Pegswood make their mark on table

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Morpeth Sunday League round-up

PEGSWOOD Ex sent out a message to the rest of Division One as they thumped reigning champs Woodhorn Lane 6-1 away from home.

Wyn Fremlin notched a hat-trick, with the others coming from Stu Marshall, Ross Donnelly and Ashley McAlpine. Ant Wright hit a consolation for the hosts.

Choppington Travellers Rest have hit a fine run of form and they went goal crazy away to bottom side Blackthorn Rovers.

Darren Reay was the star man as he bagged five goals. Si Cunningham, Skippy Wilkinson, Damien Mullen, Callum Hermiston and Josh Laverick added the rest in a 10-0 rout.

Bedlington Station Railway are performing well and picked up another three points as Andrew Carr’s penalty saw them defeat Red Row Brick Club 1-0 at home.

East Chevington hosted Amble Pier 81 but the sides couldn’t be separated in a 2-2 draw, Richie Brown and Stu Omen the home scorers with a Josh Hay double earning a point for the Amble outfit.

North End Trap were the day’s hotshots as they blitzed poor Alnmouth Argyle 11-2 at home. Gav Keen hit five, Rob Morton with a treble, David Whenray, Daniel Moyle and Chris Connor completed the scoring. Russell Straker and Liam Roper netted the Argyle goals.

River Coquet had a morale-boosting home win over Village Inn as star-striker Lance ‘Batistuta’ Burton led the way with a hat-trick, Robert Gibson, two, Dan Fairbidge and Andrew Taylor also got on the scoresheet in a 7-2 win.

In the Challenge Cup second round, Stobswood Welfare were made to work hard to advance to the next round as they drew 3-3 with visitors Ellington. Ant Wade, David Curtis and veteran Stephen Gibbard scored for the home side, Andrew Nei, two, and Jason Clark for the visitors. However, Stobswood kept their nerve to win the penalty shootout 5-3.

Morpeth Chantry moved into the quarter-final of the ACS Dobfar Cup with a 4-1 derby win over Sporting Club, David Kewn and Peter Allaway bagged two each, Paul Edington replied in vain for the away side.

In the same competition, Felton moved into the semis with a 3-1 win at home to Ashington Hirst Industrial. Scott McMullen and a brace from Gavin McCann saw them through with John Ashley replying for the Ashington lads.

Bomarsund SC crashed out of the NFA Minor Cup as they were well-beaten at home by Ashington Grand in the quarter-final, the Bomars’ only highlight in a 4-1 defeat was a wonder-goal by Jamie Thompson that would have put Denis Bergkamp to shame.