Grand and South Beach progress to semi-finals

ASHINGTON Grand and Blyth South Beach both progressed to the semi-finals of the Eric Anderson Cup in the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League.

The Grand went through by the odd goal in three against Cowpen Percy Arms.

In an entertaining game, both sides did their division proud by the football they produced. Scoring for the Grand was Daniel Donnelly and Wayne Tait. Colin Morton scored for Percy.

South Beach went through in dramatic style with a goal in the dying seconds of normal time against Ashington Fox Cover.

With the game heading for extra-time, a speculative cross deceived the keeper and nestled into the far corner of the net.

Goals for Fox Cover came from Kris Allington and Jamie Graham. Daniel Day, Joe Betts and Jack Patterson scored for Beach.

In the Alan Davison Cup the league’s basement side The Newsham received rave reports from their hosts even though they lost 12-1 to Ashington Mortimer.

Goals for Mortimer came from John Gall (3), Jason Riches (2), Trevor Newman (2), Brent Aisbitt (2), Stuart Ingram, Brian Henderson and Karl Charlton. Darren Philip scored for Newsham.

The premier division saw Blyth Comrades get back to winning ways when they beat Ashington RAOB 4-1. Their goals came from Michael Meins, Terry Self, Steven Bell and Chris Mitchell. Craig Robinson scored for the Buffs.

The Eagle had a good 2-1 win over Newbiggin. Che Aisbitt and Andrew Haigh scored for the Eagle. Tony Messenger replied.

Whitley Bay Cibos enjoyed a 4-2 win at home against Tynemouth Gunner and North Shields Gunner beat visitors Ashington Grand Street 4-0.

Earsdon Red Lion scored seven at home against New Hartley, who scored a consolation through Zak Douglas.

Blyth Seahorse put in a below par performance against Monkseaton Hunting Lodge, going down 3-1 at home. Alan Erridge was on target for Seahorse.

In a local derby, High Street lost 3-1 at home against Blyth Masons Arms. Anthony Goldie scored for Street. Paul Robson, James Woodhouse and Paul Gittins scored for Masons.

Milbourne Arms suffered a rare defeat at home when North Shields Albert beat them 3-0.

New Delaval and Newsham entertained Rockcliffe Arms and went down 2-1 with Rockcliffe’s Gavin Hattrick grabbing both. Jason Quinn scored for Delaval.

In division two North Shields Catholic Club drew 2-2 with Whitley Bay Fat Ox.

In a tight game, it took a Scott Purcell to decide the outcome between West Allotment and Blyth Prince of Wales.

Clubs are reminded the league meeting is on Tuesday, February 8, at the normal venue.