Welfare pick up first win in Tyneside Amateur League

Stobswood Welfare picked up their first win of the season at Newbiggin Hall on Saturday.

Jacob Baker headed home the only goal from a free kick. Hall have now won, drawn and lost two each of their six games.

Also celebrating their first win of the campaign were Newcastle Chemfica Independent Reserves as they came from behind twice to win 4-3 at previously unbeaten Bedlington Juniors. Jay Hornsby, Ethan Page and Craig Thompson scored for the ten-man hosts. Goals from Osas Samson, Nick Lord, Carl Lumsden and Lee Mills won the day for Fica.

North Shields Athletic Reserves made it four straight wins at the start of the campaign with a 4-3 win over a Ponteland United Reserves side reduced to ten men. Leeroy Odd netted a hat-trick to move to ten goals already for the season, with Alex Hline also netting for Athletic. A trio of Daniels – Messrs Potter, Hadfield and Troughton – were the marksmen for Pont.

Newcastle East End made it five wins out of six with a 3-0 success over Wardley, thanks to strikes from Michael Baster, Dario de Santos and Carl Wilson.

Forest Hall YPC won for the first time since the opening day of the season, beating Newcastle Medicals 5-3. Michael Embleton, Paul Ridley, Matthew Smith and Aaron Wright (2) scored for Forest Hall, with Matty Carnell, Martin Walton and Chris Needham scoring for Medics.

Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves were left to rue two late goals, including an own goal with the final kick off the game, as they drew 3-3 with Gosforth Bohemian Reserves. Steve Guthrie (2) and Mark Hunter had put them clear, but Lachlan Naisby and Matt Thompson added to the own goal to earn Bohs the point.

Finally, James Dixon bagged a brace for West Jesmond to give them a good cushion against Killingworth YPC, but their visitors fought back well after the break to earn themselves a share of the points with a pair of goals themselves.