Ex maintain winning habit until the very end

Morpeth Sunday League Round-up


THE curtain came down on the league’s 49th season at the weekend and Pegswood Ex did not let up in their dominance of Division One.

The champions elect won 14-0 on Thursday night away to poor East Chevington.

Stu Marshall bagged five of the goals to ensure he would be the top scorer in the division.

Then at the weekend, they won 3-1 at home to Choppington Traveller’s Rest. Marshall added two more to his tally, the other coming from Wyn Fremlin. Callum Hermiston replied for the Travs.

Amble Pier moved into third leap-frogging hosts Stobswood Welfare in the process.

Sean Taylor, Ross Gair, Calvin Flannigan and Josh Hay were on target in a 4-1 win for the Pier.

Bomarsund SC ended their first top-flight campaign in fifth place as they won 4-2 away to Red Row Brick Club.

Midfield general Craig Thompson proved the difference as his dead-ball prowess saw him net two goals, one from the penalty spot and a clever free-kick, which caught the keeper off-guard.

Jamie Thompson and John Bone notched the Bomars’ other goals, while Joe Moscrop and an own-goal completed the scoring for the Brick Club.


ASHINGTON Hirst Industrial ended the season in third place in Division Two thanks to a great 4-1 win at home to North End Trap, with goals from Gary Wallace, two, Kev Chapman and Mark ‘Silver Bullet’ Taylor, Darren Smith hitting a consolation for the visitors.

Ellington, who have had a fantastic season, won 3-1 away to Felton FC, with goals from Gaz Brotherton, Adam Nevin and Dean Short. Scott McMullen hit the hosts’ reply.

River Coquet just edged out Sporting Club in a five-goal thriller.

‘Mr River Coquet’ Lance Burton bagged a brace and the team’s top scorer has now completed two full seasons having played every single minute for the Amble-based club.

The other came from young Dan Fairbridge.

Adam Straker and Fred Chambers bagged the Sporting goals but they lost out 3-2 in an entertaining encounter.