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Ebac Northern League Division 2 Alnwick Town v West Allotment Celtic Saturday 10th August 2013 15:00 KO

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A Brief History of Alnwick Town AFC Alnwick Town Association Football Club was formed in 1879, and was then known as Alnwick United Services. The club was the only Association Football side between Dunbar and Newcastle. In 1900 the club moved to our current home, St James’ Park. The club’s name was changed to Alnwick United Juniors. Between this time and the beginning of the First World War, the name changed between United and Town on several occasions, and also a brief spell as Alnwick St James’s. The club competed in the North Northumberland League until 1923, moving to the East Northumberland League until 1936. The club was then renamed Alnwick Town, and would compete in the Northern Alliance until 1982, apart from 1 season in the Durham Central League in 1964-65. The 60’s and early 70’s were Alnwick Town’s golden years, winning the Northern Alliance on 7 occasions and a league and cup double 5 times. In 1982-83, Alnwick Town were admitted into the newly formed Northern League Division 2. In the 1988/89 season the club finished runners-up and were promoted to the 1st Division, the highest league they have played in to date. The club also elected the league’s first female chairman, Judith Draycott. Relegation from the Northern League 1st Division followed in 1990/91. The club remained in the Northern League 2nd Division until 2006-07 when failing to meet ground criteria and lack of funds resulted in relegation to the Northern Alliance. A change in chairman, committee and management saved the club from extinction, and with the club spending 4 seasons in the Northern Alliance Premier Division, they were promoted back to the Northern League for the 2011-12 season. Whilst in the Alliance, the club won the Senior Benevolent Bowl and the Pinpoint Recruitment Cup. The club were also awarded F.A Charter Standard for the first time in their history. Back in the Northern League, the club finished in 16th place, and achieved Grade G ground status, preserving the club’s position in the Northern League, meaning the club would be competing in the F.A Vase and Senior Cup once again. With plans for the future on the horizon, the club can hopefully look forward to a return of the glory years once again.

ALNWICK TOWN ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB HONOURS LIST Durham Central League Cup Winners: 1964/65 North Northumberland League: 1898/99 North Northumberland Minor Cup: 1903/04 Northern Alliance Challenge Cup Winners: 1961–62, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71 Northern Alliance Champions: 1937/38, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1971/72 Northern Alliance Runners-Up: 1959–60, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1972–73, 2010–11 Northern Alliance Subsidiary Cup Winners: 1980/81 Northern League Division 2 Runners-Up: 1988/89 NORTHUMBERLAND AGED MINERS HOMES CUP WINNERS: 1936/37 Northumberland Amateur Cup Winners: 1971-72 Northumberland Senior Benevolent Bowl WiNners: 1986/87, 2009/10 Northumberland Senior Cup Runners-Up: 1961/62 Pinpoint Recruitment Cup Winners: 2008/09 F.A Cup Best: 3rd Qualifying Round (1951-52, 1957-58) F.A Trophy Best: 3rd Qualifying Round (1990-91) F.A Vase Best: 2nd Round (1975-76)


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Alnwick Town Association Football Club St James’ Park, Weavers Way, Alnwick Northumberland NE66 1BG

President - The Duke of Northumberland Vice Presidents - Norman Laidler & Hugh Phillipson Chairman - Tom McKie Vice Chairman - Gordon Webster Vice Chairman (Development) - Cyril Cox Vice Chairman (Juniors) & Charter Standard Compliance Darren Middleton Club Secretary / Press Officer - Cyril Cox Reserve Team Secretary - Dan Skelton First Team Manager - Paul Yeadon Reserve Team Manager - Andrew Atkinson First Team Coaches - Steve Mullen & Tony Threlfall Reserve Team Coach - Martin Carss Groundsmen - Ian Hogg & Des Lamb Caretaker - Jimmy Lillico Programme / Website Editor - Michael Cook Junior Secretary - Keith Nichols Junior Welfare Officer - Nicola Cook


Welcome to St James’ Park The Home of Alnwick Town AFC Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to St James’ Park, the home of Alnwick Town AFC since 1900. A particularly warm welcome to today’s match officials, as well as the players, management and supporters of our opponents WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC Here at St James’ Park, we continue to improve our facilities every year, with both the ground and clubhouse being extensively upgraded since we returned to the Northern League, gaining a Grade G status in the process. None of what you see today would have been possible without the continued support from all of our sponsors, in particular Kitson Windows, MKM, Jet Wash OK, Genix Dental Care, Northumberland Floor Sanding and Mark Ryder Heating and Plumbing. I would also like to thank all of our volunteers who work continuously throughout the year in all sorts of weather conditions. Without their commitment and effort the club would simply not survive. Please feel free to come into the clubhouse to enjoy a beverage or two! Finally, I hope you enjoy the match and have a safe journey home.

