Blyth Town extend winning run to 17 games

Blyth Town (white) in action against Wallington. Picture by Steve Miller.
Blyth Town (white) in action against Wallington. Picture by Steve Miller.

The Northern Alliance Newcastle Building Society premier division leaders Blyth Town gathered another three points on Saturday.

David Robinson and Jay Ritchie fired Town ahead against Wallington, and although Dan Thompson pulled one back, Stephen Howes rounded things off with a third to extend their winning run to an amazing 17 games.

Craig Webb (2), Joe Moscrop and Shaun Gibson scored Ashington Colliers’ goals in a 4-3 win at Killingworth Station, who had Paul Dunn, Francis Storey and Alex Benjamin on target.

Northbank also hit four on the road at Red House Farm – Mark Worrall, Robbie Vallance, Michael Reid and Jordie Cowley producing the goods. A Steve Brown penalty and an own goals were the host’s consolations.

Carlisle City hot-shot Marc Shiel slammed in six times during a first half demolition of Hebburn Reyrolle.

Rob McCartney (2), James Earl and Jamie Heath added the others as the Cumbrians chalked up double figures against the basement strugglers.

Walker Central and North Shields Athletic cancelled each other out in a rare goalless draw.

AFC Newbiggin goalkeeper Craig Towart was sensational as it also ended goalless at Rutherford in their Bay Plastics George Dobbins League Cup quarter-final. Rutherford took the tie on penalties.

They are joined in the final four by Whitley Bay A, whose scorers were Chris Bell, Tom Potter and Nick Jarvis Smith at holders Shankhouse.

Joe Betts struck twice as Nike division one leaders Percy Main hit five at promotion rivals Cullercoats.

Sam Thompson, Dan Sneap and Ryan Laws got the others, while Dean McCarthy and John Amos notched at the other end.

Chemfica hit Blyth Isabella for six with Alex McKitterick, Tommy Lee Bainbridge (2), Steve McLaughlin, Garrick Murphey and Liam Heenan celebrating.

Alex Nesbitt bagged a brace and Daniel Hindmarsh added the other in Wallsend Boys Club’s success against Gosforth Bohs, with Peter Hall and Kevin Brunyson pulling goals back.

Gary Cook and Zak Bewley were Ponteland United’s hit-men in their victory over Birtley Saint Josephs. Lee Cuthbertson made up for a penalty miss with the consolation.

Paul Armstrong, Danny McDonald, David Mason and Jordan Walsh scored for Cramlington Town as they beat Newcastle Uni. Jake Salisbury, Simon Hay and Robbie Sweet struck at the other end.

New Fordley sent Grainger Park spinning out of the Blue Fin Sport Bill Gardner Memorial Trophy with goals from Zak Tulley, Matty Middleton and Dean Gallagher. Shaun Sager replied.

Ben Miley fired in twice for Lindisfarne Custom Planet as they won at Hexham. Neil Turner and Michael Hedley got the others while Luke Parkinson, Marco Fleatias and Tony Lancaster hit the net for the Tynedalers.

In Bay Plastics division two, Gateshead Leam Rangers hit seven in the second half at local rivals Swalwell to retain their four-point lead at the top.

Despite being frustrated for 45 minutes, Liam Barnett hit a hat-trick with James Fenwick (2), Curtis Aitken and Ryan Gibson also finding the target.

Shilbottle’s Matty Graham hit the only goal as the Colliers took the points with a narrow victory over Seaton Burn.

Longbenton were held at Whitburn despite having Connor Graham (2) and Pete Webster on target. Nick Little, Liam Roberts and Andy Smith hit the replies.

Niall Younger and Mark Nicholson fired home for Cramlington United as they beat Willington Quay Saints, with Matthew Adams pulling one back late on.

Chris Marshall (2), Craig Black and Andy Wade beat the goalkeeper for High Howdon at Alnwick Town Reserves, who replied courtesy of Dom Schivetta and James Jackson.

Newcastle Benfield Reserves won a 7-4 thriller against West Allotment Celtic A.