HIGH flying Ponteland United Reserves saw their remarkable 12-game unbeaten run come to an end on Saturday.

The Northern Alliance Development Division table toppers lost 3-2 at West Jesmond, despite being two goals to the good at half time.

Manager Kennie Malia was disappointed with the first half performance, despite goals from Peter Scott and Jack Brown.

He said the level of play deteriorated further in the second period, with three poor goals conceded.

West Jesmond are now up to fourth place in the league table, with four games in hand over Ponteland.

United Reserves will be keen to return to action on Saturday, when they travel to Bedlington in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup.

Malia will not be short of confidence in his side, which has has won eight of their opening 11 league games so far this season, losing just once, and scoring 34 goals. They top the table with 26 points.