Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Northern Alliance

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Northern Alliance

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WALKER Central, still stinging from a 2-1 reverse at the hands of Newcastle University, hope to protect their 100% away record at Blyth Town, who have re-signed Neil Blades from Seaton Delaval but have earned only two points from three games.

Joint leaders Wark hit the buffers last weekend beaten 2-1 at home by Heaton Stannington but they've been travelling well and may prove too strong for today's hosts Cramlington Town, only once home winners.

The Town, however, have strengthened their squad by signing Mick Burns and Martin Wardale from Sunday football.

Third-placed Carlisle City are now within three points of the top with a game in hand and Stephen Bellas's side remain unbeaten away from home.

But this afternoon's clash with fourthplaced Heaton Stannington at Grounsell Park will be a real tester.

Killingworth Sporting have just been lacking a little consistency as they aim to become involved in the championship stakes. Shankhouse are taking a break from league duties to tackle Whitley Bay A at Hillheads in the second round of the Kicks Leisure League Cup. …

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