Chemfica win cup battle of league’s top two

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The top two in division one of the quarter-finals of the Bill Upsall Trophies Tyneside Amateur Challenge Shield, and it was Newcastle Chemfica Reserves who saw off ten-man Wardley 4-1.

Nick Lord, Alex Price, Steven Spence and Anthony Tunmore scored for Fica, with a sole response from Chris Gray for Wardley.

Also into the last four are Walker Central Reserves, who needed a brace of goals from 2010-11 league top scorer Paul Collinson to see them past West Jesmond, for whom Gary Wilkinson was on target.

Lindisfarne Custom Planet returned from Gosforth Bohemian Reserves with a 5-2 victory to progress, with Jonny Storey scoring another hat-trick, and Stephen Dynes and Mark Wilkinson also on target.

Lachlan Naisby and Rhys Tapner were the scorers for Bohs.

North Shields Athletic Reserves needed extra time to see off Heaton Rifles by the odd goal in five.

Mark Freath and Dominic Hall scored for Rifles, but a goal from manager Kevin Ging and a brace from Nathan Brannen won it for Athletic.

In division two, Hazlerigg Victory sealed their 11th successive league win by going nap at North Shields Town. Kurt Blacklock celebrated another hat-trick, with Sean Butler and Andrew Jobson also on target.

Victory are now eight points clear of second placed Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves, who went down 1-0 at home to Gosforth Bohemian A, with Jon Paul Bradley netting the winner.

Newcastle East End have won five of their last six games in all competitions, and they returned from Newcastle Medicals with a 2-1 win. Clay Darrell and Kristian Gilbert were their goalscorers, with John Steel netting for Medicals.

Stobswood Welfare meanwhile returned to winning league ways with a 3-2 success over Tynemouth. Jacob Baker and Aaron Carruthers scored for Stobswood, while Anthony Mole netted for Tynemouth.