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Alnwick Town Association Football Club Official Matchday Programme - £1.00

Ebac Northern League Division 2 Alnwick Town v Whickham Saturday 20th February 2016 - 3pm KO

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Index Club Officials President

The Duke of Northumberland

Vice President

Norman Laidler

Chairman

Tom McKie

Secretary Cyril Cox

 Welcome to St James’ Park Alnwick Town Association Football Club St James’ Park, Weavers Way Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1BG Tel: 01665 603162 Website: www.alnwicktownfc.co.uk E-Mail: info@alnwicktownfc.co.uk

Assistant Secretary

Page Index

Treasurer

Page 1: Index Page 2: Editor’s Column Page 3: Media Officer’s Column 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: Match Report Page 18-19: Fixtures Page 20: Division 1 Page 21: Division 2 Page 22-23: Noticeboard Page 24: Stats

Brian Ellis

Stuart Cairns

Commercial Manager Alan Lingwood

1st Team Manager Adam Laidlaw

Reserve Team Manager Alan McFall

Club Physio

David Ross & Joanne Chisholm

Groundsman Ian Hogg

Gatemen

Dave Knapp & David Turnbull

Programme Editor Michael Cook

Media Officer Mark Craggs

Another weekend of football written off by the weather. Strange weekend with most games north of Newcastle postponed, yet all the Durham games survived the weather. Looked forward to a big game on Wednesday as well, but the weather also put an end to that with Esh Winning being waterlogged. Defeat for Birtley on the Monday night was a good result for us, maintaining a 7 point gap with a game in hand. We took a point from today’s visitors earlier in the season. Looking for more of the same today, if not 3! Cheers, Cook.


Editor’s Column

It’s been a while since I’ve had to write a column for the programme thanks to contributions from Management and our Media Officer. First thing, welcome to Whickham and today’s match officials. I hope you had a safe journey here and on the way home. Whickham are around mid-table at present, and come into the game winning 7 of their previous 10 games, so we won’t be taking them lightly. Club related business, we have a limited number of 100 club tickets remaining for this year. The first draw takes place at March’s committee meeting, so we’re looking to get these spaces filled today if possible. Anyone can enter, it’s £20 for 10 draws, with monthly prizes of £50, £30 and £20. There is also a bonus draw at Christmas for £250. All profits go to the club, and provide much needed revenue over the summer months when there is no real income coming in. We’re still looking for Match and Ball sponsors for all of our remaining home games this season. If you know of a business that would be interested, please get in touch. More info available on page 5. Best of luck to the lads today. 3 points today could put us 10 points clear of the relegation places which would be massive for us, and would help Tommy to sleep a bit better at night. Haway the Wick! Cheers, Cook

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Media Officer’s Column

Alnwick will face a tough test as they play host to an in form Whickham side in a clash that has an outside importance to several players and management. Alnwick will be looking to bounce back from a defeat in their previous game two weeks ago as Tow Law Town ran out 3-1 winners against the Northumbrian side. However the performance was pleasing and confidence is still reasonably high after the 2-1 win at Crook in the midweek before the Tow Law clash. Whickham will also be high on confidence after an impressive 3-0 home win over Heaton Stannington last Friday, which has saw them win three games in the last four games (with the defeat being an inevitable defeat to South Shields). The Home Guard’s recent form sees them sit fourth in the form guide with four wins, two draws and only the one defeat in the last six, seeing them climb to 13th in the overall Northern League Division Two table. 25 year-old striker Mark Fitzpatrick is the top scorer for Whickham this season netting 10 league goals in 24 games, picking up one in that win over Heaton. The outside interest of the game comes from the clash of work-mates in the game. Alnwick’s players and Newcastle United Women’s team managers Thomas Butler (first team) and Andrew Inness (Development team) as well as our manager Adam Laidlaw (women’s team coach) and myself (women’s team match reporter) face up against the Women’s development team assistant manager and Whickham keeper Alex Curran for the first time since Laidlaw’s management and subsequent signings happened. Assistant manager of Alnwick Ross Flintoft is also a work colleague of Curran’s. Alnwick have a strong squad for the clash, however training has been hindered over the last week with the midweek cancellation of the Esh Winning game to blame, however the lads will be determined to repeat the result of the Crook game in their first game back at St. James’ Park since. Come along and support the lads as they search for the first home win of Laidlaw’s reign. Kick-off is 3pm at St. James’ Park.


