Burradon and New Fordley one game away from retaining cup

In the Blyth final of the David Crichton Cup, Burradon and New Fordley took a big step towards retaining the trophy as they overcame Ashington Grand 7-1 at home.

Michael Chilton led the scoring with a hat-trick with Steve Howes (2), Graeme Cairns and Ryan Hutchinson also on target. Kyle Oliver scored the consolation goal for Grand.

Burradon and New Fordley with meet Billy Mill from the Cramlington Sunday League on Sunday, September 28, at Bedlington Terriers’ ground in the final.

In the first game played in the George Davison Cup, new team Ashington Northern SC moved into the second round with a 7-1 home win over Marden Residents. Kyle Downey led the scoring with four with Jason Riches (2) and John Sanderson completing the scoring. Marden’s consolation came via an own goal.

A first round match in the Alan Davison cup saw another new team narrowly go out on penalties. Red Lion Bedlington held premier division The Tun to a 2-2 after extra time. During normal time, Chris Smiles scored for Red Lion with Alan Baptist scoring for Tun. Nicky Thompson cancelled out another goal from Smiles before The Tun went through 6-5 on penalties.

In the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League premier division, leaders Broomhill North End Trap remain on top by one point after a 3-3 draw at Blyth Comrades. On target for Comrades was Daniel Carr (2) and Steven Molloy. Replying for Trap were Adam Shanks (2) and Kieran Hogg.

Ashington Bubbles went down 5-1 at home to Forest Hall. Chris Hogg scored for Bubbles, but strikes from Liam Watts (2), Michael Pears, Ross Chambers and Adam Burn won it.

Blyth and Tyne had a good win away against Newbiggin Bankhouse 5-0. James Bell hit a hat-trick with Darren Walker and Ian Locke completing the scoring.

Wansbeck Pots and Slots and Blyth South Beach shared the spoils in a 4-4 draw. Scoring two goals each for Pots and Slots were Stephen Frater and Michael Angus. On target for Beach was Ryan McKee (2), making his return after a long lay-off, Steven Craig and Cutis Miller.

Division one saw leaders Last Orders reach double figures against the ten men of FC Beacon. Leading the scoring in the 10-0 win was Martyn Hepple with four and Andrew Scott with a hat-trick. Mathew Crooks, Peter Roberts and Ross Gilchrist were also on target.

Blyth Isabella Colliery were made to fight all the way by Newsham Victory before running out 9-5 winners. Isabella were 4-1 up at half-time before Victory pulled it back to 4-4, which sparked Bella into life as they went on to score five more. Scorers for Bella were Craig Danielson (5), Jason Hamilton (3) and Jordan Kennedy. On target for Vic were David Lillico (2), Craig Frazer, Chris Coppen and Scott Bushby.

AE Phoenix Riverside had to fight all the way at home against Ashington Conchie to win by the odd goal in five. On target for Phoenix were Mark Taylor (2) and Andrew Hedley. Goals for Conchioe came from David Sturgeon and Jordan Hancock.

High Street won 6-1 at home against ten-man East Chevington, who had Max Anderson on target. Goals for Street came from Anthony Goldie (3), James Ridley (2) and David Stewart.

Cramlington Green and Blyth United Services shared the points in a 1-1 draw. Kallen Simpson scored for Green, with David Harvey on target for Services.