Line-ups are finalised for cup games

THE semi-finals of the Saints Shield and Eric Anderson cups were played at the weekend in the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League.

Cowpen Percy Arms, after an indifferent first half against Blyth Masons Arms, went through to the final of the Saints Shield.

Masons were much the better side in the first period but three goals in the second half by Steven Rylatt (2) and Paul Cotterill saw Percy progress.

They will now meet Ashington Grand in the final after a 6-2 against Blyth South Beach.

A 40-yard strike from Michael Hogg was followed up by a 30-yard effort by Graham Hogg – to complete his hat-trick – as Grand went 4-1 up. David Jones and Paul Hedley scored Grand’s other goals. Josh Miller and Mark Richardson scored for Beach.

New Hartley booked their place in the Eric Anderson final with a 4-1 home win against West Allotment. Goals for Hartley came from Scott Evans (2), Carl French and Nick Jefferson.

In the other semi, Ashington Grand Street were 2-0 up at the break at home against North Shields Royal Arms but three second half goals, including one in the last minute, saw Royal progress to the final. Goals for Street came from Robert Groves and Graham Buller.

Burradon and New Fordley eased into the semi-final of the Alan Davison Cup with an 8-0 home win against Ashington White House. Goals came from Michael Chilton (2), David Atkinson (2), Ian Lee, Andy Wright, Steven Anderson and Phil Arnott.

In the premier division, there was a 5-2 win at home for Newbiggin against the Milbourne Arms. Scoring for Newbiggin was Jay Riches, Jonathan McAnaney, Steven Sanderson, Rob Holden and Ashley Smyth. Scoring for Milbourne was Scott Brotherick and Sean Storrey.

Division one saw a ten-goal thriller as Whitley Lodge Kittiwake and New Delaval and Newsham ended 5-5. A hat-trick from Jeff Fuller and two more from Ian Locke secured the point for the Newsham side.

Monkseaton Arms won at home 4-2 against High Street. Shaun Taylor and Jason Smart scored for High Street.

After their good win last week, Bedlington Community again came out on top in their division two game away to Cramlington Phoenix, winning 4-1.

Craig Johnson was on target for the Phoenix. Scoring for the Community was Michael Robinson, Carl Stobbart, Jamie Graham and Antonie Harrison.

Marden Resident just scraped past AE Phoenix 4-2. Goals for Marden came from Carl Farmer (3) and Richard Thompson. James McSparron and Barry Tait scored for the Phoenix.

Newsham Willow Tree went down at home 3-0 against Blyth Ridley Park to goals from Ross McLeod (2) and Ian Dawson.