Pitch Sponsors

For just £2.50 a section, you can contribute to the club by sponsoring a section of the St James’ Park pitch for the 2015/2016 season. Filling all sections will raise £210 for the club, enough to cover all printing costs for the programme this season. To get involved, please get in touch.

GForce NE Hydraulic Services - gforcene.co.uk Leo Shanks

Armada Sur - CD Tenerife - Supporters Club

The 472 Steve Hall Cyril & North East Cyndy Cox Spurs

Ryley Hogg

Kayden Wheatley

Jasper

Sue Hogg

Christopher Hall Alan Burn

Anthony Carss

Paul Eke

Alnwick Memories - Proud to Support Alnwick Town AFC

RadioNorthumberland.com Kenzie Shanks

Frontier FC of Buffalo NY USA


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)


Player Profiles

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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: Goalkeeper Former Clubs: Alnwick Town Reserves Brief Info: First team debut against Esh Winning. Future number 1 long term. Brooks, Callum - Sponsor: 472 Tenerife Brown, David - Available to Sponsor Position: Forward Former Clubs: Bedlington Ter, Ashington Coll Brief Info: New signing to provide some experience and competition upfront. Position: Goalkeeper Former Clubs: Ashington Colliers Brief Info: New signing, competing for the number 1 shirt this season. Currently injured. Brown, Nathan - Sponsor: GB Groundworks & Garden Services Brown, Tony - Sponsor: Steve Hall Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Felton, Shilbottle Brief Info: Captain, midfield magician, one of the longest serving players at the club. Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Sunderland, Swansea, Hartlepool Brief Info: New signing, formerly of the Premier League, now at Alnwick Town. Canny signing! Thomas Butler - Sponsor: Hotspur Residential 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

 Gair, Ross - Sponsor: Bryan Murray

Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Shilbottle, Amble Brief Info: The summer’s big transfer, we’re looking forward to seeing Gairza this season. Position: Goalkeeper Former Clubs: Coldstream, Bedlington Terriers Brief Info: Luc is back for another spell between the posts following a loan spell last term. Luc Glasper - Available to Sponsor 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


Player Profiles

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Paul Nisbet - Sponsor: The Kinky Cup Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Brief Info: New signing, who is a dab hand when an emergency keeper is needed. Position: Forward Former Clubs: Newcastle United U21’s Brief Info: Jonni has joined the club from Ashington after a brief appearance in a friendly! Jonni Quinn - Available to Sponsor 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: Right Back Former Clubs: Ashington / Gateshead Brief Info: Lewis has signed from Ashington, and had a steady debut at South Shields Lewis Robson - Available to Sponsor Straughan, Ross - Sponsor: Blackshaws Garage 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. 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. Willis, Josh - Available to Sponsor Willis, Kris - Available to Sponsor Position: Centre Midfield Former Clubs: Ashington Colliers, Alnwick Town Brief Info: Kris is another returning player after a couple of seasons away. Manager Other Clubs: Newcastle United Women Brief Info: Adam is back as manager, after starting the season as 1st Team Coach. Adam Laidlaw


