Emphatic win gives Prudhoe the title
Published at 09:07, Monday, 11 June 2012
PRUDHOE YC U16 clinched the Pin Point Recruitment Junior Football League Three in style.
In their season finale, they thumped Cramlington Town 5-0 to win the title after an excellent end of the season run-in.
Just three months ago, Prudhoe were in mid-table but they put the pressure on the front runners to come out on top.
Prudhoe YC U11 Reds missed out on the Pin Point League Three title as a third consecutive defeat hindered their championship charge.
A win against Gosforth Park Nomads would have ensured a three-way tie for top spot but they went down 2-1.
Opponents Gosforth were worthy league winners and set up a great final game with freshly cut and lined grass and neutral officials.
Two goals in the opening quarter put them in the driving seat but Prudhoe battled back and Matty Bloomer scored a corker as he raced clear of an excellent Gosforth defence, checked back, moved the ball to his left and hit a smashing shot into the top left hand corner of the net from just inside the box.
The goal was just the eighth Gosforth have conceded all season, and half of those have been leaked against Prudhoe.
Hexham U11 cemented a spot in the top three of North East Youth Development League when Alex Wood’s goal claimed the points against Newcastle East End.
It rounded off a good debut year in 11-a-side football for the team who made an appearance in the West Division Cup final.
It was a busy end of season to Hexham U13 who followed up a home draw with Red House Farm with an excellent victory over Blyth Town.
The game was over by half time as two goals from Joe Hughes and one from man of the match Jake Dunlop gave them breathing space at half time.
Despite Blyth hitting back, two more goals from Ryan Gardner and another Dominic Weller calmed any home nerves.
They then followed this up with an appearance in a competition hosted by Northern Alliance outfit Carlisle City, but tired limbs were forgotten has Hexham ran out winners in the U13 tournament.
After winning their way through the group stages, they were up against host club Carlisle City in the final but the teams could not be separated so it went to penalties which was decided in the Tyne Valley side’s favour.
Hexham U14 had to play two games in the space of a week and they lost 1-0 to champions elect Red House Farm in a very close and entertaining match.
Fortunes were reversed when they won at Whitley Coast Soccer by the same scoreline, the team was struggling with absentee and injuries.
However, the points were claimed when a lovely chip from Jamie Foster found the back of the net, who himself had only just returned to the side after a long break.
Wylam Rockettes sent all four girls teams along to the inaugural Cramlington United Football Tournament, albeit with mixed success.
Rockettes U12 and U11 teams narrowly failed to progress from the group stages, both missing out by a single point.
However, the Rockettes U10 Bees and U10 teams both had days to remember with the Bees battling their way to the semi finals of the shield where, despite the heroic efforts of Ruth Owen, they were beaten on penalties.
The Rockettes U10 went one better securing a place in the shield final after a thunderbolt from Chloe Sayer who struck the ball into the top corner of the net from the half way line.
In a tense final against Blyth Town, the scores were level after extra time and again the tie was to be decided on penalties.
It took two cool finishes from the spot, the decider from Faith Birch, and two magnificent saves from Maisie James, the captain, to ensure the shield travelled back to the Tyne Valley.
Heddon St Andrews Juniors are looking for coaches for their five-a-side teams, with a full CRB check and coaching experience preferred.
Applicants can contact John Stewart on email@example.com or (07850) 375892.
Prudhoe YC Wylam beat second placed Swalwell Swifts 2-1 to clinch the Apollo Doors Gateshead Youth League U11s 9v9 League title. This completes a memorable season for the team who added the league title to the League Cup, the NFA West Division Cup and the Blackpool tournament trophy.
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This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.