Wooler recover from slow start to see off local rivals in style


Wooler 3 Alnwick Town Reserves 1

After a three week lay-off with games called off because of the weather, Wooler turned in a winning performance against their local rivals in the Northern Alliance League.

It took Wooler some time to find their usual rhythm and it was the vistors who had the best of the opening exchanges. Alnwick forwards Wallace and McFall were looking dangerous and they were having plenty of possession in midfield. The breakthrough came after 25 minutes when Wooler lost the ball on the left and Wallace squared the ball for McFall to score from close range.

This was the jolt that Wooler needed and they immediately hit back with an almost identical goal, Scott pulling the ball back for Forrest to fire home.

Then the roles were reversed, with Scott scoring from close range.

For the remainder of the half Wooler completely dominated and created several good scoring opportunities without being able to add to the score.

The second half continued in a similar vein with Wooler pushing the visitors back and peppering the goal with shots. Jeffrey, Punton and Palmer all went close and the woodwork saved the visitors on a couple of occasions.

The pressure eventually told and Jeffrey followed up a Scott shot to score the third Wooler goal of the game.

In the last ten minutes 
Alnwick created a couple of chances, but it was a comfortable win for Wooler in the end.

In difficult weather conditions, both teams attempted to play attractive football.

Saturday sees Wooler away to league leaders North Shields.