Cullercoats safe after draw as Longbenton beat Queens

CULLERCOATS secured their Tyneside Amateur League division one status with a goalless draw at Medicals.

And in the process they relegated their opponents.

In division two, Longbenton moved into third place with a 2-1 win over champions Winlaton The Queens Head.

Winlaton had led at the break through top scorer Matty Fothergill, but second half strikes from Shem Bailey and David Short gave the Bulls all three points.

West Jesmond’s strong finish to the season continued as they saw off Walker Central Reserves 5-1 at Benson Park to reach the final of the John Hampson Memorial Trophy.

Stephen Callaghan gave Jesmond the lead, and further strikes from Stu Davidson, Michael Robinson and a brace from Michael Reay won them their final berth. Walker’s consolation came from Mark Winton.

Jesmond’s opposition in the final will be (FoWS) Diggers, whose excellent run continued as two early goals saw off New York. Chris Chan and Kris Mills were the men on target for Steve Couldwell’s men.

In division one, Blyth Town Reserves saw off ten-man Grainger Park Boys Club 3-1. Dean Fitch, Darren Percy and Martin Robinson found the net for Town, with Grainger’s counter from Kirk Fleming.

In the second division, Heaton Rifles’ terrific run of victories came to an end against Gosforth Bohemians A, who had Mark Envy and Colin McLaughlin on target in a 2-0 win.

Lindisfarne Athletic will finish fifth after Cramlington Town A beat them 3-1 with goals from Andrew Carr and a Steven Elsey brace, and a consolation strike from Grant Richardson.

Finally, Chemfica Reserves beat Wardley 1-0 with a goal from Andrew Bruce.