Penrith AFC v Whitley Bay Match Day Programme Saturday 24th March 2018 Issue No 128

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Welcome to Frenchfield

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A warm welcome to our visitors today, their players and officials representing Whitley Bay for our 5th meeting of the season.

teams we cannot influence, but whilst we'll not be playing Guisborogh Jarrow Roofing, Bishop Auckland or Ryhope we can certainly have an impact on Billington From the hard fought match we had in the Synthonia and Washington, but it’s matches FA Cup which finished 19th August 1 -1, I like today which are the ones we need to went with the travelling supporters, to see a bank and use to put the pressure on very close match, which saw us leading 1 those around us. - 0, only to lose late on in the second half 1 - 3. Our visit in the League, back to Whitley The fixtures for those teams and their recent performances are on pages 6 and 7. Bay in the League match in September, Heads up, eyes front and enjoy the game. saw us lose 0 - 2. Come on you Bonny Blues! Both sides have some changes in management and players. The Bonny Blues Lee, Programme Editor leepenrithafc@gmail.com in the away match at Whitley Bay, won on penalties after a 0 - 0 draw in the 3rd round of the League Cup. As we meet Contents today, our opponents are quite a different Direct from the Dugout Page 4 team to the one we have previously played. Fixing the fixtures Page 6 & 7 They are currently 10th in the table, but Billy’s Blog Page 7 they have hit a patch of ice it would seem, Whitley Bay history Pages 8 to 10 as their recent form shows they haven't had Meet the Visitors Pages 12 & 13 a win or a draw in their last five league Today’s Teams Pages 14 & 15 fixtures, so they'll be looking to put this Life of Pie Page 18 right. Northern League News Page 20 Northern League Table Page 24 Today like all our remaining fixtures, it is Scores and Fixtures Page 26 crucial and it has been written that we do Front Cover – Ben France have a mountain to climb. Importantly, what Design by Cumbrian Local Publications Ltd we have to remember is we have the ability, Printed by Penrith Print strength and motivation to climb and today’s result could be one result that made Next Home fixtures the difference. Elsewhere in the Division Saturday 31st March K/O 3.00pm above and below, there are some Washington eNL1


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Page 4 The local paper, in keeping with tradition, you can buy from under the counter on a Friday night from your local newsagents, off licence or independent petrol station. I get mine Friday night, so straight to the back page and the headline!

So, when you see a headline like this, what is your reaction, as a regular supporter, as a sponsor or advertiser, as someone who was thinking of popping down to see the match Photo by Ben France today at Frenchfield? Who switches on and who switches off based on a headline? You can read between the lines, or you can read on and as always advised, ‘read the small print’ because in one line we may have lost the struggle to attract more people to the match today. Is there any harm done here? Well, I’ll save my view on this one, but as someone who is out there today before the match writing this programme this morning, then selling it in the town, my main work is in communication. Commercially speaking, news headlines can damage investment or interest and the truth can hurt. So last night I was in my office with my paper on the desk and at 6.10pm, Kyle called to discuss, as we do, the last match and today’s match. The first question I had was, have you seen the paper? So I read out the heading…. Without any doubt he feels he was misrepresented in some ways. Whatever the score or the position, Kyle is here to do a job. ‘Sticking together’ and ‘working together’


as a team were reflected in the report. Some other key points Kyle got in were that he has taken the team from 9 points to 31 points, but he can’t change the results before he took over in November. We talked about Wednesday night’s 2 – 1 defeat which Kyle described as scrappy.

