Moore hits rivals for six
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 28 August 2013
WITH the help of six goals from teenage striker Sam Moore, newly promoted Ryton and Crawcrook Albion have caused an early stir in Division One.
They top the charts after their opening two games in the higher division, thumping last year’s runners-up Hexham Phoenix 6-0 and then expected title chasers Prudhoe Town 5-1 just two days later.
Nineteen-year-old Moore proved their leading light, hitting four against Phoenix and then two in the victory over Prudhoe.
They were not the only ones to cause a shock as Allendale stunned champions Haltwhistle Conservatives midweek with goals from Jonny Archer and Jossie Wright in a 2-0 win.
Haltwhistle started with a 6-3 win over The Falcon Prudhoe, Greg Irwin and Dan Kirkup both scoring twice, and Mark Elliott and Jonny Wallace also on target. Lee Blackburn hit two and Stu Lowden one in reply.
The young Falcon side fared no better against Wylam midweek, losing 5-0 as Joe Harms helped himself to a double, and Dan Beresford, Andrew Finnie and Michael Gilroy all notched.
Wylam looked likely to pick up three points in their opener against Barrasford but a red card for John Walsh disrupted their rhythm and they settled for a 4-4 draw. Finnie scored twice and Beresford and Harry Mitchell registered for Wylam, with Mark Nixon scoring two, and Dan Stokoe and Matt Wilson one apiece for Barra.
Barrasford enjoyed bragging rights in the first North Tyne derby of the season, Nixon netting both goals in the 2-1 victory over Rose and Crown Bellingham.
The Rose returned to Division One after last season’s relegation, but nearly caused a shock when facing Prudhoe Town, losing to two Stew Cowperthwaite goals despite Aidan Armstrong finding the back of the net.
Stocksfield picked up two victories in their opening two games, Luke Robson hitting a hat-trick, and Dean Barnard and Rob Moore scoring in their 5-0 win over Allendale. They followed this up with a narrow 2-1 victory over Phoenix, James Teasdale and Luke Robson getting the goals.
Back-to-back hat-tricks from Ste Forster saw Prudhoe Social Club make a big mark on their return to Sunday League football. He helped his side beat Acomb Welfare 7-0 with other goals coming from David Slack, Kieran Brothwood, Shaun Sagar and Tom Finnerty, before guiding his new team to a 6-0 thumping of newcomers Phoenix Chopwell. Finnerty got two and Tom Robinson also got one.
Phoenix had started in fine fashion, thumping Swinburne Arms Stamfordham 8-1 as Alan Rennison hit four, Tom Bell two, and Stephen Trathan and Paul Byers one each.
Jonny Carr replied for Stamfordham, who also went down 7-1 to Dr Syntax Prudhoe who had hat-trick hero Will Dedes, double hitting Shaun Stewart, Chris Armstrong and Tom Maughan on target.
Dedes scored the Tax’s only goal as they were edged out by two goals from Jason Elliott in their opener with Bardon Mill, the Millers then going on to win by the same scoreline against neighbours Haydon Bridge Anchor with goals from Mark Banks and Rob Hayes.
With goals from Steven Kirsopp, Dan Alexander, Andrew Colquhoun, Andrew Pape, Dan MacMillan and an own goal, Anchor got off to a winning start.
They defeated Hexham Hearts 6-1, Duncan Scott on target days before securing a 2-1 win for his side over Warden Boatside with both goals. Chris Heslop hit the target in reply.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1928Saturday, December 8, 1928...
The Miners' Hall at West Wylam was officially re-opened after undergoing extensive renovation.
Built as a cinema with a sloping floor 15 years previously, a ladies' cloakroom had been added and the floor levelled to turn it into a dance hall.
The work cost £500, half of which came from the Northumberland Miners' Association.