Percy Main host Whitley Bay A in Nortumberland Senior Bowl

Percy Main players celebrate a goal
Percy Main players celebrate a goal

Percy Main Amateurs hope to get back in action this Saturday after being frustratingly thwarted by the recent seemingly never ending inclement weather during four of the previous five weekends.

The only game that had been successfully concluded during that period had yielded a 2-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Blyth Town in South Newsham a fortnight ago.

Taking a break from league action, The Main have home advantage over Northern Alliance Premier Division rivals Whitley Bay A in the quarter final of the Northumberland Senior Bowl. which will get underway at the earlier time of 1.30pm.

The game will be decided on the day with extra time and penalty kicks taken if necessary.

Three times previous winners of the prestigious county cup competition, in 1978, 2004 and 2011, when West Allotment, Cramlington Town and Seaton Delaval respectively were beaten in the finals, The Main had to dig deep to see off Cullercoats by a narrow 2-1 verdict in the previous round on October 17.

Top scorer Stewart Wright and Chris Laidlaw got the all important goals for The Villagers, while Whitley accounted for Walker Central (3-1) at the same stage.

Prior to the Blyth game, inform Percy Main had been unbeaten in their last six, with four of those ending victorious for the Purvis Park side as victories were recorded over Red House Farm, Ashington Colliers, Northbank Carlisle and Cullercoats,

But The Villagers will have to be at their best if they are to progress against a Whitley Bay side which currently stand third place in the table, having tasted defeat only twice from their 12 league games played to date.

The Main’s run up to the festive season continues with another cup game on December 19, this time away at Northern Alliance second division side, Swalwell in the Bill Gardner Trophy. Kick off is at 1.30pm once again.