Royal Arms beaten in cup semi by Hoose

IN the two Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League divisional semi-finals of the David Crichton Cup, Burradon and New Fordley beat South Beach while Ashington Hoose saw off North Shields Royal Arms in midweek fixtures.

The two will now meet in the divisional final with the winners then taking on the winners from the Cramlington Sunday League at Bedlington Terriers’ Welfare Park late September.

On Sunday The Eagle were beaten 4-0 by Blyth Comrades in the Alan Davison Cup, with goals from Michael McCourt, Steven Molloy, Chris Mitchell and Daniel Carr.

In the premier division, Newsham Vic lost 9-0 at home to Ashington Grand, who had David Jones (2), Wayne Tait (2), Daniel Donnelly (2), Mark Hedley, Michael Todd and Graham Todd on target.

North Shields Royal Arms have continued where they left off from last season as they won at Ashington White House 5-1. Kieron Little was on target for White House, but an Alan Batiste hat-trick and further strikes from Mark Hunter and Nicky Thompson won it.

Blyth Post Office made it two wins out of two with a 2-0 home win against Bedlington Community courtesy of goals from David Archbold and Andrew Dodds.

New Delaval and Newsham and Ashington Cree shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Patrick Allen scored both goals for New Delaval with David Sturgen and Kevin Chapman replying for Cree.

West Allotment went down at home against Ashington Bubbles 7-1. Paul Sutton scored Allotment’s consolation while a Jamie Graham hat-trick and Kris Allington double along with strikes from Daniel Hislop and Craig Penny won it.

Division two saw the Ashington Portland gain their first win since joining the league as they defeated Cramlington Phoenix 4-2 at home. On target for the Portland was James Longstaff (2), Patrice Butters and Steven Young, with Michael Treanor and Dean Devlin scoring for Phoenix

Blyth Seahorse also had a good win at home, 3-1 against Marden Residents. Seahorse goalscorers were Mark Rylatt (2) and Kyle Walker with Ira Tilley on target for Marden.

FC Beacon also had a fine win at home when they defeated the Willow Tree 5-2. Michael Lamb led the way with a hat-trick with Richard Taylor adding the other two. Shaun Robinson and Breden Ruane scored for Willow Tree.

Lynemouth Institute went down at home by the odd goal in three against the Red Lion.

Newbiggin Coble lost 5-0 at home to Forrest Hall, with goals coming from Richard Peppiatt (2), Mark Styles (2) and Phil Price.