As we all know too well, there is no Newcastle United this weekend but that doesn’t mean Piesthere isn’t any football for you to take in and it’s just round the doors.

We’ve cast an eye over the Northern League’s fixture card and spotted a few gems that might be up your auto-strada and this could be a handy strategy for the Black & White cognoscenti to avoid a trip to the gates of hell (aka IKEA). Decent weather forecast this weekend, so what better way is there to spend an afternoon in the very early spring-time, watching a decent game of football and talking shite to your mates without getting your eye-balls pulled out by the “best league in the world” or stuck indoors watching Jeff Stelling impersonate himself on SKY?

There are some smashing looking fixtures all over the NE and you really are spoilt for choice with Alnwick, Ashington and Morpeth all at home in Northumberland. Novocastrians can pop along to Heaton Stann for their game with Darlo RA while over in Gateshead, Left-bank Mags have a pick between between Ryton & Crawcrook and Dunston who are both at home.

On South Tyneside, Hebburn Town face Shildon in Division One and if you are lucky you might see Paully entertaining the Hebburnista in the best traditions of TF’s much-loved raconteur.

Durham Mags probably have the best of the fixture card’s choices with Olly Bernard’s Durham City facing the formidable foe of Spennymoor United in a county derby. Elsewhere in the land of the Prince Bishops, Birtley (okay, Gateshead-ish), Chester-le-St., Crook, Tow Law and Willington are all at home.

Sadly, we couldn’t see anything down the coast so the Whitley Bay / North Shields contingent might have to look elsewhere for a NL fix this weekend I’m afraid. Shame that.

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Anyway, plenty of fantastic choices for Mags at a loose-end and where-ever any of you end up, we’re sure you’ll have a good time. If you do get to a game and fancy writing up your experiences, we’d only be too happy to hear from you and look to publish your discoveries in future issues of true faith (top tip – a few photos always help).

If you are involved with a local Northern League club either as a director, manager, coach, player or sell the pies, work the gate or whatever and you’d like to have us round for a feature about your club, just drop us a line on editor@ as we would be delighted to hear from you.

All the very best to all of our teams in the Northern League this weekend …


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