NORTH Shields Royal Arms were in sparkling form at the weekend as they put 11 goals past Marden Residents in the Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League.
With some of their best players missing from the division two encounter, Marden were taken apart by Royal’s forwards as they lost 11-1.
Alan Batiste and Chris Connor both scored hat-tricks with further strikes from Nick Thompson (2), Scott Pocklington (2) and Lee Gray. Richard Thompson was on target for Marden.
Ashington Mortimer won the right to meet Burradon and New Fordley in the final of the George Davision Cup in the
They had a home win 2-0 against Blyth Comrades, who were hoping to set up another meeting with the Burradon side, hoping to turn the tables after their defeat in the SA Randolph final a couple of weeks ago.
Both Mortimer goals were scored by Brent Aisbitt.
It will be an all Ashington affair in the final of the JD Marnock Cup with Bubbles taking on White House.
Ashington Bubbles came from a goal down to snatch victory in the last ten minutes against New Delaval and Newsham.
Scoring the late goals were Craig Penny and Daniel Hislop after Jeff Fuller had given Newsham the lead.
White House overcame second division side Cramlington Phoenix 3-0 courtesy of strikes from Graham Whitehead, John Appleby and Michael Freathy.
Division one saw High Street turn their recent bad run around when they defeated a well below par Monkseaton Arms 4-1.
High Street took an early lead, however, the Monkey pulled level before Street’s midfield gained the upper hand.
Goals for High Street came from Chris Laidlaw (2), Robin White and Adam Emmerson.
South Beach and Ashington Grand produced a cracking game of football although Beach had a player sent off and in the end Grand won by the odd goal in five.
In division two, the much-improved AE Phoenix have turned their performances around and are much more difficult to beat.
Grand Street, having scored double figures against them earlier in the season, only won 4-2 this time.
Bedlington Community found Bay Horse no push over in their game even though they won 5-2
Scoring for Bay Horse was Michael Walton (2) while a Jamie Graham hat-trick and strikes from Carl Stobbart and Michael Douglas won it.