Burradon and New Fordley retain Crichton Cup

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In the senior final of the David Crichton Memorial Cup, Burradon and New Fordley outclassed North Shields Billy Mill to win 4-0 and retain the trophy.

In a rather one-sided affair, Billy Mill only mustered one chance on goal in the whole 90 minutes.

It only took New Fordley seven minutes to take the lead as Steve Howes took advantage of hesitation in the Billy Mill defence.

Most of Billy Mill’s good work was in midfield with their forwards being well marshalled by Miller and Hall.

New Fordley created numerous chances but found Hammond in the Billy Mill goal keeping his side in the game.

However, with half an hour gone a tremendous cross-shot which went straight into the far corner across Hammond.

The lead was increased two minutes into the second half when Hutchinson broke from midfield and drew the last defender before slipping the ball to Howes who coolly slotted in his second.

On the hour mark New Fordley were awarded a penalty for handball, and the ever reliable Michael Chilton stepped up only to see Hammomd pull off a superb save low down to his right.

Five minutes later the score was increased to four when Hutchinson, with some close control and a couple of one twos, scored with a deflected shot.

Trophies were presented by competition president George Chrichton brother of David. George comes every year with his wife from his home in Spain to present the trophies.