Player Stats

 Appearance Info Player

L

LS

ULS

C

CS

BAKER, ROB

15

4

1

1

BRIGGS, JOSH

3

5

5

2

1

BROOKS, CALLUM

9

2

7

1

5

1

BROWN, DAVID

8

BROWN, NATHAN

5

BROWN, TONY

16

2

BUTLER, THOMAS

3

1

DIXON, JAMIE

13

DONOHOE, CALUM

1

1

2

6

1

2

1

1

10

2

5

EGEN, KIERAN

12

3 2

GAIR, ROSS

19

GLASPER, LUC

11

GLASS, CHRIS

11

HAY, JOSH

1

HOGG, KIERAN

10

HOGG, STEPHEN

3

INNESS, ANDREW JACKSON, JAMES

5

2

2

5

6

0

2

3

10

2

0

1

8

7

6

0

18

2

1 1

1 0

1

0

4

21

2

2

1

13

0

14

5

2

1

2

0 1

3

4

1

0

1

1

1

1

11

4

2

2

2

1

3

1

0

1

0

1

0

21

3

1

1

3

2

3

1

20 28

1

2

8

5

5

1

1

5

0

2

1

0

3

2

0

MACPHERSON, TOM

23

1

MCCLELLAND, BRAD

5

4

MILLAR, JORDAN

2

1

1

MOORE, ROSS

1

4

3

5 3

1

1

3 1 2

1 1

1

3

2 1

1

0 1

1

2

4

3

2

17

ROBSON, LEWIS

1

16

1

5

7

1 4

STRASSHINE, MARK

1

STRAUGHAN, ROSS

18

2

2

4

WILLIS, JOSH

12

4

2

3

WILLIS, KRIS

14

2

2

1 1

1

1

0 2

4

1

16

1

R

3

0

3

RAMSEY, REECE

3 15

3

2

3

RIDDELL, DARREN

Y

1

1

2

TG

0

5

3

2

CG

12

2

LOWES, DANNY

NISBET, PAUL

LG

16

2

3

TS

1

1 19

T

Cards

2

4

LAIDLAW, ADAM

QUINN, JONATHAN

UCS

2

3

DUNDAS, LEE

Goal Info

8

8

1

0

0

2

1

0

2

1

3

5

7

1

8

1

1

2

0

1

20

5

4

1

0

1

1

0 1

1

2

1

0

0

22

3

0

15

4

0

16

3

0

Stats up to and including Tow Law Town 06.02.2016

1

1 2

1

1


Matchday Info

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BAKER, ROBERT BRIGGS, JOSH BROOKS, CALLUM BROWN, TONY BUTLER, THOMAS DIXON, JAMIE DUNDAS, LEE GAIR, ROSS GLASPER, LUC HOGG, KIERAN

Alnwick Town AFC

HOGG, STEPHEN INNESS, ANDREW JACKSON, JAMES LOWES, DANNY MACPHERSON, TOM NISBET, PAUL QUINN, JONNI RIDDELL, DARREN ROBSON, LEWIS

Manager: Adam Laidlaw Assistant: Ross Flintoft Physio: David Ross Joanne Chisholm

STRAUGHAN, ROSS WILLIS, JOSH

Saturday 20th February 2016 Ebac Northern League Division 2


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Matchday Info CURRAN, ALEX SOUTAR, TOM ROOK, CRAIG CLASPER, DAVID FRASER, JORDAN JELLEY, CRAIG BROADHEAD, KALLUM PEARETH, ROSS AISTON, STEVE

