Royal Arms close in on title after win over rivals

GAME of the day in the Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League premier division was a seven-goal thriller between Blyth Comrades and Burradon and New Fordley.

Comrades had taken an early lead but Burradon hit back with two goals only for Comrades to level the score. Burradon then went back in front only for Comrades to draw level at 3-3.

However, Burradon were awarded a last minute penalty, which they converted to secure the points. Goals for Burradon came from Mark Waite (2) and Michael Chilton (2).

Ashington Mortimer won another close game when Martin Humble scored the only goal of the game in their home win against Newbiggin.

Division one saw Blyth Masons go down 3-1 at home against Blyth High Street.

Blyth South Beach had Connor Andrews in fine form as he scored four of the seven in their 7-2 home win against New Delaval and Newsham.

Ashington White House went down at home 5-1 against Monkseaton Arms. Michael Freathy scored for the home side. Goals for the Monkey came from Liam Hudson (3) and John Wyres (2).

North Shields Royal Arms took a big step in clinching the division two title after beating nearest rivals Ashington Central 4-2 at home. Goals for the Royal came from Les Thompson (2), Lee Kelly and Scott Pocklington. Jason Wilson scored two excellent goals for the Central.

In another Ashington derby the Bubbles won 2-1 at home against the Grand Street. Scoring for the Bubbles was Kris Allington and Craig Penny. Stephen Armstrong was on target for the Grand Street.

Bedlington Community eased past West Allotment 2-0 with goals from Carl Stobbart and Jamie Graham.

New Hartley and Bay Horse was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

On Sunday the league will be holding their last finals day at Bedlington Terriers. The JD Marnock final will take place at 10.30am between two Ashington sides – White House and Bubbles United.

The afternoon final with be the George Davison Cup at 2.30pm. Burradon and New Fordley are bidding for their third trophy this year, and are up against Ashington Mortimer.