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He went on to say that ‘we played quite well in the first half and we deserved to be in front. The scrappy played continued in the second half. We had enough chances to kill the game. The goals were directly linked to decisions made. The free kick lead to a goal and the penalty. They had very few chances in scoring in open play’. The referee Kyle felt was bullied by the opponents which may have affected his confidence in the second half. Kyle continued, ‘it was a league cup match and not a league match. The team need to take all the points we discussed on board previously. We were scrappy in the Netherhall Cumberland semi-final match. We struggled to get the momentum. It was their cup-final, but we got the job done. As a team we need to reflect on the Team Northumbria match and take what we did from that 3 - 0 win. We’ve got to be more fluid and pick up the pace. Today we have Adam back. Kelvin’s probably out. Jordon, when he came on Wednesday, played some of the best football I have seen him play. The energy and motivation is there off pitch. We need to see that team spirit as a unit on the pitch today because the lads are more than capable. We struggled to get the momentum against Netherhall, it was their cup final but we got the job done. As a team we need to reflect on the Team Northumbria match take what we did from that 3 – 0 win we’ve got to be more fluid pick up the pace. Today we have Adam back, Kelvins probably out, Jordon when he came on Wednesday play some of the best football I have seen him play. The energy and motivation is there off pitch we need to see that team spirit as a unit on the pitch today because the lads are more than capable

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The Next Five Crucial matches in the league 10 matches remaining – eNL1 Position 16th Sat, 24/03/2018 Guisborough Town Washington Mon, 02/04/2018 Guisborough Town Marske United Wed, 04/04/2018 Guisborough Town Shildon Sat, 07/04/2018 Morpeth Town Guisborough Town Postponed Jarrow Roofing BCA Guisborough Town 10 matches remaining – eNL1 Position 17th Sat, 24/03/2018 Consett Bishop Auckland Wed, 28/03/2018 Newcastle Benfield Bishop Auckland Sat, 31/03/2018 Dunston UTS Bishop Auckland Tue, 03/04/2018 Sunderland RCA Bishop Auckland Sat, 07/04/2018 Bishop Auckland North Shields 15 matches remaining – eNL1 Position 18th Sat, 24/03/2018 Team Northumbria Ryhope CW Tue, 27/03/2018 Jarrow Roofing BCA Ryhope CW Thu, 29/03/2018 Ryhope CW Consett Sat, 31/03/2018 Ryhope CW Shildon Tue 03/04/2018 Dunston Ryhope CW

Penrith AFC Nine matches remaining – eNL1 Position 19th 12 matches remaining– eNL1 Position 20th Sat, 24/03/2018 Jarrow Roofing BCA Ashington Tue, 27/03/2018 Jarrow Roofing BCA Ryhope CW Fri, 30/03/2018 Seaham Red Star Jarrow Roofing BCA Tue, 03/04/2018 Jarrow Roofing BCA Stockton Town Sat, 07/04/2018 Jarrow Roofing BCA West Auckland 9 matches remaining – eNL1 Position 22nd Sat, Postponed Washington Shildon Sat, 24/03/2018 Guisborough Town Washington Tue, 27/03/2018 Newton Aycliffe Washington Sat, 31/03/2018 Penrith Washington Sat, 07/04/2018 Washington Ryhope CW 12 matches remaining– eNL1 Position 21st Sat, 24/03/2018 Billingham Synthonia West Auckland Town Wed, 28/03/2018 North Shields Billingham Synthonia Fri, 30/03/2018 Stockton Town Billingham Synthonia Wed, 14/03/2018 Billingham Synthonia Ashington Sat, 17/03/2018 Billingham Synthonia Newton Aycliffe


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The Last five League Results Ashington North Shields Ryhope CW Billingham Synthonia Guisborough Town Team Northumbria Bishop Auckland Washington Bishop Auckland Stockton Town Ryhope CW Ryhope CW Seaham Red Star Ryhope CW Ryhope CW

Whitley Bay Jarrow Roofing BCA Jarrow Roofing BCA Consett North Shields

Newcastle Benfield Jarrow Roofing BCA Washington West Auckland Town Washington Billingham Synthonia Billingham Synthonia Consett Billingham Synthonia Billingham Synthonia

Guisborough Town Guisborough Town Guisborough Town Guisborough Town Team Northumbria

Bishop Auckland Shildon Bishop Auckland Morpeth Town Bishop Auckland

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4-2 0-3 1-4 1-3 2-0

North Shields Sunderland RCA Ryhope CW Guisborough Town Newton Aycliffe

After a disappointing exit from the League Cup, it’s back to League action with the visit of Whitley Bay. Kyle May had a great reaction from his players when taking up the challenge and will be hoping they can regain that form to give the club every chance of avoiding relegation.

