Victory complete treble in Tyneside Amateur League

Hazlerigg Victory completed a treble of successes for the season as they added the Neville Cowey Cup to the division one trophy and the Tyneside Amateur Challenge Shield.

Ponteland United Reserves were their opposition on this occasion at Purvis Park, home of Percy Main Amateurs, and it was Pont who started brightest with Daniel Mupungu seeing a tough one-on-one chance foiled by Josh Graham.

Hazlerigg began to create chances of their own, with Dale Pearson fired narrowly wide of the right hand post, and Sean Bates saw a shot deflect wide for a corner.

However, they opened the scoring on 20 minutes as Kurt Blacklock added to his goal in the Shield final as he headed in from a corner.

Pearson added a second 15 minutes later, coolly chipping home, before Daniel Troughton gave Pont some hope by forcing home from a corner to reduce the arrears to 2-1.

Just as it looked like that would be the score at the interval, Richard Coulson took advantage of some quick thinking from a throw-in to make it 3-1.

Pearson added a further pair of goals in similar circumstances, rounding the goalkeeper and slotting home, before Troughton headed home a free kick to pull the score back to 5-2.

Pearson was not finished, however, lofting the ball over the keeper and then finding the corner from the edge of the area to give the scoreline a slightly unfair edge at 7-2.

Pearson had clearly been the outstanding player on the field, his five strikes taking him to 74 for the season, and carried off the man of the match award, as Sean Bates and Craig Pearson were presented with the cup by Neville Cowey himself.

Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves capped a strong second half of the season with a 2-0 win over Hazlerigg in the league on Saturday, Liam Shanley and Kirk Floyd netting their goals and earning them a top ten finish.

West Jesmond earned themselves fourth place in the final standings with a 2-1 win at Gosforth Bohemian Reserves on Wednesday evening, Stu Davidson and Kester Young netting their goals, and Mike Doran on the scoresheet for Bohs.

Gosforth then had goals from Matt Thompson and Paul Mulhearn to thank for a 2-0 win over Newcastle Medicals on Saturday.

They will meet Hazlerigg in the final game of the campaign on Wednesday evening at Benson Park.