Ashington RAOB edge closer to Sunday league title

Ashington RAOB edged closer to the Morpeth Sunday League division one encounter title with a 3-1 win over Bedlington Social Club.

After a goalless first half with chances missed at either end, Ashington took the lead early in the second half.

Centre back George Hayton had stayed up from a corner and he met a fine cross from Mick Angus on the right hand side to volley the ball into the corner of the net from just beyond the penalty spot.

After pressure from both sides the lead was doubled when Shaun Gibson broke free from the Bedlington defence before dribbling into the box and chipping the goalkeeper.

Following three successive corners Bedlington Social Club got back into the game as a cross was fired back into the box and Jamie Chapman rose to beat everyone, firing a bullet header into the roof of the net from six yards out.

Craig Robinson came off the bench for Ashington RAOB and made his presence felt in the midfield with some incisive play.

It was Robson who scored the third goal, beating two players before cutting inside to finish with a sweetly struck effort into the bottom right hand corner.

Amble Tavern went goal crazy with a 14-0 victory over Bedlington FC with Josh Hay (7), Matty Graham (3), Liam Brooks (2), Calvin Flannigan and Brad Wake on target.

Bedlington Market Tavern were comfortable against Amble Blue Bell as they ran-out 3-1 winners away from home.

Bedlington took the lead midway through the first half courtesy of a fine solo goal from John Paxton, who beat two defenders before firing low into the bottom corner from just outside the box.

The lead was doubled in the second half thanks to a brilliant free kick from Calum Donohoe.

‘The Monkey’ were awarded a set-piece a good 25 yards out and Donohoe smashed an unstoppable effort into the top right hand corner of the goal.

The third goal was once again down to fine work from Paxton as he beat a defender inside the box before a smashing a low effort into the bottom right hand corner from a tight angle.

Amble picked up a consultation goal late on when Gary Reed headed home at the back post.

Finally this week Stobswood picked up a hard-fought 3-2 win over Morpeth Shambles.