PONTELAND United have endured a difficult season in the Northern Alliance Premier Division. 

After a good start to the campaign, injuries to key players has led the side to introduce several youngsters to first team action. 

And after not getting the rub of the green in recent weeks, Ponteland returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Alnwick Town last Saturday, following goals from Mason Stephenson and Louis Calvert. 

The performance saw Ponteland United named Team of the Week. 

Fearless kickboxer Callum Beeckmans, of Prudhoe, has excelled since making the transition to mixed martial arts (MMA) last year. 

On Saturday the 15-year-old won the Machine Mixed Martial Arts English Title. The victory saw him named Star of the Week.