Category Archives: Clubs

West Allotment Celtic: Keeping Local Football Alive

Last season was a disaster for West Allotment Celtic: three managers in nine months and a first ever relegation for a club that was founded in 1928. This season – Allotment’s eighth in the Northern League – has been one … Continue reading

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Whitley Bay’s Four Year Cup Run Finally Comes to an End

Whitley Bay hadn’t lost an FA Vase game in 1,420 days and twenty-nine ties. Paul Chow had scored in thirteen successive rounds of the competition and won at Wembley three seasons in a row. It was the club’s seventh time … Continue reading

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Easington Are Not Yet Dead

“Easington Fold” the Northern League’s official website announced the evening the bottom-of-the-table side were beaten 14-0 at Team Northumbria. “The news is terribly sad but hardly unexpected,” Northern League chairman Mike Amos stated. “The club has been beset with problems … Continue reading

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New Year in the Northern League

“Five goals, four bookings, two sendings-off and reports of a racist comment made by a player. Not your usual day,” tweeted Newcastle Benfield after their 3-2 home defeat to Guisborough Town. Already 1-0 down when keeper Andy Grainger was sent … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Matches

Boxing Day started badly at Tow Law Town, staff arriving at the ground to find thieves had broken in overnight and made off with the whole stock of spirits in the social club bar. On the pitch at least there … Continue reading

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The Northern Alliance Story So Far

Like most of Europe’s other top leagues, the Northern Football Alliance started its winter break after the weekend’s round of fixtures. Non-league football watcher and Percy Main fan Ian Cusack’s take on the season to date: The Northern Alliance is … Continue reading

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The Northern League at Christmas

With most of Saturday’s games falling victim to the wintry weather, Sunderland RCA’s 2-2 home draw with Billingham Town on Friday night ensured they’ll be spending Christmas Day at the top of the Northern League tree. Behind West Auckland Town … Continue reading

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