Royal Arms hit seven as league has a goal fest

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THE Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday Football League got underway at the weekend with a goal fest – with 64 scored in the second division alone.

Burradon and New Fordley progressed to the Blyth final of the David Crichton Memorial Cup thanks to an 8-0 win over Ashington Grand with goals from Ian Lee (3), Cameron Patrick, David Anderson, Craig Johnson, Liam Carins and Andy Wright.

In the premier division, it was a day for the away teams.

Milbourne Arms lost 3-1 Newbiggin FC. Adam Miller scored for the home side. Ashley Smith, Mark Batty and Tony Messenger scored for Newbiggin.

The Eagle lost 2-1 against North Shields Gunner, Jeff Fuller on target for the Eagle with a brace from James D Ridley securing the points for the Gunner.

Blyth Comrades beat Whitley Bay Cibos 4-0 with goals from Steven Molloy (2), Michael Meins and Dean Fitch.

Division one saw High Street edge home 3-2 at home against Blyth South Beach. On target for the Street were Jason Smart (2) and Anthony Goldie. Scoring for the Beach were Redmond Cockburn and Lee Seller.

Blyth Masons Arms won 3-2 away to Rockcliffe Arms. Simon Gourley and Daniel Sneap scored for the hosts. Scoring for the Masons was Steven Elsey (2) and Nick Brannighan.

In division two, the new teams did not fair well.

In an Ashington derby, the Grand Street beat Rohan Kaniai 22-0. Chris Hogg and Stephen Frater scored seven each, Graham Buller added three more while Daniel Purvis scored two, with goals from Chris Bainsley, Robert Curry and Chris Wilson.

Ashington Bubbles won 11-1 at home against Cramlington Phoenix. Leading the scoring for the home side was Kris Allington (7) with further goals from Aaron Frazer, Stephen Dick, Jamie Graham and Steven Clark. Chris Killen scored for the Phoenix.

North Shields Royal Arms scored seven without reply at home against Blyth Ridley Park; goals from Lee Kelly (2), Nick Thompson (2), Shaun Cassey, Alan Batiste and James Ferguson.

Newsham Black Diamond, who were the Newsham last time around, won 9-3 against Marden Residents.

Goals for Marden came from Ross Meaghan (2) and Michael Wedderburn. On target for the Diamond were Craig Frazer (4), Jamie Harrison (4) and Mark Langlands.

Bedlington Community also got off to a good start when the defeated Ashington Central 6-1 at home. Gary Wallace scored for the Central. Richard Stobbart lead the scoring with a hat-trick, with the other goals by Michael Douglas, Antony Harrison and Chris Long.

West Allotment took the points in a 4-0 win at home against New Hartley. Goals from Kevin Davison (3) and Steven Cowan.