Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Schools Football

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Schools Football

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Adam Fowntree proved the hero for Northumberland Under-18s on Saturday in their Inter-Counties match against South Yorkshire at Sheffield.

The St Cuthbert's centre-forward helped himself to a hat-trick as North battled to a 3-3 draw.

Rowntree has proven to be a goalscoring machine, firstly as a younger player representing Newcastle Boys and then at the higher level for the county under-16s before his step to this age group ( even though he is still an under-17 player.

The match, unfortunately, did not count as an official fixture for the Northern Counties Championship as it was played after the limit date due to a previous postponement.

Team manager Andy Costello revealed it would be North's last fixture before the Easter holidays, when he hopes to enter his squad in a regional festival.

Prior to that, plans are emerging for the northern counties to meet for a seven-a-side tournament.

That could happen in March with Northumberland being joined by Durham, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Cumbria. …

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