HALTWHISTLE Jubilee showed their mettle by returning to winning ways in Northern Alliance Division Two.

After an impressive start to the campaign, the Jubes suffered a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle East End last Wednesday.

But they bounced back in style, with a comfortable away win at Burradon to go second in the table with a game in hand over leaders Newbiggin.

A strong finish led to Haltwhistle taking all three points on Saturday. They were 1-0 down until Jack Barker’s equaliser in the 70th minute.

Further strikes followed, with Paul Wilson and Callum James scoring to turn the match in Haltwhistle’s favour.

Manager Cameron Bell said: “We bounced back from Wednesday’s disappointment with a committed away win.”

Reflecting on the Newcastle East End defeat, Bell said his side had looked comfortable until conceding shortly before half time.

Nevertheless, the Jubes have won five of their opening six games in their first season in the Northern Alliance in almost two decades.

Last season’s Tyneside Amateur League champions will now turn their attention to three consecutive home fixtures, starting with the visit of league leaders Newbiggin, on Saturday. The fixture is set to attract a healthy number of supporters.