Excelsior knocked out of George Davison Cup

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Ashington Excelsior were knocked out of the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League George Davison Cup after losing 6-1 to North Shields Royal Arms.

Jamie Graham scored the consolation goal for Excelsior, but strikes from Charlie Thompson, Alan Baptist, Mark Taylor, Peter Roedent, Scott Miles and Les Thompson put Royal Arms through.

In the premier division, Lynemouth Institute edged out Ashington Bubbles 4-3. On target for Institute were Shaun Dodds (2), Eddie Towers and Dean Shortt, with Brent Aisbitt, Kris Allington and Craig Penny scoring for Bubbles.

Cramlington Phoenix went down 3-0 at home against Wansbeck Flavour Bar, who had Michael Angus, Paul Archer and Richard Hall on target.

Forest Hall also gained maximum points with a 4-1 home win against High Street, who scored via an own goal. Jamie Mathews, Jamie Kennedy, Joe Kennedy and Tony Robertson were on target for Forest.

New Delaval and Newsham went down 3-0 at home against Red Lion Earsdon with goals from Scott Purcell, Clive Campbell and Michael Hartley.

Division two saw leaders Blyth Sports and Social Club maintained their lead with a 2-0 home win against Blyth Last Orders. Continuing his goalscoring record for the home side was Jason Hamilton, with Craig Danielson also on target.

AE Phoenix continued their climb up the table with a 6-3 home win against Blyth United Services. Scoring for Phoenix were David Sturgeon (2), Kevin Chapman, Daniel Donnelly, David Laing and Gavin McMillian. On target for Services were David Long (2 )and Michael Hooland.

Blyth Isabella Colliery gained a useful point at home against Blyth South Beach with a 2-2 draw. Duane Dunn and Paul Huck scored for Isabella and replying for Beach was Joe Betts and Curtis Miller.

Marden Residents beat Cramlington Green 5-2 with goals from Mark Hunter (2), Chris Darroll (2) and Michael Nash. On target for Green were Darren Robinson and Mark Herron.

The final game in the division saw a seven-goal thriller between Newbiggin Bankhouse and Newsham Victory. In the end the points went to the Newsham side by the odd goal. Goals for Bankhouse came from Chris Waters, James Brown and Karl Davison. Leading the scoring for the Vic was David Lillico with a hat-trick while Scott Douglas was also on target.

On Sunday Burradon and New Fordley are in action in the FA Sunday Cup when they travel to Durham to take on Hetton Lyons Cricket Club in round two. Kick-off is 2pm.