Amble complete treble with win

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Morpeth sunday league round-up

Amble Pier 81 completed the final leg of their treble after they added the George Cave Memorial Trophy to the league title and Lewin Cup.

They met Bedlington Barrington Arms in the final and won 2-0 to keep hold of the trophy which they had also won last season.

A close encounter was scoreless at half-time, but a sustained period of pressure saw Ross Gair break the deadlock for Pier 81 with a fine strike.

This was followed minutes later by a superb goal from Darren Riddell as his side took control and saw the game out.

Some consolation for Barrington came when forward David Scott was awarded man of the match after a tireless performance, keeping the Pier 81 back-line occupied.

In Division Two, Ashington RAOB played their penultimate game of the season after securing top spot during their midweek fixtures. They have made light work of a potentially tricky fixture backlog and overcame Newbiggin Bankhouse on Tuesday evening with a 3-0 win.

They followed this with a 5-1 win over runners-up Village Inn, Longframlington, and racked up another five goals on Sunday with a 5-3 win over Morpeth Chantry.

The champions of both divisions will finish their seasons with home fixtures today (Thursday).

Amble Pier host Stakeford Half Moon in Division One and Ashington RAOB entertain Amble Dock Hotel in Division Two to conclude the league’s Golden Jubilee.

A celebration of the 50 years of Morpeth Sunday League will be held on Friday, June 8, at Riverside Lodge, Morpeth. Entertainment is provided by comedian Brendan Healey and some tickets still remain.