Cullercoats miss out on cup final spot

Gosforth Bohemian Reserves will play Winlaton The Queens Head in the final of the John Hampson Memorial Trophy after a 5-4 win over Cullercoats Reserves at Benson Park.

Andy Thompson netted a hat-trick with Marcus Burn and Pete Hall also scoring, with James Carr, Dean Clay, Steven Moat and Luke Fergusson on target for Cullercoats.

West Jesmond sealed a second final berth of the season, this time in the Neville Cowey Cup, where they will face Kenton Bar Community.

They saw off Lindisfarne Athletic 3-1 in their semi-final, with goals from Stephen Callaghan, Gary Wilkinson and Ritchie Peppiatt. Rod Fleming netted in reply for Lindy.

The race for second place in division two is hotting up nicely.

Kenton Bar Community picked up two wins in quick succession to take over second, firstly by beating Ponteland United Reserves 4-2. Gary Winter celebrated a hat-trick and Sam Hands also scored, with Daniel Gallagher and Ryan Murphy replying for Pont.

Winter then netted another treble as Kenton saw off North Shields Town 5-1, with John Chaplin and Josh Peacock netting their others. Calvin Pringle scored the Town consolation.

North Shields Athletic Reserves made a losing start to the week, going down 2-1 to champions Chopwell. Anthony Skipsey gave them the lead as early as the second minute, but Andrew Sager levelled before the interval and Michael Clarke won it in the second half.

Athletic, however, then beat fellow promotion chasers Newcastle Medicals 3-0 thanks to a Leeroy Odd hat-trick.

However, they dropped to fourth after Medicals beat Ponteland 3-2, with Jimmy Bell, Ross Brown and Keith Smith scoring. Daniel Baird and Lee Tumelty scored for Pont, who had at least begun the week with a win when they beat Stobswood Welfare 3-0, when Gareth Brack, Ryan Murphy and Darren Parkes scored.

That was the start of a tough week for Stobswood, who then lost 2-1 at North Shields Town, who went ahead with a Calvin Pringle penalty. Jamie Dixon levelled before the break, but Dean Hall netted the winner. They then also lost 3-0 at Newcastle East End, for whom Kristian Gilbert netted a treble.

The other division two game in the week saw Chopwell win 3-0 at ten-man East End, with Shaun Redmond, Derek Waters and Andrew Sager on the scoresheet.

The top two in division one dropped key points in midweek. New York were 3-0 up at FoWS Diggers at the break, with Steven Craig and Billy Simmons (2) scoring. But goals from Chris Maddocks, Shaun McCoy and Aydin Kocak earned Diggers a point. West Jesmond failed to capitalise, however, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Gosforth Bohemian Reserves. Pete Gadsden and Andy Thompson scored for Bohs, James Tootle and Daniel Turnbull replied for Jesmond.

New York then extended their lead to four points by winning a tough game 3-0 at Walker Central Reserves, with Steven Brown, Neil Johnstone and Billy Simmons scoring the goals. Central are now down to fourth in the table.

Two wins for Heaton Rifles moved them up to third, firstly a 2-0 win at Wardley where James Cooper and Steven Welsh scored. They then beat Diggers 5-3, where the same two men were on target along with Dominic Hall, Ben Sartain and manager Ian Robson. Graham Martin and Kris Mills (2) scored for Diggers.

Cullercoats Reserves are fifth but have games in hand on those above. They won 4-2 at Winlaton The Queens Head, who were 2-0 up with goals from Matty Fothergill and Michael Robinson, before Cullercoats turned it around thanks to Scott Andrews, Dean Clay, Steven Moat and James Ridley.

Lindisfarne have lost a bit of momentum and slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Chemfica Reserves, for whom Luke Molloy bagged a brace and Craig Martin also scored. Paul Richardson netted in reply for Lindisfarne.

Chemfica then lost 3-2 at home to Wardley, who had Carl Clarke (2) and Chris Gray on target. Tito Davidson and Dean Stonebanks scored for Fica.