Whickham

FITZPATRICK, MARK COLLINS, CHAD

Manager: Robin Falcus Assistant: Kris Holmes Paul Andison Physio: Shaun Tumelty

Referee: Mark McMahon Assistants: Chris Armstrong John Brampton

HILL, DAN WILSON, ROSS MACINTOSH, SAM BROWN, ANDREW FITZPATRICK, DAVID


Opposition Info

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Whickham FC Club History The club was formed in 1944 under the name of Axwell Park Colliery Welfare, although they were colloquially termed the Home Guard Team! In the early days they played in the Derwent Valley League, before switching to the Northern Combination and, in 1974, to the Wearside League. Whickham enjoyed quite a degree of success at this level before joining the Northern League Second Division in 1988.Having reached the Semi Final of the FA Vase in 1978/79 losing to Almondsbury Greenway, It was in 1981 that Whickham had their finest hour, going all the way to the Twin Towers in the final of the FA Vase, after a titanic struggle, to overcome Windsor & Eton in the semi Final. An estimated 5,000 fans followed Whickham to Wembley. Willenhall, a Midlands Club, awaited Whickham on the big day. In a gripping Final Whickham came back from 2-0 down to level at 2-2 at full time with goals from Alan Scott and Ronnie Williamson taking the game into Extra-time. Ecstasy followed when Billy Cawthra broke way to win it 3-2 to send the Vase back up to Tyneside. This success leaves us as the last North East based club to win a National Final at the old Wembley Stadium which is now re-built, our clubs little piece of History. Whickham again nearly reached Wembley in 1983/84 before losing in their 3rd Semi Final in a controversial game in the 2nd leg at home against Stansted which saw 2 Whickham players sent off in a bad tempered game. After just one season in the 2nd Division under the management of Billy Hodgson the club gained promotion for the first time into the 1st Division in 1988/89 and spent 3 seasons there before being relegated in 19991/92. Another Promotion came in 19994/95 when they won the 2nd Division. A further two seasons was spent in the 1st Division before another relegation in 1996/97 back into the 2nd Division where they’ve remained since. After Billy’s reign the club struggled to find its identity and with funds really tight they struggled to compete and although 3 or 4 managers took over, the club found itself in a perilous position 1999/00 when without the intervention of Tony Ainley the club was in grave danger of going out of business. Tony’s reign started with no players and no money and although his first two seasons were really about survival the club was once again safely settled in the Northern League. Over the next 3 or 4 years the club undertook major changes and the hard Work was rewarded when after a fantastic run defeating 4 1st Division sides on the way the club found itself in the final of the Prestigious Durham Challenge Cup and after being second best for long spells against a very good Billingham Synthonia side, two late goals from Kenny Boyle and Ian Robson snatched Whickham an amazing victory. The Following season we followed the capture of the DCC by winning the newly named Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup (2nd Division Cup) by defeating Penrith in an exciting Penalty Shoot out. In our defence of the DCC that season, we also reached the Semi Final of the DCC in our defence of that Trophy before losing a close game away at Chester-le-Street. After Tony decided to relinquish the managerial post we promoted club Physio Terry Ritson to the managers job with Robin Falcus coming in as his assistant. They took the club to 2 top 10 finishes before they both decided to move on at the end of last season. Our aim was to keep the managers job in house and we were delighted when Neil Saxton agreed to take the job having spent the season assisdting Terry and Robin, he promoted our long serving skipper Kris Holmes as his assistant amd brought in Craig Heward aswell as again promoting the clubs longest serving player Paul Cavanagh as his backroom team.In 2012/13 Neil left the Club and we asked Robin Falcus to return as manager which he did, the 2012/13 season was a tough learning curve for Robin and Kris Holmes his assistant, but we decided as a club we'd stick with a plan and as we enter this season we have had an excellent pre-season over seen by Johnny Larkin and having brought in 10 new players to bolster and add depth to our squad we felt that season we were better equipped to be competing at the top of the second Division. Jonny Larkin left the club in 2014 to take up a full time coaching position at Middlesbrough FC. At the start of the 2015/2016 season Paul Andison returned to the club in the role of Assistant manager/coach. The clubs past may be chequered and not without success, but we believe we currently have on a very limited budget got this Football club running very much on the right lines and we continue to move forward with optimism, in saying that the exciting if challenging changes we are looking to implement will hopefully allow us to continue to improve all aspects of the club and hopefully build with genuine ambitions to be pushing for a Promotion spot again. Easier said than done we accept, but changing the way we run the club can only be a benefit whatever happens. To finish with a thought 'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results' We like most of Non-league clubs must change the way we run this Football club, embrace the future as it could be argued we've been insane too long! Good Luck to all our Teams this season and hopefully we'll continue to enjoy some good games and results whilst looking to make even more friends in and around the Northern League


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Opposition Info MEET THE WHICKHAM FC PLAYERS

