Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Northern Alliance

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Northern Alliance

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PONTELAND United's 3-1 defeat at third-placed Carlisle City leaves them trailing leaders Alnwick Town by seven points.

United went ahead in the 20th minute as Dean Gate finished a left-wing cross smartly and they were on top throughout the first half.

But Pont were unsettled two minutes after the break as goalkeeper Gareth Powell dropped a Tom Lucock corner into his own net under pressure.

The Sky Blues took the lead in the 63rd minute when Jamie Heath converted a Lucock cross, and Carl Murphy made it 3-1 in the 72nd minute.

Alnwick marched on with a 3-1 success at Murton. Tom Vickers fired Town ahead after 10 minutes, but Karl Garside levelled from the penalty spot on the half-hour. Chris Moffat put Town back in front and Gary Patterson sealed the win.

Harraby CC went up to fourth as they came from behind to beat Percy Main Amateurs 3-1. Malcolm Morien curled in a free kick in the 21st minute, but Mark Shiel equalised six minutes later. …

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