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Monday, 22 December 2014

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Injury time sickener for Heddon

AN INJURY time leveller from Wooler dented Heddon's hopes of beating the drop from Division One of the Northern Alliance.

Heddon

On course for a vital three points against their sixth placed visitors, they conceded right at the death to mean they are still eight points adrift having played three games extra.

The late equaliser would have been welcomed by both Hexham and Ponteland United who were also celebrating progress into the quarter-finals of the Northumberland FA Minor Cup.

Hexham, who lost in last year's finals, made the final eight of the competition but were made to work hard by Division Two side Newcastle Benfield Reserves. The Tynedale side eventually won 3-1 after extra time.

Ponteland were also triumphant as they visited Division Two opposition, defeating West Allotment Celtic A 4-1.

There was agony for Stocksfield as they went down 1-0 at Northbank Carlisle in the Premier Division of the Alliance, missing the chance to go to 10th in the table.

Chopwell's pursuit of promotion from Division Two in their debut season was dealt a blow as they narrowly lost 3-2 at High Howdon SC.

After propping up the rest of the Northern League for most of the season, Ryton and Crawcrook Albion gave themselves a real chance of moving off the foot of the table as they defeated second bottom Esh Winning 2-0.

Prudhoe Town breezed into the next round of the Wearside League Cup, defeating Wolviston 3-1 in the first round.

*Full reports will appear in this week's Hexham Courant.

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