Northern Football Alliance

07/09/17 Build Up

By Marshall Dixon
Oct. 01, 2017

This weekend will host many tasty games throughout all three divisions!

All Games to be played 07/09/17

Bay Plastics Premier Division

Ashington Colliers Vs. Gateshead FC A


To Be Played At: Hirst Welfare, NE63 9HF

Ashington Colliers go into Saturdays game 10th. So far this season Colliers have won 3 and drawn one, taking ten points from a possible 27. Colliers will be hoping to climb further up the table following up with another win after last week’s 5-1 victory. A win could see Colliers move up to 7th.

Gateshead A go into Saturdays clash 16th. Gateshead are currently the only team not to pick up a point yet after gaining promotion. Last time out Gateshead fell to a 5-1 defeat. A will be hoping to pick up a win to kick start their season. A win could see Gateshead A move up to 15th.

Gateshead Rutherford AFC Vs. Birtley Town


Farnacres, NE11 0HH

Gateshead Rutherford AFC go into Saturdays game 5th in the table, taking 15 points from 9 games. These points have came in the form of 4 wins and 3 draws. Rutherford will be able to leap-frog opponents Birtley Town with a victory with a 4 or more advantage in Rutherford’s favour, taking them into 4th.

Birtley Town go into Saturdays game 4th, three points ahead of opponents Gateshead Rutherford. In their last game, Town managed the 3 points against Percy Main Amatures in a 2-1 victory. Town will be hoping this gives them momentum going into this weekend’s fixture. A win won’t see Birtley move any higher in the league but could see them move within one point of 3rd placed Newcastle University.

Newcastle University Vs. Shankhouse F C


Cochrane Park, NE7 7JX

Newcastle University go into Saturdays game 3rd in the table. So far this season, University have won 7 and drawn 1 of their opening 8 games, making them the only team in the Northern Football Alliance top division not to have lost a game yet. Newcastle will be hoping to continue this on Saturday against a strong Shankhouse side. A win could take University top of the tree.

Shankhouse FC go into Saturdays clash one place above the home side in 2nd place. Shankhouse saw off North Shields Athletic in their last game, beating them 4-0. Shankhouse have only lost 1 of their opening 9 games, winning all the others. Shankhouse are looking strong and should give the only unbeaten side in the league a good game. A win could see Shankhouse go top of the league.

Northbank Carlisle Vs. North Shields Athletic F.C.


Sheepmount Stadium, CA3 8XL

Northbank Carlisle go into Saturdays game 12th with 8 points from their opening 7 games. So far this season, Northbank have won 2 and drawn 2. Carlisle will be hoping to take their point total into double figures with a home win. A win would take Northbank Carlisle above opponents North Shields and could see them move as high as 9th.

North Shields Athletic FC go into Saturdays clash 11th, 1 place ahead of Saturdays opponents. Last time out, Shields fell to a 4-0 defeat to Shankhouse. Athletic will be wanting to make up for this loss as soon as possible, so a win on Saturday would be a great way to get North Shields back on the right track. A win could see North Shields Athletic move up to 9th.

Percy Main Amateurs Vs. Whitley Bay A


Purvis Park, NE29 6HS

Percy Main Amateurs go into Saturdays game 14th with 7 points from a possible 27. Amateurs have won 2 and drawn 1 of their opening 9 games. Percy will be hoping to make it 10 points from 10 games on Saturday, only possible with a win. A victory for Percy Main could see them move as high as 10th.

Whitley Bay A go into Saturdays clash with Whitley Bay one place ahead of the opposition in 13th, just one point ahead. In their last game, Whitley Bay fell to a 5-1 defeat to Ashington Colliers. Whitley Bay will be hoping to get their campaign back on track after last week’s loss and Whitley Bay will be hoping to do this on Saturday. A win could see Whitley Bay A move up to 10th.

Ponteland United Vs. Killingworth Town


West Moor Community Centre, NE12 7NP

Ponteland United go into Saturday’s game 6th in the Bay Plastics Premier Division. United currently sit on 15 points, taken from 9 games. Ponteland have so far won 4 and drawn 3. United will be looking to climb higher in the table with a Saturday win. A win could take Ponteland United up to 4th.

Killingworth Town go into Saturdays clash 7th, just 1 place and 2 points behind Saturday’s opposition. Last time out, Town fell to a 2-0 defeat to 2nd placed Shankhouse. Town will be hoping to make up for their defeat on Saturday with an away win. An away win could take Killingworth Town up to 5th.

Wallington Vs. FC United of Newcastle


Oakford Park, NE61 4EJ

Wallington go into Saturdays clash with FC United Of Newcastle in 8th place. Wallington have so far won 4, drawn 1 and lost 4 of their opening 9 games, picking up 13 points. Wallington will be hoping to take advantage of the fact that one of the 2 teams above them, if not both, will drop points as the two go up against each other. A win for Wallington could see them move up to 5th in the Premier Division table.

FC United Of Newcastle go into Saturdays game 15th. In their last game United fell to a 2-0 defeat to Percy Main Amateurs. FC are still without a win this season and will be hoping to pick up their first against Wallington. A win for FC United Of Newcastle won’t see them move any higher in the table but could close the gap between themselves and Percy Main to 3 points.

Reeves Independent 1st Division

Hexham Vs. Cullercoats


Wentworth Leisure Centre, NE46 3PD

Hexham go into Saturdays clash with Cullercoats with 15 points from their opening 9 fixtures. These points have came in the form of 5 wins. Hexham will be one of only four teams in the division in league action and will be hoping to take advantage and climb as high as possible in the league. A win would see Hexham move up to 3rd.

Cullercoats go into Saturdays game 11th in the first division table. In their last game Cullercoats fell to a 3-1 defeat. Cullercoats will be hoping to re-rail and add another 3 points to their total. This would see Cullercoats move up to 10th.

Wallsend Community Vs. New Fordley


Rising Sun Welfare, NE28 9JJ

Wallsend Community go into Saturdays game with New Fordley 7th in the table with 14 points which have been taken from 9 games in the form of 4 wins and 2 draws. Wallsend will be hoping to clinch a 5th league victory on Saturday. A win could see Wallsend Community move up to 3rd.

New Fordley go into their weekend clash 12th with 6 points from 7 games. In their previous game New Fordley fell to a 1-0 defeat to Forest Hall. New Fordley will be hoping to climb further the table. A win could see New Fordley move up 1 space, above Cullercoats, into 11th spot.