Saturday 6th October

Ebac Northern League Division One

Newcastle Benfield 3 v Newton Aycliffe 0

Newton Aycliffe travelled to Newcastle Benfield and suffered a 3-0 reversal with ex-Aycliffe player Dennis Knight playing a large part in the defeat. Benfield attacked from the kick off, and veteran striker Paul Brayson had 2 good chances in the first seven minutes. He hit the first into the side netting, and keeper Daniel Scott saved the second with his legs. On ten minutes, Brayson won a penalty after a collision in the box, and Knight stepped up to score from the spot. Four minutes later, it was two-nil. A Knight shot hit the bar, and Robson was first to the rebound to nod in.

Knight continued to torment Aycliffe, and he had 3 further shots before the half hour, two of which brought out good saves from Scott. Benfield got a third on 33 minutes, when Brayson’s free kick was deflected off the defensive wall past Scott. The second half was a more even affair, with no further goals and few chances at either end. Knight and Robinson went close for Benfield, and Aycliffe man-of-the match Shaun Hudson hit the bar with a great shot.

Next match is at home to North Shields on Saturday 13th October, 3pm at Moore Lane.