Greens sweep all before them
Published at 09:12, Monday, 18 June 2012
A diamond jubilee weekend for Hexham Greens U11s (right) had a silver lining as they were crowned champions in a prestigious seven a side football tournament held at Kingston Park, Newcastle.
Teams from across the North East, Cumbria and Scotland played some terrific football with scouts from a number of Premiership sides represented.
Hexham won their group stage with two draws and two wins with goals from Will Roberts (5), Alex Wood (3) & Vinnie Proudlock. They only conceded three goals all day which was evidence of a great overall team performance.
Cramlington faced a resurgent Hexham in the quarter finals and two goals from Will Roberts gave Hexham a comfortable win.
Red House Farm, who traditionally field strong sides, were next up and superb display from Hexham saw them score four times without reply, to earn the Greens a richly deserved place in the final.
Goals from Will Roberts (3) and Alex Wood did the damage.
The final was played against Whitley Bay, against whom they drew 1-1 in the group stage, so a tight final was on the cards.
However an early goal from Will Roberts settled Hexham who went on to play some brilliant football, hanging on to their 1-0 lead at half time.
Whilst Whitley Bay continued to push, pass and press it was Hexham who added two more goals with Will Roberts scoring (again) and a terrific header by Olly James.
The effort and commitment shown by Hexham Greens was something they have been threatening to do for some time in a tournament.
In the end they ran out comfortable winners with a 3-0 victory and at the final whistle there were a lot of very happy players on the pitch, not to mention the parents.
Both coaches Andy and Stephen Turnbull were understandably very proud and delighted with their teams achievement.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.