2-6 1-3 2-2 0-3 3-2

Jarrow Roofing BCA Washington Dunston UTS Jarrow Roofing BCA Jarrow Roofing BCA

2-3 5-1 1-1 3-2 6-5

Washington Washington Bishop Auckland Washington Ashington Stockton Town Morpeth Town Billingham Synth Dunston UTS Guisborough Town

3-1 5-1 1-4 7-1 3-4 0-3 0-6 1-0 2-3 1-1

The game against Bishop Auckland was probably as big a test as the young referee who took charge will face in his career. A very physical affair but it is my opinion that players must look at the way they challenge decisions. Bookings for dissent are unacceptable. I fully understand how frustrating some decisions are, but why is it that certain players react more than others? Respect for each other is vital. I know a lot of people say you have to earn respect. Perhaps we should look at a much more physical game such as Rugby, as the referee will penalise the full team should dissent occur. Certainly, once a decision is made, the only reaction should be to get organised as a team. It is still uncertain which League we will be in for the coming season when we commemorate our 125th anniversary. Geographically, to compete at the level we do, requires much time and dedication both on and off the field. The weeks ahead will determine where we are. C’mon You Blues


Welcome to the visitors

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Whitley Bay FC the History The present Whitley Bay Football Club was formed in 1950 and was known as Whitley Bay Athletic. From 1950 until 1955 Athletic were members of the Northern Alliance, winning the League Championship once and the League Cup twice. In 1952/53 they became the first amateur team for sixty years to win the Northumberland Senior Cup. In 1958 a limited company was formed, the Athletic dropped from the title and the club joined the Northern League. 1960’s During the 1960’s Whitley Bay became one of the top amateur clubs in the country. They won the Northern League title in 1964/65 and 1965/66, as well as the League Cup in 1964/65. The Club won the Northumberland Senior Cup six times in ten years. But it was in the Amateur Cup that Whitley rose to national prominence, reaching the semi-finals twice and the quarter finals four times. The quarter final against Hendon in 1965 set the ground record, when 7301 supporters packed into Hillheads Park only to see Hendon win 3-1. 1970’s The early 1970’s saw Bay’s successes continue with the League Cup being won in 1970/71, and the County Cup in 1970/71 and 1972/73. With the demise of amateur football the Club’s fortunes took a nosedive, culminating in them having to apply for re-election to the League in 1979/80. 1980’s In 1987/88, with fortunes rising, the club joined the Northern Premier League. In 1989/90 the Bay had their best ever run in the FA Cup, when they reached the 3rd Round, going down 1-0 at Rochdale, after a 1-0 win at then League side Scarborough, and in the 2nd Round defeating former winners Preston North End 2-0 in front of the BBC Match of the Day cameras. 1990’s The following season Whitley won not only the First Division Cup for the second time but also the Championship and promotion to the Premier Division. They finished in 11th spot in the 1993/94 season, their best position in the Premier Division. A decline in fortunes followed during the later 90’s and in 2000 Whitley were relegated back to the Northern League. 2000’s A new century marked the beginning of the most successful period in the club’s history as they rose to national prominence with record breaking achievements in the FA Vase. The 2001/02 season proved to be one of the most memorable in the clubs’ history when in only their second season in the competition they won the FA Vase at Villa Park, thanks to an Ian Chandler header in extra time against Tiptree United. Things didn’t go to plan the following season and only 12 months after leading the team to Vase glory, Manager Andy Gowens resigned. The appointment of Ian Chandler as Manager in January 2004 proved a masterstroke, with another Vase winner, Steve Cuggy returning as coach.


