League leaders Forest Hall YPC through in Neville Cowey Cup

Newbiggin Hall Vettic celebrated their first ever victory as they saw off Jesmond AFC in a nine-goal thriller in the Tyneside Amateur League’s Neville Cowey Cup.

Derek Graham was their hero with a five-star performance, scoring all of their goals. But it was despair for Jesmond, who have been on the wrong end of 5-4 defeats in both cups in the space of a week.

Holders West Jesmond moved into the quarter-finals with a 5-1 win over Killingworth YPC Cobras, with goals from Gary Wilkinson, Marc Cowley, Jed Manuel, Liam Mulligan and Mark Emmerson.

Finalists for the last two seasons Ponteland United Reserves also progressed with a 4-1 win at North Shields Athletic Reserves. Matthew Thompson scored for the hosts, but goals from Darren Parkes, Simon Reay, Daniel Troughton and Daniel Brown saw Pont through.

League leaders Forest Hall YPC saw off second placed Stobswood Welfare AFC in the tie of the round, although they required extra time for the second week running. Robert Baker and Kevin Bell netted for Stobswood, but a brace from Paul Ridley and goals from Adam Bambrough and Jorge Bollado saw the Hall through 4-2.

Heaton Stannington B continued their decent start to the season by progressing 5-3 against Newbiggin Hall, who have tailed off slightly after a strong start. Phil Leonard and Jacob Baker both bagged braces for Stan, with Nik Watson also on target. For Newbiggin, Shaun Armstrong scored twice and Nathan Lowdon added the third.

Cramlington Town Reserves also moved through with a strong 8-2 win over Monkseaton FC A. Martin Humble scored a hat-trick, Michael Freathy added a pair, and Samuel Wake, David Heppell and Darryl Townsley completed their tally. Stephen Moat and Sean Allen were the goalscorers for Monkseaton.

Morpeth Town Seniors were the other team to progress on the day as they beat Newcastle Medicals 3-1, with Jordan Dodds (2) and Spencer Brown scoring their goals. Martin Walton bagged a consolation for Medicals.

Wardley had been the first team to progress to the last eight three weeks ago when they won at Gosforth Bohemian Reserves, and made it a quick-fire double as they saw them off 2-1 in a league encounter. Callum Macpherson and Anthony Kew won the day for Wardley, despite a David Stevenson goal.