Blues out in front after they brush aside Albion
Published at 07:44, Wednesday, 20 February 2013
PRUDHOE YC Blues took advantage of Throckley Magpies Inter being without a fixture for the second week running by leapfrogging over their main rivals into top-spot by trouncing Ryton and Crawcrook Albion on Saturday morning.
Even the excellent home keeper, Sam Harrison, was unable to repel the firepower of Jack Armstrong, Harry Bailey, Connor Gillon, Jake Howdon, Ben Ridley, Josh Ward and man of the match, Lewis Cant, as Prudhoe turned on the style in their bid to retain the championship.
Haydon Bridge were involved in a similar score-line at home to basement side Wylam Rockets with the finishing of Harry Crowe, Hal Hodkinson, Archie Richardson, Cameron Robson, Matthew Scott and the outstanding George Priest too hot to handle.
James Melton starred for the visitors whose sole strike by Alex Buckle was scant consolation for their uphill struggle.
The impressive Aaron Davidson hit four but was unlucky to still finish on the losing side as Haltwhistle United went down to the odd goal in nine away to Hexham.
The hosts clinched victory with goals from Henry Stephenson (2), Charlie Gorham, Thomas Robinson and star performer Jack Chicken.
Corbridge United returned to winning ways with the 7-2 defeat of Wark with man of the match Dan Joyce notching a hat-trick.
Thomas Lock hit a double with James Percival and Shay Quinn also on target while the free scoring Dan Turner impressed in scoring both goals from Wark.
Allendale Fireballs fielded the bare seven away to Stocksfield but played with great spirit before going down 4-2.
The Dale shocked the home side by going ahead through Jay Thompson but the prolific Archie Leonard put Stocksfield back on level terms at half-time.
Despite kicking up the slight slope the Fireballs, pressed strongly after the break with the sturdy Matty Koranteng as always prominent in midfield.
Therefore it was somewhat against the run of play when Stocksfield went two up through Leonard and Matthew Catnach.
Undaunted the visitors continued to push forward and it was no surprise when they were rewarded as indecision in the home defence led to Ben Miller pulling one back with an opportunist goal.
However, the issue was settled late on with the dangerous Leonard completing yet another hat-trick for his side’s fourth.
Alyosha Hipkin took the man of the match award for Allendale but second half keeper Alex Best deserves a special mention for a number of plucky saves which earned him warm applause from both sets of supporters.
At Division Two level Prudhoe YC U9s drew 3-3 for the second game in succession in sharing the spoils at home to Allendale U9s.
Sam Irons netted all three for Prudhoe with Kyran Smith (2), and star man Jake Reed replying for the visitors. Charlie Welton impressed for the hosts with Owen Dent and Jack Swinburn also showing up well.
Corbridge United U9s proved too strong for Hexham Whites U9s in winning 8-1 with Lewis Fawcett leading the way with four.
The excellent Philippe King-Lewis hit a brace with Gabriel Johnson and Finlay Marsden also scoring while Matthew Nesti was the lone marksman for Hexham whose top performer was Charlie Coombe.
A couple of late Ben Shepherd strikes clinched the points for Throckley Magpies Inter U9s as they just shaded Wylam Rockets U9s 3-2 in the surprise result of the day.
Earlier Dan Jamieson also netted for Inter with Freddie Marr twice on target for Wylam.
Ben Haslam starred for the visitors who were often denied by a top notch display from home keeper Louis Cadwalader.
Another Custodian in fine form was James Hare of Haydon Bridge U9s but he was powerless in preventing his side from gong down 4-0 away to title hopefuls Hexham Greens U9s.
Matthew Kilby, Dan Simpson, George Youngman and impressive midfielder Will Burns were the scorers for the Greens who stretch their lead at the top of the division to 11 points.
Stocksfield U9s won 5-1 at Wark with the finishing of the visitors proving decisive with chances at both ends. Ben Brown, Matthew Parkes, Liam Potts, Mitchell Robson and Thomas Williams were the Stocksfield marksmen while a Jake Turnbull well placed corner was deflected into the net for the North Tyne outfits counter.
Thomas Norman was prominent on the right wing for Wark with defender Hamish Robson catching the eye for the winners with a string of vital well times tackles.
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