Tom McKie - The Chairman


Notes from the Manager.... Last season was tough and a big learning curve for both management and players. I would like to thank the committee and management team for 'believing' in my knowledge and skills as a manager and their continuing support throughout last season. I am looking forward to getting this season underway. The players have trained hard throughout pre season and are in good shape both physically and mentally. Some pre season friendlies proved challenging yet gave the team a confidence boost for the start of the season. We wish Danny Donohoe and Chris Kidd a speedy recovery, with both suffering serious injuries during friendlies. We start this season without two of the longest serving players, Neil Catlow and Gary Patterson, who retired at the end of last season. We wish them well and hope to still see them around the club. Latest news within the club sees Bryan Murray stand down as Captain after many years. Bryan has been a great leader both on and off the pitch and an excellent role model to all. He has handed over this duty to Tom Macpherson, who is eager to fulfil this role and follow in Muzza's footsteps. At Alnwick Town we strive to use local players who have progressed through the junior section. It takes time to build up youngsters skills and confidence which enables them to play at a Northern League Standard. We are now starting to see the time and effort so many of our junior coaches have put in, as the majority of both first and reserves players are under the age of 25 and have progressed from junior level. It is now the time for the younger players to step up and rise to the challenge. I would like to thank all of the supporters of Alnwick Town AFC and a special mention to the 472 who followed us home and away throughout last season. We value your continued support and encouragement! I have set myself a personal target of a mid table finish at the end of this season. I am confident that the players are capable of this achievement and as a team we believe that this is possible. I wish Alnwick Town a successful season and good luck to all players and to everyone involved with the club. Paul Yeadon


Alnwick Town Player Profiles - 2013/2014 Season BRIAN BROOKS

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The 472 Player of the Season for 2013/13, Brooka played a massive part in keeping the club in the Northern League. One of the club’s longest serving players and a genuine role model for the younger lads coming through. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

MARC MAVIN

Marc has joined the club this summer. More details to follow.

GOALKEEPER

AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

GOALKEEPER

DAN MULLEN Dan has joined the club this summer. More details to follow. GOALKEEPER AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR 21

DANNY LOWES DEFENDER

DAVID HILLS DEFENDER

TOM MACPHERSON DEFENDER 25

JAKES LOWES DEFENDER

LEE DUNDAS DEFENDER 19

Danny will be hoping for an injury-free season, having had lengthy spells out following games against Esh Winning. He has a different haircut every week, at the moment though he’s looking a bit bald on top. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR Hillsy has returned to the club following his big money move to Ryton & Crawcrook Albion last season. Still a favourite of the programme editor due to his Sunderland roots, Hillsy adds some much needed experience at the back. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR Tom Mac has settled in well at the club and has taken over as captain on the pitch. Loves the banter at the club, especially the away days involving Christmas jumpers and bribing the judges in a pub in Brampton. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR Jake will be hoping for more first team action this year, and following the retirement of the club’s long serving left back this could be his year. Younger brother of Danny, with a lot more hair on top. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

Lee has been unlucky with injuries since stepping up from the reserves. Confident on the ball, and isn’t afraid to go for a wander or twenty during a game. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR


