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Index Club Officials

Welcome to St James’ Park

President

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

The Duke of Northumberland

Vice President

Norman Laidler

Chairman Secretary

Tel: 01665 603162 Website: www.alnwicktownfc.co.uk E-Mail: info@alnwicktownfc.co.uk

Assistant Secretary

Page Index

Tom McKie Cyril Cox

Brian Ellis

Treasurer

Stuart Cairns

Commercial Manager Alan Lingwood

1st Team Manager Jon Egen

Reserve Team Manager Alan McFall

Club Physio

David Ross & Joanne Chisholm

Groundsman Ian Hogg

Gatemen

Dave Knapp & David Turnbull

Programme / Website Editor Michael Cook

Page 1: Index Page 2: Gift of the Gaffer’s Gab Page 3: Match Sponsors Page 4: Pitch Sponsors Page 5: Commercial Corner Page 6-7: Club History Page 8-10: Player Profiles Page 11: Player Stats Page 12-13: Matchday Info Page 14-15: Opposition Info Page 16: Record Against Opposition Page 17: Previous Encounter Page 18-19: Fixtures Page 20: Division 1 Page 21: Division 2 Page 22-23: Noticeboard Page 24: Stats

Have to start today’s programme with a congratulations to Danny Lowes, who made his 100th Northern League start for the club against Easington Colliery last Thursday night. It’s a number that should have been reached sooner, but he’s been unlucky with injuries over the years. I was at Esh Winning in our 1st season back in the Northern League when he was clattered by Shanka and their keeper, and then he got another injury at home to Esh Winning a year later. Still plenty of years left to add more to that total! Thanks to today’s Match Sponsor, Great Britannia Care, who are also sponsors of our junior girls sides. Thanks for the support, it really is appreciated. Cheers, Cookie


Gift of the Gaffer’s Gab

Ryton make the not too far journey up the A1 today in a mid-table clash with both sides needing to find a good run of results to jump amongst the massive battle for top 10 placings. We come into this game on our worst run of defensive frailties and with the knowledge that we must put it right now. We have proved time after time this season already we are as good as anyone in this league with the exception of South Shields, and maybe Billingham Synthonia, who both are miles away with their resources both on and off the pitch. Our problem is individual mistakes, and 17 out of 29 league goals conceded have been due to this. We have spent this midweek actually not having a game, so we are able to get on the training ground and work on a few things which will hopefully help. Monday night we entertain Newbiggin in a friendly, 7:30pm kick off, no charge. We have built up a nice relationship with Simon, and this game will be useful to both teams. Note - We play Chester-le-Street away on the 24th in the 2nd Division cup, and a free on the 28th of the month. Enjoy today’s game. Jon

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Commercial Corner

Pitchside Advertising Board - £150 a season Pitchside advertising boards at St James' Park are a quick and easy way to get your business noticed. They are seen by players, officials and supporters at the ground, and with local photographers, there is a good chance of your board being in the background of the local newspapers or on social media. Advertising boards are 8x2 feet in size. Match Sponsor - £50 a game Your business will be advertised in our matchday programme, on Facebook, on Twitter, the club website and in the Northumberland Gazette match report. You will also be given two complimentary tickets to the match with half-time refreshments and a free programme. Ball Sponsor - £25 a game Your business will be advertised in our matchday programme, on Facebook, on Twitter, the club website and in the Northumberland Gazette match report. You will also be given a complimentary ticket to the match with half-time refreshments and a free programme. Player Sponsor - £10 a player Sponsor a player for the 2015/2016 for just £10. You will be noted in the matchday programme, Facebook, Twitter and the club website.

For more information, or to get involved with our sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail info@alnwicktownfc.co.uk or speak to a committee member.


Club History

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. It is believed that the club played in red shirts with thin black hoops, black shorts and black socks. In 1900 the club moved to our current home, St James’ Park. The club’s name was also 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 tier of the football pyramid 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 after 2 seasons in 1990/91. The club remained in the Northern League 2nd Division until the 2006-07 season, when failing to meet ground criteria and lack of funds resulted in relegation back 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.


