Mixed fortunes for Blyth and Wansbeck League sides in NFA Sunday Cup

Guide Post SC forward Scott Swinney lifts the ball over the keeper to make it 2-0 in their win over Ashington Ex in the Alan Davison Cup. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com

Guide Post SC forward Scott Swinney lifts the ball over the keeper to make it 2-0 in their win over Ashington Ex in the Alan Davison Cup. Picture by Ian Appleby - www.ianapplebyimages.com

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The Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League had teams playing in the first round of the NFA Sunday Minor Cup.

High Street lost 5-0 at Prudhoe Social Club while premier division sides South Beach and Ashington Grand played each other.

Thet game went all the way to a penalty shoot-out with South Beach finally going through 5-4. Goals in normal time came from Kevin Long and Dean Fitch for Beach while Rob Haldon and Michael Todd replied for Grand. Then in extra time, Michael Haley scored for the home side and Damien Stevens for Grand as it ended 3-3.

Broomhill North End Trap also went through to the second round with a 4-0 home win against St Peters SC. Josh Baston (2), Stephen Hogg and Kevin Bell were on target.

In round, one of the George Davison cup, new side the Red Lion put up a good performance at home against premier side Blyth Comrades, but in the end lost 3-1. Jason Wilson scored for Red Lion with Michael Meins (2) and Daniel Carr on target for Comrades.

In the first round of the Alan Davison Cup, Guide Post Social Club beat first division Ashington Excelsior 2-0. Goals for Guide Post came from Mathew Wilkinson and Scott Swinney.

There were two games in the premier division with Blyth and Tyne and Ashington Bubbles both winning. Tyne won 4-1 at home against North Shields The Tun with goals from ames Bell (2), Vince Palmer and Mark Rylatt. Alan Baptist scored the goal for The Tun.

Bubbles ran out easy winners 8-0 at Newbiggin Bankhouse, who had to field an outfield player in goal. Leading the scoring was Kris Allington with a hat-trick. Daniel Hislop and Craig Penny added two each and David Mole completed the scoring.

Division one saw sides close the gap on league leaders Last Orders, who had a free week.

Ashington Conchie won 3-1 at home against FC Beacon with goals from Richard Hall, Alan Brown and a Michael Freathy penalty. Ian Marsh scored for Beacon.

Blyth Isabella Colliery won 5-1 at Blyth United Services, who had Brian Clough on target. Goals for Isabella came from Gary McMoreland (2), Scott Jenkinson, Andrew Davison and Jason Hamilton.

Newsham Victory’s bad run continues as they went down 5-2 at home against AE Phoenix Riverside. David Lillico scored both goals for Vic, but strikes from Jordan Mulldoon (2), Liam Desimer, Josh Dunn and Andrew Hedley won it.

On Sunday the league has three sides in the NFA Sunday Cup against sides from the Cramlington Sunday League.

Blyth Comrades have home advantage against Burradon; in a repeat of last week’s David Crichton Cup final, North Shields Billy Mill will host Burradon and New Fordley, while Wansbeck Pots and Slots will be at home against Cullercoats Formica.