New leaders in the Tyneside Amateur League

Bedlington Juniors are the new leaders of the Tyneside Amateur League after going nap against Newbiggin Hall.

Dean Fitch netted a pair and was joined on the scoresheet by Andy McLennan, Karl Porter and Trae Rowlandson.

A brace of goals from Craig Harley saw Forest Hall YPC claim a 2-0 victory against North Shields Athletic Reserves, who fall behind Bedlington and down to second, two points behind having played two games more.

Just three points separate Forest Hall in seventh and third placed Newcastle East End after East End lost out 3-1 to Ponteland United Reserves, who are sixth and just two points behind the side they defeated. Gareth Brack, Myles Candlish and Sean McDonald were on target for Pont, with Derek Lowson nabbing the consolation for the East Enders.

Ponteland had won 2-1 at Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves in midweek, with Daniel Brown and Jake Lynch on target.

West Jesmond are level on points with East End, but Newcastle Chemfica Reserves ensured a second draw between the sides this season. Stuart Davidson scored for Jesmond, but Carl Lumsden earned Fica a point. Bottom of the table Chemfica thus are unbeaten this season against the teams in third and fourth in the table, but had gone down 2-1 against Killingworth YPC in midweek.

Gosforth Bohemian Reserves are also in the clutch of teams level on 36 points as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Newcastle Medicals. Neil Freeman, Richard Peppiatt and Liam Walton netted for Medicals, but an own goal and further strikes from Mike Doran and Matthew Thompson ensured the spoils were shared.

Stobswood Welfare have, who have lost only one of their last ten games, and saw off Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves 3-0 with goals from Jacob Baker, David King and Ryan Jones.

Blyth Town Development were indebted to an Andy Bell hat-trick for their 3-1 success at Killingworth YPC, who netted through Gregg Fairley. They moved above Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves who went down 5-3 at home against Wardley.

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 ancowey1@gmail.com