Alnwick Town v Newcastle Chemfica - Match Preview

April 12, 2019

Another close encounter is expected for Alnwick as 7th hosts 6th in the Northern Alliance Premier.

Northern Alliance Premier Division
Alnwick Town v Newcastle Chemfica
Saturday 13th April 2019 - 2:30pm KO
St James' Park, Alnwick NE66 1BG

By Ben Swain

Just a point separates these two sides and they two played out a 2-2 draw in their first meeting earlier this season.

Alnwick are currently on a two-match winless run but their improved form in front of goal has at least seen them pick up maximum points once in recent weeks.

The Town have scored four goals in two defeats in the past two weeks, going down 3-2 on both occasions, first to North Shields Athletic and then Whitley Bay A. They were on the right end of the same scoreline against Wallington the week before to earn all three points.

Newcastle Chemfica come into this game fresh off their Northern Alliance Team Valley Carpets Challenge Cup Final. They were beaten 2-1 by AFC Killingworth to on this occasion but that’s their first defeat in three matches in all competitions.

Last time out
The game finished honours even in the last match. The scoreline was 2-2 with goals from Paul Muers and Joseph Threlfall for Town.

Alnwick Team News
Ross Moore was taken off with a bandaged head after a clash in the last match and is likely to miss this one.
Lee Dundas remains doubtful after missing the last match due to injury.

Ones to Watch
Alnwick - Leon Midgely: The attacking midfielder has two goals in his last two games to accompany his two assists in the last three, including two substitute appearances.
Chemfica – Samuel Grieveson: Grieveson has scored three in three, including one in the cup final defeat.