Alnwick Town Player Profiles - 2013/2014 Season ‘OOMPA LOOMPA’ as the 472 song goes, Alex has become a permanent fixture in the defence a the club. Now that Marc Nixon has left, he has officially been crowned the club’s tallest player. SPONSORED BY: DAVID REYNOLDS Muzza. Club Captain. Legend. Hates a booking. Heart and soul of the club. Never stops running. Caused a 1 man pitch invasion last season with 2 late goals against Brandon United. It was worth it. SPONSORED BY: PETER ROPER The first player to score 20 goals in the Northern League for the club since James Swordy. Tony arguably kept the club up last season and scored some crackers in the process. A hat-trick against Birtley rounded off his season. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR Kev has returned to the club again following stints of kicking and punching lumps out of others in a cage. He’s a canny lad. Will never back out of a tackle, and sure to give Muzza a run for his money this year for the ‘Bad Boy’ award. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR You’ll often find Kiddy on the treatment table due to being made of glass. Cruciate ligament injuries and dislocated shoulders are just part of the game apparently. Follow him on twitter @chriskidd4 SPONSORED BY: TOM MCKIE

Hoggy has become a permanent fixture on the wing for the first team. A threat to defenders when he simply gets the ball and runs with it. SPONSORED BY: DAVID REYNOLDS

Minnow’s 2nd season with the club and he’ll be hoping to get more action this year from the starting line-up. Scored a couple of vital goals last season, lets hope for a few more again this season. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR I’m not quite sure what name Ben is going by these days, but he definitely adds something to the dressing room. A character around the club, and also a youtube sensation (Smokeycarr) AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

ALEX MAKIN DEFENDER 26

BRYAN MURRAY MIDFIELDER

TONY BROWN MIDFIELDER

KEVIN ELLIOTT MIDFIELDER

CHRIS KIDD MIDFIELDER 22

KIERAN HOGG MIDFIELDER

JAMES JACKSON FORWARD 21

BEN KEENAN FORWARD


JON COLLEY FORWARD

DALE KENNEDY FORWARD

Jonny’s memorable first half hat-trick on the final day of the season contributed to the club staying in the Northern League. Caused problems for plenty of defences, and will no doubt continue doing so for years to come. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

Dale will be hoping for an injury free season after complications from the previous season’s injury. Will run himself into the ground and not shy to put a foot in. Big chance this year. AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR

Sponsor a player for just £10! Your name/company name will appear in every home programme throughout the season. Sponsor as many players as you wish, but only 1 sponsor per player. A full list of players available for sponsorship will be available soon.

Chris Kidd

Bryan Murray

Sponsored By: Tom McKie

Sponsored By: Peter Roper

Alex Makin

Kieran Hogg

Sponsored By: David Reynolds

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For only £2.50 per section, you can help support Alnwick Town AFC financially for the 2013-2014 season by sponsoring a section of the St James’ Park pitch. Each section is roughly the size of a dugout in the illustration above, and you can use it to advertise a business, charity, or if you like simply your own name. You may purchase as many sections as you wish. If we can fill each section of the pitch, we will raise £205.00. Although this may not seem like much in terms or running a football club, every little helps. The money raised would almost cover the photocopying costs for the inserts of the matchday programme for the entire season. Contact us atafc1879@btconnect.com or on Twitter @alnwicktownafc for details. Current Total Raised: £77.50, with 37.80% of sections taken.


Alnwick Town AFC 2013-2014 Season Fixtures and Match Stats 201 H/A 3

OPPONENTS

SCORE ATT

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

SCORE ATT

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

AUGUST 10

H

WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC

14

A

RYTON & CRAWCROOK ALBION

17

A

WASHINGTON

20

H

NORTHALLERTON TOWN

24

A

THORNABY

26

H

HEATON STANNINGTON

31

A

WILLINGTON

SEPTEMBER 4

A

BRANDON UNITED

7

H

ALBION SPORTS (FAV 1QR)

