Pitchero Non League Newsletter
Login:   Help
Breaking News:
Hughes Helps Rovers Go Top - Forest Green Rovers moved to the top of the Vanarama Conference table on Friday night – albeit maybe only for 24 hours – after........ Urchins Borrow Blues Keeper - Ryman League Premier Division club AFC Hornchurch have signed goalkeeper Sam Baxter on dual registration from.... ... Chippenham Sign Two Strikers - Southern League Premier Division club Chippenham Town have announced the signing of two strikers in Darren Edwards and George Pawley. ... Tigers Borrow Young Trotter - Vanarama Conference North club Hyde FC have brought in Jimmy Ball on `work experience` from Sky Bet Championship.... ... Sykes Loaned to Blues - Vanarama Conference club Barnet have confirmed that George Sykes has agreed a deal to join Conference South side.... ... Reds Borrow Promising Wednesday Keeper - Vanarama Conference club Alfreton Town have signed goalkeeper Cameron Dawson on a month`s loan from Sky Bet.... ... Keeper In - Defender Out at Kendal - Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North club Kendal Town have signed former AFC Fylde goalkeeper David...... Burnell Returns to Bath - Midfielder Joe Burnell has re-joined Vanarama Conference South club Bath City after leaving the Romans at the end of last season.... Parkinson Joins Bay for the Season - Sam Denly, manager of Ryman League Division One South club Herne Bay, has signed Dan Parkinson from Ryman Premier....... Rouse Becomes a Silkman - John Askey, manager of Vanarama Conference club Macclesfield Town, has added a second player to his squad ahead of the........... FC United Borrow Port Defender - Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division club FC United of Manchester have been boosted by the loan signing of a.... ... Harrogate Make Second New Recruit - Simon Weaver, manager of Vanarama Conference North club Harrogate Town, has announced that joining the squad ready.... ... Hawks Pick Up Orenuga - Vanarama Conference South club Whitehawk have signed striker Femi Orenuga.... Silkmen Pick Up Haining - Vanamara Conference club Macclesfield Town have added defensive experience with the signing of former..... ... Southport Sign Ex-Northern Ireland Winge - Vanarama Conference club Southport have signed Northern Ireland international winger Johnny Gorman.... Bateson Returns to Trinity on Loan - Curtis Bateson has re-joined Vanarama Conference North club Gainsborough Trinity on a month`s loan from Sky Bet League.... ... Harrogate Take Hull Striker on Loan - Vanamara Conference North club Harrogate Town have signed young striker Jonathan Margetts on a month`s loan from... ... Rovers Borrow U`s Striker - Vanarama Conference new boys Bristol Rovers have signed striker Adam Cunnington on loan from Sky Bet League Two side Cambridge United. ... Leon Knight Coup for Barnton - North West Counties League Division One club Barnton have announced the signing of former.... ... Boro Continue to Build - Brian Reid, manager of Vanarama Conference club Nuneaton Town, has been very busy in the last few days, culminating..... ...

Latest The Northern Football League News

			        
The Northern Football League

Ray Simpson`s Northern League Review...

Whitley Bay are now third in the Ebac Northern League First Division after they beat Norton & Stockton Ancients on.....

0 Comments

Published 19th December 2012

Ray Simpson`s Northern League Review...

....Tuesday night, and the teams immediately above them, West Auckland Town and Bishop Auckland both lost.

Bishop Auckland lost 4-2 at Consett after leading 2-1 at one stage.

Bishops took the lead after 19 minutes when Stephen Tobin deflected in a Kieran Megran effort, but Consett levelled with a shot by Luke Sullivan that went in off the post.

Bishops regained the lead after 50 minutes when Kyle Swankie scored from a Dale Jardine cross, but then they collapsed.

Bishops keeper Peter Jeffries failed to hold on to a header by Matthew Slocombe to give Consett their equaliser, and within a minute Calvin Smith made it 3-2.

The Bishops’ defence was lacking again on 73 minutes when Smith scored from a rebound.

Bishops manager Colin Myers said: "We were missing four players, and we caught Consett on a good night. We couldn't get anywhere near them in midfield."

Consett manager Ken Lindoe said: "We played very well and fully deserved the victory."

West Auckland lost 1-0 at home to Celtic Nation - three days after beating them in the reverse fixture.

CN keeper Ryan Smith pulled off two good saves as West dominated the opening stages, but CN took the lead when Dean Douglas played a good 30-yard pass for Steven Archibald to turn past Chris Mullins.

Mattie Moffat missed a good chance for an equaliser in the second half, while Archibald hit the bar at the other end.

Celtic Nation manager Steve Skinner said: "We were a lot better than last Saturday, even with a few lads missing. It wasn't the best of games, but I would say we had the better of the chances."

Whitley Bay beat Norton for the second time in four days and the third time this season, when they defeated them 3-0 at Hillheads.

Just like last Saturday, Norton held Bay for an hour until Brad Brooking scored with a 25-yarder.

Chris Fawcett fired in a second, and Paul Chow got the third from the edge of the box.

Norton manager Andy Campbell said: "It was the same as last Saturday. We did really well for 60/70 minutes and gave them a real scare. We need hope goals and hope they come this weekend. I will make sure I'll turn this season around because I'm not a quitter."

Whitley Bay manager Ian Chandler said: "It was another great result. We played some good football, but 0-0 at half time again. The second half was another ground out win, which was an excellent effort on a heavy pitch."

Shildon’s run of three straight wins came to an end when they were held to a goalless draw at Billingham Town, who now move out of the bottom three above Penrith.

Shildon missed a chance to clinch the points in the first half, but Sam Garvie failed to convert a penalty, which was saved by Town keeper Danny Molyneux.

Shildon manager Gary Forrest said: "It was a solid performance, but we lacked a bit of spark in the final third. Ben Wood was a miss on the night."

Billingham Town manager Carl Jarrett said: "We fought and scrapped for every ball tonight. We matched Shildon all night - I was proud of the lads because it was a good point."

Hebburn Town drew 2-2 with Team Northumbria.

Paul Gardiner put Hebburn into the lead from a rebound, but Peter Watling equalised.

Nicholson restored Hebburn’s lead with a low shot on 64 minutes, but Phil Lumsden levelled three minutes from the end for TN.

Hebburn manager Paul Bennett said: "It was a disappointing first half. We addressed a few issues at half-time and at 2-1 we were very comfortable. Then we had a player rightly sent-off and we battened down the hatches for the last 20 minutes. Unfortunately we conceded in the last minute. Probably a fair result in the end."

Sunderland RCA won 4-2 at South Shields after being 2-0 down at one stage.

Steven Graham and Anthony Coe put bottom of the table Shields 2-0 up, but RCA hit back with goals by Aristote Guerin-Lokonga (2), Nathan Monson and an own goal.

RCA manager Neil Hixon said: "I feared the worst when we were 2-0 down after 15 minutes, but the lads showed character and deserved the win."

In the Second Division, a late equaliser by Mattie Scott earned Tow Law Town a point at home to Northallerton Town.

The visitors led with goals by Peter Bulmer and Adam Emson, with Scott replying for Tow Law.

Lawyers` manager Gary Anderson said: "An end-to-end game. Two teams going for a win, in the end, a draw was a fair result."

Northallerton manager Mark Fanning said: "We have shot ourselves in the foot again, gifting the opposition two goals. We need to stop being so generous and become more ruthless."

[Source: Ray Simpson]