Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Belsay Prove They Can Stay Distance

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Belsay Prove They Can Stay Distance

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Byline: By Duncan Madsen

Thanks to the weather, the league table has a familiar look as the jorloring.com Premier Division begins the second half of its season tomorrow.

With only one match completed over the last two weekends ( Bedlington against Stocksfield on June 26 ( the gaps at both the top and bottom of the table remain the same, with leaders Belsay still enjoying a 30-point margin over second-placed Chopwell and Corbridge remaining five points adrift of Bomarsund at the other end.

The two biggest casualties involved Belsay's back-to-back fixtures against defending champions Warkworth and nearest challengers Chopwell and skipper Pat Wisbach is keeping his fingers crossed that his side will get back into action at Bomarsund tomorrow.

"It has been very frustrating losing our last two games to the weather as they would have been make-or-break for our title hopes," said Wisbach.

"I just hope that we have a rain-free day tomorrow, although the forecast doesn't look too good.

"We have now reached the halfway point of the season and our target is to keep on doing what we have been doing in the first half ( playing, competing and winning. …

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