Steven Aiston: (S) 25 years old, Steven is in his 3rd season at Whickham, after a year at 1st division Consett. Alan Armstrong: (D) 31 years old. Recently signed. Matthew Atkin: (M) 28 years old. An end to end midfielder, with an eye for goals. After 2 injury hit seasons, and a major op, Matty will be a major player this season. Ian Balmain: (M) 21 years old, signed from Jarrow Roofing. Liam Barnett: (S) 26 years old. Liam is in his 3rd season at Whickham. Sean Best: (M) 27 years old. Sean is a quick, attacking right sided midfielder. Kallum Broadhead: (M) 20 years old, a member of our excellent U18’s team, at home anywhere down the right flank. Andrew Brown: (D) 28 years old, ex Prudhoe Town and Walker Central. A regular in defence last season. David Clasper: (D) 28 years old. Signed from Whickham Sporting club. Chad Collins: (M/S) In his 3rd season, Chad is 20 years old and can play anywhere from midfield forward. Scott Donaldson: (D) 26 years old Scott is in his second season at the club, and is a very solid centre back who also chips in with his share of goals. David Fitzpatrick: (D/M) 24 years old David is back for another spell after being at Whickham as a youngster. Previously with Ryton and Tow Law. Mark Fitzpatrick: (S) 24 years old Mark is a quick and strong striker, In his 2 nd spell with Whickham. Previously with Ryton and Tow Law. Last season’s top goal scorer. Jordan Fraser: (D) 27 years old. In his 2nd season. Signed from Chester le Street. Nick Hay: (M) 20 years old, signed in close season after spending last season at Gateshead FC. Nick is at present on loan to Rutherford FC. Richard Heiniger: (GK) 27 years old Richard was signed having previously taken 2 years out of the game. Danny Henderson: (M) 33years old. Danny has been at Whickham FC for most of his career. Daniel Hill: (S) 24 years old striker signed from Esh Winning. Kris Holmes: (D) 37 years old central defender, and assistant manager. Still one of the best central defenders in the 2nd division. Craig Jelley: (M) 32 years old, Craig is a solid midfielder. Previously at Ryton & Crawcrook. Sam MacIntosh: (M) 26 years old. Re-signed after a spell at Crook Town. John Martin: (M/D). 27 years old, John is in his 4th season at Whickham. Equally happy playing in the centre of the defence or in central midfield.. Previously with Birtley Town. John Mordey: (GK) 28 years old keeper, John has only missed three matches in the last two seasons, and that was for a harsh sending off. Previously at Ryton & Crawcrook . Jack Moulding: (D/M) 22 years old. Jack came through our U21 team. A regular last season. Previously at Ryton & Crawcrook. May miss the rest of the season with a bad knee injury. Christopher Naisby: (D) 26 years old defender. Richard also plays for Whickham Sporting Club, and is a recent signing. Rudi Nellis: (M) 26 years old. A strong central midfielder. Previously with Newcastle Benfield. Rudi is in his 4 th season at The Glebe. Levi Oman: (M) 20 years old. An ex Whickham U18’s player. In his 2 nd season at the club. Previously with Birtley Town. Ross Peareth: (M) 24 years old Ross, is in his second spell with us after a short time at Newcastle Benfield. Has played for Whickham for 5 seasons. A strong and commanding midfielder and club captain. Closing in on 200 appearances for the club. Scott Robson: (M) 28 years old and a very experienced midfielder having spent time at Jarrow Roofing and Hebburn Town in the 1st division. Craig Rook: (M/D) 27 years old and in his 7th year with the club, Craig is a wide left sided midfielder, who also has an eye for goal. Now has over 200 appearances for the club. Tom Soutar (D) 20 years old. Excellent defender, very cool when put under any pressure. Ex Cowdenbeath and Whickham U18’s. The club’s Player of the Year AND Player’s Player of the Year last season. Scott Swanston: (S) 27 years old. ‘Swanny is like a rubber ball, he keeps bouncing back to the Glebe. Signed from Crook Town having previously been at Morpeth Town. Scott is a handful for any defender. Kyle Wharton: (M) 17 years old. Signed recently. Ross Wilson: (M) 18 years old. Ross has been with us for 3 seasons now. Ross has just left Gateshead’s Academy team.


