Stu’s four-goal blast takes Ex to summit

PEGSWOOD Ex moved to the top of the Morpeth Sunday League Division One table thanks to a four-goal blast from the prolific Stu Marshall.

They put paid to visitors Stobswood Welfare 4-0 in the only game in the division.


BLACKTHORN Rovers put a stop to Village Inn’s recent good league form in Division Two as the sides shared the points in an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Andrew Timson and Craig Appleby scored for Blackthorn but Nathan Williamson and Jackie Angus ensured a point for the visitors.

Rovers will be ruing a missed penalty that could have earned them all the points.

Newbiggin Bankhouse got back to winning ways as they won a nine-goal thriller 6-3 at home to Morpeth Riverside Lodge.


ASHINGTON RAOB advanced in the ES Johnson Challenge Cup as they won their second round clash 7-1 at home to North End Trap.

Keith Douglas hit a fine hat-trick. Shaun Gibson is on fire at the minute and he grabbed two more, including a long-range wonder goal. Jake Gray and Ben Harmison completed the scoring, Dan Morrell replied for the Trap.

Red Row Brick Club stormed into the semi-final of the Lewin Cup as a second half comeback saw them defeat Bomarsund SC 4-2 in the quarter-finals.

John Bone and Ross Muter had the Bomar two up at the half, but once Adam Shanks got Red Row on the scoresheet, the home side took control and won as the lively Shanks completed his hat-trick. Sean Palmer grabbed the other for the hosts.

Stakeford Half Moon were the day’s hotshots as they blitzed poor Alnmouth Argyle for the second time this season in the second round of the George Cave Memorial Cup. Chris Dobey and Liam Candlish hit trebles, while Joe Moscrop (two), Si Cunningham, Jamie Earle and Andrew Carr saw the visitors win 11-0.

Woodhorn Lane also went goal crazy as they moved into the next round with a 10-1 home win over Felton FC.

Gary Brotherton led the way with four, Kyle Reardon grabbed a hat-trick, David Hepple (two) and another goal for ‘Dreamboat’ Jimmy Hyman completed the scoring. Matt Fowler was Felton’s lone scorer.

Amble Pier won the local derby as they eased to a 4-0 home win over Amble Dock Hotel. Sean Taylor grabbed three goals and Josh Hay scored the other.