Royal Arms enjoy league win in cup rehearsal

BURRADON and New Fordley were away to Corbridge Wheatsheaf in the County Sunday Cup but lost 3-2 after extra-time, despite two goals from Ian Lee.

Two-quarter finals in the George Davison Cup were played this week with Blyth Comrades entertaining Cowpen Percy Arms. And in an even game, Percy Arms’ finishing let them down as they lost 3-2 thanks to a last minute winner.

Monkseaton Arms put up a good display in their home game against Newbiggin but despite leading twice, they eventually lost 3-2. Both goals for Monkseaton were scored by John Wyres.

Division one leaders Ashington Grand took full advantage of a poor first half performance from New Delaval and Newsham to cruise into a 6-1 lead at the break before they won 8-3.

Poor finishing was Ashington White House’s downfall in their 7-1 home defeat against Blyth Masons Arms.

Blyth Seahorse again went down 6-0 at home against Whitley Lodge Kittiwake thanks to goals from Chris Appleby (3), Simon Gourlay, Gavin Hattrick and Richard Stretton.

Division two saw North Shields Royal Arms win the Eric Anderson Cup semi-final rehearsal 3-0 against Ashington Grand Street with goals from Lee Kelly, Scott Pocklington and Graham Murray.

AE Phoenix seem to improve every week, however, they are still in search of their first points.

They went down 2-0 at home against West Allotment thanks to two goals from John Leach.

Ashington Bubbles were the division’s top scorers with an 8-0 home win against Blyth Ridley Park.

Ashington Central beat promotion rivals Marden Residents 4-2. Goals for Residents came from Shaun Nolan and Gavin Holsie.

Bedlington Community also won 4-2 at home against Cramlington Phoenix.

In the final game, the Bay Horse was unlucky to lose 3-2 at home against New Hartley. Goals for Bay Horse came from Michael Walton and David Lowther.