THE curtain has fallen abruptly on a season of two halves for Ponteland United.

The black and whites endured a fairly average start to the campaign, with several fixtures disrupted by poor weather. There was also a four-game winless streak in August that set the side back at the wrong end of the table.

However, the team bounced back with a memorable run of seven wins in 10 games at the start of the year propelled them up the table.

A 4-1 loss to AFC New Fordley in mid-March looked likely to end Pont’s faint title hopes, before the season was dealt the final blow by the coronavirus outbreak, with Ponteland sitting comfortably in the top four.

Club secretary Alan Birkinshaw said it was an average season for the team, but he agreed with the decision to call of the 2019-2020 campaign.

Alan said: “At grassroots level, I can’t see any end to the season, because it’s going to be three months and then we have to get pitches ready.

“Really, we’ve had what I would say was an expected season as far as the position is concerned. We got into a good run and got up there in the top six.”