In the quarter-final of the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League SA Randolph Cup, Blyth Comrades and Ashington Grand produced a real cracker.
It was end-to-end stuff and either side could have gone through long before it went to a penalty shoot-out as t scores were level at 2-2 after full time and then extra-time.
In the end the Comrades players kept their cool to go through 4-3 on penalties.
Goals during normal time for Comrades came from Daniel Carr and Dean Fitch. David Jones and Richie Miller replied for Grand.
Blyth Last Orders are still on course for a treble after a 4-1 win at home to Ashington Bubbles in the JD Marnock Cup quarter-final. On target for Last Orders was Keith Woodrow, Martyn Hepple, Andrew Scott and super sub Mathew Crook. Kris Allington scored the consolation for Bubbles.
In the premier division, Burradon and New Fordley scored eight at home without reply against Ashington Excelsior through Dale Pearson (3), Ian Lee (2), Graeme Cairns, Cameron Patrick and Andrew Keenan.
Forest Hall went down 2-1 at home to Blyth and Tyne. Paul Errington scored for the home side, but goals from Ryan Chisholm and James Bell won it.
North Shields Wooden Doll also went down 2-1 at home as Broomhill North End Trap’s Daniel Palmer and Adam Shanks were on target. Mark Hunter scored for Wooden Doll.
FC Beacon and Ashington Conchie drew 1-1 with Ben Gilroy scoring for Beacon and Richard Hall for Conchie.
Ashington Phoenix Central won 4-1 at home to High Street with goals from Mark Taylor (2), Kevin Chapman and Gavin Armstrong. Jack Anderson scored the consolation.
Blyth United Services went down 2-1 at home to Ashington Northern. Ryan Waite scored for Services with Daniel Costello and Jamie Graham on target for Northern.
East Chevington’s good form continued when they held Red Lion Bedlington to a 2-2 draw at home. Chevington had four goals chalked off for various reasons. Those that did count for Chevington came from Rob Morton and Simon Reay. Liam Gibson and Luke Mullen replied for Lion.
Guide Post SC had a 3-2 win at home against Newsham Victory, closing the gap between the two sides. Goals for the home side came from Ashley Duff (2) and Barry Tait. Brenden Ruane and David Lillico scored for Vic.
Sunday sees the semi-finals of the George Davison Cup as Blyth Comrades are at home against Forest Hall and North Shields entertaining Burradon and New Fordley.
Also taking place is the JD Marnock Cup quarter-final between High Street and Blyth and Tyne, which was abandoned a couple of weeks ago after a serious injury.