THE goals have been flying in for the district's senior football sides this season.

While the season will now take a break for a minimum of four weeks, the top Tynedale sides have already shown they are serious about mounting title challenges in their respective divisions.

And they have their leading marksmen to thank for getting them so high up the table, a number of players representing Tynedale teams topping the current goalscoring charts.

Teenage striker Aaron Hardy has been a revelation for Division One title favourites Haltwhistle Jubilee, and he has made the transition to senior football look easy.

He has helped himself to nine of Halty's 26 league goals to date, seeing him joint top scorer with Red Row Welfare's Max Anderson.

Haltwhistle are second only to Tyne Valley rivals Prudhoe YC Seniors having played three games fewer, but Prudhoe can't stop scoring and have hit the back of the net 33 times from their opening 10 fixtures.

They are being spearheaded by youngsters James Reay and Ryan Burnyeat who are next up in the goalscoring list having scored six each.

Owen Murtough is just one goal behind as his goal at the weekend for Hexham took him to five for the campaign.

Wallington have been the surprise package of the season and, before their game with Ponteland United was postponed, were leading the Alliance by topping the Premier Division

They have plundered 23 goals from their opening seven league games, and leading striker Jordan Nellis has helped himself to nine of them.

His goal streak sees him top of the goalscoring chart with AFC Killingworth duo Konner Lamb and Sam Walton and Newcastle Blue Star's Andrew Bulford.

In Division Two, Ponteland United Reserves have found had a mixed start to life in the higher division.

But in Lutfur Karim they have the most prolific striker in the division as he leads the chasing pack by scoring eight of United's 14 league goals. Pont have only played eight games to mean Karim is currently averaging a goal a game.

The season is due to restart early December unless lockdown is extended.