Month: March 2016

Message from Gary Forrest after last night’s result

I am more frustrated than everybody else about the outcome of last nights game but the reaction and criticism of the players is unfair and irrational.

Firstly the game, we fielded a side missing 5  influential and key players, the first half was fairly even however their goal keeper pulled of two amazing saves. The second half we dominated and rightly went back in front. Yes their equalizer in injury time was infuriating and the players involved have held their hands up and apologized, a massive stroke of luck for Guisborough but that’s football. People seem to think that these things do not effect the players on the pitch but it does and we went from having the game under control and virtually into the semi final to being taken to extra time,  that was a huge kick in the bollocks to our players and a huge boost to their confidence. The third goal was poor but more down to tiredness.

Both sets of players ran themselves into the ground and credit must go to the Guisborough team for defending superbly at times and keeping themselves in the game.

Yes we conspired to beat ourselves on the night with the poor goals but to suggest there was a lack of effort or desire is disrespectful to this excellent set of lads.

Until last night we had gone 13/14 games unbeaten, we have no divine right to win every game. People cannot question the lads effort or commitment every time we lose a game! We are not premiership players and we will make mistakes, I was proud of my lads efforts and desire last night and I am sure the Guisborough manager will have been proud of his lads as well. It put the rubbish I watch in the premiership to shame!!

We have a very special changing room and trust me the lads will react positively to last nights disappointment.

League Cup QF : Guisborough Town 3 Shildon 2 (aet)

Shildon are out of the Northern League Cup after a 3-2 defeat to Guisborough Town.

Mark Doninger gave The Railwaymen the lead after 26mins before Connor Smith equalised in the 39th minute.

In the second half Ben Wood gave Shildon the lead with a header from close range. After 59mis Guisborough were reduced to 10 men after Gary Wood was sent off for a foul on Carl Jones. In the last minute of normal time Marc Ellison headed past his own keeper to put the game into extra time.

Both teams had chances to win the game in extra time, but it was Guisborough with virtually the last kick of the game who progressed to the semi-final with a goal from Paul Blake.

Full Match Report to follow

Mike Amos Last Leg Challenge

Please support the Last Legs Challenge:

To mark Mike’s 20th and last season as Ebac Northern League chairman, he is planning a 500-mile sponsored walk – around 12 match-day miles to each of our 44 grounds. The minimum target is £10,000.

Half of every penny raised will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and half in £1,000 segments to community-based charities nominated by the Northern League clubs and drawn at the annual league dinner in May 2016, the year of Mike’s 70th birthday.

I’d be hugely grateful for your support or, indeed, your company. Donations can be made electronically at – more details on that page – or by cheque payable to the Northern Football League to me at 8 Oakfields, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorks DL10 6SD. Alternatively, just press a few bob into my hand.”   –  Mike Amos

The Challenge’s progress will constantly be updated on the league website –

Jarrow Roofing BCA 1 Shildon 3

Shildon extended the lead at the top of the Northern League to 16 points with a 3-1 victory away to Jarrow Roofing

Paul Chow opened the scoring for the hosts before Ben Wood scored Shildon’s 100th league goal of the season to take the teams in at half time level.

In the second half Shildon scored through a Lewis Dodds header after Billy Greulich-Smiths chip shot hit the bar and then a Michael Rae converted a penalty after he was brought down by the Jarrow Roofing keeper.

Full Match report to follow

ENL1 – Jarrow Roofing Preview



Boldon CA Sports Ground
Cotswold Lane
Boldon Colliery
Tyne & Wear
NE35 9AL

Match Day

26th March 2016
Kick Off: 15:00

Admission Prices
Adults £6.00
Concessions £4.00

Current League Position –  18th ENL1
P 31  W 9  D 5  L 17  F 56  A 78  Pts 32

Last Match Played

21st March 2016
Jarrow Roofing BCA 2 Morpeth Town 3

Founded: 1987
Nickname: Roofing
Record Attendance: 1,100 v Didcot Town (FA Vase 26/03/2005)
Joined Northern League: 1996/97
Home Colours: Blue and yellow shirt, shorts and socks
Away Colours: 

Jarrow Roofing History (taken from

The main sponsor of Jarrow Roofing Boldon Community Association FC is Mr Richard McLoughlin, the Managing Director of Jarrow Roofing Co. Richie has over 35-years experience in the roofing business. Richie has always been involved with football, initially as a Sunday League player with local clubs around South Tyneside. Richie had a vision of sponsoring a club that could play a bit and progress through Saturday football.

Jarrow Roofing were formed ready for their inaugural season of 1987-88, beginning life in the South Tyne Senior League. When this league broke up at the end of their first season, Roofing moved to the Tyneside Amateur League, winning the Bill Dixon Cup and the League Challenge Shield. Roofing were also runners-up in both the league and the Gateshead Charity Shield.

Richie sought the help of friend Brian Marshall, who was Chairman of the local Community Association in Boldon Colliery where there was a bit of land that perhaps could just hold a football ground. Richie began to use his weekends and borrowed machinery to build a ground after Brian had persuaded his Committee that it was a viable project.

The ground slowly took shape and the club moved to the Wearside League for season 1991-92 with a completed new ground at Boldon C.A. Sports Club. After finishing as runners-up the end of the first season, losing out on the title due to goal difference, Roofing were promoted to Division One.

