Percy Main once again denied by the adverse weather

As with all but three of the scheduled matches in the Northern Alliance last Saturday, Percy Main Amateurs’ home match with Gosforth Bohemians fell victim to the weather.

It was frustratingly postponed on the morning of the game due to ice and water on the Purvis Park pitch.

It meant that Main have completed only two games during the opening month of 2015, those being the 5-2 and 4-1 wins over Cullercoats and Birtley St Joseph’s respectively.

Only one game had managed to beat the elements in the league’s middle tier and it saw Ponteland United beat Newcastle University 3-1, which in itself did not affect things at the top of the table as Percy Main maintained their 14-point lead over second placed AFC Newbiggin, who were also left kicking their heels.

In form Percy Main, who have not tasted defeat since the 2-1 reverse against Newbiggin on November 22, and have now won their last six, go into February with ten league games remaining and a Bill Gardner Trophy semi-final to play away at Lindisfarne on February 21.

Sandwiched between are matches with vital points at stake at Newcastle University, February 14th, and home to Hexham, February 28.

Main host another attractive match this Saturday as Cramlington Town travel to North Tyneside for a 2pm kick-off.

The sides last met in an evening encounter back in August when The Villagers shaded a highly competitive game to win 3-2 at Cramlington’s Sporting Club ground to make it six wins from six games and propelled their season off to the best possible start.

Ryan Laws had given Percy Main the lead with a blistering free kick but Ken Bell equalised for the home side midway through the first half.

The deadlock lasted only a matter of minutes before Sam Thompson put the visitors in the driving seat and Dan Sneap made it 3-1 to Main just before the interval.

Rob Eastway pulled another back for Cramlington in the second half, but The Villagers held out for the win.

For up to date fixtures, results, news and views on the club’s fortunes, keep an eye on the Percy Main AFC website at www.percymainafc.co.uk