North Northumberland League round-up

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A look at the games featuring local sides in the NNL.

TWEEDMOUTH RANG 0

NEWBIGGIN 4

Tweedmouth were always going to be up against it in this Minor Cup tie as they hosted last season’s winners.

It proved to be a tough task but one that hopefully they can learn from if they are going to progress. Newbiggin, from the Northern Alliance League, were a strong, physical and well organised team and allowed Tweedmouth very little time on the ball from the off.

Set pieces were going to be an issue and it proved so as the hosts failed to clear a corner three times before the visiting striker drove home from the edge of the box.

To their credit Tweedmouth persisted in trying to play their passing game but Newbiggin were far too clever and forced error after error and it was a slip by the usually dependable Cromarty that allowed the visitors in to slip the ball past Pendrich in goal for the second.

Tweedmouth had some good battling performances and standouts were Pendrich in goal, Simpson, Walker and Aitchison in midfield and McAskill up front.

However the second half was more of the same and Newbiggin doubled their tally without really being troubled at the other end.

Thanks to Craig Wells ,Builder for sponsoring this game.

Wansbeck moved level with Alnmouth Utd at the top of Division One after a Ritchie Hall hat trick gave them a win over Highfields, whose two replies were scored by Mark Watson and Simon Hargreaves.

In Division Two Springhill held onto second spot with a six goal win at Wooler Reserves. The game was closely contested until the closing stages when Springhill netted four times in the final 20 minutes. Chris Jenkins two, Martin O’Neil, Michael Antcliffe, Richard Green and David Jardine were the Springhill goalscorers.

In a local derby Craster had plenty of possession but Embleton won 2-0 with goals from Liam Turnbull and Jason Liddell.