Chemfica miss chance to wrap up league title

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The race for the Tyneside Amateur League division one title continues after Newcastle Chemfica Reserves missed the chance to wrap it up.

A victory over West Jesmond in their final league game would have settled it for them, but in the end they had to settle for a goalless draw.

Lindisfarne Custom Planet meanwhile kept themselves in contention with a 4-2 win over ten-man Wardley.

The prolific Jonny Storey celebrated yet another hat-trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Rod Fleming, with Aaron Coote and Nicholas Lowther scoring for Wardley, who had Ryan Heron dismissed.

Lindisfarne and Walker Central Reserves are now just three points adrift of Chemfica with one game left, but crucially both have a better goal difference.

Lindy travel to Gosforth Bohemian Reserves next Saturday, and if they win Walker must beat West Jesmond the following week, bettering Lindisfarne’s margin of victory by four goals in the process.

Newcastle East End continue to pick up points and keep up their promotion hopes from division two.

They beat Newcastle Medicals 2-0 with goals from Jake Betts and Kristin Gilbert, and are now in range of the teams above them with several games still in hand.

Ponteland United Reserves rounded out their league campaign with a 3-1 win at North Shields Town, with Gareth Brack, Andrew Davidson and Darren Parkes their marksmen. John Patterson scored for Town.

The league require a new secretary for next season. Anyone who may be interested in the role can contact current secretary Brad Malcolm at bradmalcolm@hotmail.co.uk