Blyth South Beach head league at mid-season point

The Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League is now on a two-week winter break.

In the premier division, Blyth South Beach CC has set the pace and are on top, although they have played more games than some teams chasing them.

Ashington Grand are in second just four points behind with a game in hand.

Teams as low as sixth can still overall the leaders with the games they have in hand.

Blyth Comrades are still pushing up the league while Broomhill North End Trap can also overall South Beach from sixth place.

And not to forget Burradon and New Fordley, who have just played four games and with six games in hand look like the side to beat for the title.

South Beach and Burradon and New Fordley are still involved in the County Cup competitions.

Burradon and New Fordley went out of the FA Sunday Cup a couple of weeks ago, but they did retain the David Crichton Memorial Cup earlier and are still looking to retain all trophies they won last season.

Forest Hall are in mid-table just below North Shields Wooden Doll.

The lower half of the league sees Ashington Bubbles at the bottom, however, they have games in hand over teams above them.

Ashington Excelsior Sporting Club haves played 12 games and just above them while having a good win one week before being brought back down to earth with a bump. However, they are turning teams out every week regardless.

With only five points from bottom up to fifth, the second half of the season looks interesting.

In division one, way out on top unbeaten is Blyth Last Orders, only drawing with Blyth Isabella Colliery in August.

They have a four-point advantage over Newsham Victory having played four games less.

The Vic have improved this season and are just above Red Lion Bedlington, who formed during the summer and are pushing for promotion in their first season. They have played the same amount of games as the league leaders and are just four points behind the Vic, with games in hand.

A team which struggled in their first couple of years in the league, AE Phoenix, and who combined with Morpeth Riverside to make one team, are in fourth.

Other teams joining the league in the summer, Ashington Northern and Conchie, have both held their own and are both in mid-table.

A team who should be near the top are Blyth Isabella Colliery, who have hit a bad patch just recently and may just need a win to get back on track.

High Street are another side who probably should be pushing the teams at the top. However, they blow hot and cold.

Guide Post Social Club have also surprised some teams this season..

Bottom side last season, United Services, are doing much better and are half way up the division, however, the sides at the bottom have had their problems, mainly due to lack of players.

Cramlington Green have put a gap between themselves and the Beacon, East Chevington and Marden Residents. These three sides have pulled themselves round after some mishaps early in the season.