Newsham Vic and Tap exit Minor Cup
Newsham Victory and the Phoenix Tap Whitley Bay from the Blyth & Wansbeck Sunday League were again in NFA Minor Cup action at the weekend.
Newsham Vic’s game was switched to their opponents’ ground and they went down 3-2 in a close game against Waterloo Blyth.
The Tap also went down, 7- 2 against Mickley Social Club, with goals for the Tap coming from Jordan Widdowson and Alex Nisbet.
Station Lounge Ashington from Division One were at home against Bedlington Social Club United from the Premier Division. This was another game called off last week which had been re-arranged quickly.
The Lounge had the best of the first half and were two up at the break with their goals coming from Ben Middleton and Connor Willis.
The Bedlington side came back in the second half and scored five. Leading the scoring was Peter Roberts with a hat-trick with Chris Phillips and Andrew McLennen completing the scoring.
In round one of the Saints Shield, Ashington Town Central were at home against league leaders West Allotment, while Cramlington Burton House were at home against Ellington Plough.
The Central went down 6-2 against the Allotment with their goals coming from Reece Farrell and Scott Neal.
On target for the Allotment were Ryan Thompson and Mitchell Renney with two goals each, whilst Dean Smith and Keith Smith also netted to complete the scoring.
The Burton also went down, 6-3 against the Plough. Victor Jefferson (2) and Danny Maddox were the goal-scorers for the Burton, and on target for the Plough were Ryan Prauschke and Byren Atkinson with two each. Sam Robinson Ryan Brunton scored the other goals.
In the Premier Division Blyth Town Sunday went down 3-0 at home against Newbiggin New Ship. Goals for the Ship came from Kevin Halliday (2) and Colin McClelland.
Next weekend both Bedlington Social Club United and Ashington RAOB could be in action in the NFA Sunday Cup quarter finals – these fixtures have yet to be confirmed by the NFA at the time of going to press.