United to fold after ending season with win

Amble United’s campaign ended on a high with a victory – but it also turned out to be their last game as club officials have announced it is quitting the Northern Alliance and folding.

Darren Riddell’s 20-yard lob was overturned by a double from Wallsend Town’s James Garwood, but United David King pounced on a loose ball to level.

Matty Graham then thumped a 30-yarder into the roof of the net and Sean Taylor completed the scoring as he drilled into the bottom corner for a 4-2 win.

Heaton Stannington’s Gary Yates netted a double at Ashington Colliers and Anthony Johnson claimed the other in a cracking game that ended all square with Glen Bolton, David Brown and Shaun Gibson on target for the Colliers.

Michael Bowman’s solo strike and another from Jordan Fry put Killingworth Sporting ahead at Percy Main, who hit back with a Scott Pocklington penalty. Pocklington then volleyed in the equaliser a minute later from a corner.

Cullercoats hit six as they lifted themselves out of the division one danger zone against Newcastle Chemfica Independent, who replied through Craig Robinson (2) and Garrick Murphy-Collins.

Goals from Morpeth Town A’s Gavin Agnew and Brian Barclay gave them the lead at the break against Heddon. But the Craik Park youngsters, who are also quitting the Alliance at the end of the season, could not hold out and John Pearson struck twice to snatch a point.

Anthony Smith, Lee Cutherbertson and Dan Waller were on the scoresheet in the opening period for Birtley Saint Josephs at Longbenton.

They were given a few nervy moments when the Bulls hit back twice in two minutes from Robert Woods and David Hetherington, but captain Martin Guy eased the pressure with a fourth that takes the club to within a point of promotion to division one.