Match Report – Penrith v Newcastle Benfield – Northern League Division 1

Heavy traffic on the M6 Southbound following an incident involving an overturned caravan resulted in a late arrival at Penrith’s Frenchfield Park for the visitors. Thankfully the 3.15 kick off did not seem to have put Benfield out of their stride, as within 90 seconds Paul Brayson had almost opened the scoring, swivelling on theContinue reading “Match Report – Penrith v Newcastle Benfield – Northern League Division 1”

West Auckland Town 2 Newcastle Benfield 3 Ebac Northern League Division 1

Buoyed up by Saturday’s excellent victory at Knaresborough Town in the FA Cup, Newcastle Benfield claimed their first Northern League win of the season with a mainly superb performance away to West Auckland Town. Somewhat perversely, though perhaps predictable enough in the eyes of seasoned Benfield watchers, The Lions weakest part of the game wasContinue reading “West Auckland Town 2 Newcastle Benfield 3 Ebac Northern League Division 1”

Match report FACup

On a day of incessant downpours, Newcastle Benfield enjoyed the warmest of welcomes at Knaresborough Town’s delightful Manse Lane ground and produced their most scintillating performance in some while, cruising to a 3-0 win that could, and perhaps should, have matched the incredible 1-10 scoreline between nearby Harrogate Railway and fellow Northern League D1 outfit,Continue reading “Match report FACup”

Newcastle Benfield v Consett AFC. Northern League Division 1 Non League football

Newcastle Benfield ended last season’s home campaign with a defeat to Consett and began the 2019/2020 campaign in a similar fashion when the Steelmen took all 3 points, in a slightly fortuitous fashion, on a night when Benfield displayed far greater fluency and attacking threat than in their opening day draw at Whitley Bay. DespiteContinue reading “Newcastle Benfield v Consett AFC. Northern League Division 1 Non League football”

Newcastle Benfield Match report Ebac Northern League Away Fixture to Whitley Bay Saturday 3rd August 2019

Newcastle Benfield kicked off the 2019/2020 campaign with a valuable point in a 1-1 draw with local rivals Whitley Bay. With both manager Stu Elliott and player assistant boss Paul Brayson both away on holiday, as well injury denying the Lions the services of Dean Holmes, Reece Noble and long-term absentee Lewis Scorgie, not toContinue reading “Newcastle Benfield Match report Ebac Northern League Away Fixture to Whitley Bay Saturday 3rd August 2019”

Newcastle Benfield v Ryhope CW. Ebac Northern League Division 1

After two dispiriting defeats against Whickham and then Stockton Town, Newcastle Benfield return to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over a strong, impressive Ryhope CW side in a close and absorbing contest at Sam Smith’s Park. The game got off to a scintillating start, with returning former Benfield striker Jack Devlin failing to findContinue reading “Newcastle Benfield v Ryhope CW. Ebac Northern League Division 1”

Newcastle Benfield Match report v Stockton Town -Ebac Northern League Division 1

On a baking hot Saturday afternoon in Flaming June, I’ll somnolently set aside a crisp, continental beer and tear my attention away from the mellifluous sounds on leather on willow as my beloved Tynemouth build another impregnable total in the North East Premier League and sigh, because I miss football so much. Then I’ll rememberContinue reading “Newcastle Benfield Match report v Stockton Town -Ebac Northern League Division 1”

Match Report Newcastle Benfield v Whickham Ebac Northern League Division 1

On a day when almost the entire Northern League programme fell victim to the torrential overnight rain, Stan Thompson produced the trademark superb playing surface that Sam Smith’s Park is renowned for. There was never any question of this game being postponed. However, after a comprehensive defeat inflicted by the predatory finishing of Andrew Bulford,Continue reading “Match Report Newcastle Benfield v Whickham Ebac Northern League Division 1”

Newcastle Benfield Match report v Penrith in the Ebac Northern League Division 1

Surveying the panoramic vista of the Eden Fella that lie across the River Eamont from Penrith’s scenic Frenchfield ground as the teams lined up in glorious sunshine, I mused that I’d not seen us win in Cumbria since that momentous evening in May 2009 when Andrew Young’s 86th minute winner brought the curtain down onContinue reading “Newcastle Benfield Match report v Penrith in the Ebac Northern League Division 1”