Hexham look to bounce back at Ponteland
Last updated at 08:51, Wednesday, 21 August 2013
HEXHAM travel to Northern Alliance Division One rivals Ponteland United tonight (Wednesday) looking to bounce back from Saturday's disappointing defeat to Newcastle Chemfica (Independent).
The 3-0 loss should have spurred them on ahead of tonight's clash against a Ponteland side who have picked up two draws from their opening three games.
The games between the two teams are always close affairs, Hexham winning 3-2 at Ponteland and United scraping a 1-0 victory at the Wentworth last season. However, Hexham enjoy the upper hand as they won that year's Stan Jackson Cup by beating Ponteland 2-1 in the final.
Elsewhere in the division, struggling Heddon host a Bedlington Terriers Reserves side also failing to make an impact in the early stages of the new season.
In the Premier Division, Wallington welcome fellow promoted side Red House Farm to Scots Gap, while Stocksfield look to get over Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Wallsend Town with a home fixture with Killingworth Station.
Chopwell host Seaton Burn in Division Two, while Ryton and Crawcrook Albion visit Stokesley Sports Club in Division Two of the Northern League.
Buoyed by their first win of the campaign on Saturday, Prudhoe Town will be confident of picking up the points when they welcome Cleator Moor Celtic in the Wearside League .
First published at 08:49, Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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