Goals galore in glut of cup fixture thrillers

ONLY one Morpeth Sunday League game took place as cup fixtures dominated in this Sunday’s recent games.

Morpeth Riverside Lodge edged a seven goal thriller 4-3 at home to Felton FC in Division Two. Liam Marshall hit a brace with Darren Percy and Steven Wills earning the home side the points, Tony Brown, Alex Makin and Matt Fowler replied in vain.

Red Row Brick Club had an emphatic win at home to Amble Dock Hotel in the Second Round of the ES Johnson Challenge Cup as Darren Smith smashed four goals, Adam Shanks, Sean Anderson, Joe Henderson and Dan Palmer hit the others in a 8-2 win, Mick Straker and Ali Douglas with the Docks consolation efforts.

Stakeford Half Moon also progressed with an easy 9-0 home win over East Chevington, Scott Sherrington and Chris Dobey both hit two, Andrew Carr, Damon Mullen, Jamie Earle, Darren Dodds and Joe Moscrop all struck in a one sided contest.

Village Inn were the days giant killers as they held their nerve to defeat Woodhorn Lane in a shootout after the game ended 3-3 after extra time, Dan Thompson 2 and Jackie Angus scored for the Village but Chris Moffit, Andy Spratt and the ageless Jimmy Hyman took the game to pens which the Village won 5-3.

In the George Cave Memorial Cup Stobswood Welfare hosted unbeaten Ashington RAOB but Billy Wade with two and Stefan Tweddle ensured the Welfare handed the Buffs their first defeat this season with a 3-2 win.

Bomarsund SC have woke from a poor start to their campaign and won 8-0 at home to Blackthorn Rovers however the visitors were by far the better side for half an hour until teenager Liam Freebairn smashed home a wonder goal his first in senior football to put the home side on their way to a big win, John Bone struck 2, Kris Grey hit a hat-trick with further strikes from subs Ross Muter and Andy Welsh, credit to the away side as they still tried to play football and worked hard for 90 minutes.

River Coquet FC were coasting 7-0 at home to Newbiggin Bankhouse with 30 minutes to go thanks to strikes from Liam Ramsey (3), Jordan Roper (2) and Andy Taylor (2) but a remarkable comeback gave the hosts a huge fright as the Bankhouse struck five times in the last 20 mins, Karl Davison hit four but the visitors ran out of time as they were beaten 7-5 in a crazy cup-tie.

Bedlington Barrington Arms also went through in a high scoring affair as they beat home side Morpeth Chantry 7-4 with goals from David Bates (3), David Scott, Callum Donaghue, Roy Pattinson and Kev Chapman, Wilkinson and Richardson hit two apiece for the hosts.

Amble Pier are the first side in the semi finals of the Lewin Cup as they won 6-1 away to Choppington Travellers Rest to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Rob Morton helped fire North End Trap Broomhill into the semis of the Dobfar Cup away to Alnmouth Argyle his hat-trick was added to by solo strikes from David Goward and Mark Oman in a 5-2 win.