BURRADON and New Fordley bowed out of the FA Sunday Cup, going down 3-1 against Oyster Martyrs from Liverpool at Morpeth Town’s Craik Park.
And a much-changed North Shields Royal Arms side bowed out of the NFA Minor Cup, they went down 3-0 away against Dudley and Wheatslade.
In the semi-final of the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League’s Eric Anderson Cup, Red Lion Earsdon just managed to get past Lynemouth Institute by the odd goal in five.
John Shortt and Gary Brotherton scored for Institute. Goals for Red Lion came from Iain Irvin, Lee Donachie and star man Billy Barrass.
Ashington Grand hit their true form with a 6-2 win over Wansbeck Flavour Bar. Goals for Grand came from Paul Hedley (2), Ross Crate, David Jones, Kyle Donnelly and Ryan Lonsdale. Chris Hogg and Stephen Frater replied for Flavour Bar.
Ashington Hoose started the new year with a comfortable 8-1 win at home against High Street. Leading the scoring for Hoose was Martin Humble with four and Brent Aisbitt with two. Futher goals came from Trevor Newman and Michael Dance.
Blyth Comrades also won by the same score at home against Bedlington Community. Ryan McKee scored the consolation goal for Community.
Blyth Last Orders were still in the festive mood in their 5-0 home defeat against West Allotment. They gifted three of the goals, which came from Michael Starkie (3), Sam Todd and Adam Roberts.
Blyth South Beach just managed to beat Ashington Bubbles by the odd goal in seven. Goals for Beach came from Joe Betts (2), Kevin Long (2) and Lee Richardson. Scoring for Bubbles was Kris Allington (2) and David Mole.
Division two saw Ashington Portland run out easy winners 6-0 at home against FC Beacon. Leading the scoring was Robert Groves (4), with Alan Buller and Paul Crate also on target.
Also with an excellent win was Bay Horse as they beat visitors New Delaval and Newsham 4-1. Wes Mann was on target for the visitors.
Another Cramlington side winning was Phoenix, who beat Marden Residents 4-0. Graham Owens hit a hat-trick with Tony Deakin completing the scoring.
Newsham Willow Tree went down 2-0 at home against Blyth Top House by 2-0. The score could have been more but for keeper Kurt Danielson, who pulled off a string of fines saves. Goals for Top House came from Andrew Howe and Mathew Lavender.
Newbiggin Bankhouse and AE Phoenix played out a nine-goal thriller with Phoenix just scraping home. Scoring for Bankhouse was Colin McLellend and Steven Sanderson both with two, but strikes from Michael Freathy (2), Gerrard Donnelly. David Laing and Mark Taylor won it for Phoenix.