Record Against Opposition Alnwick Town Home League Games

 Record Since 1982

Season

Score

Season

Score

Alnwick Home Wins:

1988-1989

1-1

2001-2002

5-2

7

1989-1990

1-1

2002-2003

1-1

1990-1991

0-0

2003-2004

0-0

1992-1993

2-1

2004-2005

4-1

1993-1994

2-3

2005-2006

1-2

1994-1995

0-5

2006-2007

4-2

1997-1998

2-0

2011-2012

3-1

1998-1999

1-0

2012-2013

0-1

1999-2000

0-0

2013-2014

0-1

2000-2001

0-2

2014-2015

2-3

Alnwick Away Wins: 3

Whickham Home Wins: 15

Whickham Away Wins: 7

Alnwick Town Away League Games Season

Score

Season

Score

1988-1989

3-2

2001-2002

4-3

1989-1990

2-0

2002-2003

1-0

1990-1991

3-1

2003-2004

2-1

1992-1993

1-0

2004-2005

3-0

Alnwick Away Goals:

1993-1994

4-1

2005-2006

6-1

25

1994-1995

3-0

2006-2007

6-0

1997-1998

1-3

2011-2012

1-1

Whickham Home Goals:

1998-1999

3-2

2012-2013

2-3

55

1999-2000

2-3

2013-2014

3-0

2000-2001

1-1

2014-2015

3-2

2015-2016

1-1

Alnwick Home Goals: 29

Whickham Away Goals: 27


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Match Report

Alnwick finally pick up 3 points with a great hard fought win over Crook away from home. Crook Town 1-2 Alnwick Wright 30’- Jackson 23’, Hay 54’ By Media Officer, Mark Craggs. The first goal was scored with 23 minutes gone, Darren Riddell’s shot from the edge of the box was too hot to handle for keeper Ryan Graham. Graham parried the ball straight to James Jackson who hit through a quickly formed crowd to put Alnwick one up. The lead was rather short lived with Crook equalising in the 30th minute. A corner landed kindly at the feet of Jonathon Wright inside the six yard box. Wright fired home giving Callum Brooks no chance. Crook almost scored again as Callum Johnston hit a first time shot across goal but it flew just wide of the far post. Crook went close again after a series of defensive errors at the back for Alnwick, Damon Ellis was presented with an open goal, however awfully of balance the ball traveled very high and rather wide of the target, Alnwick got lucky. Josh Hay went close to a debut goal in the first half as a bullet header from Thomas Butler’s corner was well saved. The score remained 1-1 as the game entered the break. Jackson nearly added a second five minutes into the second half, his shot on the turn was saved by Graham from the bottom corner at the near post. The Alnwick lead was restored in the 54th minute as Josh Hay did get his debut goal with a calm finish, slotting his shot just under the keeper, after a great defence loosing through ball from Danny Lowes. 2-1 to Alnwick. Jonathyn Quinn had a chance to add a third but his half volley was hit straight at Graham. With 10 minutes to go, Brooks saved Alnwick with an outstanding reaction save to a powerful header Crook skipper Jamie Tunstall. Hay could have netted a second after a good cross from deep by Lowes but a heavy first touch let him down and Graham collected. It wasn't to matter however as Alnwick took home all three points in and the first ones of Adam Laidlaw’s reign. 2-1 the final score, and Alnwick travel to Tow Law on Saturday looking for another 3 to make it a week to remember. XI: Brooks, Lowes, Macpherson, Straughan, K Hogg, Riddell (Dixon 62’), Gair, Butler (T Brown 67’), S. Hogg (Quinn 70’), Hay, Jackson Subs Not Used- D Brown, Glasper


