dalesmen stun champions Haltwhistle
Published at 08:38, Wednesday, 21 August 2013
CHAMPIONS Haltwhistle Conservatives were rocked by Allendale in the first midweek game of the new Hexham and Distict Sunday League season.
The title winners returned from the 'Dale with a 2-0 defeat to mull over after an excellent all-round performance from the hosts.
It was shock central as newly promoted Ryton and Crawcrook Albion continued their phenemonal start to life in Division One with a 5-1 thumping of highly tipped Prudhoe Town.
Meanwhile, Stocksfield made it two wins from two as they edged last year's runners-up Hexham Phoenix 2-1.
Barrasford won the North Tyne derby with Rose and Crown Bellingham by the same scoreline, while Wylam were ruthless as they put five past The Falcon Prudhoe without reply.
Prudhoe Social Club continued to catch the eye in their return to Sunday League football, defeating fellow newcomers Phoenix Chopwell 6-0.
Bardon Mill made it two from two by defeating near neighbours Haydon Bridge 2-1, Dr Syntax Prudhoe beat Swinburne Arms Stamfordham 7-1 and Hexham Hearts were 2-1 winners at Warden Boatside.
*A full round-up of Sunday's and last night's results, with scorers, will appear in this week's Hexham Courant.
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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.