Few could have imagined the success that would follow in the next seven years. In Chandler’s first full season in charge Whitley won the Northumberland Senior Cup and a respectable 5th place in the league was also attained, but much more was to follow in 2006/07 which was a season to savour as Whitley won the league title on the final day of the season with a 3-1 win at Durham City. Goalkeeper Terry Burke was named Northern League Player of the Year and Lee Kerr Young Player of the Year, while Ian Chandler took the Manager of the Year award. As the only club to score more than 100 league goals Whitley’s brand of exciting attacking play was a joy to watch. In 2007/08 the highlight came in the FA Vase when Whitley reached the semi-finals having beaten the holders and favourites Truro City 3-0 in Cornwall. Another long trip in the quarter finals took them to Hungerford Town where they won 1-0. Disaster struck in the first leg of the semi final at Lowestoft with the Trawlermen winning 4-0 win but in a fantastic second leg Whitley were three up after only 24 minutes but could not manage a crucial fourth. Both legs were played in front of over 2000 fans. 2008/09 was a season Bay fans will never forget. The FA Vase once again took centre stage with Manchester side Abbey Hey being Whitley’s first opponents. The visitors went 2-0 up and only a late equaliser from Chris Moore took the game to extra time where Bay ran out 5-2 winners. Victories over Penrith, Bootle, Stratford and Biggleswade Town took Whitley into the semi-final where they were once again paired with Lowestoft. Bay had home advantage in the 1st leg and a crowd of 2,947 saw goals from Paul Chow and Lee Kerr give them a 2-1 lead. In the 2nd leg 2,250 fans saw Bay’s lead wiped out inside 3 minutes but an equaliser from Leon Ryan and a superb display from the whole team saw Whitley become the first North East side to reach the new Wembley where their opponents were Glossop North End and what an occasion it was! With 12,212 fans in the stadium, goals from Lee Kerr and Paul Chow (his 40th of the season) brought the FA Vase back to Whitley Bay for the 2nd time in 7 years. Lee Kerr was voted the Man of the Match. 2009/10 was yet another memorable season with Whitley fighting on four fronts for honours. They won the Northumberland Senior Cup at St James Park, defeating Ashington 2-1. They reached the semi final of the League Cup and for a third successive season finished 3rd in the league despite a backlog of fixtures due to the severe winter weather. But once again Wembley beckoned and after an epic two legged semi final against Barwell, Whitley reached the FA Vase Final for the third time and for the second successive season, where their opponents were Wroxham from the Eastern Counties League. The thousands who made the trip from the north east to Wembley were celebrating after only 21 seconds when Paul Chow scored the fastest goal ever seen at Wembley. Wroxham equalised but Whitley’s lead was soon restored.. Lee Kerr's spectacular effort early in the second half ensured the Vase would be coming back to Whitley Bay for a record equalling third time. Further goals from Adam Johnston, Paul Robinson and Josh Gillies completed the 6-1 victory, the highest score in the history of the FA Vase Final. Paul Chow was also named Man of the Match. 2010’s2010/11 again saw Whitley finish 3rd in the league, but only goal difference denied them runners up spot. No team had ever won the FA Vase three years in a row but Whitley were determined to retain the trophy. After last gasp victories at Herne Bay and Dunston, inevitably the semi final was drama packed, as two very late goals gave Whitley a crucial 2-1 lead to bring back from Poole Town. The return leg at Hillheads saw Poole take an early lead but a Chow hat trick sent the Bay back to Wembley where Coalville Town gave them their toughest test yet. An epic Final was decided by Paul Chow’s 86th minute winner as Whitley triumphed 3-2. Chow, who had scored in every round, and Kerr, had twice given Whitley the lead as they both set the remarkable record of scoring in three consecutive Vase Finals.


