Welfare to meet Ponteland in Neville Cowey Cup seim-final

Stobswood Welfare moved into the semi-finals of the Tyneside Amateur League’s Neville Cowey Cup with a 3-2 win at Ryton and Crawcrook Albion Reserves.

Sean Anderson gave Welfare the lead in the first half only for goals either side of the interval to put Ryton 2-1 up.

Dale Townsley equalised before Luke Phillips smashed home to win it for Stobswood.

They will face Ponteland United Reserves, who came through their tie last weekend against Wardley 7-6 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw.

In the league, West Jesmond lost their first match of the season as they went down 3-1 at home to Bedlington Juniors. Douglas Cranston scored for Jesmond, with Dean Fitch and Darren Percy (2) winning it for the visitors.

Forest Hall YPC moved up to second with a 3-2 win over Blyth Town Reserves. Andy McBride, Dan Whitfield and Jack Wearmouth scored for Forest Hall, with Chris Arkless at the double for Blyth.

Gosforth Bohemian Reserves continued their excellent form with a 6-1 win over Lindisfarne Custom Planet Reserves. Jon Paul Bradley and David Hodgson both bagged braces and were joined on the scoresheet by Stephen Salter and Kevin Turnbull, with Floyd netting for Lindisfarne.

Hazlerigg Victory remain clear at the top after a 5-1 win at Newcastle Chemfica Reserves, who scored through Craig Robinson. Kurt Blacklock, Richard Coulson, Darren Howey, Dale Pearson and Ben Holmes scored for Hazlerigg.

North Shields Athletic Reserves completed a double over Newcastle Medicals with a 5-1 success, with braces from Leeroy Odd and Louis Lawson and an additional strike from Alex Hline. Ross Brown scored the sole Medicals counter.

A brace from Scott Parker for Newcastle East End was cancelled out by goals from Aaron Coote and Dean Kirtley as Wardley earned themselves a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.