Cup heartache for Wallington

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Heaton Stannington hit first-division Wallington with a five-goal blast in the final 15 minutes to lift the Kicks Leisure George Dobbins League Cup last night.

A Sam Walton penalty had put the underdogs ahead and although Jonathon Wright levelled things up before the break, Jordan Nellis struck to give the Greens hopes of pulling off a surprise.

But the Premier Division leader’s quality told in the end as Wright added a second from the penalty spot and Lee Johnson (2), Gary Dixon and Anthony Johnson all netted late on to take the silverware.

In the Premier Division the previous night, Amble United’s title hopes were dealt another blow after Blyth Town won 4-2 at Shankhouse.

United are now in third, three poins behind Blyth and six points behind leaders Heaton Stannington, both of whom have games in hand.

Fourth-placed Carlisle did lose on Wednesday night, going down 2-0 at home to Harraby United.

In Division Two, Alnwick Town Reserves also lost at home, 4-0 to Blyth Isabella.


Wednesday, April 24

Premier Division

Carlisle City 0 Harraby Utd 2

Gateshead Rutherford 2 Walker Central 3

Shankhouse 2 Blyth Town 4

Stocksfield 3 Whitley Bay A 1

Division One

Bedlington Terriers Reserves 1 Northbank Carlisle 2

Cramlington Town 0 Cullercoats 3

Forest Hall 2 Newcastle Chemfica (Independent) 2

Gateshead Redheugh 1957 3 Ponteland United 2

Hexham 1 Red House Farm 2

Morpeth Town A 3 Willington Quay Saints 2

Newcastle University 2 Heddon 1

Division Two

Alnwick Town Reserves 0 Blyth Isabella 4

Grainger Park B C A Birtley St Josephs A Match abandoned due to serious injury

Seaton Burn 2 Wideopen & District 1

Swalwell 1 North Shields Athletic 4

Wallsend Boys Club 2 High Howdon S C 3