Deflected goal clinches win for Bridge
Published at 07:42, Wednesday, 23 January 2013
WITH wintry weather forecast for the following week, the U10s League were fortunate to get a full programme of fixtures fulfilled on Saturday morning.
There was a minor shock in Division One where Haydon Bridge enjoyed arguably their best result of the season in the 2-1 defeat of the impressive Corbridge United.
Ben Hunter opened the scoring for the Haydonians and they doubled their advantage before half-time when a Matthew Scott corner found the net with the help of a deflection.
George Priest continues to impress in midfield for the hosts but with James Percival starring up front Corbridge hit back in the second half to pull one back through an own goal and further pressure just failed to earn them a share of the spoils.
Throckley Magpies AC kicked off a successful week-end by hitting seven without reply at home to Wark.
Josh Watson capped a man of the match performance by notching a hat-trick with Evann Jardine emulating the feat by including a long range brace and a penalty in his treble.
Aaron Robinson also found the net despite a fine display from Wark keeper Niall Buchanan.
Leaders Throckley Magpies Inter led through a Daniel Duguid double before their hosts battled back to draw level with Ben Pentland and Ben Tait on target.
Keeper Sam Harrison excelled for Ryton but Duguid proved the match winner by completing his hat-trick to clinch vital points for unbeaten Inter.
Archie Leonard continues to score goals for fun in hitting another treble for Stocksfield in their 5-2 win over Hexham.
Matthew Catnach and man of the match Jake Lynch also netted while Jack Chicken and Aaron Hardy replied for Hexham whose star man was defender Vinny Styles.
Second placed Prudhoe YC Blues were too strong for Haltwhistle United in winning 6-1 with Lewis Cant netting three for the second week running.
Joseph Ellwood, Connor Gillon and Ben Ridley were also on target with Aaron Davison scoring for Halty whose keeper Matty Caisley was outstanding.
Allendale Fireballs were slightly flattered by their 6-1 defeat of a spirited Wylam Rockets who missed a number of chances to add to their long strike by Ben Robinson.
Harry Robson starred in midfield for the Dale whose marksmen were Carl Baxter (2), Matty Koranteng (2), Alex Best and Jay Thomson.
Jack McCluskey just shaded Robinson for the visitors’ man of the match award.
In Division Two second placed Throckley Magpies AC U9s dropped their first points of the campaign after being held to a 2-2 draw away to Wylam Rockets in a well contested game.
The Magpies led 2-0 at half-time through Callum Close and Michael Ndiweni before the Rockets fought back well to gain a share of the points with goals by Ben Haslam and Freddie Marr.
Finlay Morton excelled between the posts for Wylam as did his opposite number Mark Wilkes who narrowly lost out to Shay Carey for the Throckley man of the match accolade.
Finishing was the decisive factor at Stocksfield where the home side squandered a host of chances in going down 4-1 to Prudhoe YC U9s.
Callum Pattinson and Jack Swinburn hit doubles for the winners with Nicholas Beatty finding the net in reply.
Keeper Daniel Rodrigues was a major obstacle to the efforts of Stocksfield whose top performer was Matthew Parkes while the promising Sam Irons continues to impress for Prudhoe.
Allendale U9s played hosts to Throckley Magpies Inter U9s and shard the spoils after a 3-3 draw with the result in doubt right up to the final whistle.
Archie White scored twice for the Dale with the prominent Jake Reed also netting while Louis Cadwalader hit a brace and Michael Knowes one for Inter whose Dan Jamieson gave a versatile display to earn their man of the match honour.
Haydon Bridge U9s overpowered Wark 9-2 with Will Thornhill starring in notching a hat-trick and Iona Burville scoring her first goal of the season.
Jamie Connor hit a double with other strikes coming from Shay Dickinson, Scott Hawkins and Kian McKinnel.
Jordan Reynolds impressed for the Bridge with the counters for Wark scored by Kareem Turnbull and the excellent Alex Southall.
Midfielder Max Kings was outstanding for Hexham Whites with Matthew Nesti also prominent but they found their Greens counterparts too strong on the day.
The Division Two front runners won 8-0 with Matthew Kilby, Will Burns, Josh Heslop, Alex Waters and man of the match Adam Newton amongst the goals.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1930Saturday, December 13, 1930...
HAVING raised over £1,000 through prize draws, dances, whist drives and donations, Bellingham was able to buy its town hall.
So successful was the fund-raising that when all the debts were cleared more than £100 was left in the fund.
The hall could now be used by the town for all manner of social and public functions.