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Alnwick Town v Newcastle Blue Star (27/08/2022)

After a comfortable win on the road in midweek, Newcastle Blue Star find themselves on their travels once again and with Seaton Delaval laying on the hospitality in midweek, it is soon to be the turn of Alnwick Town.

While Blue Star make the trip to St James’ Park in rather fine fettle and after finding their shooting boots against Cramlington almost a week ago, those seven goals went alongside four more that were scored on Wednesday.

A win that was as comprehensive as it was professional and with Brian Smith’s men seemingly finding an extra gear after the interval, the busy August schedule has shown no real signs of slowing them down.

Six games played already this season, 15 points in the bag and with the club now comfortably second in the table behind Burradon & New Fordley, it does feel as if the cream has already risen to the top of the Northern Alliance.

However, there is still plenty of football to be played between now and the season and although there is potential to reel the league leaders in, there is also plenty of potential pitfalls lurking around the corner.

A pitfall that could be lurking as soon as Saturday and although Alnwick are yet to win a league encounter this season, they have been incredibly difficult to beat. A point reinforced by four of their six league outings ending in draws.

Not just bore draws either and with a 4-4 result recorded away at AFC Newbiggin and a 3-3 score registered at home to Percy Main, it shows that this side can both score and conceded in rather frequent measures.

Which sets up Saturday’s clash rather nicely indeed. A big thanks to Alnwick Town for the upcoming hospitality and for those who will be attendance from an away perspective, safe travels both there and back.


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