Grand notch 22 against new boys

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THE Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday Football League league got under way at the weekend with 64 goals scored in the second division alone.

Burradon and New Fordley progressed to the Blyth final of the David Crichton Memorial Cup thanks to an 8-0 win over Ashington Grand with goals from Ian Lee (3), Cameron Patrick, David Anderson, Craig Johnson, Liam Carins and Andy Wright.

In the premier division, it was a day for the away teams.

Milbourne Arms lost 3-1 to Newbiggin FC. Adam Miller scored for the home side. Ashley Smith, Mark Batty and Tony Messenger for Newbiggin.

The Eagle lost 2-1 against North Shields Gunner, with Jeff Fuller on target for Eagle and a brace from James D Ridley securing the points for Gunner.

Blyth Comrades beat Whitley Bay Cibos 4-0 with goals from Steven Molloy (2), Michael Meins and Dean Fitch.

Division one saw High Street win 3-2 at home against Blyth South Beach. On target for Street were Jason Smart (2) and Anthony Goldie. Scoring for Beach were Redmond Cockburn and Lee Seller.

Blyth Masons Arms won 3-2 at Rockcliffe Arms. Simon Gourley and Daniel Sneap scored for the hosts. Scoring for Masons was Steven Elsey (2) and Nick Brannighan.

In division two, the new teams did not fair well.

In an Ashington derby, Grand Street beat Rohan Kaniai 22-0. Chris Hogg and Stephen Frater scored seven each, Graham Buller added three more while Daniel Purvis scored two, with Chris Bainsley, Robert Curry and Chris Wilson also scoring.

Ashington Bubbles won 11-1 at home against Cramlington Phoenix. Kris Allington (7), Aaron Frazer, Stephen Dick, Jamie Graham and Steven Clark were on target. Chris Killen scored for Phoenix.

North Shields Royal Arms scored seven without reply at home against Blyth Ridley Park.

Newsham Black Diamond, who were the Newsham last time around, won 9-3 against Marden Residents.

On target for the Diamond were Craig Frazer (4), Jamie Harrison (4) and Mark Langlands.

Bedlington Community got off to a good start when they defeated Ashington Central 6-1 at home. Gary Wallace scored for Central. Richard Stobbart lead the scoring with a hat-trick, with the others by Michael Douglas, Antony Harrison and Chris Long.

West Allotment took the points in a 4-0 win at home against New Hartley. Goals from Kevin Davison (3) and Steven Cowan.