Morpeth Sunday League Round-up
AFTER two weeks three teams are sitting on six points in the Morpeth Sunday League.
First up, Ashington RAOB have made a seamless transition from Division Two as they defeated Village Inn Longframlington by 7-0 courtesy of a Lenny Lansbury hat-trick and one goal each from Carl Sayer, Rob Groves, Scott Dunn and James Lovat.
The Buffs now have a two-week break but they can be thoroughly satisfied with the start they have made. Next up for them is a home tie on September 23, against last season’s all-conquering Amble Tavern, which should give an indication as to whether a title challenge is likely.
Stobswood recorded their second victory overcoming Morpeth Chantry 2-0 thanks to efforts from Steven Gibbard and Robert Baker.
Completing the trio of teams are Pegswood Ex, who logged an impressive 8-1 win over Stakeford Half Moon thanks to hat-tricks from Mark Dewitt and Ashley McAlpine and solitary strikes from Stuart Marshall and Sean Henderson with the Half Moon consolation goal coming from Chris Dobey.
Finally in Division One, Bedlington Barrington Arms ran riot over Amble Dock Hotel 9-1 as they bounced back from last week’s heavy opening day defeat by Amble Tavern.
‘The Monkey’ dominated from the outset and were rarely troubled as they recorded a fine win thanks to a hat-trick from David Scott, a brace from Calum Donohoe and efforts from John Barnes, Dylan Williamson, Chris Hay and Paul Dunn.
IN Division Two, a pair of teams sit on the perfect six-point mark.
First up, we have Bomersund who recorded a great 9-2 win against Felton as Ross Muter and Kris Grey each grabbed a hat-trick, the other goalscorers being Jody Messenger (two) and John Bone.
East Chevington maintained their perfect start as they emphatically defeated Amble Blue Bell 4-1, with two goals each from Jordan Giles and Darren Smith and John Spears notching Blue Bell’s only goal.
In an end-to-end thrilling encounter, Blackthorn Rovers edged out North End Trap 4-3, the Blackthorn goals coming from a David Heppell penalty, Daniel Gray and a brace from man-of-the-match Vitalik Bedakurau, North End Trap’s goalscorers were Stuart Oman with two and one from John Charlton. The Trap also missed a penalty and hit the bar so may count themselves unlucky at losing this match.
Riverside Lodge provided the perfect response to last week’s narrow loss to Felton defeating the Shakespeare Tavern 3-0 with goals coming from Chris Martin, Darren Percy and David Kewn.
Finally in Division Two, HMP Northumberland piled more misery on River Coquet as they ran out 8-0 victors in among the goals were John Hughes (two) Steven Wright (two) and a goal each from Wayne Hogan, John Smylie, Dean Brown and Scott Rogan.