Blyth Town go 16 points clear in Northern Alliance premier division

Ross Muter scoring his second goal during AFC Newbiggin's 4-0 League Cup win over Seaton Burn. Picture by Ian Appleby
Ross Muter scoring his second goal during AFC Newbiggin's 4-0 League Cup win over Seaton Burn. Picture by Ian Appleby
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Malcolm Morien took his haul for the season to 27 with a four-goal blitz for leaders Blyth Town against Red House Farm in the Northern Alliance Newcastle Building Society premier division.

Chris Lisle bagged a brace and Connor Andrews added the other as the South Newsham side stretched their lead at the top to a massive 16 points.

Musgrove and Dominic Solomon fired in for Hebburn Reyrolle as they came from behind to win at Seaton Delaval, who had led thanks to a Karl Neallings-Lazzari strike.

Alex Benjamin struck twice for Killingworth Station as they beat Northbank. Paul Dunn and Louis Howe grabbed the others, with Nicky Routeledge (2) and Ricky James hitting replies.

In Nike division one, second half set-piece goals from Lee Cuthbertson (2) and Dan Hill gave in form Birtley Saint Josephs a good win at Cramlington Town – their fourth on the bounce.

Johnny Moss, Luke Ferguson and Richard Smith netted in second-placed Cullercoats win over Newcastle Chemfica, who had Steve McLaughlin and Martin Dixon on the scoresheet.

Pete Hall (2) and Andrew Dalton fired in for Bohemians in their success against Newcastle Uni.

In Bay Plastics division two, Callum Ancrum, Ryan Ferrier and Kyle Austin crashed home for Willington Quay Saints as they surprised Longbenton. Chris Sword bagged a brace for the Bulls.

In the Bay Plastics George Dobbins League Cup, Wallington were surprised at first division Bedlington Terriers Reserves as goals from Ryan Cockburn and Jordan Burgess sent them crashing out. Dan Thompson pulled one back.

Lee Ludlow, Chris Rue and an own goal from Liam Stubbs ensured a quarter-final place for holders Shankhouse at Wallsend Boys Club’s expense – Nicky Whitelaw grabbing a reply.

Rutherford had Bailey Hunter dismissed but netted through Ryan Crocker, Steve Wilson and Zak Atkinson as they beat Walker Central. Chris Hamilton pulled on back in the last minute.

Ross Muter struck twice in AFC Newbiggin’s win over Seaton Burn with Brent Aisbitt and John Bone getting the others.

In the Bluefin Sports Bill Gardner Memorial Trophy, Lindisfarne Custom Planet stormed back from a two-goal deficit to win a thriller at West Allotment Celtic A. Ridi Muteba and Ben Jackson gave the hosts and early advantage but Johnny Storey, Nigel Morris, Paolo Black and Michael Hedley hit back before Muteba added a second late on.

Shaun Young, Shaun Sager and David Gowing all hit doubles in Grainger Park’s victory at Cramlington United. Michael Rankin and Andy Davison added the others with Niall Younger (2) and Martin Kelly netting for United.

Ryan McKee (2), Chris Laidlaw, an own goal and Joe Betts saw Percy Main through against Wideopen, who struck through Jarrod Dowd.

Ponteland United advanced by the same scoreline against High Howdon, Ethan Bewley and Gary Cook both netting twice and Paul Jones getting the other with Chris Marshall netting a consolation.

A goal in each half from Ross McAuley and Adam Bravey (pen) saw Whitburn Athletic through at Swalwell.