THERE were only two games played in Division One this week as a waterlogged pitch put paid to Amble Dock Hotel’s clash with Village Inn Longframlington and a rescheduled County Cup game prevented Pegswood playing their match against Bedlington Barrington Arms.
Ashington RAOB made it a perfect four wins out of four as they narrowly defeated Stobswood 2-1.
On target for Ashington were Mark Race and Darren Reay with the Stobswood response coming from Mark Oman. Standing out in this game was Ben Harmison of Ashington who was subsequently awarded the man-of-the-match for his display.
Rounding off the brief Division One action this week are Stakeford Half Moon as they recorded a comfortable 6-1 home victory over Morpeth Chantry thanks to a Chris Dobey brace and one each for Joe Moscrop, Robbie Black, Si Cunningham and Ben Lorking. The Morpeth consolation goal was scored by Ryan Murphy.
In Division Two this week only one game fell foul to the weather as Blackthorn Rovers scheduled game against Felton was postponed with the other four scheduled games all going ahead.
Starting things off are Riverside Lodge who remain top of Division Two after recording a fine 7-2 win over Amble Blue Bell.
Scoring four of the Riverside’s goals was Dan Thompson who put in a tremendous man of the match display with the other strikes coming from Darren Percy, (two), Chris Martin and Nathan Williamson, Gary Taylor notched a brace for Amble Blue Bell but it wasn’t enough to put any points on the board for his team.
Sitting three points behind Riverside and with a game in hand are Bomarsund FC who narrowly ran out 4-3 victors at home to North End Trap, the Bomarsund goals came courtesy of a David Drysdale brace and one each from John Bone and Mick Angus. The North End Trap goalscorers were Sean Anderson with two and a single goal from Peter Godfrey.
After an extremely promising start to the campaign the uncertain managerial situation at East Chevington seems to have hindered their promotion prospects as they lost for the third game in a row going down 4-0 to Alnmouth Argyle.
Doing the damage for Argyle was Ross Straughan who grabbed a hat-trick with the other goal coming from Steven Hogg.
Rounding things off this week are Northumberland HMP as they triumphed over Shakespeare Tavern 3-1 thanks to goals from Dean Taylor, Dean Brown and John Hughes with the Tavern’s consolation coming from Keil Rowlands.