Club History

The club now faces its 5th straight season in the Northern League, looking to build on the 2014-15 season points total of 50, their highest since returning from the Northern Alliance. But it was almost a different story. The 2012-13 season saw the club complete the ‘Great Escape’ on the final day of the season, which was also the club’s 1000th game in the Northern League. A 5-2 victory at St James’ Park against Washington secured Northern League status for the club. Jon Colley scored a hat-trick to complete a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the club. The 2014-15 season saw the club reach the 2nd Round of the F.A Vase for the first time since the 1975-76 season. Sadly, a 4-5 defeat at home to St Helens Town in extra time ended the Wembley dream for another year. In 2015-16 we look forward to another positive year, with a new management team in place and fresh ideas for the future. Club Honours Aged Miners Homes Cup Winners: 1936/37 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 Amateur Cup Winners: 1971-72 Northumberland Senior Benevolent Bowl Winners: 1986/87, 2009/10 Northumberland Senior Cup Runners-Up: 1961/62 Northern Alliance 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, 2014-15)


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Player Profiles Baker, Robert - Sponsor: Tyneside Wombles Position: Left Back / Left Midfield Former Clubs: Red Row Welfare Brief Info: New signing for the 2015/2016 season, has started well on the left side. Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Monkseaton Academy Brief Info: A talent, looks composed on the ball in pre-season. Bright future ahead.

Briggs, Joshua - Available to Sponsor Brooks, Callum - Sponsor: 472 Tenerife Position: Goalkeeper Former Clubs: Alnwick Town Reserves Brief Info: First team debut against Esh Winning. Future number 1 long term. Position: Forward Former Clubs: Bedlington Ter, Ashington Coll Brief Info: New signing to provide some experience and competition upfront. Brown, David - Available to Sponsor Brown, Nathan - Sponsor: GB Groundworks & Garden Services Position: Goalkeeper Former Clubs: Brief Info: New signing, competing for the number 1 shirt this season. Currently injured. Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Felton, Shilbottle Brief Info: Captain, midfield magician, one of the longest serving players at the club. Brown, Tony - Sponsor: Steve Hall Dixon, Jamie - Available to Sponsor Position: Centre Defence / Midfield Former Clubs: Coldstream Brief Info: Back for his 2nd spell with the club following 1 appearance last term. Position: Centre Defence / Full Back Former Clubs: Wallsend Boys Club Brief Info: Looking for an injury free season and to secure his place in the 1st team. Dundas, Lee - Sponsor: Alnwick Memories


Player Profiles

Egen, Kieran - Sponsor: Hotspur Residential Position: Centre Defence / Midfield Former Clubs: Ashington Colliers Brief Info: Back again, only this time he’s got his Dad to impress! Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Shilbottle, Amble Brief Info: The summer’s big transfer, we’re looking forward to seeing Gairza this season. Gair, Ross - Sponsor: Bryan Murray Glass, Chris - Sponsor: Tommy Rourke Position: Centre Midfield / Forward Former Clubs: Bedlington Terriers Brief Info: Glackie was one of Jon’s first signings, a bright future with the club. Position: Left Back / Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Alnwick Town Juniors / Reserves Brief Info: Brief spell at Ashington last term. Welcome home Nippa. Best years still to come. Hogg, Kieran - Sponsor: Elite Floor Fitting Jackson, James - Sponsor: Peter Roper Position: Midfielder / Forward Former Clubs: Felton, Chester-le-Street Brief Info: Minnow’s back. Scorer of important goals in the Great Escape season. Character. Position: Defence / Midfield Former Clubs: Shilbottle, Felton Brief Info: Mr Versatile, can play anywhere in defence on midfield. Longest serving player? Lowes, Danny - Sponsor: Hotspur 1364 Macpherson, Tom - Sponsor: Hotspur 1364 Position: Centre Defence Former Clubs: Wallington Brief Info: Tom has been an ever present since our return to the Northern League. Reliable. Position: Forward Former Clubs: Ashington, New Hartley Juniors Brief Info: Brad’s back, and has been in good form in pre-season. Hat-trick v Esh Winning. McClelland, Brad - Sponsor: Alyn Brewis Cars


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Player Profiles Miller, Jordan - Available to Sponsor Position: Forward Former Clubs: New Fordley Brief Info: Settled in well already with a couple of goals, big, strong and plenty of energy. Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Brief Info: New signing, who is a dab hand when an emergency keeper is needed.

Paul Nisbet - Sponsor: The Kinky Cup Riddell, Darren - Sponsor: Alan Burn Position: Right Midfield Former Clubs: Amble, Ashington Colliers Brief Info: Daz has been an ever present on the wing since his move from the Colliers. Position: Centre Defence Former Clubs: Alnwick Town Juniors / Reserves Brief Info: Ross came on leaps and bounds last season, hoping to continue in same vain. Straughan, Ross - Sponsor: Blackshaws Garage Willis, Josh - Available to Sponsor Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Ashington Colliers Brief Info: Looks a talent in pre-season, young Scholesy is one to keep an eye out for. Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Ashington Colliers, Alnwick Town Brief Info: Kris is another returning player after a couple of seasons away. Willis, Kris - Available to Sponsor Adam Laidlaw - Available to Sponsor Position: Coach Current Clubs: Newcastle United Women Brief Info: Adam has joined with Jon this season as 1st team coach Position: Manager Former Clubs: Ashington Colliers Brief Info: Looking to build on what Derek Atwell left, has big plans for the club. Jon Egen - Sponsored by NU Heat


