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By Smidrophenia
New Hartley Juniors 0-1 HexhamNorthumberland Minor Cup 4th RoundSaturday 14th January 2023✔856 New Hartley Park✔856 New Hartley ParkNew Hartley is a small village in South East Northumberland, which neighbours Hartley, Seaton Delaval and Seaton Sluice. 

Records show that coal mining began in the late 13th century, with a number of pits in the Hartley area.  A new pit called Hester was sunk in 1845, on a site in between Seaton Sluice and Seaton Delaval, which saw families settle around the new mine, and the creation of New Hartley village. 

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✔856 New Hartley ParkThe village was home to ex-Liverpool, Arsenal and England football legend Ray Kennedy, who began his career with New Hartley Juniors. Ray was their star player in the team which won all 26 league games in 1967.

New Hartley FC also produced Leeds United and Sunderland striker Michael Bridges and future Toon players Bobby Cummings and Ron Guthrie.

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14 mile drive door-to-door

New Hartley Park

Recreation Ground

St. Michaels Avenue

New Hartley

NE25 0PR

New Hartley Park has two pitches with the club using the far pitch for their Northumberland Minor Cup tie with Hexham. The changing rooms are at the back of the Memorial Hall. 

New Hartley Juniors 0

Hexham 1(Fearns-Kennedy 78)

Northumberland Minor Cup 4th Round 

1.30pm ko 


After a tight opening period it was Hexham who dominated the second half. They missed numerous chances including a missed penalty which was well saved by debutant Damien Suggett in the 68th minute. Ten minutes later they finally broke the deadlock, when a Branndon Fearns-Kennedy free kick on the right side of the penalty area caught the keeper out at the near post, which proved to be decisive.

✔856 New Hartley Park
✔856 New Hartley Park

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