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Welcome to the visitors

A great display from keeper Terry Burke earned him the man of the match award on his last appearance of an outstanding career. And so Whitley Bay completed a record breaking hat trick of Vase successes and became the first team ever to win the trophy four times. 2011/12 In November 2011 the Club was honoured with the award of the Freedom of the Borough of North Tyneside. After the achievements of recent years, this was a comparatively disappointing season as Whitley finally relinquished their grip on the FA Vase. Their record breaking 29 match unbeaten run in the competition came to an end when a goal deep into stoppage time saw them suffer a 5th Round defeat against West Auckland, who went on to reach the Final. In the league Whitley had to settle for 6 th place with Paul Chow scoring 33 goals, while Kyle Hayes was voted the League’s Young Player of the Year. 2012/13 For the fifth time in six years, Whitley finished 3rd in the League. They also reached the Northumberland Senior Cup Final. Paul Chow scored his 200th goal for the club on his way to a season’s total of 46 and midfielder James Fairley was named Northern League Young Player of the Year. 2013/14 It was the end of an era in February 2014 when Ian Chandler resigned after ten hugely successful years as manager. It had been a disappointing season with the club struggling below mid table after several key players had left during the summer. Leon Ryan was appointed temporary manager and a dramatic upturn in form saw him given the job on a permanent basis as Whitley reached the League Cup Final at St James’ Park, only to lose to Marske after extra time. 2014/15 A disappointing season saw Leon Ryan resign after less than a year in charge. His replacement Paddy Atkinson took over in January and began a rebuilding process which saw the departure of Whitley Bay legend Paul Chow, who returned to his home town club Jarrow Roofing after scoring 270 goals in 404 Bay appearances. 2015/16 The season started well with an excellent FA Cup run to the 3rd Qualifying Round. On the way there was a memorable victory on penalties over Matlock Town from the Northern Premier League before National League North side Chorley ended the run with a narrow 3-2 win at Hillheads. Form then dipped badly and with the club hovering around the relegation zone, Paddy Atkinson departed in February and the club turned to former manager Ian Chandler who guided the side to a 16th place finish. Initially a temporary appointment, his position was made permanent at the end of the season. Adam Shanks scored a remarkable 42 goals in his first season at the club and was named Player of the Year. 2016/17 Whitley fell at the first hurdle in both major cup competitions, beaten by lower status opponents and in October, former reserve team boss Marc Nash, who was appointed assistant in the summer, replaced Ian Chandler as manager. He immediately brought in two former Bay stalwarts Anthony Woodhouse and Chris Moore and the new management team guided the club to an unexpected sixth place finish ending the season with a hugely impressive eleven match unbeaten run.


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Whitley Bay Football Club Tom Flynn Goalkeeper Now in his second spell at Hillheads having signed from Durham in March 2016. Began his career with Newcastle United’s Academy before moving to Hibernian. He also played at Albion Rovers and Cowdenbeath before returning to England where he played for National League Alfreton Town. Daniel Lister Goalkeeper Dan originally signed for the club last season but moved to Evo-Stik North side South Shields during the close season. He has returned to gain more experience whilst Tom is out of action

Meet the visitors

Callum Harley Goalkeeper Callum has signed for the club as cover for Tom. Although a youngster playing at New Hartley Juniors last season Callum has a promising future ahead of him. Jack Byerley Defender A local lad Jack played regularly for the reserves before going to Durham University and signing for Durham City while residing there. Now back home he has been moved into the first team set up and his performances have made him a contender for a regular place. Callum Anderson Defender Callum progressed through the reserves and was a member of the 2009 FA Vase winning squad. He went on to play in both the 2010 and 2011 Vase Finals. An accomplished defender, he is now the longest serving player in the squad and is approaching 300 appearances. Josh Nearney Defender Signed for the club just before the start of the season when he transferred from National League side Hartlepool United. He had a 2 month loan period last season with the club and Manager Marc Nash swooped to sign him as soon as he became available Jack Walker Defender Re-joined Bay in September 2017 after spells at Seaham Red Star and West Auckland Town. Having started his senior football career with our Reserves and after some limited appearances in the first team he joined Durham City. From there he went to Darlington 1883 and Bedlington Terriers. He is a reliable quick player who can play anywhere along the back line. Noah Summers Defender Noah had an outstanding season playing for the reserve side and signed for the first team during the close season. Unfortunately due to other commitments he only made his first team debut at Seaham Red Star in October with an impressive performance Rhys Groves Defender Rhys has just signed for the club from West Allotment Celtic. A tall no nonsense defender he has previously played for Dundee and Carlisle. Aiden Haley Midfield Aiden transferred to the club in February 2016 from Durham City. Despite his young age he quickly made an impact with some excellent performances. A former member of the Sunderland Academy he has become a mainstay of the midfield. Tom Potter Midfield A member of the successful reserve side Tom is another making the step up to the first team. He possesses great pace and puts defences under pressure with his direct running. Tom has played college football in the USA.