10

H

JARROW ROOFING BCA

14

A

NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS

28

H

TOW LAW TOWN

OCTOBER 5

A

CHESTER-LE-STREET TOWN

12

A

STOKESLEY SPORTS CLUB

19

H

NORTH SHIELDS

26

A

WHICKHAM

NOVEMBER 2

H

9

A

SOUTH SHIELDS ESH WINNING

16

H

DARLINGTON RAILWAY ATHLETIC

23

A

WHITEHAVEN AMATEURS

30

A

BIRTLEY TOWN

DECEMBER 7

H

RYTON & CRAWCROOK ALBION

14

A

NORTHALLERTON TOWN

21

H

BRANDON UNITED

28

A

JARROW ROOFING BCA

201 H/A 4

OPPONENTS

JANUARY 4

H

WASHINGTON

10

A

WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC

18

H

THORNABY

25

A

HEATON STANNINGTON

FEBRUARY 1

H

WILLINGTON

8

A

SEAHAM RED STAR

15

H

NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS

22

A

TOW LAW TOWN

MARCH 1

H

CHESTER-LE-STREET TOWN

8

H

STOKESLEY SPORTS CLUB

15

A

NORTH SHIELDS

22

H

WHICKHAM

29

A

SOUTH SHIELDS

APRIL 5

H

ESH WINNING

12

A

DARLINGTON RAILWAY ATHLETIC

19

H

WHITEHAVEN AMATEURS

26

H

BIRTLEY TOWN

H

NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS (EAMC)

H

SEAHAM RED STAR

TBC


Key: (Y) = Yellow Card, (R) = Red Card, (#) = Substitute on for, # = Number of goals scored, FAV = F.A Vase, NSC = Northumberland Senior Cup, EAMC = Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup, LC = League Cup. 8

9

10

11

12

13 / 17

14

15

16

8

9

10

11

12

13 / 17

14

15

16


EBAC NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISON 2

ALNWICK TOWN AFC BRIAN BROOKS MARC MAVIN DAN MULLEN DANNY LOWES DAVID HILLS Manager: Paul Yeadon Coaches: Steve Mullen Tony Threlfall Sports Therapist: David Ross 1st Choice Colours: Black and White Stripes Black Shorts Black Socks 2nd Choice Colours: Navy and Light Blue Quarters Navy Blue Shorts Navy Blue Socks

TOM MACPHERSON JAKE LOWES LEE DUNDAS ALEX MAKIN BRYAN MURRAY TONY BROWN KEVIN ELLIOTT CHRISTOPHER KIDD KIERAN HOGG JAMES JACKSON BEN KEENAN THOMAS TRUSCOTT JON COLLEY

Match Officials

DALE KENNEDY

Referee: John Harper Assistant: Michael Burrows Assistant: Stephen Goldsmith

DAN THOMPSON PETER MURRAY DANNY DONOHOE ROSS MORTON MIKEY HALL ROSS STRAUGHAN


SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST 2013 WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC RYAN BEAL CHRIS BANNON BOB RODGERSON JOHN PENDLEBURY CHRIS DOUGLAS RYAN PAGE MARC DUMMETT ROY GORDON PAUL STONEMAN STEPHEN LITTLE GLENN FORD MICHAEL LATIMER SIMON WILTHEW KALLUM MCGLEN TONY LANCASTER DEAN LEE

Player Manager: Paul Stoneman Assistant Manager: Wilf Kielty Coach: Paul Hogg Physio: Charlotte Ferguson 1st Choice Colours: Green and White Hoops Green Shorts Green Socks

IAN DUNN MARC ALLEN SEAN REID DAVID HENDERSON MICHAEL BELL DAVID DORMAND LIAM HUDSON JED FINLAY RYAN ANDERSON

Random Stat: Alnwick Town have drawn their last two opening fixtures in the Northern League (North Shields 1-1 in 2011/12) (Tow Law Town 0-0 in 2012/13)


Meet The Away Team... Goalkeepers Chris Bannon - Another player well-known to the club. Formerly of Washington, popular ‘keeper Chris returns to Allotment for a second stint between the sticks, and will jostle with Ryan Beal for the number one jersey. Ryan Beal - An excellent shot stopper, Ryan featured extensively in last season’s cup-winning campaign, and will look to consolidate his place with similarly strong performances this season. Bob Rodgerson - An experienced goalkeeper in the Northern Alliance with Percy Main, Bob has deputised ably as a third-choice goalkeeper, and will provide solid cover for Chris and Ryan.

