Blyth High Street win cup tie after being 5-1 down

Blyth High Street forward Jason Smart beats Ashington Grand keeper Jason Little to complete his hat-trick and score the winner in a remarkable comeback. Picture by Ian Appleby
Blyth High Street forward Jason Smart beats Ashington Grand keeper Jason Little to complete his hat-trick and score the winner in a remarkable comeback. Picture by Ian Appleby

In the Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League SA Randolph Cup semi-final, Ashington Grand played out a pulsating cup tie against Blyth High Street before the Street took it 6-5 after extra time.

The Grand had gone 5-1 up before the visitors hit back, helped by the Grand missing two penalties.

Goals for the Grand came from David Jones, Chad Miller, Tony Messenger, Damien Stevens and Michael Todd. On target for the Street was Jason Smart (3), Anthony Marshall, Anthony Harvey and an own goal.

In the Saints Shield semi finals Ashington Excelsior Sporting Club went down 3-0 against Blyth Sports and Social Club with goals from Keith Woodrow, Paul Joicey and Gary McMoreland.

In the other semi final, substitute Martyn Hepple came off the bench for Blyth Last Orders to score two vital goals in their 4-2 away at Ashington White House. Further goals for Last Orders came from Andrew Scott and Daryl Pendleton. Goals for the White House came from Ben Davison and Jack Travers.

Burradon and New Fordley reached their first final of the season when they won their semi final of the Alan Davison Cup 9-0 over Newbiggin Bankhouse with goals from Andrew Keenan (3), Daniel Young (3), Ryan Hutchinson (2) and Lee Waugh.

In division one Blyth South Beach moved to the top of the table with a 5-0 home win against A E Phoenix thanks to goals from Steven Mathewson, Dean Fitch, Joe Betts, Adam Emmerson and Curtis Miller.

Blyth United Services’ home game against FC Beacon was switched to the Beacon’s ground at Seaton Sluice and the new hosts went on to win 5-2. Steven Brown scored both goals for the Services. On target for the Beacon was Ian Marsh (2), Dominic Gillespie (2) and Luke Skipper,