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Player Stats Appearance Info

Player

L

LS

BAKER, ROB

12

3

BRIGGS, JOSH

3

5

BROOKS, CALLUM

6

1

BROWN, DAVID

5

3

BROWN, NATHAN

4

3

1

BROWN, TONY

9

1

1

DIXON, JAMIE

10

4

1

2

1

1 4

DONOHOE, CALUM

ULS

C

CS

1

1

3

2

1

4

1

Goal Info

UCS

T

TS

LG

13

4

2

1

5

2

TG

Y

2

2

6

0

2

7

1

0

1

5

5

5

0

10

0

2

2

12

5

1

1

0

1

0

2

10

1

0 0

2

1 1

3

8

1

EGEN, KIERAN

11

3

4

15

3

GAIR, ROSS

14

1

2

16

1

GLASPER, LUC

6

7

0

GLASS, CHRIS

8

11

5

1

HOGG, KIERAN

6

3

1

13

3

1

1

1

1

5

1

3

5

2

1

1

JACKSON, JAMES

12

3

LAIDLAW, ADAM

1

LOWES, DANNY

9

1

MACPHERSON, TOM

14

1

4

MCCLELLAND, BRAD

5

3

2

MILLAR, JORDAN

2

1

1

MOORE, ROSS

2

2

NISBET, PAUL

1

1

1

1 1

RAMSEY, REECE

2

2

3 1 1

1 4

1

1

1

RIDDELL, DARREN

10

4

STRASSHINE, MARK

1

STRAUGHAN, ROSS

13

1

2

3

WILLIS, JOSH

6

3

1

2

WILLIS, KRIS

13

1

1

1

1

R

1

3 0

DUNDAS, LEE

1

CG

Cards

2

4

2 0 1

2

3

2

2

1

5

5

1

0

0

1

11

1

0

1

18

1

2

1

3

3

7

4

6

1

7

5

1

1

1

2

0

2

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

14

4

1

0

0

16

2

0

8

3

0

14

2

0

1

1

Stats up to and including Hebburn Town 24.10.2015

1

1

1

1

1

1


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Matchday Info BAKER, ROBERT BRIGGS, JOSH BROOKS, CALLUM BROWN, NATHAN BROWN, TONY DIXON, JAMIE DONOHOE, CALUM DUNDAS, LEE EGEN, KIERAN GAIR, ROSS

Alnwick Town AFC

GLASPER, LUC GLASS, CHRIS HOGG, KIERAN JACKSON, JAMES LOWES, DANNY MACPHERSON, TOM MCCLELLAND, BRAD MILLER, JORDAN MOORE, ROSS

Manager: Jon Egen Coach: Adam Laidlaw Physio: David Ross Joanne Chisholm

NISBET, PAUL RIDDELL, DARREN STRAUGHAN, ROSS WILLIS, JOSH WILLIS, KRIS

Saturday 31st October 2015 Ebac Northern League Division 2


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Matchday Info CHROSTOWSKI, TOM PURVIS, GREG WOUD, MICHAEL MCCULLOCH, CAMERON COX, GAV SHICKLE, LEIGH MITCHELL, HARRY GRAHAM, DARREN CHROSTOWSKI, ADAM

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

STODDART, JACK TURNBULL, CALLUM

Manager: Craig Robson Assistant: Carl Piecha Coach: Jordan Moore

BELOW, DAVID NUTMAN, WILLIAM HOLLAND, JOSHUA HODGES, PHILIP BACKHOUSE, DAVID MCMEEKIN, MARK ROBINSON, PHIL HARBOTTLE, RHYS FORSYTH, WILL

