Ashington Grand lose out in Minor Cup

Ashington Grand midfielder Kyle Oliver scored twice but his side still lost 4-2 to Stobswood in the NFA Minor Cup. Picture by Ian Appleby
Ashington Grand midfielder Kyle Oliver scored twice but his side still lost 4-2 to Stobswood in the NFA Minor Cup. Picture by Ian Appleby
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Two Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League sides were involved in the NFA Minor Cup third round at the weekend.

Ashington Grand lost 4-2 at home against Stobswood with Kyle Oliver scoring both their goals.

Forest Hall CC won 6-2 after extra time at Prudhoe Youth Club. Joe Kennedy scored two during normal time then a Daniel McDonald hat-trick and Adam Burn goal saw Forest Hall through.

In the quarter-finals of the George Davison Cup Blyth Comrades went through with a 4-1 home win against Ashington Bubbles. Daniel Long was back on the goal trail for Comrades with a hat-trick. Michael Meins added their other goal while Kris Allington scored the consolation for Bubbles.

Wansbeck Flavour Bar also went through 4-3, but only after Cramlington Phoenix took them to extra time. Goals for Phoenix came from Paul Avery (2) and Louis Sneddon during normal time, but strikes from Richard Hall, Martin Humble and Michael Hogg and a Paul Archer extra time winner sealed it.

Ashington White House are the third team to reach the semi-finals of the Saints Shield, joining Ashington Excelsior and Blyth Sports and Social. The final place will be decided after the break when Stakeford Cherry Tree will face Blyth Last Orders.

White House had a comfortable passage, beating Cramlington Green 7-0 at home. John Gall (2), Craig Towert (2), Mathew Turner, Andrew McLennen and Ben Davison were on target.

Only one game was played in the premier division, where High Street went down to the only goal of the game at home against Red Lion, Michael Richardson the scorer.

Division one saw Blyth South Beach cruise to a 6-2 home win against Blyth United Services. Adam Emmerson turned in a man of the match performance by scoring a hat-trick, with Curtis Miller (2) and Steven Craig also on target. Daniel Halliday and Stephen Hanley scored for Services.

Blyth Sports and Social Club won at Ashington Excelsior 3-1. Jamie Graham scored for Excelsior, but strikes from David Humble, Craig Danielson and Joe Race won it.

Blyth Last Orders and Newsham Vic shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Andrew Dodds and Mark Harnor scored for Last Orders with David Lillico and David Millin replying for Vic.

FC Beacon beat AE Phoenix 5-2 despite playing with only ten men. On target for Beacon were Shaun Bews (2), Michael Lamb, Luke Skipper and Dominic Gillespie. Luc Carr and Daniel Donnelly scored for Phoenix.

Newbiggin Bankhouse won 3-1 at home against Blyth Waterloo SC. Kevin Halliday scored a hat-trick with Mark Rylatt notching the consolation.