FOUR goals from striker Jack Barker helped Haltwhistle Jubilee on their way to an 11-1 home win over Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs. 

The Jubes put on a ruthless performance at the Burn as they closed in on top spot in the Tyneside Amateur League.

The win left them in second place in the division, two points behind leaders Ponteland United Reserves, but with two games in hand. 

Barker opened the scoring during a man of the match performance, during which he terrorised the Newcastle defence throughout.

Midfielder Mark Robson scored the second goal, before Reece Thirtle scored the first of his two goals, to make it 3-0 to Haltwhistle. 

Barker netted his second, and his side’s fourth goal. James Charteries struck the fifth, and the free-scoring Barker made it 6-0 to complete his hat-trick. 

The latter went on to complete his four-goal haul, while the match also saw Dan Parker and Dan Kirkup (2) also get on the scoresheet. 

Manager Cameron Bell said: “Newcastle Chemfica Amateurs beat us at their ground earlier in the season, and they deserved to win on that day. 

“We weren’t expecting to win 11-1, but the lads were up for it and we were very clinical.”
Haltwhistle made a welcome return to the Burn at the start of the current season.

They played at Bardon Mill last season while their ground was refurbished. 

The Jubes will host Blyth Spartans Reserves in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup on Saturday.