Tynemouth secure a first league point

Newcastle Chemfica Reserves are the new leaders of the Tyneside Amateur League division one after a 3-1 win over Lindisfarne Custom Planet, in a game which saw both sides reduced to ten men.

Phil Courtney, Craig Robinson and Steven Spence scored for Chemfica, with the prolific Jonny Storey netting Lindy’s reply as they slip to fourth.

Walker Central Reserves drop to second after suffering a hefty 7-1 defeat at Heaton Rifles, who claimed their first win of the season. Dominic Hall was the star performer on the day, netting five goals on his own, and he was joined on the sheet by Carl Stoker and Steven Collins. Ronnie Short scored for Walker.

Wardley are now up to third after Dean Kirtley got the only goal of the game to see them past FoWS Diggers, while West Jesmond beat Gosforth Bohemian Reserves 4-1 to move into fifth.

There are also new leaders in division two as Hazlerigg Victory lived up to their name for the eighth straight league game, with Mark Bullock’s men beating Newcastle Medicals 5-2. Kurt Blacklock netted another brace, with Sean Butler, Richard Coulson and Dean Gallagher also on target. Both of Medicals’ goals came from John Steel.

Tynemouth meanwhile picked up their first point in the league with a 3-3 draw at New York, despite ending the game a man light. Dale Walton, Jamie Walton and Tim Richards scored their goals, with Billy Simmons and Liam Bainbridge (2) scoring for New York.

Newcastle East End put six past Gosforth Bohemian A at Swans Rec. Jake Betts netted a treble, with Jack Pinchen and Kristian Gilbert also scoring, with the final goal coming via an unfortunate Bohs man.

Former leaders Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Reserves were held to a 2-2 draw at Ponteland United Reserves. Darren Parkes and Craig Shipley scored for Pont, with Matty Fothergill and Phil Hodges on target for Ryton.