Defenders John Pendlebury - A first-team regular since signing for Allotment from Ryton in 2010, John’s relentless work ethic and tenacious tackling bring stability to the back four. The full-back occasionally serves as captain in the absence of Ian Dunn. Marc Dummett - The former Ponteland United and Dunston full-back has proven to be an asset to the club in both defence and attack. His crossing ability in both regular play and from set-pieces is second to none. Chris Douglas - The ultimate utility player, Chris can be employed anywhere down either flank to devastating effect. The former North Shields man’s pace and perception underpins his undoubted ability, be it as a full-back or a more advanced winger. Paul Stoneman - The stalwart player-manager centre-half has played for Blackpool, Colchester United and Halifax Town. Despite turning 40 last year, ‘Stona’ was everpresent last season, remaining unbeatable in the air and impervious in the tackle. Michael Latimer - Seasoned stopper Michael returns to Allotment, having spent time at Bedlington Terriers, Newcastle Benfield and Washington. A tough tackler and a highly versatile member of the squad. Stephen Little - The ex-Annfield Plain and Killingworth stopper shone at the back for Allotment last season, putting in a series of superlative defensive showings, earning the Player’s Player of the Year Award in the process. Glenn Ford - Glenn rejoined the club during the 2012/13 season, making a handful of solid appearances. Having committed for this coming season, fans can expect to see much more of Glenn and his defensive abilities. Simon Wilthew - Simon featured 15 times at the back for Allotment last season. Strong at centre-half and adept at left-back, the Monkseaton defender will be looking to build on his impressive debut in the Northern League. Roy Gordon - Roy rejoins Celtic for a second spell, having last played for the club during the 2011/12 season. Able to play at full-back or on the wing, the experienced leftfooter has also turned out for North Shields, Consett and Annfield Plain. Ryan Page - A product of Newcastle United’s academy, hot prospect Ryan has since appeared on both sides of the tyne for North and South Shields. The 19-year-old can play at full-back and in central midfield.

Midfielders Ian Dunn - Long-serving, tough tackling midfielder Dunn has grafted for three years at Allotment, earning the captain’s armband in the process. “Dunny” remains one of Celtic’s key men deep in the heart of midfield. Marc Allen - Marc previously turned out for Whitley Bay Reserves, but has become a mainstay in the Celtic squad. His astute passing, ball retention skills and battling tenacity are evident whenever he is called upon in central midfield. Sean Reid - Rangy, pacy and technically gifted, Sean can play as a roaming central midfielder, a dangerous centre-forward, or even an adept centre-back. The former Ryton forward is one of Celtic’s most promising attacking outlets. David Henderson - David Henderson rejoined the club last season, and the former North Shields schemer provides another option going forward through the middle. Henders is arguably one of the most skilful players in the squad. Michael Bell - Brimming with potential, “Belly” won the Under-19 National Schools Cup with Northumberland and has also represented Ryton. Bell is strong in the air, and can also operate on the wing and as a supporting striker. Tony Lancaster - Signed from Wark in March 2011. Tony struggled with injuries last term, but will hope to be back to his pacy, dangerous best this season. Tony can also operate as a right-back. Tony can also operate as a wholly competent right-back. Kallum McGlen - A former Montagu & North Fenham favourite, Kallum features on the right hand side of midfield, where his energy and technique often causes problems for opposing full-backs. Dean Lee - A winger with the scoring nous of a forward, the former North Shields man has all of the tools required to strike fear into the hearts of defenders. One of Celtic’s most prolific threats going forward.

Attackers Liam Hudson - Another former Ryton forward, Liam is capable of pressuring his opposite numbers into submission with his strength and high work rate. “Hud” can also be deployed on the right wing. David Dormand - David’s prolific record for Shankhouse precedes him, and the former Morpeth forward has already replicated his goalscoring fo rm since joining Celtic. A clinical poacher and a hard worker up front. Jed Findlay - Signed from Cramlington Town in February, Jed is a promising forward with plenty of attacking potential. Having made a handfu l of appearances last season, the striker will be hoping to get more game time this campaign. Ryan Anderson - A promising young striker, Ryan was snapped up in trials for Allotment’s ‘A’ team, and has already impressed for both the development side and the first team’s respective pre-seasons. Lawrence McKenna - Lawrence is well-travelled, having topped the scoring charts for Whickham, before going on to play for Bedlington Terriers and Newcastle Benfield. Is known to be a deadly finisher in the division.

