Welfare maintain unbeaten start to Tyneside Amateur League season

Two more wins in the space of four days continued Stobswood Welfare’s unbeaten start to the Tyneside Amateur League season and moved them up to second in the table.

Matthew Mason scored the only goal in their 1-0 win over Blyth Town Reserves on Wednesday, then he bagged a brace as they went nap against Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves on Saturday. Jack Baker, Jack Henderson and James Oliver also netted.

Hazlerigg Victory remain top after beating Forest Hall YPC 2-0 in midweek, with Kurt Blacklock amongst the goals, but they then came unstuck 3-1 against West Jesmond, despite another Blacklock strike. Danny Cousins scored a pair for Jesmond with Dougie Cranston also on target.

Gosforth Bohemian Reserves got their campaign under way against West Jesmond in midweek, with the sides sharing four goals and the spoils. Colin McLaughlin and David Hodgson netted for Bohs, whilst both players were also on target on Saturday as they beat Chemfica Reserves 5-0, Andy Thompson and James Moffatt also scoring. That completed a tough week for Fica, who fell 2-0 to Lindisfarne on Wednesday.

Blyth Town Reserves recovered from their loss at Stobswood to continue their decent start with a 4-1 win over Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Reserves, for whom Matty Fothergill netted. Brandon Madine (2), Sam Watts and Eric Hetherington scored for Town.

Bedlington Juniors are finding their feet, sharing the points with Forest Hall in a 1-1 draw with Jake Gray and Liam Devine respectively on target.

That was after Bedlington had beaten North Shields Athletic Reserves 2-1 in midweek, despite a Leeroy Odd goal.

Shields then recovered to draw with Ponteland United Reserves on Saturday, with Odd on target again alongside Nick Henderson. Daniel Mupungu and Ryan Murphy scored for Pont, who had gone down 3-1 to Wardley earlier in the week, with Carl Clarke and Anthony Kew (2) scoring for them.

Wardley, however, then went down by the same scoreline to Newcastle Medicals, who claimed their first win of the season with goals from John Steel, Andrew Hall and Richard Lomax. Nick Lowther scored for Wardley.