Referee: David Pill Assistants: Dale Pringle Joe Pringle

MOORE, SAM GUNN, SCOTT BURNYEAT, RYAN FOTHERGILL, MATTY KASTRATI, MARIO


Opposition Info

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THE ALBION – A BRIEF HISTORY Shortly after the start of the 1970 - 71 football season John Oliver, the club’s first Secretary, and Les Robson were approached to see if a club could be formed quickly to take over the fixtures of Prudhoe and West Wylam Co-op whohad just resigned from the Northern Combination League. After securing a loan from Ryton Social Club of £12 10/s John and Les approached local Councillor Leo Murray and obtained permission to play at Stargate, & Ryton played their first Northern Combination League game, a 3-3 draw, against works team Parsons Athletic on Saturday 17th October1970. The mid 1980’s saw the club transfer to Clara Vale for our home games & during this period Ryton won the Prudhoe Hospital Cup twice, the Northern Combination League Cup as well as the Durham County Trophy. Following the amalgamation, in 1988, of the Northern Alliance, the Northern Combination and the Northern Amateur Leagues into three divisions, Ryton were allocated a position in the First Division of the newly structured Northern Football Alliance League, winning that title in 1997, thus securing promotion to the Premier Division where we remained until gaining promotion to the Northern League at the end of the 2004– 05 season. 2005-06 marked our first season in the Northern League finishing a respectable 11th place in Division 2, followed by a 12th place finish in 2006-07 then a commendable 3rd place in 2007-08 which gained us promotion to Division 1 for the 2008-09 season where we finished a very creditable 10th place. Unfortunately that was where the upward progress ended as the following season we finished 17th, then came the infamous 2010-11 season which saw us finish rock bottom with just 8pts, receiving a whole host of league & cup drubbings on the way including Shildon beating us 10-0 & 7-0 in the league & losing 8-0 at home to South Shields in the Vase. Coupled with the fact that our facilities are based in Crawcrook, and wishing to involve the local community further, the club sought, and was subsequently granted permission by The Durham FA, to change our name to RYTON & CRAWCROOK ALBION F.C. at the commencement of the 2011-12 campaign in which we finished 18th in our first season back in the Second Division. 2012-13 saw a slight improvement in fortunes with a 14th placed finish. Then our new very young look outfit in 2013-14 under the guidance of manager John Wilson & his team, also then new to the club, faced a tough campaign with survival the target which was famously secured on our last match of the season. With the squad older and wiser & stability achieved, there was an upward progression with a mid table finish in 14/15 Now the target for 2015-16 is to finish high enough to qualify for the 2016-17 FA Cup, though it was originally under the stewardship of Wilson's former assistant Paul Dobie with Jordan Moore as his henchman. However despite a decent start Paul resigned in October & was swiftly replaced by former Ryton player Craig Robson with Carl Piecha, another ex player as his assistant, with Jordan remaining as coach. Off the field, a lottery grant, achieved in 1998, saw a further move to their current home at Kingsley Park. A highlight being that this facility was officially opened by H.R.H. Prince Andrew. Thanks to a Football Foundation grant a third generation all weather seven a side pitch has now been installed which is not only used by club members but is also open to the local community where it is often used by schools and youth organisations. The Football Club is recognised as having achieved Chartered Status and offers the chance for a child to be coached infootball skills from the age of six years of age, through all age groups, up to senior level. The club currently has numerous teams, ranging from under 7 years of age through to the senior side level & this season are sharing Kingsley Park with English Pyramid Level 5 women’s side RACA Tynedale Ladies FC. NORTHERN LEAGUE RECORDS Biggest Home Win 8-0 v Sunderland RCA (12/08/06) Biggest Home Defeat 0-7 v Shildon (19/02/11) Biggest Away Win 8-1 v Alnwick Town (11/11/06) Biggest Away Defeat 0-10 v Shildon (27/10/10) Highest Home Aggregate 4-6 v Whitehaven (27/08/12) Highest Away Aggregate 2-8 v Hebburn (21/04/12) / 0-10 v Shildon (27/10/10) Highest Home Attendance 473 v Whickham (28/04/14) Highest Away Attendance 1044 v South Shields (10/10/15)


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Opposition Info

PLAYER

AGE

INFO

TOM CHROSTOWSKI

17

Younger brother of defender Adam, Tom originally just filled in goal for friendlies,

GREG PURVIS

18

Joined us last season on work experience from the Sunderland AFC academy &

MICHAEL WOUD

16

New Zealand U17 keeper who is also with the Sunderland Academy. Has won

CAMERON McCULLOCH

17

Another loanee from Sunderland's academy, who kept two clean sheets in his

GAV COX

31

One of the very few brand new faces to the club, this vastly experienced defender

LEIGH SHICKLE

26

Club captain in his 3rd season at Kingsley Park. A defensive player with a

HARRY MITCHELL

19

Another local youngster, formerly with Prudhoe Town, who has broken through to

DARREN GRAHAM

20

Signed from the now defunct Stocksfield FC this attack minded defender has

ADAM CHROSTOWSKI

21

Now in his 3rd season with RACA, a tough tackling centre half who is beginning

JACK STODDART

21

Defender plucked from Albion's Sunday side in 2014. Has been in & out of the

CALLUM TURNBULL

26

Longest serving player who has been at the club since 2012. Best seen in defence

DAVID BELOW

24

Back for a second spell at the club, a defender whose style of play is more

WILL NUTMAN

25

A talent plucked out of relative obscurity who scored on his full debut at Team

JOSHUA HOLLAND

22

Lightning fast diminutive right winger who causes defenders no end of problems.

