Wooler 0-1 Gosforth Bohemiens


This was a closely contested match in the Northern Alliance League and for long periods of the game Wooler came under sustained pressure from the visitors.

In the first half and playing against the wind, the home side struggled to retain possession and Gosforth enjoyed most of the territorial advantage..

It was a combination of determined defending and sheer luck that saw the half end an 0.0.

Twice in the first half Gosforth hit the bar whilst Wooler barely troubled the visitors’ keeper.

In the second half Wooler were able to retain more possession but struggled to create chances from open play, whilst Gosforth always looked dangerous on the counter-attack.

It looked like the Glendale side might hang on, but legs started to tire and withten minutes to go the visitors scored when Andy Renton showed a clean pair of heals to the Wooler defence and ran through to score.

In the last five minutes Wooler finally created a couple of chances from set pieces but the equaliser eluded them.

Best for Wooler on the day were the ever reliable Michael Saunders and goalkeeper Martin Nesbit.

The defeat leaves Wooler in fourth place in the Alliance first division with 30 points from their 22 games played.

This Saturday they have another home game, against North Shields Athletic, who are only two points and two places behind them in the table.