Birtley St Joseph 4-0 Wooler

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Wooler crashed out of the Combination Cup in the Northern Alliance League when they were beaten 4-0 by Birtley St Joseph on Saturday.

The Glendale side, who are currently one place and three points ahead of Birtley in the first division, travelled with some hope of pulling off a result and gaining progress to the third round of the competition.

However, they knew they were in for a tough afternoon and Birtley started brightly and applied some early pressure.

Wooler tried to play the football which has brought them some success so far this season.

But they were undone by striker Chris Morris, who netted a hat-trick for the home side, their defeat being confirmed when Fraser Tait also put through his own goal.

Wooler, who are sitting fourth in the first division, are back in action in the second round of the NFA Minor Cup this weekend when they travel to the coast to take on Craster from the North Northumberland League.

Their next scheduled league game is not due until Saturday, November 16, when they travel away to face Hexham.