Ashington make Grand progress into last four

BURRADON and New Fordley just edged Walker Willows 3-2 in the County Sunday Cup after last week’s game was abandoned.

Ashington Grand Street progressed to the semi-final of the Eric Anderson Cup thanks to a 2-0 over Marden Residents with goals from Chris Hogg and substitute Shaun Laing.

In the second round of the Saints Shield, a Paul Hickson goal was enough for Cowpen Percy Arms against Monkseaton Arms.

In the Premier division, Ashington Mortimer moved back on top with a 4-1 win away to North Shields Gunner. Goals for Mortimer came from Darren Riddell, Brent Aisbitt, Trevor Newman and Martin Humble.

Blyth Comrades had Daniel Long to thank for their 3-2 home win against Whitley Bay Seahorse after he scored a hat-trick.

The Eagles were up against it from the word go in their home game against Newbiggin. With no goalkeeper, veteran player Graham Fowler donned the jersey. Even though they lost 11-2, he saved a penalty.

Goals for the Eagle came from Che Aisbit. Scoring for Newbiggin was Darren Burn (6), Jonathan McEananey (2), Tony Messenger, Jay Riches and an own goal.

Ashington Grand maintained top spot in division one with a 5-3 win against High Street. Wayne Tait (2) and Graham Todd (3) were the scorers. Goals for Street came from Anthony Goldie (2) and Jason Smart.

Blyth Masons Arms and New Delaval and Newsham drew 3-3. Scoring for Masons was Steven Elsey (2) and Michael Rutherford. On target for the visitors was Ian Locke (2) and Mark Quinn.

Another game to end 3-3 was Blyth Seahorse and Blyth South Beach. Scoring for Seahorse was John Williams, Mathew Canning and Brian Gabbitas. Goals for Beach came from Connor Hale, Liam Bainbridge and Lee Richardson.

AE Phoenix found Ashington Bubbles in mean mood, losing 16-0. Kris Allington scored seven, Aaron Frazer (3), Craig Penny (2) with further goals from Steven Clark, Paul Archer, Ryan Middleton and Stephen Dick.

Bay Horse went down 3-2 at home against league leaders Ashington Central. Goals for Central came from Richard Hall, Jason Wilson and Gary Wallace.

Blyth Ridley Park won 3-2 against Cramlington Phoenix. David Campbell, Tom McKale and Ross Teasdale scored for Ridley. Martin Jobson and Michael Don scored for Phoenix.

The final game of the day saw Newsham win 2-1 at home against New Hartley. Craig Frazer scored both goals for the Diamond. Nick Jefferson scored for Hartley.

On Sunday, the league has eight teams in round two of the County Minor Cup. One game, which sticks out, is Blyth Comrades away to Blyth Sports and Social Club from the Cramlington Sunday League.