Comrades hit nine in second half against Cree

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NEARLY half of the scheduled fixtures in the Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League were hit by the wet weather with only three of the cup matches taking place.

In the third round of the George Davison Cup, there were wins for Blyth Comrades and Ashington Grand.

Comrades won 10-2 at home against Ashington Cree. However, the result did not reflect the first half as the side’s went in level at 1-1.

What followed was a second half was not anticipated. Comrades striker Daniel Long scored five goals while Daniel Carr finished with a hat-trick and Steven Molloy scored twice to complete the scoring. David Sturgeon scored for Cree.

Grand were made to fight all the way before going through by the odd goal in nine away to West Allotment.

Goals for Allotment came from Adam Tierney, Jed Findley, Andrew Jenkins and Michael Starkie. On Target for Grand were Michael Todd (2), Karl Dounet and David Jones.

In the third round of the Alan Davison Cup, High Street progressed with a 7-3 home win over Bay Horse.

Scoring for Street was Anthony Harvey (2), Anthony Goldie (2), Alan Goldie, Chris Laidlaw and Jason Smart. Goals for Bay Horse came from Chris Taylor, Joe Newton and Stephen Scott.

In division one, Bedlington Community lost 7-0 at Ashington Hoose, with goals from Brent Aisbitt (2), Martin Humble (2), Stephen Butters, Jason Riches and an own goal.

Burradon and New Fordley won a hard fought game at home against North Shields Royal Arms 2-0 courtesy of goals from David Atkinson and Ian Lee.

In division two, Lynemouth Institute edged AE Phoenix 4-3. Goals for Phoenix came from Michael Freathy (2) and Dan Bowey, but strikes from Mark Richardson (2), John Shorrt and Glen Bolton won it.

Ashington Portland saw off visitors New Delaval and Newsham 4-2 with goals from Damian Cable (3) and James Groves while Paddy Allen scored two for Newsham.

The Eagle went down to a shock defeat at home against Blyth Seahorse 3-1. Michael Stephen scored for Eagle, but strikes from Dean Kirkley, Gary Jones and Stuart Gray won it.