Northern Alliance

HAVING booked a date with Harraby Catholic Club in the Challenge Cup Final, Peterlee Town assured themselves of another cup final.

HAVING booked a date with Harraby Catholic Club in the Challenge Cup Final, Peterlee Town assured themselves of another cup final.

In their semi-final tie at home to Newcastle University in the Northern Alliance Charity Cup, Town won 3-0 with goals by Karl Lilley (2) and Paul Callan.

In the other semi-final Second Division underdogs Jesmond ended the hopes of Premier Division visitors Heaton Stannington. Gary Yates gave Heaton an early lead but Nick McCreery levelled for Jesmond who clinched a 2-1 victory when Dean Laycock struck in the 82nd minute.

Title favourites Walker Central stay top but second-placed Heddon were disappointed by the postponement of their game at Blyth Town. Cumbrian challengers Gillford Park and Harraby Catholic Club picked up points.

Third-placed Gillford retained their unbeaten away record drawing 0-0 with Cramlington Town, while defending champions Harraby beat Alnwick Town 2-0.

Ponteland United won 4-0 against struggling hosts Northbank. Kevin McGorie opened Ponteland’s account and their lead was doubled by an own goal by Graham Emmerson. Late goals by Sean Willis and Liam McIvor sealed it.

Shankhouse stay fourth from bottom despite their 2-0 win against Ashington Colliers at Northburn. Kevin Gustard put them in front after 10 minutes. And Shankhouse won when Noel Hanlon scored his first of the season.

Seaton Delaval were fortunate to share the spoils in a 3-3 draw with visitors Carlisle City and were 3-1 down with 15 minutes to go. Ian Cummersky, Peter Cawson and Paul Gardiner netted for City with Stephen Howes getting Delaval off the mark. But the home side’s player-manager Nicky Gray scored two to make it all square.

BILL GARDNER

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