Athletic impress in win over Diggers

In the Tyneside Amateur League, Lindisfarne Athletic sealed an impressive 5-1 win at FoWS Diggers in midweek to move back up to seventh place in division one.

Liam Graham gave them the lead with a superb strike in the opening minutes, while Johnny Storey struck a tremendous volley against the bar before making it 2-0 late in the first half as he rounded goalkeeper Michael Charlton.

Graham helped himself to a further goal in the second half while substitute Matty Hayton gained a consolation for Diggers.

Storey, however, scored two more to complete yet another hat-trick, his eighth of the season, moving him to 41 goals for the season in all competitions and 33 in the league.

Saturday’s games between Gosforth Bohemian Reserves and New York, and Wardley and Lindisfarne, fell victim to the torrential rain around Tyneside, and have been rearranged for Wednesday, May 22.

Meanwhile the league are holding their last two cup finals of the season this week.

The Neville Cowey Cup final between Kenton Bar Community and West Jesmond AFC is on Tuesday, May 21, at 6.30pm, whilst the John Hampson Memorial Trophy final, which pits Winlaton The Queens Head against Gosforth Bohemian Reserves, will be on Saturday, May 25, at 2pm.

Percy Main Amateurs FC have kindly agreed to host both games at their Purvis Park ground, and all are welcome.