CUP matches were the focus of attention in the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck League at the weekend.
In round one of the Saints Shield, league leaders High Street went down 2-0 away against Blyth South Beach.
Round two of the Alan Davison Cup was also played. Ashington Bubbles put in a superb performance at home against premier side Blyth Comrades.
They were leading 2-1 at one stage before losing 5-3.
Ashington Central went down 7-1 at home against Monkseaton Arms. They found Liam Hudson too hot to handle has he scored five. Other goals came from Mark Nicholson and James Thompson. Gary Wallace scored the consolation goal for the Central.
Ashington Mortimer’s Martin Humble scored both goals in their 2-1 win at home against Whitley Bay Seahorse United. Andrew Doig scored for the Whitley side.
Ashington Rohan Kaniais woes continue as they went down 10-0 at home to premier division side North Shields Gunner. Goals for the Gunner came from James D Ridley (3), Martin Wardle (3), Kevin Walter (2), Dean Hall and Scott Andrews.
Bedlington Community put in an excellent performance at home against premier division Milbourne Arms but went down 1-0.
Ashington Grand Street beat first division Blyth Masons Arms 2-1.
Blyth Seahorse were taken to extra time by Blagdon Arms before winning the game 4-3 thanks to a goal in the final minute.
Cowpen Percy Arms threw away a two-goal lead in their home tie with Ashington White House. Leading 3-1 with ten minutes to go they hit the self-destruct button and conceded three goals to go down 4-3.
North Shields Royal Arms had a comfortable 8-0 win at home against fellow division two side Blyth Ridley Park with goals by Anthony Loudert (3), James Ferguson, Chris Darrol, Chris Connor, Nick Thompson and Les Thompson.
Whitley Lodge Kittiwake went out to holders Burradon and New Fordley 8-1. Simon Goulay scored for the home side. Goals for Burradon came from David Atkinson (4), Ian Lee, Kieron Parsons, Daniel Young and Craig Pickering.
The shock of the round saw second division West Allotment overcome premier division Whitley Bay Cibos 4-2. Michael Hartley scored twice with Scott Purcell and Wayne O’Brien on target. Daniel Iredale and Chris Reed scored for the Cibos.
Division one saw Ashington Grand win 5-2 at home against New Delaval and Newsham.
Division two saw New Hartley win 2-0 at home against Cramlington Phoenix and Newsham Black Diamond went down 5-1 at home against Marden Residents.