Late penalty robs Town of victory
Last updated at 11:08, Monday, 03 September 2012
Prudhoe Town 3Gateshead Leam Rangers 3;
Prudhoe Town 3Silksworth Rangers 0
A DUBIOUS penalty late on prevented Prudhoe Town picking up the three points in their midweek tussle with Gateshead Leam Rangers.
The visitors were awarded a soft spot kick in the 89th minute, and this was subsequently converted to level the scores at 3-3.
Gateshead had taken the lead through Gordon Hutchinson on 40 minutes but were pegged back before the break when Town’s Jake Stafford scored from the penalty spot.
Rob Smith put Prudhoe in the driving seat after the break, but parity was restored again when Leam’s Liam Cook found the back of the net.
Another Ste Forster goal looked like it was enough for the hosts, but the late penalty for Gateshead was a sickener for Town.
One week on from eliminating the same opponents from the cup, Prudhoe inflicted another defeat on Silksworth Rangers, this time claiming the points in the Wearside League game.
It was comfortable for Prudhoe and Gavin Lisle got the ball rolling when the goalkeeper let his effort go, thinking it was heading wide of the goal.
With five minutes left in the first half, a trademark free kick from Nathan Burrell doubled the lead as he whipped in the set piece from 20 yards out.
The scoring was ended when teenage substitute Malik Kalimba made an instant impression to make it three for the home side.
First published at 09:08, Monday, 03 September 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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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.