North Shields Athletic go five points clear in Tyneside Amateur League

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The line-up for the last four of the Neville Cowey Cup is now confirmed after the last two quarter-finals were settled on Saturday.

Gosforth Bohemian Reserves progressed after an eye-catching 8-1 win at Blyth Town Development. Colin McLaughlin and David Hodgson were the star men for Bohs, netting four and three times respectively, with Mike Doran completing their tally. Chris Arkless netted the sole consolation for Blyth.

Bohemians will travel to Ponteland United Reserves after their 5-2 success over Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves. Connor Brumwell bagged a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Jake Lynch, Gary Oliver and Sean McDonald. Peter Maxwell and Scott Fothergill were the scorers for Ryton.

The big game in the league saw leaders North Shields Athletic go 2-0 up on third-placed West Jesmond through Marc Crammond and an own goal. Jesmond, however, levelled with a brace from Mark Emmerson, only for Shields to regain the lead through Paul Richardson. James Dixon ensured a share of the spoils late on to leave Athletic five points clear at the top.

It was once again goals galore at the Gala Field, but Newbiggin Hall were on the wrong end of a 6-3 reverse by Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves. Jonathan Anderson headed home for the hosts and Kieran Ellis and Joe Harper slotted home their other strikes. Chris Moat’s hat-trick, a pair from Chris Conway and a sole strike from substitute Jonathan Clark ensured the points went east.

Newcastle Medicals and Stobswood Welfare shared four goals and the points with Stephen Carnell and Martin Walton scoring for Medicals, it was left to new signing David Brown to deliver the pair of goals the visitors needed for a point.

Finally, Newcastle East End beat Killingworth YPC 2-0.