Ponteland United Reserves make it eight wins in a row

Ponteland United Reserves continued their rich vein of form, winning for the eighth consecutive match in all competitions.

They climbed to sixth in the table after a dominant first half display saw them account for visitors Newcastle Chemfica Reserves 2-0, Jake Lynch and Dan Troughton netting the goals for Kennie Malia’s side.

Forest Hall continued their improvement with a 5-1 win over ten-man Wardley. James Milner and Paul Ridley bagged braces for Forest Hall, with their other goal coming from Mark Patterson. Ryan Taylor netted the sole consolation for Wardley.

Bedlington Juniors maintained their position at the head of the table but were made to work for their victory by Blyth Town Development, triumphing by the odd goal in nine. David Kewn scored twice for Bedlington, with Connor Oliver, Ethan Paige and Trea Rowlandson completing their tally. Andy Bell netted a pair for Blyth with their other counters scored by Ryan Knight and Sam Watts.

North Shields Athletic Reserves maintained the pressure, going goal crazy in the process as they hit Newbiggin Hall for nine. Nicky Henderson celebrated a hat-trick, Rob Stephenson and Tim Boulton both scored twice, and Nicky Bramwell and Leeroy Odd completed the scoring. Newbiggin Hall for their part netted thrice through Kieran Ellis, Callum Hogarth and an own goal from Michael Stephenson.

Newcastle East End returned to winning ways and moved above opponents West Jesmond as they beat them 4-1. Dean Bell, Steven Gansore, Steven Husband and Mark Watson scored for East End.

Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves’ winning streak was brought to an end at seven as they went down 2-0 at Gosforth Bohemian Reserves to a pair of Paul Dixon goals, losing a man in the process.