Northern Alliance Football

Haltwhistle Jubilee extended their unbeaten run in the Bay Plastics Premier Division to three games with a 1-1 draw against Alnwick Town in front of another healthy attendance at The Burn Field.

Haltwhistle took the lead inside the opening 10 minutes when Ryan Scott stabbed the ball home from close range after Paul Wilson’s header from a corner was saved.

In a scrappy first half on a wet surface, Kieran Hogg equalized for the visitors from the penalty spot.

It was an end to end encounter after the break with plenty of missed chances as both teams pushed for a winner.

Alnwick looked the more likely to score in the closing stages but the home defence held firm and a draw was probably a fair result.

After struggling to find the back of the net in recent weeks, Ponteland United finally hit top form with a dominant display on their travels in a 3-0 victory against North Shields Athletic.

Goals from Owen Thompson, Robbie Jefferson and a 20 yard strike into the top corner from Chris Hibbitt giving the visitors a first win in five games.

Prudhoe Youth Club FC suffered a 3-0 home defeat against promotion contenders Newcastle Blue Star FC. Dan Bennett, Lewis Colley and Sam Dinsley were on target for the ambitious Scotswood-based team who are now second in the table behind unbeaten Killingworth.

Despite dominating large parts of a game in which they probably deserved to take at least a point, Cullercoats were beaten 3-2 by a more experienced Wallington outfit, an eighth loss in nine matches this term.

Their coach said: "Fine margins for us at the moment but at least the young squad is competitive in each game."

In the Reeves Independent First Division, Hexham had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Bedlington, with man of the match Owen Murtough scoring a first half equalizer.