Northern complete the Double!
03 Apr 2022

Congratulations to Northern who have recaptured the Premier League title for the first time since 2014, and have also retained the Ladies' League title to complete an impressive Double!

Here is the final position at the top and bottom of each division of the leagues.


Champions - Northern 1

Runners-up - Tynemouth 1

Relegated - Tynemouth 2 and Northern 2

Northern 1 regained the Premier title following a 5-0 win over Tynemouth 2 and completed their campaign with a 3-2 (14-7) victory over Newcastle University 1B, finishing with 15 wins out of 16, and 25 points ahead of former champions Tynemouth 1. Northumberland 1 took 3rd place with Newcastle University 1B in 4th edging out Newcastle University 1A by a single point to complete the Northumberland Cup positions.

Meanwhile Tynemouth 2 and Northern 2 are relegated, with Sunderland 1 safely out of reach.

The top four Premier teams will compete in the Northumbria Cup at the Northumberland Club with semis on Thu 12th and Fri 13th May (7:15pm) followed by the final on Sat 14th May (5:30pm).


Promoted - Northumberland 2 (champions) and Primrose 1

Relegated - Tynemouth 3 and Northern 3

Northumberland 2 cruised to the Division 1 title finishing unbeaten with a 53-point gap to second-placed Primrose 1 who secured promotion with a 3-2 win in their final match over Tynemouth 3. Benwell Hill finished a further 31 points behind in third place followed by Chester-le-Street 1.

At the other end, Tynemouth 3 and Northern 3 were both relegated with Westoe 2 reaching safety by 9 points.


Promoted - Hexham 1 (champions) and Primrose 2

Relegated - Tynemouth 4 and Northern 4

Hexham 1 captured the Division 2 title with only two defeats all season (both to 3rd-placed Boldon 1), finishing 35 points clear of Primrose 2 who secured second place and promotion by 10 points from Boldon. Northumberland 4 finished in 4th place above Northumberland 3.

Down at the bottom, Tynemouth 4 were relegated with Northern 4 who were just 4 points behind Primrose 3.


Promoted - Eldon 2 (champions) and Consett 1

Relegated - Tynemouth 5 and Westoe 3

Eldon 2 won their last 7 matches to finish champions 8 points ahead of Consett 1, who themselves ended with four straight wins. Both teams finished well clear of Sunderland 3 and David Lloyd Sunderland.

Tynemouth 5 were relegated along with Westoe 3, who could not catch Newbiggin 2.


Promoted - Boldon 2 (champions) and Boldon 3

Relegated - Ashington and Chester-le-Street 3

Boldon 2 won their final five matches to finish clear champions, 25 points ahead of Boldon 3 followed by Sunderland 4 and Consett 2.

Ashington finished bottom, and Eldon 3's victory over Sunderland 4 in ther final match enabled them to climb above Chester-le Street 3 by 6 points and consign Chester-le-Street to the other relegation place.


Promoted - Northern Juniors (champions) and Newcastle University 3

Wooden spoon - Consett 3

Northern Juniors won their last four matches of the season to secure the Division 5 title by 10 points ahead of Newcastle University 3, despite the University winning every match since losing their opening two. Northumberland 5 with a strong run-in finished third above Primrose 4 and Tynemouth Social.

Consett 3 finished bottom, with Hexham 3 picking up enough points to move well out of their reach.


Champions - Northern Ladies 1

Runners-up - Newcastle University Ladies

Northern Ladies 1 won their last four matches 5-0 to clinch the title by 10 points from Newcastle University Ladies. Northumberland Ladies dropped out of contention with five successive defeats, but finished third above Tynemouth Ladies 1 who secured the final Northumberland Cup place. Fifth-placed Northumbria University Ladies enter the Ladies League Cup at the semi-final stage as favourites.


Champions - Northern Ladies 2

Wooden spoon - Tynemouth Ladies 2

Northern Ladies 2 won the Division 2 title by 18 points ahead of Primrose Ladies. Northern Ladies 3 beat Tynemouth Ladies 2 in the 'wooden spoon' decider.