Team Northumbria V Penrith
16th November 2013
Coach Lane Sports Ground
Team Northumbria Football Club are an English association football team based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, playing in the Northern League Division One, having won promotion in 2012 from Division Two. They are the football team of Northumbria University, and were founded in 1999 as Northumbria University F.C., until 2003 when they took up their current name. Founded in 1999 as Northumbria University F.C., they joined the Northern Football Alliance Second Division for the 1999–2000 season, finishing their inaugural year fourth out of fourteen team. Two years later in the 2001–02 season they finished runners-up, gaining promotion to Division One. They followed runners-up again a year later in the 2002–03 season, with promotion to the Northern Alliance Premier Division. They then changed their name to Team Northumbria. In the Premier Division they finished second and third in their first two seasons, before being crowned Northern Alliance Champions in the 2005–06 season, gaining promotion to the Northern League Division Two, which they won in the 2011-12 season to gain promotion to the first division.
There isn’t much to Coach Lane Sports ground one small stand (Shown above) with the changing rooms behind it in the sports complex. the rest of the ground is open with the dugouts on the opposite side of the stand
This game was between Team Northumbria and another local Cumbrian Team Penrith FC. We set off from Carlisle to Newcastle around 10am spending 2 hours at the kids play centre The Giants Den in the Team Valley Trading Estate near Gateshead, from there we made our way to Coach Lane Arriving at 1430 the car parking was 20p and entry was £5 Programmes were £1.
Team Northumbria were sunk after they lost 2-1 at home to Penrith. A game in which there were 2 players forced off through injury after bad tackles. Penrith’s number 3 Wood was forced off Injured and Team Northumbria’s number 10 also left the field injured both offending players received yellow cards for their parts in the tackles. Penrith took the lead when PHIL STOREY scored after a fine solo run from Coleman. RIGG then added a second for Penrith after a Solo run from storey to create the chance which was well took. Team Northumbria pulled a goal back in the second half Mark FENWICK the scorer which set up a final last 15 min’s but Penrith held on for the 3 points
As A new feature I have decided to mention any ex Carlisle Players and update on their careers after they had left Carlisle. In the Penrith side Probably most of the side have at some point been involved in Carlisle United so it would be unfair to Single one out, But at right back was Current Carlisle 1st year Professional Brandon Lee Gwinnutt. Derby Born Brandon Came through the Carlisle YTS ranks to earn himself a 1 year Professional deal at the club joining Penrith for a 1 Month Loan deal on the 18th October 2013, Although this may have been extended.
Division:- Northern League Division One
Ticket Price £5
Miles from Carlisle 62 Each way