Burradon claim their second cup of the season

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BURRADON and New Fordley lifted their second cup final of the season after defeating Whitley Bay Cibos 2-1 in the Alan Davison Cup.

In a game which could have gone either way, Burradon had the better of the first period in which Steve Howes gave them the lead.

Cibos came more into the game in the closing stages of the half then came out in the second half and took the game to Burradon, equalising with a goal from James Milner.

Both sides had further chances, however, Burradon’s Paul Alexander scored the winning goal.

In the Eric Anderson Cup final Ashington Grand were up against Whitley Bay Bedroom.

In a hard fought game, Bedroom played well above their league position against favourites Grand, with the game ending 1-1 after 90 minutes.

In extra time, and with both teams down to ten men, Grand took control while the Bedroom did not help themselves after being reduced to nine men, with Grand running out 4-1 winners.

Goals for Grand came from David Jones (2), Ryan Lonsdale and Wayne Tait.

In the league, Ashington Mortimer had a comfortable 4-0 win at home against Tynemouth Gunner. The fight for the title of this division will be close as Burradon have games in hand over Mortimer and Cibos.

Blyth Comrades just came out on top 2-1 away to the Eagle. Scoring for Eagle was their long serving player Graham Dixie Fowler. On target for Comrades with both goals was Terry Self.

The division one promotion race is hotting up with all promotion chasing sides securing wins.

Title favourites Albert won 3-0 at home against Milbourne Arms, Richard May scoring twice with Andrew Doig the other.

In the Monkseaton derby, Hunting Lodge came out on top 4-1 against Monkseaton Arms.

North Shields Gunner were made to fight all the way before securing a 3-2 win away at High Street. Jason Smart and Anthony Goldie scored for the High Street. Scoring for the Gunner was James D Ridley, Adam Burn and Martyn Evans.

The Seahorse beat New Hartley 3-2 with goals from Brian Gabbitas (2) and David Reid. On target for Hartley was Craig Gilespie and Clark Gunn.

Rockcliffe Arms enjoyed a 3-1 win over Earsdon Red Lion.

After the disappointment of losing in the final last week, Ashington Grand Street came storming back with a 4-0 win over Blyth Masons Arms thanks to goals from Chris Hogg (2), Shaun Laing and Daniel Purvis.

In division two, there was only one game but it was full of goals as North Shields Catholic Club beat the youngsters from Bedlington Community 7-4.

Goals for the Community came from Richard Stobbart (2), Carl Stobbart and Antonie Harrison.