PHILIP HODGES

28

Completely versatile performer who can command several positions & is often

DAVID BACKHOUSE

20

Re-signed from Tow Law after breaking into the Albion first team from the U18s

MARK McMEEKIN

24

Midfielder signed from Gateshead Rutherford in July 2014. Looks composed &

PHIL ROBINSON

28

but he impressed the management enough to get signed on as cover

we are delighted to welcome this very promising keeper back for another spell

over the fans already with his ability. Currently on U17 World Cup duty!

opening two games for RACA. Has been on the books of Man City & Liverpool!

was signed from Hexham in the close season but is out injured

rocket of a shot & exceptional heading ability. Just clocked up 100 starts for us

the first team. A competent defender who likes to get forward. Ever improving

impressed in his games to date but university is restricting his availability.

to venture forward more & grab the odd goal. Recently clocked up 100 starts

side ever since & is capable of scoring the odd belter from distance.

but can play up front. A strong header of the ball & top notch penalty taker

aggressive this time round & hopes to establish himself as a regular fixture

North. A midfielder with a clear eye for goal & a terrific workrate.

Signed in 2013 from Gateshead Leam Rangers

seen weaving past several opposition players. Gets the odd goal too.

in 2012-13. Creative player best suited to a midfield role.

confident on the ball & comfortably made the transition to the Northern League Right sided midfielder with bags of NL experience with Brandon, Crook, North Shields & West Allotment from whom we signed him on his 27th birthday RHYS HARBOTTLE

20

Signed in October 15, this forward boasts experience in the 3rd tier of Swedish

WILL FORSYTH

24

Signed from Gateshead Rutherford in & enjoyed a seamless transition to the

SAM MOORE

21

Local lad signed from Rutherford in 2014. A centre forward who has hit two

SCOTT GUNN

20

Snapped up from Birtley Town in September 2013. Another local lad who played

RYAN BURNYEAT

19

Local youngster signed in February 2015. Plays up front & was on the books of

MATTY FOTHERGILL

26

Having his second spell at the club after initially signing for us two seasons ago. A

MARIO KASTRATI

20

Skilful nippy attack minded midfielder who has sadly been plagued with injuries.

CHRIS HOLT

34

Needs no introduction to anyone at RACA. Normally behind the bar but signed as

football with Sollefteå GIF. Debuted at Tow Law & looks a shrewd signing

Northern League scoring 12 times from midfield last season.

Hat-tricks already in 2015/16. Expected to continue his improvement this season.

for RACA U18s who has bags of pace & operates in midfield.

Doncaster Rovers. An exciting prospect who scored on his debut.

forward with a fast burst of pace who hopes to add to his 4 starts made in 13/14

Fast & effective when fully operational

late forward cover. Last played for Albion in 2011 but already off the mark


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Record Against Opposition Alnwick Town Home Games

Record Since 1982 Alnwick Home Wins:

Season

Score

2005-06

1-3

2006-07

1-8

2011-12

1-2

2012-13

1-3

2013-14

3-0

Ryton Home Wins:

2014-15

0-6

2

1

Alnwick Away Wins: 2

Alnwick Town Away Games Ryton Away Wins:

Season

Score

2005-06

1-4

2006-07

5-0

2011-12

1-1

2012-13

3-2

2013-14

1-2

Alnwick Away Goals:

2014-15

2-2

11

5

Alnwick Home Goals: 7

Selection of Alnwick Goalscorers Tony Brown (4)

James Jackson (2)

