IN the ES Johnson Challenge Cup First Round, Amble Pier 81 went through to the next round with an emphatic 10-1 win over Morpeth Riverside Lodge.
Ryan Douglas, Brad McLelland, Micky Smith and Josh Hay all scored twice, with Rikki Hume and Lee Harker also on the scoresheet. Mark Chapman scored for Riverside Lodge.
Last season’s Division One champions Pegswood Ex-Services suffered a defeat at the hands of Choppington Traveller’s Rest, as a goal from Jonny Young earned the Traveller’s a 1-0 win.
Bomarsund Social Club gained their first point of the season, which could have been all three but for a freak equaliser. Michael Freathy’s first half-double had put Bomarsund 2-0 up at home to Stobswood Welfare. Anthony Waite pulled a goal back for Welfare, then saw his brother in the opposition goal hit by an attempted clearance and the ball rebound into the goal to draw the game level at 2-2.
Woodhorn Lane won 2-0 at Red Row Brick Club with a penalty from Chris Moffatt and a goal from Gary Brotherton.
Bedlington Barrington Arms enjoyed a fine win over Stakeford Half Moon.
David Scott (2), Dylan Williamson and Stu Liversedge all scored in a 4-2 success, with Andrew Carr (2) replying for the Half Moon.
Game of the day in Division Two saw the two teams boasting 100 per cent records go head to head as North End Trap hosted Ashington RAOB. It was the Buffs who maintained that record however, with a 2-1 win which saw them leapfrog their hosts on goal difference, but with a game in hand.
Blackthorn Rovers gathered a second win on the trot with a 2-1 win at Alnmouth Argyle.
John Barrow scored for Argyle, but goals from Craig Appleby and Carl Sayer won it for Rovers.
Morpeth Chantry scored seven without reply as they hosted River Coquet FC, with goals from Liam Marshall (2), Jack Palmer, Robbie Wilkinson, Andrew McKay, David Kewn and Carl Ellison.
Amble Dock Hotel beat East Chevington 4-0 with Jimmy Young, Carl Taylor and Mick Straker amongst the goals.
Newbiggin Bankhouse have now won three league games on the bounce, thanks to goals from Steven Milton, Mark Burgess and Mason Armstrong, which just edged their game with Felton 3-2. Alex Makin and Gareth McCann were on target for Felton.