Two Northern Alliance sides book their place in NFA Minor Cup final

NORTHERN Alliance first division sides Wallington and Newcastle Chemfica Independent will face each other in the Northumberland FA Minor Cup Final.

Jake Walton fired in the only goal of the game for the Greens at Newcastle Uni after around half an hour while Chemfica went through on penalties as they were pushed all the way by battling division two side Willington Quay Saints.

The tie ended 3-3 after extra time, with Matty Leadbetter, James Jenkinson and Gareth Davies on target for Chemfica, before they advanced 4-2 after a nail-biting shoot-out.

Harraby CC also needed penalties to see off minnows Penrith Rangers and book a spot in the semi-finals of the Cumberland Senior Cup.

Harraby had rattled the woodwork on a couple of occasions and had a shot cleared off the line before Lee Lynch fired in to give the Westmorland league outfit a shock lead in the 83rd minute.

Darren Addison headed in a late leveller and keeper Andrew Casson performed heroics in the shoot-out as he saved three kicks and Addison slotted in the decisive effort to win it 3-2.

Heaton Stannington went down to their second home defeat in a week, and too rub salt in the wounds, Carlisle City knocked them off top spot in the premier division.

Heaton had no answer to towering Hebburn Reyrolle striker Channon North, who struck twice before they rallied and pulled it all square before half-time as Michael Waggett and Robert Nolan scored.

But a double from Chris McDonald finished them off after the break.

Meanwhile Carlisle’s Carl Murphy raced onto a ball by Stuart Kilgour and deftly lobbed it home to give them the points at home to Killingworth Sporting.

Danny Beresford netted twice for Blyth Town in a good win over Ashington Colliers with Kyle Devlin volleying in the other.

Sean Jobson and Stewart Wright were the Whitley Bay A scorers in a win at Seaton Delaval, who had Danny McGuire notch a reply.

Craig Hopwood gave Shankhouse the lead against Percy Main but they were pegged back by a Kevin Westphall double.

It ended all-square between Rutherford and Stocksfield, with Chris Fairless giving the Griffins a lead from the penalty spot which was cancelled out by Chris Morris.

Cramlington Town’s new signing Joe Betts hit the only goal against Morpeth Sporting in division one.

Adam Shanks and Sean Taylor were on target for Amble United in a Subsidiary Cup group A win at Cullercoats.

The group B clash between Forest Hall and Gosforth Bohs ended goalless.

Kev Hay thumped in a hat-trick for Whickham Lang Jacks as they romped to a seven-goal success over Wideopen. Joe Bell got two and John Dewhurst and Graham King also got in on the act.

Dylan Williamson, Phil Downes and Robbie Eastway (2) did the damage for Bedlington Terriers Reserves in their comfortable 4-0 win over Swalwell.

Alnwick Town Reserves hit five at Cramlington United. Lee Dundas, Chris Willis, Nat Price, Neil McFall and John Colley were on the scoresheet with Emmanuel Anozi netting a lone reply.

Scott Robson hit a brace for the Tynedalers as the promotion clash between Hexham and Wallsend Boys’ Club ended all square. Nicky Whitlaw and Andy Robertson scored for Wallsend.

It also ended 2-2 at New Fordley, who had Steven Henton and Ryan Carr net in the game against Alston, Jordan Norris and Joseph Wright scoring in reply.

North Shields Athletic’s Ben Pollack and Jimmy Anderson fired in against leaders Red House Farm, whose scorers were Chris Mann and a late leveller from Zak Brogden.

The game between Northbank and Harton & Westoe ended deadlocked at 0-0.