League sides miss out in two memorial cup finals

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THE final of the David Crichton Memorial Cup saw Blyth and Wansbeck League Burradon and New Fordley lose 1-0 to Cramlington Sunday League side Billy Mill.

In the junior final, Newcastle City Juniors defeated Cramlington Juniors 5-1.

George Crichton flies over every year from Spain to present the trophies with proceeds from both finals go to local charities.

In the NFA Minor Cup, Ashington Grand lost 5-0 to St Peters Social, while Newbiggin went out 3-1 to Shankhouse.

In an all Blyth tie, Cowpen Percy got the better of High Street 3-1 with goals from Steven Rylatt (2) and Danny Vuong. Adam Emmerson scored for High Street.

Blyth Comrades had a good 4-2 win away to Seaton Burn Reserves.

In the premier division, The Eagle lost to league leaders Ashington Mortimer 6-2. Goals for The Eagle came from Jake Miller and Daniel Hislop. Martin Humble led the scoring for Mortimer with a hat-trick. Further goals came from John Gall, Greg Dance and Brent Aisbitt.

Division one saw Blyth Masons turn their recent poor form around with a 3-2 win at home against Blyth Seahorse. Kevin Long, Steven Elsey and Nick Brannighan scored for Masons. On target for Seahorse were Darren Carr and Michael Waldock.

South Beach had a good 5-2 win at home against Ashington White House thanks to goals by Redmond Cockburn (2), David Millin, Michael Haley and Andrew Keenan. Callum Sweeney and Alan Brown scored for White House.

In the second division, Ashington Grand Street won 3-2 at home against Blagdon Arms Cramlington. Chris Hogg (2) was on target for the home side along with Stephen Frater. Scoring for Blagdon was Karl Boughen and James Thompson.

Rohan Kanhai were no match for league pace setters North Shields Royal Arms as they went down 9-1 at home.

Bedlington Community and Ashington Bubbles shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Liam Isaac and Michael Douglas scored for Community. Goals for Bubbles came from Aaron Frazer and Stephen Burt.

Ashington Central had a good 5-2 win away at Marden Residents. Richard Thompson scored both Marden goals. Richard Hall grabbed a brace for Central, with further goals coming from Garry Wallace, Jason Wilson and Mark Taylor.

New Hartley just edged the points by the odd goal in seven at home against Blyth Ridley Park. Nick Jefferson was in fine form for the home side scoring a hat-trick. Chris Piriz was also on target. Scoring for the visitors was Alan Fairbairn, David Campbell and Michael Reed.

In the final game West Allotment won 6-0 at home against Cramlington Phoenix.