Medicals celebrate first win of the season

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Newcastle Medicals were celebrating their first win of the season in the only league game to be played as they beat Gosforth Bohemian Reserves 3-2.

Faisal Tufail netted twice for Medics and was joined on the scoresheet by Martin Walton, whilst Stephen Salter netted twice in reply for Bohs who tasted defeat for the first time in the league.

The Neville Cowey Cup got under way and Ponteland United Reserves were first to celebrate the joy of six as they won for the sixth time on the trot. They beat ten-man Killingworth YPC 3-0 with goals from Gareth Brack, Joseph Billham and Scott Hulse.

Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves matched their feat of six consecutive wins with a 3-2 win at Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves. Steven Cain, David Kings and Nick Bryant netted for Ryton, with Chris Conway and Dave Brown scoring for Lindy.

Forest Hall YPC made it three wins in their last four games with a 2-1 win at Stobswood Welfare. Jacob Baker netted for the hosts, but goals from Mark Patterson and Paul Ridley won the tie for Forest Hall.

West Jesmond progressed with a thumping 6-1 win over Newbiggin Hall. Mark Emmerson celebrated a hat-trick, Stuart Davidson bagged a brace and Gary Wilkinson added the sixth, with Daniel Embleton on target for the visitors.

Blyth Town Development beat Bedlington Juniors 3-2 in a pulsating south east Northumberland derby. Andy Bell, Ryan Knight and Jordan Knight were on target for Blyth, with counters for Bedlington from Andy McLennan and David Kewn.

North Shields Athletic Reserves moved past the first round for the first time in their short history with a comfortable 3-0 success at Newcastle Chemfica Reserves. The sides have been regular cup foes in recent years, but Athletic progressed with goals from Rob Stephenson, Daniel Haggerston and Scott Parker.

In the Durham FA Minor Cup, Wardley sadly bowed out by a 7-2 scoreline at Bowes.