Ashington RAOB go top after beating Wharton Arms

In the only Morpeth Sunday League division one game this week, Ashington RAOB defeated Wharton Arms 4-2.

On target for RAOB were Ben Harmison, Shaun Gibson, Darren Reay and Mark Race, with Joe Moscrop and Scott Hulme replying for Wharton.

Ashington RAOB are now joint top with Amble Tavern, but they have a vastly inferior goal difference which could prove telling as the season progresses.

In the sole division two match, North End Trap moved to the top with a 15-1 win over Alnmouth Argyle thanks to hat-tricks from Kevin Bell, Marc Nixon and Sean Anderson, a brace from Jack Small and single strikes from Josh Baston, Luke Baston, Neil Wallace and Marc Mavin.

Second in the table East Chevington are a point behind with two games in hand on North End and will be looking to capitalise on this in the coming weeks.

Amble Tavern progressed to the second round of the Lewin Cup after recording a second leg 7--0 win over Riverside Lodge.

Brad Wake helped himself to a hat-trick, Ross Gair grabbed a brace and efforts from Liam Brooks and Jayden Hindhaugh rounded off a good day for Amble.

In the Reveley Cup, East Chevington took their place in the next round as they overcame Ashington Conchie 3-1.

Scoring for East Chevington were Darren Smith, David Shepherd and Phil Airey, the Ashington goal was scored by Michael Freathy.

Joining them in the second round are HMP Northumberland after they defeated Amble Dock Hotel 6-2. On target for HMP were Ryan McCue (2), David Carr, Lee Hammond, Jason Singh and Paul Cochran, with the Amble replies coming from Carl Taylor and Matthew Spring.

Rounding off the cup fixtures this week, Morpeth Shambles recorded a narrow first leg 2-1 victory over Amble Blue Bell with the second leg yet to be confirmed.

Finally, congratulations are in order to Stobswood Welfare as they progressed to the third round of the NFA Minor Cup with a 1-0 win over Shankhouse with Robert Baker getting the winner.