THE premature end of the season has given Hexham the chance to recharge.

The Greens started the season in fine form, only losing two games in the first 10 and went unbeaten for the first four matches.

However, a series of postponed matches meant the side fell behind in the race for the title.

The side were in 11th place when the season was brought to an end, having only played 14 games before the coronavirus outbreak.

The Northern Alliance announced earlier this week that this season will be null and void, with no promotions or relegations.

An impressive run of results in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup proved to be a season highlight for Hexham, which saw the side defeat Fawdon 7-1, Heaton Rawks Seniors 10-1 and claim a victory in the local derby against Prudhoe YC Seniors after coming from behind to win 2-1.

However, the Greens fell short in the semi-finals against Cramlington Town when they lost 2-0.

Hexham’s goalkeeper Tom Craney is named in the Northern Alliance top six list for top performing goalkeepers.

The stopper is sixth in the Division One Golden Gloves charts for his performances between the sticks.

Having conceded 20 goals in 11 games, an average of 1.82 goals a game, it was thanks to Craney’s performances that often saw the Greens walk away with points.

Next season, the side will look to build on this season’s positive performances, which included a total of 29 goals, and continue hope to stake their claim at the top of the the Premier Division table.