Fixtures 2015/16

Opponents

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2

3

4

5

6

7

Darlington Railway Athletic

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

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

96

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

0-2

84

Glasper L

Dixon J

Lowes D

Gair R

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Egen K

14/11

H

Team Northumbria

2-4

73

Glasper L

Dixon J

Baker R

Lowes D

Macpherson T

Willis K (Y)

Willis J

21/11

A

Chester-le-Street Town

8-0

77

Brown N

Lowes D

Hogg K (Y)

Brown T

Macpherson T (Y)

Dundas L

Moore R

24/11

A

Chester-le-Street Town (EAMC 2R)

6-1

67

Glasper L

Straughan R

Lowes D

Willis K

Laidlaw A

Macpherson T

Willis J

19/12

A

South Shields

4-1

670

Glasper L

Robson L

Hogg K

Butler T

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Jackson J 1

26/12

H

Heaton Stannington

0-4

130

Glasper L

Lowes D (Y)

Hogg K

Butler T

Macpherson T

Straughan R

Robson L

23/01

H

Billingham Town

0-5

84

Glasper L

Robson L

Hogg K

Gair R

Macpherson T

Lowes D

Jackson J

30/01

H

Easington Colliery

1-5

55

Brooks C

Lowes D

Dundas L (Y)

Straughan R

Laidlaw A (Y)

Macpherson T (Y)

Dixon J

03/02

A

Crook Town

1-2

66

Brooks C

Lowes D

Hogg K

Gair R

Macpherson T (Y)

Straughan R

Riddell D

06/02

A

Tow Law Town

3-1

45

Brooks C

Lowes D

Baker R

Gair R

Macpherson T

Lowes D

Willis J

17/02

A

Esh Winning

P-P

20/02

H

Whickham

27/02

A

Northallerton Town

02/03

A

Birtley Town

05/03

H

Willington

08/03

H

Billingham Synthonia

12/03

A

Ryhope Colliery Welfare

19/03

H

Hebburn Town

22/03

H

Thornaby

26/03

A

Stokesley Sports Club

02/04

H

Brandon United

06/04

A

Brandon United

09/04

A

Team Northumbria

12/04

H

Darlington Railway Athletic

16/04

H

Stokesley Sports Club

23/04

A

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

27/04

A

Esh Winning

08/08

A

11/08 15/08

Score Att


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)

-

Brown T

Brown D

Riddell D

Glass C

Willis K (5)

Brooks C

Willis J (4)

Baker R (11)

Briggs J

Brown T

Jackson J

Glass C (Y) 1

Riddell D

Dundas L (7)

Brooks C

McClelland B (9) 1

Hogg K (11)

-

Willis J

Jackson J

Baker R

Glass C

Straughan R (6)

Glasper L

-

-

-

Nisbet P

McClelland B

Brown T 1

Jackson J

Moore (7)

Brooks C

Hogg S (11) (Y)

-

-

Brown T

Quinn J (Y)

Willis J

Hogg S

Brown D (11)

Brooks C (14)

Moore R (4)

-

-

Willis J

Quinn J

Brown T

Jackson J

Brown D (5)

Brooks C

-

Riddell D (11)

Gair R (8) Moore R (11)

Brown T

Brown D

Quinn J

Riddell D

Butler T (8)

Dundas L

Dixon J (7)

Willis J

Gair R (Y)

Brown D

Willis J

Riddell D 1

Brown T (8)

Briggs J

Robson L (7)

Quinn J (5)

Moore R

Butler T

Hay J (Y) 1

Jackson J 1

Hogg S

Brown D

Glasper L

Brown T (8)

Dixon J (7) (Y)

Quinn J (11)

Brown T

Riddell D

Jackson J 1

Hogg S

Laidlaw A

Glasper L

Inness A (11)

-

-


Division 1

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Ebac Northern League Division One 2015-16 - As of 18.02.2016 Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

