Welfare continue strong start to Tyneside Amateur League season

Stobswood Welfare continued their strong start to the season with a 6-4 win over North Shields Athletic Reserves, whose games continue to be full of goals.

Jamie Dixon and Jacob Baker celebrated a hat-trick each for Welfare, with Jonathan Tait, Nicholas Henderson and Leeroy Odd (2) on target for Athletic.

West Jesmond now have 13 points from their opening five games after they beat Wardley 4-2. Jed Manuel, Ed Shanks, Stu Davidson and Gary Wilkinson were on target for Jesmond, with Anthony Kew and Jordan Flynn scoring for Wardley.

Also remaining unbeaten are Gosforth Bohemian Reserves, and they returned from Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Reserves with a 4-1 success. Andy Thompson bagged a brace, and David Hodgson and Paul Mulhearn joined him on the scoresheet.

Hazlerigg Victory maintained top spot as they went nap at home to Newcastle East End. Both Alex Patterson and Dale Pearson celebrated a pair of strikes, with Dean Hindes completing the scoring. East End remain without a point.

Forest Hall YPC ended a run of four without a win as they beat Newcastle Medicals 3-2. Dan Whitfield scored twice for Forest Hall and was joined on the scoresheet by Kieron Fenton, while Matthew Smith and Ross Brown scored for Medicals.

Bedlington Juniors had an impressive win on the road, beating Ponteland United Reserves 5-2. Myles Candlish and Gareth Brack netted for Pont, but Ethan Paige scored a hat-trick and Darren Percy bagged a brace for Karl Porter’s Bedlington outfit.

Finally, Newcastle Chemfica Reserves shared eight goals and the points with Blyth Town Reserves. Daniel Kenny (2), Jamie Briggs and James Nowsielski netted for Chemfica, with a hat-trick from Brandon Nadeem and Joe McDonnell’s strike earning the draw for Town.