Victory into Minor Cup final after knocking out holders

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Hazlerigg Victory will represent the Tyneside Amateur League in the final of the Ideal Stelrad Northumberland FA Minor Cup after seeing off higher ranked opposition for the fifth consecutive round, this time competition holders AFC Newbiggin.

The key moment came in the second half when Dale Pearson was felled in the box and Alex Patterson continued his run of scoring in every round of the competition by converting the penalty.

Victory held on and will face Newcastle University in the final.

Meanwhile the four sides directly below Hazlerigg in the table all won to take advantage of their break from league action.

Second placed Forest Hall YPC inflicted only the second defeat of the season on West Jesmond as Kyle Etherington nabbed the only goal.

Stobswood Welfare remain third after a 5-0 win over Newcastle Chemfica Reserves, whose season is petering out somewhat. Jacob Baker celebrated a hat-trick, with the other goals coming from David Harris and Stefan O’Brien.

Gosforth Bohemian Reserves continue to pick up points, and still have games in hand on all the sides above them. They beat Newcastle East End 2-1 to claim their fifth consecutive league win, with David Hodgson and Paul Mulhearn on target.

Bedlington Juniors came out on top at Newcastle Medicals by the odd goal in seven. Dean Fitch, Connor Oliver, Darren Percy and Alan Rowlands scored for Bedlington, while Neil Freeman, Dan Ramshaw and John Steel scored for Medics.

Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves continued their recent upturn in form with a 2-1 win at Blyth Town Reserves, who are struggling to recapture their early season form. Matt Foreman and Brett Paolozzi scored for Lindisfarne, with Ryan Knight netting for Blyth.

North Shields Athletic Reserves beat Wardley 4-1, despite a goal from Aaron Coote. Substitute Cameron Lloyd netted on his debut for Shields, while Alex Hline added a pair of goals and the ever-prolific Leeroy Odd added the other for his 35th of the season, 30 of them in the league.

Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves have moved up the table after three straight wins, the third a 3-0 triumph over Ponteland United Reserves. Graham Bannister bagged a brace and Simon Heath also celebrated.