Two wins in four days have moved Forest Hall YPC up into fifth place in the Tyneside Amateur League table.
First they saw off Monkseaton FC A 7-3, with their goals netted by James Milner (2), Craig Harley, Paul Ridley, Billy Rodgerson, Michael Sutcliffe and Aaron Wright. Monkseaton’s strikes came from Chris Conway, Phoenix Telfer and Mark Stewart.
Forest Hall then went nap in their local derby at Killingworth YPC with Sutcliffe (2) and Harley on target again, along with Mark Patterson and Gary Rutherford.
It was Killingworth’s second defeat in a week, having gone down 3-0 to North Shields Athletic Reserves, who had Harry Johnson, Daniel Haggerston and Leeroy Odd on target.
Bedlington Juniors were another team to pick up six points in the week. Their first game saw them take a three-goal lead against Newcastle East End through Karl Porter and an Andy McLennan brace, although goals from Dan Henderson and Mark Lowson made them sweat. McLennan then netted twice on Saturday as they beat Stobswood Welfare 4-0, with the other goals coming from Johnny Gibson and Tommy Wilkinson.
East End then pegged back second placed North Shields on Saturday as they held them to a 2-2 draw. Nicolas Henderson and Leeroy Odd scored for Athletic, but Dean Bell’s brace ensured a share of the spoils, although East End have dropped to sixth.
Gosforth Bohemian Reserves are up to third thanks to a nine-match unbeaten run, with another two victories this week. Their 4-2 win over Blyth Town Development came courtesy of goals from Colin McLaughlin (2), Stephen Salter and Mike Doran, with Sam Watts netting twice for Blyth, whilst they were forced to come from behind against Newcastle Chemfica Reserves, who netted through David Jones. Jon Paul Bradley and Paul Dixon’s goals completed the turnaround and earned the points for Bohs.
Chemfica did finally have three points to celebrate for the first time since September in midweek as they beat Wardley 1-0 when Nik Watson was on target.
Stobswood Welfare also returned home with a 1-0 win in midweek as Jacob Baker’s early goal earned them victory at Ponteland United Reserves.
Pont returned to winning ways as they beat Newbiggin Hall 5-3 on Saturday. Dan Troughton was their star man with a hat-trick, with Daniel Brown and John McAdam also scoring. Connor Wilson, Paul Burr and Keith Blenkinsop scored for Newbiggin Hall, for whom it was a second 5-3 game in the week. They had been on the right end of the same scoreline on Wednesday, despite a hat-trick from Nick Bryant of Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves. Nathan Lowdon (2), Shaun Spinks, Shaun Cheetham and Jordan Wilson earned the points for Newbiggin Hall.
Ryton bounced back on Saturday, however, beating Newcastle Medicals by the odd goal in five. Scott Fothergill, Ryan Latimer and Nathan Sheppard scored the goals for Ryton. It was Medicals’ second defeat in a week, having gone down 2-1 to West Jesmond despite a goal from Steve Carnell. Ed Shanks and Gareth Smith’s goals ensured Jesmond remain fourth in the table.
Monkseaton FC A did pick up their first win under their new affiliation as they triumphed 5-1 at Blyth Town Development. Chris Conway netted an impressive four times, with Phoenix Telfer adding the fifth goal. Brandon Nadeem scored for Blyth.
The league are on the lookout for potential new clubs for the 2016-17 season, as well as potential new management committee members including anyone interested in being league secretary.
Anyone who has an interest in either should contact Neville Cowey on firstname.lastname@example.org