Ashington Grand into last four of County cup

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ONCE again the weather took its toll on the fixtures with six of the scheduled games lost.

In the County Minor Sunday Cup, Ashington Grand and Tynemouth Gunner progressed to the semi finals after away wins.

Ashington Grand beat hosts Bomarsund SC 4-1 thanks to goals from Ryan Lonsdale, Richard Morris, Luke Bunting and Daniel Donnelly.

Tynemouth Gunner did it the hard way, coming from behind to defeat Dudley and Weetslade 2-1.

In the SA Randolph Cup, Burradon and New Fordley beat Blyth Comrades 3-0 with goals from Michael Hall, Ian Lee and Jordon Watson.

The Eagle took Newbiggin to extra time, before Newbiggin progressed to the next round. The sides were level at 2-2 after 90 minutes, with the game settled by two goals from Newbiggin’s Rob Holden in extra time.

Earlier goals for Newbiggin came from Tony Messenger and Darren Burn. Goals for The Eagle came from brothers Josh and Jake Miller.

In the JD Marnock Cup, Ashington White House defeated Newsham 5-0 with goals from Lee Julian (3) and John Appleby (2).

In a local derby, Rockcliffe Arms were made to fight all the way by Monkseaton Arms before going through 6-4. Leading the scoring for Rockcliffe was Jonny Storrey (3), Ross Cooper (2) and Gavin Hattrick. Goals for the Arms came from Stev Harrison and Antony Brannon with two each.

All division one games were wiped out by the weather. Monkseaton Hunting Lodge’s game did start against Blyth Masons Arms but the referee stopped proceedings after 20 minutes with the Lodge one up.

In division two, three games were played with no fewer than 20 goals being scored.

Bedlington Community found themselves 3-1 up at home against West Allotment before going on to win 5-3. Scoring for the Community was Darryl Gibson and Antony Harrison with two each. Richard Stobbart scored the final goal. West Allotment’s goals came from Adam Tierney, Andrew Jenkins and Steve Coyen.

Prince of Wales had an upsurge in fortunes, with an excellent 4-3 home win against Blagdon Arms. They had a player in form in Jamie Summers who scored a hat-trick. Ross Mcleod adding the fourth goal. Replying for the Blagdon was Karl Boughen (2), James Armstrong with their third.

Cowpen Percy Arms were made to struggle to keep their promotion ambitions alive before beating a very dogged Whitley Bay Fat Ox side 3-2.

The Fat Ox had no answer to the Percy’s new signing Paul Huck who scored a hat-trick. Goals for the Fat Ox came from Grant Richardson and Graeme Murray.