Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League’s Forest Hall and South Beach produced a seven-goal thriller in the NFA Minor Cup second round which went all the way to extra time.
Hall seemed to be cruising into the next round with a 3-1 lead, but defensive mistakes let Beach score two late goals to take the tie into extra time.
With their tails up Beach scored the winner to progress into the third round.
Goals for the home side came from James Jarvis, Louis Sneddon and Michael Jordan. Scoring for Beach were Joe Betts, Curtis Miller, Dean Fitch and Ryan McKee.
In the second round of the Alan Davison Cup, AE Phoenix Riverside went down at home by the odd goal in three against Newbiggin Bankhouse. On target for Phoenix was Mark Taylor, while Bankhouse’s goals came from Ian Davison and Chris Waters.
Ashington Excelsior also went down at home against Wansbeck Pots and Slots. The game was already level at 1-1 when Excelsior had a player sent off after only ten minutes. This proved vital as Pots and Slots took full advantage and scored five more with the Excelsior adding one as it finished 6-2. On target for Excelsior with both goals was Scott Neil, but strikes from Chris Philips (2), Michael Angus, Richard Brown, Steven Pattison and Stephen Frater won it.
Broomhill North End Trap also progressed to the third round with a 6-1 home win against division one side Ashington Northern. Trap’s goals came from Stephen Hogg (3), Kevin Bell, Liam Eason and Anthony Towers. Kyle Downey scored for Northern.
Ashington Conchie won 3-1 at High Street, who had Chris Laidlaw on target, but goals from Michael Freathy, Richard Hall and David Sturgeon won it.
North Shields The Tun gained revenge for last week’s defeat against Ashington Grand through an Alan Baptist goal.
In division one, league leaders Blyth Last Orders had to rely on a late flourish to take the points at home against Newsham Victory. With time running out they were down 3-2 but struck two late goals. On target for Vic were David Lillico, Mark Langlands and Craig Frazer. Scoring for Last Orders were Ross Gilchrist, Daryl Pendleton, Andrew Scott and Sammy Perez, brother of Ayoze Perez, of Newcastle, who was making his league debut at Tottenham and scoring in their win.
Cramlington Green had a good win at home 3-1 against Guide Post SC with goals from Michael Walton (2) and Karl Boughen. Scott Hunter scored for Guide Post.
East Chevington picked up another point in a 1-1 draw at home against Blyth United Services. Dru Morton scored for Chevington while David Long replied for Services.
Marden Residents gained a useful point at home against Blyth Isabella Colliery in a 2-2 draw. Chris Conway and Ross Seaman scored for Residents. On target for Isabella was Gavin Maddison and Jason Hamilton.