Northern Alliance League

TOM Lucock was left cursing the woodwork as Carlisle City blew the chance to go top.

TOM Lucock was left cursing the woodwork as Carlisle City blew the chance to go top.

Twice the Sky Blues’ striker beat the Walker Central keeper, and twice he saw his efforts rattle the crossbar.

He did float in the free kick from which Stuart Kilgour headed the equaliser just three minutes after Steve Hurd had shot central ahead.

Harraby were also stunned as Seaton Delaval turned around a 3-1 deficit.

Mike Read struck twice for Harraby with Darren Addison netting the other, while goals from Danny McGuire, a Matthew Wade free-kick, Selsos Anjos and 30-yard drive from Reece Cairns gave the Red Devils the points.

Murton and Ponteland United ended nightmare runs of 10games without a win at the other end of the table.

Andy Upperton and Anthony Besford netted for Murton against Blyth Town while United’s Gavin Wood (pen), Matty Robinson and Billy Holden were on target in a surprise at Shankhouse.

Ashington Colliers’ Jamie Patterson netted a winner in the dying seconds at Stocksfield to take them back to fourth. David Brown’s opener had been cancelled out by Chris Fairley.

Hebburn Reyrolle hotshot Sean Sweeney netted a hat-trick for the second week on the bounce as they won 4-1 at Rutherford, with Channon North hitting the opener and Graeme Trouten pulling one back for the home side.

It ended goalless in a windswept encounter between Killingworth Sporting and Percy Main, and Heaton Stannington booked a spot in the Northumberland FA Senior Benevolent Bowl with a 2-0 win over Whitley Bay A.

Ben Telford netted the opener in the 15th minute and Lee Johnson added number two in the 38th .

Jordan Nellis hit a hat-trick as Wallington beat Seaton Burn 4-1 to go into the NFA Minor Cup semis, while Steve McLaughlin netted twice for Newcastle Chemfica as they joined them with a 5-2 extra time win over Alnwick Town Reserves.

JON TAIT

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