PRUDHOE YC Seniors suffered a 4-1 home defeat to Cullercoats in the Northern Alliance Division One. 

The newly-promoted side went into Saturday’s match looking to build on their encouraging start to the season, which has seen them rise to seventh place in the league table. 

But Prudhoe were 3-0 down at Kimberly Park by the time Sam Dib-Fuller scored what proved to be a consolation goal, in the 55th minute. 

Club secretary Duncan Graham said the team did not reach the high standards they are capable of. 

“Our passing wasn’t as good as it could have been,” he said. “Although we’ve done well so far this season, we know we could have got more from some of the games. 

“I don’t think we’ve always got what we’ve deserved in some of the matches.

“We are generally very good going forward, and create a lot of chances, so there is a lot to build on.

“Saturday didn’t work out but we have a good team and the lads will be determined to get back to winning ways.”

Prudhoe were due to play a friendly match against a Northumberland FA U18 side last night.

They face a trip to Wallsend Boys Club on Saturday, before preparing for two consecutive cup ties. 

Prudhoe face a trip to Willington Quay Saints on October 20, in the George Dobbins League Cup. 

On October 27, they will play host to Blyth Spartans Reserves in the Combination Cup. 

Graham added: “The games are coming thick and fast and we’ve got various challenges ahead.”

Prudhoe are ground sharing this season, with Northern Alliance Premier Division leaders Newcastle University at Kimberly Park.