Bryan Murray

Gloire Mbiavanga

Jon Colley

Dan Thompson

Keith Douglas

Dale Kennedy

Ryton Home Goals: 13

Ryton Away Goals: 22


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Previous Encounter

Alnwick Town endured a miserable afternoon, going down 6-0 at home to Ryton and Crawcrook Albion in Northern League, Division Two. Today’s mauling was the St James’ Park side’s first defeat in five matches in all competitions. It could have been an ever heavier loss too, if it hadn’t been for Alnwick keeper Luc Glasper, who pulled off some fine saves throughout this wind-affected contest. Dan Robinson proved to be the thorn in Alnwick’s side, netting four times for a Ryton side who are performing above expectations this season, sitting in the top half of the table. Things got off to a bad start for Alnwick when they found themselves two-down after eight minutes. Jack Stoddart smashed the visitors ahead with a thunderbolt from distance, before Robinson raced through the middle and slotted past Glasper to make it 2-0. Alnwick had their chances to reduce the deficit, including a Jamie Dixon header which went wide, while Adam Shanks’ luck was out in front of goal. Robinson scored his second of the afternoon in the 34th minute before completing his hat-trick on the stroke of half time to put Ryton 4-0 up at the interval. Things got worse for Alnwick after the break. Will Forsyth scored from close range after 55 minutes before Robinson completed the rout in the 73rd minute. It was a day to forget for Alnwick, who were sloppy throughout; a surprising performance considering their recent run of form, which had seen them go into the game on the back of four straight wins in all competitions. As for Ryton, in was their first victory in four matches. Alnwick Town: L Glasper, D Palmer, K Hogg (G Mbiavanga), J Dixon, D Lowes (R Douglas), K Douglas, D Riddell, T Brown, A Shanks, B McClelland (B Robertson), J Colley. Subs: B Brooks, D Atwell.


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Fixtures 2015/16

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Darlington Railway Athletic

Opponents

2-0

35

Brown N

Dundas L

Baker R

Briggs J

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Jackson J

H

Esh Winning

4-1

102

Brooks C

Dundas L

Baker R

Brown T

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Jackson J

H

Chester-le-Street Town

0-2

77

Brooks C

Lowes D

Baker R

Briggs J

Macpherson T (Y+Y)

Straughan R

Jackson J

18/08

A

Thornaby

1-0

32

Brown N

Dundas L

Baker R

Egen K

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Lowes D

22/08

H

Crook Town

2-1

84

Brown N

Dundas L

Baker R

Egen K

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Lowes D

25/08

H

South Shields

2-2

131

Brown N

Lowes D

Baker R (Y)

Egen K

Macpherson T 1

Straughan R

Riddell D

29/08

A

Billingham Town

0-3

102

Brooks C

Lowes D

Baker R

Gair R

Dundas L

Straughan R

Riddell D

31/08

A

Heaton Stannington

3-1

138

Brooks C (R)

Dundas L

Baker R

Dixon J

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Riddell D

05/09

A

Billingham Synthonia (FAV 1Q AET)

2-2

78

Nisbet P

Lowes D (Y)

Baker R

Dundas L

Macpherson T

Egen K

Gair R

08/09

A

Billingham Synthonia (FAV 1Q R)

1-2

100

Brooks C (Y)

Straughan R

Hogg K

Willis J

Macpherson T 1

Egen K (Y)

Briggs J

12/09

H

Birtley Town

3-3

45

Brooks C

Dixon J

Baker R 1

Willis J

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Gair R

19/09

A

Billingham Synthonia

2-0

92

Strasshine M

Dixon J

Baker R

Willis J

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Gair R

23/09

A

Bedlington Terriers (LC R1)

6-0

54

Glasper L

Straughan R

Dundas L

Willis J

Macpherson T

Egen K

Riddell D

08/08

A

11/08 15/08

Score Att

26/09

A

Whickham

1-1

40

Glasper L

Dixon J

Dundas L

Briggs J

Laidlaw A (Y)

Egen K

Willis K

29/09

H

Tow Law Town

3-0

64

Glasper L

Dixon J 1

Dundas L

Willis J

Macpherson T 1

Egen K

Willis K

03/10

H

Northallerton Town

0-0

45

Glasper L

Straughan R

Baker R (Y)

Willis J

Macpherson T

Egen K

Willis K

07/10

A

Bedlington Terriers (NSC R1)

5-2

Brown N

Straughan R

Lowes D

Egen K

Macpherson T

Dixon J

Briggs J

10/10

A

Willington

2-3

80

Glasper L

Egen K

Lowes D

Willis J

Macpherson T

Dixon J

Willis K

17/10

H

Ryhope Colliery Welfare

3-4

79

Glasper L

Egen K (Y)

Lowes D

Willis J

Straughan R (Y)

Dixon J

Willis K

22/10

A

Easington Colliery

2-2

110

Brooks C

Egen K

Lowes D

Willis K

Macpherson T

Dixon J

Glass C

24/10

A

Hebburn Town

3-0

56

Glasper L

Dixon J

Lowes D

Willis K

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Baker R

31/10

H

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

07/11

A

Brandon United

14/11

H

Team Northumbria

21/11

A

Chester-le-Street Town

24/11

A

Chester-le-Street Town (EAMC 2R)

