Tenacious midfielder Marc Allen has picked up April’s Player of the Month accolade, just pipping central partner Ian Dunn to the award. Read more
Sean Reid has deservedly been named as West Allotment Celtic’s player of the month for March, beating the likes of Stephen Little and David Dormand to the award. Read more
A new free community newsletter for the West Allotment, Shiremoor and Backworth area has been launched by the club.
The publication entitled NE27 is the result of a partnership between the club and Daren Persson Funeral Services to promote the work of non profit and community groups in the local area.
West Allotment Celtic would like to announce that they have submitted an application to field a West Allotment Celtic ‘A’ in the Northern Alliance next season.
The team will act as a stepping stone to Northern League football, with Allotment looking to attract the best talent in the area who are looking to progress from under 18 football to a senior team.
Any players who are interested in playing for the A team should get in touch through the club’s website.
The Northern League has announced yet more rescheduling of our upcoming fixtures, with ties against Brandon United and Washington being added as well as the match against Horden CW being rearranged.
For the very latest fixture list please click here.
Our league home fixture against Horden CW has been rearranged for Wednesday 20th March 2013. Kick off is 7:30pm at Whitely Park. This fixture replaces the previously arranged fixture away at North Shields.
Please note, due to a large number of postponements caused by the inclement weather, fixtures are changing on a weekly (and occasionally daily!) basis so please keep checking the website for the latest arrangements.
West Allotment Celtic centre-back Stephen Little has picked up the player of the month award for February, after helping the side maintain their unbeaten start to the new year.
At the heart of the defence alongside player-manager Paul Stoneman, the former Killingworth stopper helped Allotment keep three clean sheets from a possible five last month. Stephen was particularly impressive against free-scoring Whitehaven, nullifying their attacking trio with his keen sense of positioning and timing.
With the 26-year-old ever-present on the pitch, Allotment conceded just three goals; one sweet long-distance strike from Chester-le-Street midfielder Michael Pattison, and two against tough Division One opponents Team Northumbria. The defender looks more assured with every passing performance, despite playing in just his second season at Celtic, and has been in the mix for previous monthly awards, but his consistency has been recognised by the management.
“If he can’t win the ball, he stands up, and realises that somebody could come and pinch it from the front if he can’t win the ball,” enthused manager and defensive partner Stoneman. “His performances have been excellent, and he’s been one of the few who hasn’t really had a rest. I would say that he’s probably been our best player, performance-wise.” Assistant manager Wilf Kielty added: “There’s a noticeable improvement from when he started. He didn’t have much Northern League experience, but he’s done really well in the past couple of months.”
Speaking recently about his form, Little said: “Last season, I wasn’t very consistent, but I feel as though I can get a good run at the minute. As long as I keep myself fit, I think I will do well. I’m quite happy with myself.” With this month’s award deservedly in his possession, the centre-half will undoubtedly be even happier. And he, along with the rest of the squad, will be happier still if Allotment can extend their unbeaten run into double figures in the coming weeks.