Foster hat-trick sees Billy Mill win final by odd goal in nine

A hat-trick from Paul Foster helped North Shields Billy Mill beat Burradon and New Fordley 5-4 in the final of the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League David Crichton Cup.

Two goals from Dale Pearson and one apiece for Michael Hall and Ian Lee put Burradon 4-3 ahead late in the game after Foster, Andy Robertson and Jordan Laidler had been on target for Billy Mill.

But Foster proved to be the game winner as he struck twice more to take the trophy back North Shields.

The trophy was presented by David Crichton, the son of the man whose name the competition is in honour of.

Thanks also went to the staff of Bedlington Terriers for the use of their ground.

In the prem ier division, Red Lion Bedlington lost 11-2 to local rivals Bedlington Social Club. Scott Burgess and Liam Hornsby scored for the Lion, but goals from Joe Moscrop (4), Jamie Chapman (3), Josh Monaghan (2), Chris Phillips and Curtis Taylor won it.

Ashington Town Central won 4-0 at home against Forest Hall with Kevin Chapman (3) and Karl Davison on target.

Blyth Last Orders beat visitors Broomhill North End Trap 5-1. On target for Last Orders were Darryl Pendleton (2), Mathew Crook (2) and Steven Craig. Joe Henderson scored Trap’s consolation.

Isabella Blyth went down 5-2 to Ashington Station Lounge. Patrick Allen and Jason Hamilton were Isabella’s scorers while Damien Stevens (3), Josh Willis and Michael Todd found the net for the winners.

Division one, saw Ashington Northern and High Street play out a seven-goal thriller with the latter taking the three points. Goals for Northern came from Jason Riches, Jonny McGurk and Jamie Graham. On target for High Street were Michael Haley (2), Anthony Goldie and Chris Laidlaw.

Spring Gardens continued their good run with a 6-1 win at Ashington Sporting Club, who had Scott Neal on target. Goals for Gardens came from John Amos (2), Chris Appleby (2), Andy McClay and Barry Buckley.

United Services went down 4-0 at against Newsham Victory with Jamie Summers, Jordan Wright (2) and Connor Vincent the scorers.

Cramlington Green and Guide Post Social Club had to be content with a point each after sharing ten goals. On target for Green were John Leonard (2), Scott Smith (2) and Jake Larmouth. Replying for Guide Post was Peter Allaway (2), Mark Wilkinson, Robert Wilkinson and Andrew McLennan.

Finally, Whitehouse Ashington went down at home 3-0 against East Chevington with goals from Darren Smith, Rob Morton and Brad Cooper.