PONTELAND United Reserves got their title challenge back on track in Northern Alliance Development Division.

The Black and Whites were convincing 4-0 winners away to Wideopen A.

And they led 2-0 at half time with the strong wind in their favour, courtesy of goals from Toy Spratt and man of the match John Lancaster.

With the game still to be killed off, manager Kennie Malia changed the system after the break to ensure his side remained solid with the wind in their faces.

And United’s second string were rewarded, as two further goals followed, with both Sam Armstrong and Jordan Allin both registering.

Malia said: “This was a well deserved win and a return to winning ways. We took advantage of the awful conditions in the first half with a large amount of the play being played in Wideopen’s half. We showed we can be well organised and disciplined when needed. There were two great goals in the second half to make it a well deserved win.”

The welcome return to winning ways follows an uncharacteristic 4-2 reverse at home to Swalwell the previous week.

Ponteland are top of the league with 44 points from 19 games, but the chasing pack have games in hand. They travel to Red House Farm on Saturday.