Wansbeck Post and Slots overcome Ashington Grand in semi-final

Wansbeck Pots and Slots's Richard Hall opens the scoring with a powerful 18-yard drive in their 2-0 George Davison Cup semi-final win over Ashington Grand. Picture by Ian Appleby
Wansbeck Pots and Slots's Richard Hall opens the scoring with a powerful 18-yard drive in their 2-0 George Davison Cup semi-final win over Ashington Grand. Picture by Ian Appleby
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In the semi-finals of the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League George Davison Cup, Wansbeck Pots and Slots booked their place in the final with a hard fought win away to Ashington Grand.

Grand found visiting keeper Luke Glasper in outstanding form, with two goals from Richard Hall and Stephen Frater sealing the tie for Pots and Slots.

In the semi-finals of the JD Marnock Cup, Forest Hall met Red Lion Earsdon while Stakeford Cherry Tree took on Blyth South Beach; and it was the Red Lion and Blyth South Beach who progressed to the final.

Red Lion needed penalties to overcome Forest Hall, winning 5-4 after the game ended 1-1 with goals from Paul Noon (Red Lion) and Joe Kennedy (Forest Hall). It is the third time this season that Forest Hall have lost on penalties .

Cherry Tree put up a brave fight against South Beach before going down 2-0 to goals from Steven Craig and Cutis Miller.

Only two games were played in the premier division, Cramlington Phoenix overcame New Delaval and Newsham with a goal by Louie Sneddon.

High Street were heading for a point at home against Ashington Bubbles before two late goals saw them lose 5-3. On target for Street was Kyle Sutton (2) and Anthony Goldie. Scoring for Bubbles was Kris Allington (3), Brent Aisbitt and Anthony Wright.

In division one, Marden Residents went down 5-2 at home against Ashington White House. Goals for Residents came from Grant Richardson and Mark Hunter. For White House, Andrew McLennen (2), Gary Brotherton (2) and Gavin Armstrong were on target.

Newbiggin Bankhouse won 2-0 at home against Blyth Isabella Colliery thanks to goals from David Jobson and Kevin Halliday.

Newsham Victory and AE Phoenix produced a thriller as they shared six goals and the points. On target for Vic were Scott Bushby (2) and Brenden Ruane. A Kevin Chapman hat-trick replied for Phoenix.

Blyth Last Orders shuffled their side around at home against Cramlington Green. However, they came unstuck when they went down 3-0 with goals from Mark Herron (2) and Karl Boughen.

On Sunday the league are holding their first cup final at Bedlington Terriers’ ground. The Alan Davison final will be between Ashington Bubbles United and Burradon and New Fordley, kick-off 10.30am.

The league are looking for teams to compete in the 2014-15 season. Any team interested should contact Frank Scantlebury, general league secretary, on 07939 102986 or email frankscantlebury@yahoo.co.uk