David Hall Midfield David made his debut last season when he moved up from the reserves before leaving to coach in the USA. He has now returned and is available for selection. Dillon Blake Midfield Dillon has been associated with the club for a few seasons mainly with the reserves but when called on he never lets the team down. An aggressive midfielder who gets his fair share of goals. Kieran Brannen Midfield/Forward Kieran has been added to the first team squad to gain experience after some good performances in the reserve team. Still a youngster he is also registered with New Hartley Juniors. Matty Cornish Forward Matty signed during the close season having played for Newcastle Benfield. Another player with great pace and skill he will be a threat to any defence. Liam Brooks Forward Liam is a tall 21 year old striker who signed for the club at the beginning of December 2016 from second division Alnwick Town where he made a big impact scoring 16 goals in the first half of the season. He quickly adapted to playing at a higher level and hopes are high he will continue this to find the net regularly this season Peter Glen-Ravenhill Forward Peter joined the club in December 2016 from neighbours North Shields having previously played for Team Northumbria. Primarily a striker Peter has been used in a number of positions with great effect. In 2012 Peter was selected to play for the English Schools U18 side and scored during the Centenary game v Scotland Schools U18 at St James’ Park Scott Jasper Forward Scott signed for the club during the close season. He was a prolific in the Northern Alliance last season for North Shields Athletic for whom he is dual registered. A big strong aggressive player who is good in the air and a threat to any defence. Cameron Cunningham Forward Another Youngster who played for New Hartley Juniors last season. Cameron has soon great potential this season Callum Johnston Forward Callum signed from Ashington in December 2017. He was formerly at Gateshead College, having previously spent a short time with Whitley’s Reserves. He is a pacey centre forward, a great dribbler and a good eye for goal. He became an instant hit after scoring the winner in the North shields on his full debut and made an immediate impact with four goals in his first five games Management Team Andy Gowens Manager Andy was appointed at the end of February 2018, having previously managed ‘The Bay’ in the early 2000’s leading the club to FA Vase glory for the first time in 2002. As a player Andy played over 350 games for the club during the 80’s and 90’s being a member of the team that beat Preston North End 2-0 in the FA Cup 2nd round in 1989. After leaving Whitley Bay in 2003 he went on to manage Ashington, Morpeth Town and Durham City. Andy has been working as Assistant Manager at North Shield this season. As a hobby he now competes on a regular basis in triathlons. Mick Mulhern Coach Mick is a vastly experienced coach holding a Eufa A Coaching badge. He was for 15 years Coach and from 2008 Manager for the very successful Sunderland Ladies team as he led them to the Women’s Super League. Mick has also been Assistant Manager of the England Women’s U23 side and more latterly was at Jarrow Roofing.




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20/03/2018 Ashington 3 Sunderland RCA 1 – Ebac Northern League Division One Some strange potion must have been in the half-time cup of tea. It transformed the Colliers who strode away from RCA in the second half. Conversely, it left the visitors struggling to get anything going for the entire second 45. The opening 15 minutes promised an entertaining, close encounter; Ashington with neat passing and RCA with the best openings: Colin Larkin trying to put Michael Charlton through but the pass intercepted by Ashington left back Luke Salmon and then Larkin getting on the end of a long ball, stretching the Colliers’ defence but flashing his shot wide of the right post. On the 15-minute mark the ball was again put through to Charlton, this time he beat Salmon and got a shot on target. Ashington keeper Conor Grant punched it away but only as far as Larkin who picked his spot and squeezed the ball between keeper and defenders to put RCA 1-0 up. At the other end, Ashington were causing the RCA defence more problems when the played the ball on the deck rather than high balls which were easily headed away. Charlton and Larkin combined again in the 24th minute when the right winger cut the ball back to the RCA No. 9, with Larkin’s looping shot rebounding off the bar and away. Ashington levelled it up just after the half-hour mark. The referee played a good advantage allowing Lee McAndrew to attack down the left and knocking the ball into the box where an Andrew Cartwright shot took a big deflection off Damien Stevens and past RCA keeper Keith Finch. The rest of the game belonged to Ashington thanks to that half-time brew. 52’ – a cross by Dale Pearson headed on to the post by Stevens. 54’ – Stevens to Tony Stephenson who slotted the ball past Finch and just outside the right post. 55’ – a McAndrew cross headed away by RCA left back Craig Hodgson The second goal finally came in the 58th minute when McAndrew tried his luck with a speculative shot from distance. Finch looked as though he had it easily covered only to see it go between his legs as he crouched down to gather the ball and nestle in the net. It was a howler. RCA continued to be on the back foot for most of the rest of the half. 67’ – a telling Jack Turnbull through ball to Pearson whose heavy touch put the ball too close to Finch. 71’ – A game-ending penalty: Dylan Williamson pushed over in the RCA box by James Armstrong, with Stevens scoring from the spot to make it 3-1. 82’ – a Pearson run at goal leaving him one-on-one with Finch who pulled off a good blocking save. All RCA could muster in the second half were a couple of crosses and shots that were either off target or easily taken by Grant in the Collier goal. The win puts Ashington level on points with their opponents and Stockton.



