THE man they call Jimmy Chat was at the treble to ensure Haltwhistle Jubilee made it two wins from two in the debut season in the Northern Alliance.

Midfielder James Charteries hit a second half hat-trick to earn Jubes all three points as they made the long visit to Spittal Rovers.

After a goalless first half, Charteries took control of the game and used the strong wind conditions to his advantage.

After solid defending from Haltwhistle in the opening half saw them keep Rovers at bay, the midfield man cleverly found the back of the net directly from the corner flag with the assistance of the wind.

He was soon at the double as he controlled a long ball and, while his volley wasn’t the most convincing, it found its way into the bottom corner.

The goal knocked the stuffing out of Spittal and Charteries rounded off the scoring with 10 minutes remaining when they were awarded a penalty, his teammates generously handing over the ball to allow him to complete his hat-trick.

The result was pleasing for manager Cameron Bell who said he was more impressed with how well his side defended against the strong wind conditions in the opening period.

The 3-0 victory followed success in the side’s first taste of Alliance football since making the step up from the Tyneside Amateur League, which they won last year. They made the trip to Cramlington Town last Wednesday and battled hard to come away with a 3-2 triumph.

Jack Currah had headed them in front but they were pegged back by their hosts.

Kieran Robley headed home to restore Haltwhistle’s advantage but, again, Town fought back and tied the game at 2-2.

Both sides had chances to gain the upper hand but the deciding goal came on 75 minutes when Haltwhistle midfielder Billy Rogan slammed an effort from 20 yards into the top corner to get his side off to winning ways.

Cramlington tried their hardest to get something from the game, but Haltwhistle’s rearguard stood firm.

Haltwhistle were due to welcome Newcastle Blue Star Reserves to the Burn last night.