Backroom Staff Wilf Kielty - Assistant Manager - Wilf has been around the local non-league scene for many years, both as a player and in a management role, giving notable service to North Shields. He managed the Robins for several seasons before assisting Stoneman at Whitley Park. Paul Hogg - First Team Coach - Like Wilf, the UEFA-licensed coach is held in very high regard at North Shields, having played, coached and managed there for over a decade. Paul has also managed Annfield Plain, and is working with the Newcastle United Foundation. Charlotte Ferguson - Physiotherapist. Charlotte is in her final year of her Physiotherapy studies at Northumbria University, and is currently on h er final placement at the RVI. She is also a qualified sports masseur.


Meet The Away Team... HISTORY Spiritual beginnings The history of the club goes back into the early years of the last century. The first organised cub to represent the village competed in the Byker & District League as early as 1908/09. Various clubs came and went over the ensuing years, but the formation of the West Allotment Primitive Methodists (PMs) team after World War I was the key step leading to the creation of the present-day club. The PMs competed in the Forest Hall & District Churches’ League with reasonable success until 1928, when the PMs began to struggle financially. Deeply-rooted in a coal-mining community and with the industry in turmoil following the General Strike, trying to maintain a local club was extremely difficult. Thus, the old PMs merged with West Allotment Juniors to form an entirely new club - West Allotment Celtic, as it came to be known. From creation to contenders After moving to the newly-created Tynemouth & District League in 1935, the club began to grow in stature. After some early setbacks, a string of impressive performances saw Allotment soar up the table, reducing a ten point deficit between themselves and the other contenders by the end of the season. The club had to face Whitley Bay & Monkseaton Reserves in a play-off for the title. Unfortunately, the decider went the way of the seasiders. Remarkably, Allotment also finished in a play-off position in the following two seasons – and, in both cases, had to settle for a runner-up spot. Changing leagues, sheds and times In 1938, the club joined the Second Division of the Northern Amateur League. Now playing at the aptly-named Farm Ground, which was to remain “home” until 1968, supporters helped to dismantle a cowshed in Heaton and move it, piece by piece, to West Allotment, where it was reassembled at the ground. The shed was not for spectators – it served as the players’ changing facilities! The club earned instant promotion (after a play-off, such is club tradition), but World War II put a stop to any further progress. A succession of successes The club recommenced operations in 1946/47 and enjoyed an unprecedented run of success from the mid-fifties onwards. Allotment won the championship for four consecutive seasons between 1956 and 1960, along with the NFA Amateur Cup in 1957 and the NFA Minor Cup in 1958. The slippery slope of the sixties Celtic remained loyal to the Northern Amateur League, but the bulk of the team moved on, and the club entered a period of decline as a result. Throughout the sixties, fans and footballers alike had to endure times that were mediocre at best and dire at worst. The club was stagnating so badly – in tandem with the increasingly uncompetitive league – that closure become a distinctly worrying possibility. The threat of dissolution was eventually staved off by the introduction of new blood into the club towards the end of the sixties. Celtic also moved to Backworth Welfare in 1968, consigning the ponds and mud of the Farm Ground to memory. Champions at long last A rejuvenated West Allotment won the NFA Amateur Cup again in 1975, largely thanks to the goalscoring exploits of Benny Williams, who averaged almost one goal a game in his 400 appearances for the club. Williams was ably supported by a talented and hungry squad, and, with strength in depth, Allotment were always considered title contenders. However, the championship remained tantalisingly out of reach until yet another play-off tie in 1982. Allotment finally won the coveted title, defeating Annitsford Welfare by the odd goal in seven. When Celtic retained the title with relative ease the following season, the decision was taken to move up a tier for the first time since 1938. The colossus of the Northern Alliance In 1983, Allotment made its debut in both the Northern Alliance and the FA Vase. The first honour of the period arrived just one season later, as Allotment dispatched Ponteland United in the Alliance Challenge Cup Final. This success was followed up two seasons later by the first of Celtic’s eight Alliance titles. In 1987, West Allotment emerged victorious from two nail-biting play-off games against Gosforth St. Nicholas, ushering in a wave of success not enjoyed at the club since the fifties. Throughout this period, Celtic won seven further Northern Alliance titles, never finishing lower than sixth. Terry Mitchell and Brian Latty built upon Ken Scott and Billy Hays’ consecutive Alliance league titles, leading Allotment into the Northern League. The modern day Having acted as tenants at Hillheads in Whitley Bay since 1995, the club set out to find a new home, and found it in Benton. In 2001, the club moved to Whitley Park, also known as the Blue Flames Sports Ground. The ground is well-known as one of the best kept pitches in the Northern Football League, and also serves as the headquarters of the Northumberland FA. The club earned promotion from Division Two as champions, losing just twice throughout the entire 2004 /05 season. After six seasons of holding their own against the Northern League’s top tier, Allotment slipped back down a league. The current crop have gone some way to restoring success at Allotment, winning the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup last May, and will be aiming for those promotion places this season. Club Honours Tynemouth & District League Runners Up: 1935/36, 1936/37, 1937/38 Northern Amateur League Champions: 1956/57, 1957/58, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1981/82, 1982/83 Runners Up: 1960/61, 1972/73, 1975/76, 1979/80, 1980/81 2nd Division Champions: 1938/39 Northern Alliance Champions: 1986/87, 1990/91, 1997/98, 1999/00, 2001/02, 2003/04 Runners Up: 1988/89, 1989/90, 1992/93, 1994/95, 2000/01 Arngrove Northern League 2nd Division Champions: 2004/05 North Shields & District Churches Challenge Cup Winners: 1934/35 Northern Amateur League Challenge Cup Winners: 1973/74, 1979/80, 1980/81, 1982/83 Runners Up: 1958/59, 1974/75 Northern Alliance Challenge Cup Winners: 1984/85, 1990/91, 1997/98, 1998/99 Runners Up: 1987/88, 2002/03 Northern Alliance League Cup Winners: 1992/93, 1998/99, 2001/02, 2002/03 Runners Up: 1995/96, 2001/02 Northern Alliance Subsidiary Cup Winners: 1994/95

