Tynedale teams bid for county cup glory
Last updated at 12:08, Friday, 01 February 2013
A PLACE in county cup semi-finals beckons for three of Tynedale's senior football teams.
Northern Alliance Premier Division's Stocksfield host Blyth Town and Division One's Ponteland United travel to Wallsend Town looking to progress past the final eight stage in the prestigious Senior Benevolent Bowl.
Meanwhile, Hexham are favourites to make the final four of the Minor Cup as they welcome Division Two side Grainger Park BC to Wentworth tomorrow.
There are some big fixtures in the Hexham and Sunday District League, with last year's top two of Halfway House Prudhoe and Halthwislte Conservatives going head-to-head.
Title challengers Hexham Phoenix and FC Stocksfield will also face off, while the promotion chase in Division Two will heat up with The Falcon Prudhoe entertaining leaders Bardon Mill and Haydon Bridge Anchor facing Ryton and Crawcrook Albion.
*Courant reporter David Coulter is due to attend the Alliance Division Two fixture between Alston and Alnwick Town Reserves. For live updates, follow him @CourantSport.
First published at 12:05, Friday, 01 February 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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