News Item from Northern League FA re-structuring of non-league football - 15/03/2018 The Football Association’s proposed re-structuring of the non-league system was presented to the league’s annual general meeting at the end of last season and posted on the league’s website. In response to a number of recent enquiries about the effect of the re-structuring on the Ebac Northern League (Division One is at Step Five and Division Two at Step Six), here are the potential scenarios to be implemented by the FA. The changes come into force for the 2018/19 season. They are: A new Step 3 and a new Step 4 league to be formed; Step 3 divisions to play with 22 teams, Step 4 and Step 5 with 20 teams and Step 6 teams to have no more than 20 teams in them. Therefore for the 2018/19 season both divisions in the Ebac Northern League to operate with 20 teams. The highest placed club in each of the 14 Step 5 leagues in England will be automatically promoted. In addition to those 14, another 12 second-placed teams will also be promoted to Step 4. These 12 clubs will be the highest placed teams based on average points per games during the playing season. This means that potentially up to two teams from the first division could be promoted out of the league at the end of next season. Three teams will continue to be relegated from division one and three promoted from division two. Clubs in three “feeder” leagues will be eligible for promotion to the Ebac Northern League – the Wearside League, the Northern Alliance and the North Riding Football League. Clubs at this level will still have to meet the appropriate ground grading criteria to be promoted. At the end of the season the FA will also decide on any lateral movements of clubs between leagues at the same level in the national system. An EGM (extra-ordinary general meeting) will be held by the league on April 8 to discuss the league’s recent appeal to the FA and the impact of the FA restructuring. Below are the various scenarios for the league:? Scenario 1: 1 club relegated from step 4. 2 clubs promoted to step 4. For Division One: Up to 4 clubs would be relegated to step 6. For Division Two: If there are no promotion candidates from step 7 (the feeder leagues) two clubs will be relegated to step 7. For every successful candidate from step 7, an additional club would be relegated to step 7. Scenario 2: 1 club relegated from step 4, 1 club promoted to step 4. For Division One: Up to 5 clubs would be relegated to step 6. For Division Two: If there are no promotion candidates from step 7 three clubs will be relegated to step 7. For every successful candidate from step 7, an additional club would be relegated to step 7 Scenario 3: 0 clubs relegated from step 4, 2 clubs promoted to step 4. For Division One: As per the league rule, 3 relegated to Division Two, 3 promoted to Division One. For Division Two: If there are no promotion candidates from step 7 one club will be relegated to step 7. For every successful candidate from step 7, an additional club would be relegated to step 7. Scenario 4: 0 clubs relegated from step 4, 1 club promoted to step 4. For Division One: Up to 4 clubs would be relegated to step 6. For Division Two: If there are no promotion candidates from step 7 two clubs will be relegated to step 7. For every successful candidate from step 7, an additional club would be relegated to step 7.


Most memorable match, and why? One game I always remember is when we played Morecambe at Southend Road when I was stood behind the goal ball-boying and thinking that I'd never seen so many people. It was five deep all round the pitch. I think Penrith got beat 3-0 A more recent match was another heart breaking one: away to Bradford Park Avenue a couple of seasons ago in the FA Cup.