NFA Minor Cup Winners: 1957/58 Runners Up: 1956/57, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1974/75 NFA Amateur Cup Winners: 1956/57, 1974/75 Runners Up: 1954/55 NFA Benevolent Bowl Winners: 1992/93 Runners Up: 1977/78, 1979/80, 1980/81, 1985/86, 1989/90 Rediffusion Shield Winners: 1980/81, 1982/83 Heddon Homes Trophy Winners: 1989/90, 1991/92 Runners Up: 1986/87, 1990/91 Hospitals Cup Winners: 1980/81, 1990/91, 1995/96, 1996/97 Runners Up: 1979/80, 1992/93, 1994/95 Northumberland Senior Cup Runners Up: 2001/02 Craven Cup Winners: 2004/05 Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup Winners: 2012/13


Alnwick Town Reserves - Information

Previous Encounter - WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC Alnwick Town 1-0 West Allotment Celtic 17th August 2011 Goalscorer: Neil McFarlane 1. Brian Brooks 2. Bryan Murray 3. Neil Catlow 4. Danny Lowes 5. Tom MacPherson 6. Garry Patterson 7. Scott McMullen (Y) 8. Tony Brown 9. James Swordy 10. Neil McFarlane 11. Paul Hodge Subs: 12. Alex Makin (on for 9) 13. Michael Armstrong 14. Dale Kennedy (on for 11) 15. James Davison (on for 10) 16. Stephen Gibbard


Alnwick Town Appearances 2012/2013 (Stats for this season will begin shortly) Player Baston, Damian Beal, Ryan Brooks, Brian Brown, Tony Catlow, Neil Cockburn, Mark Colley, Jon Convery, George Dundas, Lee Elliott, Kevin Fremlin, Wyn Hall, Mikey Hills, David Hodge, Paul Hogg, Kieran Hutchins, Stephen Jackson, James Kennan, Ben Kennedy, Dale Kidd, Chris Lowes, Danny Lowes, Jake MacPherson, Tom Makin, Alex Moffet, Chris Murray, Bryan Murray, Peter Nixon, Marc Patterson, Gary Straughan, Ross Tate, Andrew Thompson, Daniel Turnbull, Reagan Vickers, Tom Wood, Steven

L 4 38 39 32 3 18 6 2 5 13 1 9 7 28 1 5 9 5 11 19 3 39 29 20 35 9 17 9 25 18 2

Appearance Info C CS T 0 4 4 42 4 43 4 36 1 3 7 18 2 1 7 1 1 3 1 1 6 1 2 15 6 1 1 2 1 10 1 1 8 5 2 30 2 1 2 16 1 1 6 10 1 1 10 6 1 5 4 1 12 9 2 21 4 1 3 4 43 6 2 1 31 1 2 22 4 39 1 0 3 1 2 10 1 1 18 3 0 4 1 10 4 3 28 1 0 4 1 18 2 1 2 LS 1