05/12

A

Esh Winning

12/12

H

Thornaby

19/12

A

South Shields

26/12

H

Heaton Stannington

02/01

A

Birtley Town

09/01

H

Darlington Railway Athletic

16/01

A

Crook Town

23/01

H

Billingham Town

30/01

H

Easington Colliery

06/02

A

Tow Law Town

13/02

H

Billingham Synthonia

20/02

H

Whickham

27/02

A

Northallerton Town

05/03

H

Willington

12/03

A

Ryhope Colliery Welfare

19/03

H

Hebburn Town

26/03

A

Stokesley Sports Club

02/04

H

Brandon United

09/04

A

Team Northumbria

16/04

H

Stokesley Sports Club

23/04

A

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion


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Fixtures

8

9

10

11

12

13 / 17

14

15

16

Brown T

McClelland B

Gair R

Riddell D

Glass C (7)

Hogg K (9)

Lowes D (2)

Donohoe C

Dixon J

Egen K (Y)

McClelland B 3

Gair R

Riddell D

Glass C (11)

Hogg K (7) 1

Lowes D

Briggs J

Dixon J (8)

Brown T

McClelland B

Dixon J

Hogg K

Glass C (7)

Brown N

Riddell D (8)

Dundas L

Egen K (4) (Y)

Gair R

Jackson J

Glass C (Y)

Hogg K

Briggs J (2)

Brooks C

Willis K (10)

Willis J

Donohoe C (11)

Willis K

Jackson J 1

Gair R 1

Hogg K

Riddell D (7)

Brooks C

Briggs J

Glass C (4)

Dixon J (2)

Willis K (Y)

Jackson J

Gair R

Hogg K 1

Glass C

Brooks C (1)

Dixon J (4)

Moore R (9)

Dundas L

Willis K

Jackson J 2

Glass C 1

Hogg K

Dixon J (10)

-

Moore R (7)

Egen K (8)

Brown T

Willis K

Miller J 1

Glass C

Jackson J

Moore R

-

Nisbet P (11)

Gair R (10)

Briggs J (4)

Willis K (Y)

Miller J 1 (Y)

Riddell D

Glass C 1

Hogg K (10) (Y)

Brooks C

Straughan R (4)

Briggs J (11) (Y)

Moore R

Dixon J

Miller J

Glass C (Y+Y)

Riddell D (Y)

Lowes D

-

McClelland B (11)

Laidlaw A

Brown T

Willis K

McClelland B 2

Glass C

Riddell D

Hogg K

Laidlaw A

Moore R

Briggs J (10)

Jackson J (7) Egen K (8)

Willis K

McClelland B

Glass C

Riddell D

Jackson J (5)

-

Dundas L

Brown D (10)

Brown T

McClelland B

Gair R

Jackson J

Dixon J (6)

Brooks C

Brown D (11)

Willis K (8)

Briggs J

Brown T

Brown D

Gair R

Jackson J

Willis J (11)

Brooks C

Riddell D

McClelland B (4)

Miller J (9)

Brown T

Brown D

Gair R

Riddell D

Straughan R

Baker R (3)

Briggs J

Jackson J (11)

McClelland B (4)

Brown T

Brown D

Jackson J

Riddell D

Glass C (7)

Briggs J (8)

McClelland B (9)

Lowes D

Ramsey R

Glass C

Miller J

McClelland B 1

Riddell D 1

Ramsey R (7)

Glasper L

Jackson J

Baker R (3)

Brown D (9) Brown D (4)

Brown T

Jackson J (Y) 2

Glass C

Gair R

Straughan R (5)

Brown N

Baker R (7)

Miller J

Brown T 2

Jackson J

Glass C

Gair R

Riddell D (3)

Brown N

Brown D (4) 1

Macpherson T (2) (Y)

Dundas L

Brown T

Brown D 2

Miller J

Gair R

Straughan R

Glasper L

Baker R (7)

Willis J (10)

Riddell D (8)

Gair R

Brown D

Gair R

Riddell D

Dundas L (2)

Brooks C

Willis J (3)

Briggs J (7)

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Division 1 Ebac Northern League Division One 2015-16 - As of 29.10.2015 Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

