Belford lead the way in North Northumberland League

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Belford’s fine start to the North Northumberland League season continued on Saturday with a 7-1 away victory over Wooler Reserves.

It was Belford’s second victory over the Glendale side in the space of three weeks and strengthened their grip at the top of the second division table.

Top goalscorer Ross Moore was on target again, but this time he was overshadowed by Mark Dunlop, who bagged four for the visitors.

All of Dunlop’s goals came in a dominant first half display.

Belford’s other scorers were Darren Thompson and Neil Jefferson, but the scoreline could have been a lot more impressive had they taken all the chances afforded to them during the match.

Eglingham FC gained their first points of the season as two Tristan Oliver goals saw them beat Alnmouth by a 2-0 scoreline.

The game between Tweedmouth Harrow and Craster Rovers had to be abandoned after 62 minutes when one of the players sustained a serious injury.

Initial reports suggest that Stuart Greens was stretchered from the pitch after breaking his leg in two places.

A league spokesman, in wishing Greens well for his recovery, said the game would probably have to be replayed.

In the Sanderson Cup Alnmouth United made progress with a 5-1 win over Highfields United while Peter Maughan and Johnny Johnson both scored twice as Bamburgh Castle beat Lowick United by a 4-1 scoreline.

Lee Dodd netted a hat-trick as Tweedmouth Rangers scored eight times against North Sunderland, who managed to hit a single goal in reply.

In the Runciman Cup Reece and Liam Ramsay both scored four times as Amble St Cuthbert netted 11 against Lynemouth Anglers, while a first half penalty from Michael Antcliffe saw Springhill win at Embleton WR.

In the NFA Minor Cup Red Row made progress after an extra time win over Willington Quay Saints.