Long trip to Northallerton awaits Alnwick on Saturday

February 27, 2016

Alnwick face a 180 mile round trip on Saturday as the lads travel to North Yorkshire to face a Northallerton side on a great run of form in the furthest distance trip in the Northern League 2. writes Media Officer Mark Craggs.

The Northallerton run is an impressive 13 out of 14 games unbeaten, only losing to Middlesbrough in the time in the North Riding Senior Cup. In the Northern League Two a run of eight wins and two draws in the last ten games make the home Town a tough prospect for the Alnwick. Northallerton last played on Tuesday night picking up a 3-1 win away to Chester-Le-Street in the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup. The top scorer for the North Yorkshire side is Andrew Ramsbottom who has netted league sixth best tally of 14 goals this term.

Alnwick were once again unlucky to slide to defeat as Thornaby won the clash of St. James’ Park through a great strike and a penalty saw Rocky Andrew’s brace take all three points for the Teesside team.

The venue for tomorrow's clash is the RGPS Stadium where kickoff is 3pm. Any support on the league's longest trip will be appreciated.