Champions Blyth Town beaten in Inter League Cup

Cramlington United take on Shilbottle on Saturday. Picture by Steve Miller
Cramlington United take on Shilbottle on Saturday. Picture by Steve Miller

Champions Blyth Town were representing the Northern Football Alliance in the FA Inter League Cup but crashed out of the competition 3-2.

At Workington’s Borough Park against the Cumberland County League, David Atkinson and Scott Jasper were the Blyth scorers.

Carlisle City piled the agony on relegated Hebburn Reyrolle with a ten-goal blitz in the Newcastle Building Society premier division

Marc Shiel hit a hat-trick with Craig Cherry and Kyle Armstrong both claiming doubles and Chris Major, Rob McCartney and Ryan Errington adding the others in a demolition job with the Cumbrians chasing the runners-up spot. John Murray hit a consolation.

Michael Starkie struck twice to put Walker central in control against Wallington but late strikes from Chris Moffit and Rishi Dhand earned the Greens a point.

Dillon Blake’s penalty opener for Whitley Bay A was cancelled out by Rutherford’s Dean McCallum.

Kyle Dobson hit the only goal for Ashington Colliers in their success at Whickham Sporting.

David Brotherwick’s double – including an 89th minute penalty – turned things around for Seaton Delaval as they hit back after Rikki Lee James’ opener for Northbank.

In the Nike first division, champions Percy Main crashed to defeat at Bedlington Terriers Reserves with Jordi Miller netting the only goal.

Birtley Saint Josephs went up into second spot as Tony Smith grabbed the winner at Wallsend Boys Club, who were reduced to nine men.

Victor Jefferson struck twice as Cramlington Town beat Newcastle Uni. Danny McDonald got the other with Simon Hay and Ollie Walker getting on the scoresheet for the Students.

New Fordley’s success at Hexham came courtesy of strikes from Matthew Middleton, Lewis Forbes, Jordan Watson and an unlucky Scott Coates own goal. The Tynedalers made a real battle of it with Tom Hacking netting twice and Lewis Loughhead also beating the keeper at the other end.

Goals from Michael Meins and Jordan Wilson for Blyth Isabella condemned Wooler to their 18th defeat of the season and left them staring at the relegation trapdoor.

In Bay Plastics second division, Shilbottle hit-man Josh Hay hit his third hat-trick in as many weeks as the Colliers crashed in nine times against Cramlington United. His strike partner Matty Graham also grabbed a treble with Phil Grey hitting two and Liam Brooks completing the rout. Nathan Hewitt grabbed the lone reply.

But the Colliers still trail leaders Gateshead Leam Rangers by four points with two games in hand after the ‘Gers’ Thomas Basley netted the only goal at Lindisfarne Custom Planet.

Connor Graham struck twice and Ben Robson added the other in Longbenton’s victory over Wallsend Labour Club, who had Chris Chan on the scoresheet twice with penalties.

Andy Gowing, Steven Thompson and Steve Matthew slammed home for Grainger Park at Whitburn Athletic, with Dan Nolan and Jon Doyle replying.

Ryan Ferriers’ strike for Willington Quay Saints proved the difference against Seaton Burn.

Jack Gourley, Tim Lanb and Andy Thomson netted in Forest Hall’s success at Wideopen.

Joe Wallace struck twice as West Allotment Celtic A hit Alnwick Town Reserves for six. Ben Jackson, Matthew Slater, Dan Surley and Sean Allen added the others. Ross Moore chalked up Town’s consolation.