Percy Main frustrated as frozen pitch wins on day

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LIKE most of the local non league football scene, Northern Alliance premier division side Percy Main Amateurs found themselves frustrated by the weather when last weekend’s league match against Stocksfield was quite rightly postponed on the morning of the game by the match referee because of a frozen pitch.

The Main’s last outing had ended in an impressive 3-1 win over Blyth Town, thanks to goals from Ryan Laws direct from a corner, Tony Abladey’s eighth strike of the campaign, while Liam Roberson on his debut rounded off the scoring with an impressive strike in injury time.

Team manager Gareth Allan and assistant Grant Crooks have had their side working hard in training and are hoping for more of the same as the Villagers look to climb the table.

New signings this week include Liam Bainbridge who has Northern League experience with Birtley Town, while defender Lindsay Collinson, who figured for the club during 2008-09 season, has returned to the club on a transfer from Cramlington Town.

This Saturday Percy Main host County Durham side Murton, who currently sit bottom of the table at Purvis Park, kick-off 2pm.