TS 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 2 1 1 1 7 2 1 5 2 17 11 7 4 9 5 0 7 1 0 1 5 1 3 4 4 1 5 3

Goal Info CG TG 0 0 0 20 20 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 11 1 12 0 3 1 4 1 1

LG

Key: L = League Appearance, LS = League Substitute Appearance, C = Cup Appearance, CS = Cup Substitute Appearance, T = Total Appearances, TS = Total Substitute Appearances, LG = League Goals, CG = Cup Goals, TG = Total Goals, Y = Yellow Cards, R = Red Cards.

Cards Y R

2 3 4

2 2

4 1 2 2 2 2 5 1 14 1 4

3


Alnwick Town AFC - Player Profile Name: Paul Yeadon Age: 30 Occupation: Development Officer Position: Manager Previous Clubs: Berwick Rangers, Alnwick Town, Alnnmouth. Year Joined Alnwick Town: 1999 Favourite Team: NUFC Player: Big Al Ground: St James’ Food: Steak Drink: Any Music: Take That Film: Braveheart Car: BMW This or That?

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Facebook / Twitter Bourbon / Custard Cream Eastenders / Coronation Street Penny Black / I Won’t Tell McDonalds / Burger King Chinese / Indian Shower / Bath

Lager / Cider Apple / Orange Day / Night Coke / Pepsi Sausage / Bacon Messi / Ronaldo Tea / Coffee


1 Recently had his testimonial raising around ÂŁ1.4 million for charity.

3 Has just left the Premier League for the MLS. Formerly with Fulham and Tottenham Hotpsur.

At the time of going to press, this player is still with Liverpool...

2 Recently rejoined Newcastle after a couple of years away. Not exactly a fan’s favourite.

4

Answers: 1. Luis Suarez, 2. Steven Gerrard, 3.Joe Kinnear, 4.Clint Dempsey


Ebac Northern League Division 1

Updated: 08/08/2013

Today’s Fixtures

Tuesday’s Fixtures

Bedlington Terriers v Billingham Town Celtic Nation v Bishop Auckland Crook Town v Consett Durham City v Newcastle Benfield Hebburn Town v Guisborough Town Marske United v Morpeth Town Penrith v Newton Aycliffe Shildon v Team Northumbria Spennymoor Town v Ashington West Auckland Town v Sunderland RCA Whitley Bay v Dunston UTS

Ashington v Durham City Billingham Town v Celtic Nation Hebburn Town v Team Northumbria Marske United v Consett Sunderland RCA v Newcastle Benfield West Auckland Town v Spennymoor Town Whitley Bay v Bedlington Terriers


Ebac Northern League Division 2

Updated: 08/08/2013

Pre Season Results

Today’s Fixtures

Team Northumbria 4-0 Alnwick Town

Alnwick Town v West Allotment Celtic Brandon United v Whickham Darlington RA v Birtley Town Esh Winning v Ryton & Crawcrook Albion North Shields v Jarrow Roofing BCA

Wallington 0-2 Alnwick Town Seaton Delavel 4-1 Alnwick Town

Norton & Stockton Ancients v Heaton Stannington

Alnwick Town 0-2 Whitley Bay XI Alnwick Town 4-0 Walker Central P 5, W 2, D 0, L 3, F 7, A 10.

Seaham Red Star v Willington South Shields v Northallerton Town Stokesley Sports Club v Washington Tow Law Town v Thornaby Whitehaven v Chester-le-Street


CLUB SHOP

New Replica Shirts and Training Kit are available to purchase through our Sportsworld Alnwick. They will soon be available to purchase online as well via www.rugbygear.co.uk in our online shop.

Programme Shop

We are currently building our stock for the programme shop, but if you have any ’wants lists’ then please e-mail us atafc1879@btconnect.com . We have many programmes for Newcastle United, Sunderland and Alnwick Town in particular. If you have programmes to donate please get in touch!

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Alnwick Town v West Allotment Celtic 10 08 2013