Shildon

26

19

2

5

80

25

55

59

2

Guisborough Town

24

14

6

4

61

34

27

48

3

Morpeth Town

18

13

3

2

42

22

20

42

4

Newton Aycliffe

21

12

5

4

39

23

16

41

5

Washington

23

12

4

7

46

42

4

40

6

Dunston UTS

23

11

5

7

47

29

18

38

7

Marske United

19

12

2

5

40

22

18

38

8

Consett

23

10

5

8

44

39

5

35

9

Bishop Auckland

24

10

4

10

43

48

-5

34

10

Seaham Red Star

27

9

7

11

52

59

-7

34

11

Ashington

23

9

5

9

44

44

0

32

12

Sunderland RCA

21

8

7

6

40

41

-1

31

13

North Shields

21

9

3

9

37

29

8

30

14

Penrith

21

7

8

6

39

31

8

29

15

Jarrow Roofing BCA

22

7

5

10

46

50

-4

26

16

West Auckland Town

24

8

2

14

29

53

-24

26

17

West Allotment Celtic

27

7

5

15

35

68

-33

26

18

Newcastle Benfield

23

7

3

13

43

58

-15

24

19

Whitley Bay

19

6

3

10

33

30

3

21

20

Durham City

25

5

6

14

34

50

-16

21

21

Bedlington Terriers

25

5

3

17

26

63

-37

18

22

Norton & Stockton Ancients

27

5

3

19

33

73

-40

18

Latest Results Ashington 1-4 Shildon Bishop A 4-0 Bedlington Consett 0-0 Jarrow Roofing Seaham 3-1 North Shields Whitley B 0-1 Newton A

Weekend Fixtures Bishop A V Shildon Consett V Whitley B Dunston V West Allotment Jarrow Roofing V Marske Newton A V Guisborough North Shields V Bedlington

West Allotment 3-0 Norton

Norton V Sunderland RCA Penrith V Newcastle Ben Seaham V Durham West Auckland V Ashington V


Division 2



Ebac Northern League Division Two 2015-16 - As of 17.02.2016 Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

South Shields

26

20

2

4

78

24

54

62

2

Ryhope CW

25

18

2

5

75

44

31

56

3

Team Northumbria

27

15

8

4

69

29

40

53

4

Billingham Synthonia

26

16

4

6

42

19

23

52

5

Chester-Le-Street

26

15

5

6

68

33

35

50

6

Northallerton Town

24

14

5

5

55

29

26

47

7

Easington Colliery

25

13

5

7

65

35

30

44

8

Billingham Town

28

12

4

12

59

49

10

40

9

Heaton Stannington

26

11

7

8

54

44

10

40

10

Darlington RA

27

12

4

11

53

55

-2

40

11

Thornaby

24

11

6

7

52

38

14

39

12

Tow Law Town

26

10

7

9

51

54

-3

37

13

Whickham

27

10

6

11

35

47

-12

36

14

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion

26

10

5

11

44

46

-2

35

15

Hebburn Town

26

9

7

10

46

36

10

34

16

Brandon United

24

9

3

12

43

53

-10

30

17

Crook Town

23

8

1

14

35

48

-13

25

18

Alnwick Town

26

6

5

15

34

65

-31

23

19

Willington

26

6

3

17

29

63

-34

21

20

Birtley Town

27

4

4

19

37

75

-38

16

21

Esh Winning

26

4

4

18

27

79

-52

16

22

Stokesley Sports Club

27

2

1

24

22

108

-86

7

Latest Results Billingham T 0-2 Northallerton Darlington 1-4 Ryhope Easington 4-1 Stokesley Esh Winning 2-2 Chester Thornaby 1-1 Team North Tow Law 1-1 Hebburn

Weekend Fixtures Alnwick V Whickham Billingham S V Birtley Brandon V Easington Chester V Thornaby Heaton Stan V Northallerton Hebburn V Darlington Ryhope V Crook

Team North 5-0 Birtley

Ryton V Esh Winning Team North V South Shields Willington V Billingham T


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