Tynemouth Gunner fail to hit target in cup defeat

THE Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck League had two representatives in the County Minor Cup but sadly both sides were defeated.

Ashington Grand, who were well below strength in their tie at Walker Willows, went down 5-1.

Tynemouth Gunner came up against a superb Lemington Social Club, losing 4-0.

In the league’s cup competitions Burradon and New Fordley and Newbiggin FC reached the final of the SA Randolph Cup.

Burradon eased through 4-0 against Ashington RAOB while Newbiggin had a tremendous 3-2 win at home against Ashington Mortimer, after extra time.

In the Saints Shield quarter-final The Albert North Shields had an easy passage through to the semi-final, beating a spirited New Hartley side 6-1. Goals for the Albert came Ian Dunn (3), Dean Clay, Craig Hull and Michael Cain.

Whitley Bay Cibos reached the final of the Alan Davison Cup when they beat Milbourne Arms 4-1. John Hall scored for the Milbourne. Goals for the Cibos came from James Novak, Phil Smith, Carl Paterson and Garrick Collins.

In division one Monkseaton Arms won 3-0 away against North Shields Gunner, with goals from Antony Brannon, Alan Clark and Liam Hudson.

Blyth Masons Arms beat Earsdon Red Lion by the odd goal in seven. On target for Red Lion were Wayne O’Brien, Graham Smith and Tony Coxon.

High Street turned the formbook upside down with a fine 4-2 win at home against Rockcliffe Arms. Goals for the Street came from Alan Goldie (2), Anthony Goldie and Jason Smart. On target for the Rockcliffe were Gavin Hattrick and Darren Patton.

Monkseaton Hunting Lodge had a 5-3 win at home against New Delaval and Newsham. Goals for the Lodge came from Tony Hall, Edmund Garrett, Andrew McCartney, Nigel Morris and Liam Graham.

Division two saw North Shields Catholic Club and Ashington Fox Cover share the points in a 2-2 draw. Goals for the Catholic Club came from Nicky Whitelaw and Dean Reilly.

Whitley Bay Bedroom won 5-2 at home against Blyth Prince of Wales. On target for the Bedroom was Jed Findley (2), Graham Murray, Grant Richardson and Steven Barclay.

Good luck to Burradon and New Fordley on Sunday when the play their semi-final in the County Sunday Cup.