Royal Arms continue title push with victory

IN the Alan Davison Cup semi final, Ashington Mortimer and Blyth Comrades were playing for the right to meet Burradon and New Fordley in the final.

The Mortimer had a player sent off in the third minute while the Comrades lost a player in the second half. The Comrades held on for a 3-2 win thanks to goals from Daniel Long, Dean Fitch and Terry Self. Goals for the Mortimer came from Kris Willis and Jason Riches.

There was a George Davison cup-tie with Blyth South Beach at home against holders Burradon and New Fordley. Despite strong Beach pressure in the second half, Burradon snatched the 3-2 win with a goal in the last two minutes.

In the JD Marnock Cup, a very competitive between New Hartley and Bedlington Community saw Hartley come out on top 2-1.

Division Two Cramlington Phoenix pulled off a shock by defeating Blyth Masons Arms 4-2 after extra time.

In the premier division, North Shields Gunner’s finishing let them down against Newbiggin, who won thanks to a Michael Hogg strike.

Whitley Bay Seahorse beat Milbourne Arms 3-0 thanks to goals from Richard May (2) and Dean Clay.

Division one saw Blyth Seahorse win 4-2 at home against the High Street.

Cowpen Percy Arms maintained their push for promotion with a 7-0 win at home against Ashington White House, closing the gap on the leaders to six points.

Monkseaton Arms had to fight all the way for a narrow 2-1 win at home against New Delaval and Newsham. Antony Brannon scored both goals for the Monkey. Gavin Maddison scored for the Delaval side.

In division two title favourites North Shields Royal Arms had to fight all the way against Newsham Willow Tree and took all three points with a 4-1 win. Alan Batiste (2), Les Thompson and Steven Clay scored. Brenden Ruane scored the consolation goal.

Bay Horse and West Allotment served up a seven-goal feast. Scoring for Bay Horse was Mark Herron, Darren Robinson and Michael Walton. On target for Allotment were Karl O’brien, David Nichol, Michael Hartley and Sam Todd.

Another close game was Marden Residents against Ashington Grand Street, which the visitors won 3-2. Tony Hall and Jordon Fry scored for the Residents. Goals for the Grand Street came from Chris Hogg (2) and Michael Dankin.

In another Ashington derby the Central and Bubbles played out an eight goal thriller in a 4-4 draw.