PRUDHOE YC Seniors climbed to second in the Northern Alliance Division table with a convincing 4-1 win over Cramlington United.

On a weekend where the weather caused several postponements elsewhere, the Seniors switched Saturday’s fixture from their regular Kimberly Park home, to the 4G surface at Prudhoe High School.

Two goals for Ste Forster, and one each for Harry Mitchell and Brad Rogers, secured the points against a side which was reduced to 10 men on the stroke of half time.

But Prudhoe impressed from kick off, and their fluid build-up play led to an opening goal on 20 minutes. The referee ruled that a Matty Robinson cross had been handled in the penalty area, and Rogers fired the resulting spot kick to the goalkeeper’s left.

On 45 minutes, Cramlington had a player sent off for a second yellow, and Prudhoe became more dominant after the break.

On 50 minutes, Robinson supplied Mitchell, who was deputising at right full back for the injured Darren Graham, and his deep cross was parried into the net by the keeper to make it 2-0.

The Seniors made it 3-0 on the hour mark, when Sam Moore provided the ammunition for Forster to finish low into the net.

The hosts put the game firmly beyond United on 86 minutes when Forster ran onto a through ball from Sam Dibb-Fuller, before adding his second, and Prudhoe’s fourth, goal.

Cramlington scored a late consolation goal with a memorable 25-yard strike, but it was Prudhoe’s day. They are second in the league, with 23 points from 11 matches, and a game in hand over leaders Hebburn Town U23.