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Morpeth Sunday League round-up

ES Johnson Challenge Cup, Quarter-Finals

Bedlington Barrington Arms recorded a deserved 6-1 win over HMP Northumberland to march into the Challenge Cup Semi-Finals.

‘The Monkey’ took their place thanks to two good headers from Chris Dobey, a clinical brace from striker Dylan Williamson, a composed finish from the edge of the box by winger Craig Stafford and, the pick of the bunch, a scorching 20-yard free-kick from Rob Eastway, which flew into the net.

The HMP Northumberland goal was scored by Ashley Derbyshire.

Amble Tavern and Ashington RAOB couldn’t be separated after extra-time, with the game finishing 2-2.

Darren Reay and Shaun Gibson both found the net for ‘The Buffs’, with Ross Gair and Matty Graham on target for The Tavern.

Amble eventually triumphed in a prolonged shoot-out 8-7 despite the efforts of goalkeeper Sean McCafferty, who put in a man-of-the-match performance.

Reveley Cup Semi-Final, second leg

Morpeth Shambles were chasing a 2-1 deficit against East Chevington from the first leg and they levelled the encounter thanks to a goal from Sam Walton.

Extra-time failed to yield a further breakthrough and Morpeth Shambles progressed with a 4-3 win on penalties.

Shambles will now play HMP Northumberland in the final with a date from the league expected to be announced shortly.

Division Two

North End Trap took another step closer to the title as they edged out Ashington Conchie 3-2 with goals from Kevin Bell, Josh Baston and John Spiers. The Conchie goals were scored by Paul Key and Michael Freathy.