Royal Arms put up a fight in last four defeat

BEDLINGTON Community were knocked out of the County Minor Cup in the final minutes of their semi-final at Newcastle Blue Star.

Extra time looked like it was on the cards until a free kick was headed home six minutes from time by the hosts to earn a 2-1 win.

In the first round of the JD Marnock Cup, there were wins for Ashington Bubbles, Blyth Masons Arms and Ashington White House.

The Bubbles went through 7-0 against AE Phoenix.

Masons had a much tighter game at home against Ashington Grand Street before running out 3-2 winners.

Meanwhile White House progressed to the next round with a 3-0 home win against Blyth Ridley Park.

In the Alan Davison Cup semi-final, Burradon and New Fordley reached the final with a hard fought 4-2 away win against second division North Shields Royal Arms.

Goals for Royal Arms came from Graham Murray and Chris Darroll.

Goals for Burradon came from Ian Lee (2), Daniel Young and Craig Johnson.

In a quarter-final tie, Ashington Moritmer won 3-1 away at North Shields Gunner.

In a good game Mortimer’s Brent Aisbitt scored two goals with Michael Thompson grabbing the other.

Scott Andrews scored for Gunner.

In the premier division, Newbiggin were pegged back by Blyth Comrades in a 3-3 draw.

Division one saw a spirted fight back from Monkseaton Arms to take a share of the spoils.

Reduced to nine men they fought their way back to earn a point in a 3-3 draw with Blyth Seahorse, who also had a player sent off.

Goals for Seahorse came from a Martyn Hepple hat-trick, while for Monkey two Antony Brannon penalties and John Wyres were the scorers.

High Street went down 3-2 at home against Whitley Lodge Kittiwake.

Scoring for Street was Shaun Taylor and Adam Emmerson.

Goals for Kittiwake came from Jonny Storrey (2) and Gavin Hattrick.

Division two saw Bay Horse and Marden Residents share the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

On target were Darren Robinson for the Bay Horse and Neil Carr for the Residents.

Newsham Willow Tree went down at home 2-0 against Cramlington Phoenix.

West Allotment shared the points with Ashington Central in a 5-5 draw.

Goals for Allotment came from Sam Todd (4) and Michael Hartley.

Centrals goals were shared between John McAlpine, Brian Chisholm, Jason Wilson, Mark Taylor and Gary Wallace.