Burradon lift fourth trophy of the season

Burradon and New Fordley lifted their fourth trophy of the season when they beat Ashington Bubbles 3-0 in the Randolph Cup, held at Bedlington.

The Fordley side had to do without their Morpeth Town players who were preparing for their game against Blyth Spartans in the County Cup on Monday night at St James’ Park.

The Bubbles did not turn up to make the numbers up; they played some good football in the first 15 minutes. Steve Howes opened the scoring when he beat the defender to the ball crossed by Ian Lee to head into an empty net.

Ten minutes later, Lee fired the ball into the roof of the goal from 12 yards after the ball dropped to him from a free-kick.

As half time approached, the goal of the game was scored. David Atkinson picked the ball up 30 yards from goal, he took a pace forward and hit a tremendous shot which keeper Murdie made a great effort to reach, however, he just helped the ball into the goal.

Fordley should have made it 4-0 but Atkinson fired a penalty wide. Trophies were the presented by Jim Scott from Standard Security.

In the premier division, there were wins for Broomhill North End Trap and Blyth Comrades.

The Trap won 3-2 away against Blyth and Tyne. Goals for the Tyne came from Jason Hamilton and Dean Simmons. On target for the Trap were John Charlton, Stephen Hogg and a Daniel Palmer penalty.

Blyth Comrades found themselves 1-0 down at home in the first minute against Forest Hall. In the second half the Comrades hit four before Forest Hall scored a second to go down 4-2. Goals for the Comrades came from Terry Self (2), Kyle Walker and Paul Joyce. Goals for Forest Hall came from Adam Burn and Connor Rafferty.

Division one leaders Blyth Last Orders had to come from behind twice before running out 6-3 winners away to Ashington Northern. On target for the Northern were Jason Riches, Richard Stobbard and Jamie Graham. Goals for Last Orders came from Martyn Hepple (2), Mathew Crook, Chris McCartney, Ross Gilchrist and Daryl Pendleton.

Last Orders need three more points to secure promotion as champions.

East Chevington found AE Phoenix Central in top form as they lost 12-1. Calvin Baston scored for the Chevington side. Scoring for the Phoenix was Kevin Chapman (5), Kyle Davison (2), Mark Taylor (2), Tony Messenger, Gavin Armstrong and Liam Desmier.

High Street scored six at home against Marden Resident, who hit a consolation. Scoring for the Street was Anthony Goldie (2), Chris Laidlaw (2), Steven Brown and Adammerson.

Red Lion Bedlington is closing in on a promotion spot in their first season in the league with a 5-1 at home against Guidepost Social Club. Ashley Duff scored the goal for the visitor Goals for the Lion came from Aidan Gordon, Liam Hornsby, Craig Webb, Liam Gibson and an own goal.