At the end of season 1995-96, the Roofers were runners-up in Division 1 having lost out on the title due to a three points deduction. With Marske United, the champions, not having the ground facilities in place, Roofing were promoted to the Northern League Division 2.

After one season, Roofing were promoted to the Northern League Division 1, again finishing as runners-up, while the club also won the Craven Cup at the first attempt beating Shotton Comrades 4-0 on Tuesday 6 May 1997 at Moor Park, Chester-le-Street.

During season 2004-05, the Roofers reached the semi-final of The FA Vase before losing 2-0 on aggregate to eventual winners Didcot Town.

Jarrow Roofing remained in the Northern League Division 1 until a 22nd place finish during season 2007-08 brought the first relegation in the club’s history.

In Division 2 Roofing finished 16th in 2008-09 but were promoted back to the Northern League Division 1 at the end of the 2009-10 season after finishing in third place.

The 2010-11 season saw Jarrow Roofing maintain their place in Division 1 after finishing 19th, but were relegated the following season after finishing in 20th position.

Roofing finished fourth, losing out on third place and automatic promotion by virtue of goal difference, in Division 2 at the end of the 2012-13 season. With Ryhope CW, who finished as runners-up, being classified as a relegated club due to failing their ground inspection, the Roofers were announced by the Northern League as promoted, yet this was against the league’s own rules and so Sunderland RCA were ultimately reprieved from relegation with Roofing remaining in Division 2.

A new management team was put in place for the start of the 2013-14 with Paul Bennett and Dean Nicholson joining from South Tyneside neighbours Hebburn Town, however, Bennett left in October of that year with assistant manager Nicholson following in December. Ian Davison became assistant manager in December 2013 with Justin Perry returning to the club as player-coach.

Roofing clinched promotion back to the first division with a 3-0 win over Willington and then two weeks later won the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup with Anth Myers scoring the only goal of the game against Washington. Off the field, Roofing’s Media Team – established in the summer of 2013 with the launch of Roofing TV and The Roofer matchday magazine – were heavily involved in the Northern League’s 125th anniversary activities, producing souvenir magazines on behalf of the league. The Roofer was awarded the Northern League’s Programme of the Year.

Highest league placing: 6 – Northern League Division 1 – 2003-04.
Furthest F.A. Cup run: qualifying round 2 – 2009-10/2013-14.
Furthest F.A. Vase run: semi-final – 2004-05.

Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup: winners – 2013-14.
Craven Cup:
winners – 1997.
Monkwearmouth Cup: winners – 1994-95.
Bill Dixon Cup: winners – 1990-91.
Tyneside Amateur League Challenge Shield: winners – 1990-91.
Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup: winners – 2010, 2011, 2013.

(Northern League) League Cup: runners-up – 1998-99.

Record attendance: 1,100 – vs Didcot Town. FA Vase semi-final, second leg: 26 March 2005.

Northern League history:

2014-15 Northern League Division 1. Position: 7. Points: 70.
2013-14 Northern League Division 2. Position: 3. Points: 86. Promoted.
2012-13 Northern League Division 2. Postition: 4. Points: 85.
2011-12 Northern League Division 1. Position: 20. Points: 40. Relegated.
2010-11 Northern League Division 1. Position: 19. Points: 39.
2009-10 Northern League Division 2. Position: 3. Points: 80. Promoted.
2008-09 Northern League Division 2. Position: 16. Points: 37.
2007-08 Northern League Division 1. Position: 22. Points: 19. Relegated.
2006-07 Northern League Division 1. Position: 15. Points: 46.
2005-06 Northern League Division 1. Position: 15. Points: 49.
2004-05 Northern League Division 1. Position: 12. Points: 53.
2003-04 Northern League Division 1. Position: 6. Points: 63.
2002-03 Northern League Division 1. Position: 9. Points: 58.
2001-02 Northern League Division 1. Position: 12. Points: 53.
2000-01 Northern League Division 1. Position: 13. Points: 48.
1999-00 Northern League Division 1. Position: 7. Points: 57.
1998-99 Northern League Division 1. Position: 16. Points: 43.
1997-98 Northern League Division 1. Position: 13. Points: 45.
1996-97 Northern League Division 2. Position: 3. Points: 75. Promoted.

Wearside League history:

1995-96 Wearside League Division 1. Position: 2. Points: 67. Promoted.
1994-95 Wearside League Division 1. Position: 3. Points: 68.
1993-94 Wearside League Division 1. Position: 3. Points: 67.
1992-93 Wearside League Division 1. Position: 4. Points: 53.
1991-92 Wearside League Division 2. Position: 2. Points: 48. Promoted.

Tyneside Amateur League history:

1990-91 Tyneside Amateur League Division 1. Position: 2. Promoted.
1989-90 Tyneside Amateur League Division 1.
1988-89 Tyneside Amateur League Division 1.

South Tyne Senior League history:

1987-88 South Tyne Senior League. Position: 2. Club’s inaugural season.

Supporters Club Coaches to Jarrow & Guisborough

There are places still available on the following buses

Jarrow Roofing BCA – 26th March ENL 1
Kick Off 3pm

Prices to travel will be

Adult £ 8.00
Concession £ 6.00

The clubhouse will be open from Noon

Guisborough Town – 30th March – League Cup Quarter Final
Kick Off 7:45pm

The cost to travel to this game will be

Adult £ 8.00
Concession £ 6.00

If anyone would like to travel please contact Winnie asap on 07784975451.