Four late goals knock East Chev out of cup

Action from North End Trap's 3-2 win over Ashington Conchie in the ES Johnson Challenge Cup. Picture by STEVE MILLER.
Action from North End Trap's 3-2 win over Ashington Conchie in the ES Johnson Challenge Cup. Picture by STEVE MILLER.

Division One

There was only one Division One game this week due to the first round of the Challenge and George Cave Cups taking place.

Amble Tavern defeated the Wharton Arms 4-2 thanks to a Ricky Hume brace and strikes from Liam Brooks and Nathan Buddle, The Wharton replies were scored by Simon Cunningham and Josh Monaghan.

George Cave Cup

In the first round of the George Cave Cup, Bedlington Barrington Arms progressed to the next stage with a 6-2 extra-time win over East Chevington.

The scoreline, however, didn’t reflect the game as East Chevington gave a good account of themselves and were unlucky not to pick up the victory.

The Monkey had taken a 1-0 lead into the second half thanks to a clinical finish from their striker David Scott, but East Chevington came back to lead 2-1 thanks to a diving header from Adam Shanks and a great strike from the edge of the area by Sean Palmer.

However, in the last minute of the game, East Chevington gave away a penalty and Monkey centre-half Josh Laverick levelled the tie with a superb spot-kick, which went right in the top corner, taking the game into extra-time.

Bedlington then took control of the game early in extra-time thanks to a wonderful solo goal by David Scott and a powerful header from a set-piece by Josh Laverick.

In the second half of extratime, David Scott capped a marvellous performance by completing his hat-trick and Rob Eastway scored a long-range goal to complete a victory, which looked extremely unlikely at one point.

ES Johnson Challenge Cup

In the first round of the ES Johnson Challenge Cup, Elephant FC edged out Amble Blue Bell 6-5, with braces from Daryl Hood, Michael Carr and Mark Taylor.

The Amble goals were scored by Ross Straughn, Peter Murray, Thomas Stones (two) and Ryan Dodgson.

North End Trap will also be in the next round as they overcame Ashington Conchie 3-2.

Scoring for North End were Luke Baston, Jack Small and Marc Nixon.

Both the Ashington goals were scored by Michael Freathy.

HMP Northumberland won their tie against Morpeth Shambles 4-3 on penalties after playing out a 2-2 draw with Paul Cochran and Ryan McCue getting the HMP goals.

Division Two

In the only Division Two game, Amble Dock Hotel won 4-1 against Alnmouth Argyle thanks to a hat-trick from Karl Taylor and an effort from Matthew Spears. The Alnmouth consolation was scored by Lia Roper.