Belford make winning return to North Northumberland

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Belford returned to North Northumberland League action after a year’s absence at the weekend and got off to a dream start.

In their first game back in the second division they beat Alnmouth 7-0 at home.

Ross Moore set the ball rolling with a hat-trick. Neil Jefferson scored twice, and there were individual strikes from Craig Grieve and Daniel Tully.

Alnmouth United, newly promoted to the first division, got off to a flying start as they netted six times without reply against Highfields Utd at Berwick.

Judd Donohoe three, Andrew Murray two and a Thomas Hegney goal saw the visitors make a winning start to the new season.

In a local derby at Seahouses it was honours even as North Sunderland and Bamburgh Castle shared eight goals and the points at the final whistle.

Ross Thompson two, Stephen Keers and Jordan King were on target for the Seahouses side with Will Farmer two, Danny Johnson and James Thorpe scoring for Bamburgh.

Lee Todd and Craig Colquhoun both scored for Tweedmouth Rangers as they took the points at Rothbury.

In Division Two Tweedmouth Harrow got off to a winning start at home to Lynemouth Anglers Utd. Lenny Lansbury netted a consolation for the visitors as Andy Burgon two plus single strikes by Johnny Blythe, Johnny Gill and Mark Douglas gave Harrow the points.

Alan Taylor two, Martin Nesbit and keeper Alan Mackay saw Wooler Reserves beat Craster whose goalscorer was Michael Brown.