Morpeth Town

16

12

3

1

40

18

22

39

2

Shildon

17

12

1

4

48

19

29

37

3

Marske United

16

9

2

5

31

20

11

29

4

Guisborough Town

16

8

4

4

37

22

15

28

5

North Shields

18

8

3

7

35

24

11

27

6

Newton Aycliffe

14

7

5

2

28

15

13

26

7

Sunderland RCA

16

7

5

4

34

34

0

26

8

Dunston UTS

16

7

4

5

31

19

12

25

9

Washington

13

7

4

2

30

20

10

25

10

Consett

15

7

4

4

31

25

6

25

11

Ashington

16

6

5

5

31

25

6

23

12

Penrith

17

5

7

5

30

26

4

22

13

Durham City

17

5

4

8

30

35

-5

19

14

Bishop Auckland

16

6

1

9

25

38

-13

19

15

Jarrow Roofing BCA

13

5

2

6

31

32

-1

17

16

Whitley Bay

11

4

3

4

24

17

7

15

17

Seaham Red Star

15

3

6

6

24

34

-10

15

18

West Allotment Celtic

16

4

3

9

22

46

-24

15

19

Newcastle Benfield

15

4

2

9

25

42

-17

14

20

Norton & Stockton Ancients

16

3

2

11

21

43

-22

11

21

West Auckland Town

15

2

2

11

16

40

-24

8

22

Bedlington Terriers

16

2

2

12

15

45

-30

8

Weekend Results

Weekend Fixtures

Ashington

2-2

Bishop Auckland

Jarrow Roofing BCA

V

Bedlington Terriers

Bedlington Terriers

1-3

Newton Aycliffe

Norton & Stockton Ancients

V

Dunston UTS

Consett

3-1

Shildon

Penrith

V

Washington

Jarrow Roofing BCA

5-2

Dunston UTS

West Allotment Celtic

V

North Shields

Marske United

0-2

West Auckland Town

Morpeth Town

2-2

Seaham Red Star

Atherton Colleries

V

Newcastle Benfield

Newcastle Benfield

3-1

Norton & Stockton Ancients

Congleton Town

V

Marske United

Selected F.A.Vase Fixtures

North Shields

1-2

West Allotment Celtic

Dronfield Town

V

Ashington

Sunderland RCA

2-2

Durham City

Garforth Town

V

Hebburn Town

Washington

0-0

Guisborough Town

Handsworth Parramore

V

Shildon

Whitley Bay

0-0

Penrith

West Didsbury & Chorlton

V

Morpeth Town


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Division 2 Ebac Northern League Division Two 2015-16 - As of 29.10.2015

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

South Shields

18

14

2

2

49

15

34

44

2

Chester-Le-Street

17

10

3

4

41

22

19

33

3

Ryhope CW

15

10

2

3

41

29

12

32

4

Darlington RA

17

10

2

5

36

30

6

32

5

Easington Colliery

18

9

3

6

46

26

20

30

6

Billingham Synthonia

14

9

1

4

21

9

12

28

7

Team Northumbria

16

7

5

4

38

18

20

26

8

Northallerton Town

17

7

5

5

40

25

15

26

9

Tow Law Town

18

7

5

6

36

33

3

26

10

Thornaby

14

7

4

3

37

22

15

25

11

Heaton Stannington

15

7

4

4

35

27

8

25

12

Brandon United

17

8

1

8

37

42

-5

25

13

Billingham Town

16

7

2

7

35

32

3

23

14

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

17

6

4

7

32

33

-1

22

15

Hebburn Town

16

5

5

6

28

24

4

20

16

Alnwick Town

17

5

5

7

27

29

-2

20

17

Crook Town

16

6

1

9

24

31

-7

19

18

Whickham

15

5

3

7

19

21

-2

18

19

Birtley Town

16

4

2

10

29

42

-13

14

20

Willington

18

3

3

12

18

48

-30

12

21

Esh Winning

16

2

1

13

10

55

-45

7

22

Stokesley Sports Club

17

0

1

16

14

80

-66

1

Weekend Results

Weekend Fixtures

Billingham Town

4-2

Brandon United

Alnwick Town

V

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

Crook Town

0-0

Team Northumbria

Billingham Synthonia

V

Crook Town

Darlington RA

2-1

Chester-le-Street

Birtley Town

V

Billingham Town

Easington Colliery

3-0

Esh Winning

Esh Winning

V

Tow Law Town

Hebburn Town

3-0

Alnwick Town

Heaton Stannington

V

Brandon United

Northallerton Town

2-0

Birtley Town

Northallerton Town

V

Willington

Ryhope CW

2-1

Billingham Synthonia

Thornaby

V

Easington Colliery

Whickham

V

Ryhope CW

South Shields

4-3

Thornaby

Stokesley Sports Club

0-5

Heaton Stannington

Tow Law Town

1-1

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

Willington

1-0

Whickham


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Stats

6

Number of goals scored in the northern league by danny lowes

Number of yellow cards received by danny lowes in the northern league

20

6

Number of appearances ross gair has made for alnwick town

Current league home average attendance for alnwick town

78


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Ebac Northern League Division 2 fixture. Alnwick Town 0-2 Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Attendance: 84 Match Sponsor: Great Britannia Care