West Allotment Celtic

Nicky Whitelaw (8)

Nicky Whitelaw (52)





(90) Ash Lavan

1. Samuel Taylor

2. Luke Watson

3. Luke Parkinson

4. Alex Berhan

5. Ian Dunn (C)

6. Rhys Groves

7. Eamon Nugent-Doyle

8. Gilberto Chapim

9. Dean Walker

10. Bruno Mendes-Correia

11. Nicky Whitelaw


12. Christopher Jewels

14. Paul Bennett

15. Ryan McGorrigan

16. John Watson

17. Daniel Ireledale


Lewis Shaw .1

Lee Moore .2

Mark Dixon .3

Clayton McDonald .4

Stephen Oakley .5

Brandond Kirkbride .6

Connor Dunlavey .7

Reece Kenney .8

Joe Kerridge .9

Ash Lavan .10

Luke Hogan .11


Gary Redman .12

Glen Hargrave .14

Danny Lambert .15

Jason Blackburn .16

Liam Gibbs .17

Match Preview




Town’s evolution continues this weekend and confidence is sky high throughout the club. Unlike the low flying aeroplanes from the neighbouring Newcastle Airport, Town’s staff will be keeping the players feet firmly on the ground this Saturday when they face West Allotment Celtic on match day twenty nine. And the terrain will be unfamiliar territory for the squad as they encounter a plastic pitch which had previously been used for rugby union although former non league side Newcastle Blue Star were also, once based here. West, who originate from the east end of Newcastle, had to vacate their home at the end of last season but were able to secure Druid Park in readiness for the current campaign. A win on Saturday would maintain Town’s pursuit in gaining a place in next season’s FA Cup and still have an outsiders chance of gaining promotion. Manager, James Hunter had this to say about the forthcoming fixture and also took the opportunity to look back on Tuesday nights emphatic win against Jarrow.



What I expect Saturday

3 points. Nothing less is good enough and our squad is good enough to get the win. I believe that we can be the best team in this league and beat anyone when we’re on form and hopefully Tuesdays result is the start of a nice run of form. Our best asset is attack, so I expect to see is going forwards effectively again and for our forward players to have the quality to get us a couple of goals. We will be strong and won’t underestimate west, they have a largely different team from earlier in the season so we know they won’t be an easy team to take on. Saying this I do expect us to show our quality on Saturday.



Tuesday was a great result for the fans, it was nice too see 6 goals and plenty more chances too. It was a shaky first 20 minutes at the back but the simple message was if we tested their back 4 we would score plenty of goals and win the game, in the end comfortably. Praise has to be given to all of the team as they were all in my opinion an 8 out of 10 or above. Ash once again was on fire, but you look at players like Reece Kenney who didn’t lose a header or tackle, Scholes and gary Redman playing out of position as full backs and playing the positions extremely well. I would imagine the fans could go on and on about how each player did well but we just need to make this more normal and deliver the same again on Saturday.



Unfortunately Jack Connor and Elliott Beddow are at work this weekend, Mark Dixon and Jason Blackburn are subject to late fitness tests but we see Glen Hargrave and Lee Moore come back into the squad as strong additions.



Mention of fans and stability.

The appointment of Paul Beddow brings with it a calmness and respect. He is a straight up man who I know I can trust and it’s great to see him around the place again. It’s also nice to be working with Baz again, albeit in a totally different way behind the scenes as he is the one who brought myself to the club. The fans must be mentioned as I have noticed a lift in atmosphere the last couple games and even on a rainy Tuesday night they were top drawer. Trust me it helps the lads when they hear you supporting so carry it on and bring more!

On we go to Saturday #UTT


Don’t forget, if you can’t make the game then there will be regular match updates throughout on social media and a match report will follow. Also, we will endeavour to get after match reactions from players, management and supporters.



Next Game


Saturday 16th March



Heaton Stannington

KO. 3.00pm

Ebac Northern League