Name: Karl Collinson. Age: 40 years old. How long have you been supporting Penrith? I started being ball boy at Southend Road when I was aged eight, and have followed the Bonny Blues ever since.

The lads played superbly against a much stronger opposition and we led 1-0 until the last couple of minutes when they equalised then got the winner in the 94th minute. Gutted. But we played really well and deserved to win. Favourite players - past and present? Past: Dicky Gardner - Present: Connor Shields Do you support another club? Carlisle United Who is your favourite England player, past and present? Past: David Beckham - Present: They're all rubbish and earn far too much money!


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Also available in Colour Did know Penrith Posters is now Penrith Print? Sometimes opportunities just come along. We see a shop leave the high street, well in this case it was King Street in 2014 and that shop for many years had been trading and serving the community through selling stationary an ink cartridges, but something else it did on two floors, with its metal winding stair case, was it made banners and posters and for someone who just wanted to step off the street and get some photocopying done, it was so convenient. The business changed hands. It rebranded and as part of its new brand, it moved out of the high street location, possibly as a saving. A lot of businesses do this and I’ve worked with a few. For Chris Murray, at that time, in order to set out on his dream to have his own business, he saw a gap in the market of opportunity. Chris had an idea that would fill a hole and the potential walk in trade that had existed for all those years was still there; he had to move fast.

Opportunity in business is sometimes born out of convenience or inconvenience and one late night he was sitting at home on his computer pondering this new career. He looks back and remembers, maybe it was that last glass of red wine that just nudged him with that extra push of courage, which meant he clicked the enter button when it said ‘please confirm your payment’ and Penrith Posters was created. Why Penrith Posters? Well what he had bought was a secondhand scanner printer and Chris, like many small business owners when they start out, was already working full time, so in the evening he was working on his new idea. The kitchen table became his desk, so he set off designing and making posters. It was a start, but it wasn’t on the high street. By 2015 it was in Friargate, two doors away from Eden FM Radio, who set up and switched on their new studio in May 2015. There was a natural link in marketing and the need for marketing materials.

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The down side of Friargate on that side of road is there is no fibre broadband. Chris on moving to his premises got his phone line, but only had the basic broadband which meant loading digital images was not easy. He was balancing two jobs, working from his kitchen; working during the day time until early afternoon, then he would do evening shifts at Halfords and work the weekends there too. Eden FM shared the same trials with broadband loading music and even with the BT telephone exchange just separated by a wall and the car park of Eden FM. As Chris found it a year on after being at Friargate, the promises of it happening from BT simply weren’t delivered. To take his business to the next level, he took an enormous leap of faith. I’m pleased he did and many of you would have seen the support in the Eden Local and you


may have heard Penrith Posters advertise regularly on Eden FM? We have worked in securing contracts together and recommending each other and at the start of 2017, Chris secured the lease on 4 Market square, Penrith, right in the heart of the town. He changed his working week, increased his hours for his own business whilst still working evenings from 4.30pm and still working Saturdays and Sundays at Halfords. It’s not the final chapter, as I see this business just growing and growing, because Chris has such a great work ethic and dedication, which in February saw him finally take the plunge and put all of his working hours into his business. It was time to also promote that he doesn’t just do posters. He hasn’t since he stepped out of the kitchen. He does pretty much everything in print. Penrith Print today has moved far beyond just doing posters. They print a wide range and variety of stationary for businesses, local groups and personal use. They do menus, funeral memorial cards, moving house cards, general leaflets, business cards, signage and all types of banners. A specialist in short print runs, you can have 50 business cards or 5,000. They are a specialist in short run (often single) bespoke posters ranging in sizes from A4 to A0. They use the latest HP wide format machines which allow them to print up to 60” wide and 50 metres long. All orders are dispatched normally next day for delivery within a couple of days. If you require faster delivery, they offer next day delivery on all orders for an additional fee. Now, if it’s not on the list, just ask, just step in off the pavement and find out what Chris at Penrith Print can do for you whilst also saving you money in printing what you need.

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