Whickham show too much as Alnwick fall to defeat
Alnwick slide to another home defeat in a rather quiet game, losing out to a strong Whickham side who are in a good run of form writes Media Officer Mark Craggs.
Alnwick 1-4 Whickham
Robson 87’- Fraser 48’,57’; Jelley 71’, 90+2
Chad Collins had the first real attempt for the visitors 16 minutes in, firing just wide for outside of the area. Kallum Broadhead shot from a pull back but was denied by a good save by Alnwick stopper Callum Brooks foot. Alnwick almost scored right on halftime, James Jackson’s cross was flicked to the back post by Jonathyn Quinn. Rob Baker jumped against Whickham keeper Alex Curran which the latter missing the ball but he managed to dive backwards to recover the ball. The halftime score was 0-0.
Within only three second half minutes Whickham were one up, Broadhead’s free kick came through a crowd unscaved and was pushed away by Brooks. However the ball bounced off Jordan Fraser and rolled home. A second was added 10 minutes later and it was Fraser the centre back again who tapped in from a low cross that wasn’t dealt with. Goal number three for the Home Guard came in the 71st minute, Craig Jelley curled home from the edge of the box.
Alnwick did manage to pull one back with three minutes to go via substitute Lewis Robson. Robson smashed home from point blank range to Curran giving him no chance to react. 3-1 with only three minutes to play. However the goal was quickly canceled out as Whickham got another stroke of fortune. Brooks saved a cross come shot well but the ball hit Jamie Dixon who was running back. The ball landed perfectly for Jelley who netted with easy.
Another disappointing defeat however as mentioned earlier Whickham are in good form and got no less that they really deserved in a poor game. Attention now turns to Tuesday’s clash with Thornaby at St. James’ Park.