Ashington RAOB through in NFA Sunday Cup

In the only Morpeth Sunday League division one game this week, Amble Tavern made it four wins out of four and they top the division one table thanks to a 5-1 win over Stobswood with Sean Taylor grabbing a hat-trick.

Amble’s other scorers were Ali Turvey and Calvin ‘Arnie’ Flanighan, who came off the bench to score the fifth. Stobswood’s goal was scored by Steffan Tweddle.

Two division one teams were in NFA Sunday Cup action with mixed results.

Bedlington Barrington Arms faced a tricky away tie against defending champions Blakelaw and were knocked out of the competition, losing 3-1. Barrington gave a good account of themselves and led 1-0 at half-time thanks to a Ross Dixon goal, but they could not see the game out.

Ashington RAOB, however, did progress to the next round as they defeated Hexham Phoenix 7-1 after extra time.

Ashington took the lead on 70 minutes as Shaun Gibson made no mistake from the penalty spot, but with three minutes to go Hexham equalised through Stephen Marsdra forcing the game into extra time.

The Buffs regained the advantage early on in extra time through Ben Harmison and never looked back as further goals from Mark Race, Liam Burton, Kristopher Willis, Stephen Harmison and a second from Gibson rounded off a good day at the office for them.

East Chevington continued their perfect start as they overcame Amble Blue Bell 5-0 with the result not completely reflecting the nature of the game as Amble performed admirably.

The game was poised at 1-0 for 80 minutes before East Chevington scored four in the last ten minutes to put some gloss on the scoreline.

East Chevington sit top of the table on 12 points with a game in hand on their nearest challengers and look to have a good chance of winning the title.

In a goal laden affair North End Trap defeated Alnmouth Argyle 9-3 with goals from Marc Nixon (2), Kev Bell (2), Josh Baston, Marc Mavin, Sean Anderson, Dylan McClean and Ian Turnbull. All three of the Alnmouth goals were scored by Chris Chisholm.

In division two Morpeth Shambles beat HMP Northumberland 6-0.