Grand cup win for Ashington over Blyth South Beach

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ASHINGTON Grand went through to the next round of the SA Randolph Cup with a 4-0 home win against Blyth South Beach.

Grand found their form with goals from Wayne Tait (2), Graham Todd and David Jones.

In the Saints Shield, Blyth Last Orders eased past Ashington Bubbles 4-0 courtesy of Kris Tait (2), Kris Allington and Jamie Graham strikes.

Ashington Cree were well beaten, 7-2, by Royal Arms. Kevin Chapman scored both goals for Cree, but efforts from Alan Batiste (3), Mark Hunter, Nicky Thompson, Les Thompson and Chris Connor won it for Royal.

High Street had a good win 5-1 win at West Allotment, who had Michael Parr on target. But goals from Jason Smart (2), Ryan Wigham, Anthony Harvey and Anthony Goldie won it.

In the Eric Anderson Cup, Newsham Willow Tree put up a brave fight at home against league leaders the Red Lion but were reduced to ten men and eventually lost 5-2. David Millin scored both Willow Tree goals, with Ian Irvin (2), Steven Burgon, James Parker and Billy Barrass on target for the winners.

The Eagle also progressed into the next round with a 2-1 home win over FC Beacon. Eagle keeper Steven Mathewson saved a late penalty to secure the win after two goals from John Moran had his side ahead. Lewis Briggs scored for Beacon.

Forest Hall CC went down at home 4-3 after extra-time against Lynemouth Institute, who led 3-0. It looked like penalties were on the cards before Mark Richardsaon completed his hat-trick with only a minute left. Thomas Brotherton scored Lynemouth other goal while Graham Murray, Chris Watson and Liam Watts were on target for Forest.

Ashington Portland was cruising 3-1 in their game at Blyth Seahorse, but the home side fought back and won it in the closing minutes. Gary Jones scored the winner after Stuart Gray, Kyle Walker and Michael Collingwood had hauled Seahorse back into it. Goals for Portland came from Steven Young, Robert Groves and Alan Buller.

Division one saw Bedlington Community win 5-2 at home against Newsham Vic with goals from Jason Wilson (4) and Josh Monaghan. Jamie Knott and Steven Stacey scored for Vic.

Burradon and New Fordley shared the spoils with Blyth Comrades in a 1-1. Craig Johnson scored for New Fordley and Steven Molloy for Comrades.

In division two, Marden Residents lost 2-0 at home to Ashington White House, who had John Appleby scoring both goals.

AE Phoenix went down at home 6-1 against Cramlington Phoenix, who had a hat-trick from David Peters with Paul Avery, Michael Treanor and Paul Neilson also on the scoresheet.

The Bay Horse also picked up full points in their 5-1 home win against Newbiggin Coble, with Jamie Summers (3), Scott Smith and John Leonard on target. Ross Adams scored for Coble.